Future Focused Learning and Development

Short Course
Duration: 2 days   /   Level: General   /   Suitable for in-house

Explore the fundamental shifts in organisational learning and transform your own organisation to be future focused.



Dates and Availability

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01 July 2020
Duration: 2 days
London Spaces available
£1,150.00 + VAT
04 November 2020
Duration: 2 days
London Spaces available
£1,150.00 + VAT

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Shifts in organisational learning are having profound implications on organisations. The demand for business alignment, the use of data and metrics, influences of neuroscience, the requirement for agile in-the-flow of work learning often using digital-mobile devices, the place for socialised learning and the need for effective learning measurement place an unprecedented need for all L&D functions to transform.

This two-day course from CIPD Training explores these fundamental shifts in organisational learning to give you all the knowledge you need to transform your own organisation to be future focused.

Now you know the revolution exists how will you transform your own organisation to be future focused?

Course Tutors

Mr Phillip Willcox

Phil is one of the UK’s leading experts on effective evaluation and embedding learning, he consults for the CIPD as well as being the UK’s only Kirkpatrick Certified Trainer and Consultant. He takes a facilitative style combining participant led learning as well as supporting and guiding with his experience and expertise as necessary. For Phil, it is about making it real and practical and those that work with him consistently make successful changes to their work life.

Phil takes an evidence based approach to drive individual, team and organisational performance. He consults with large and small companies translating strategy into delivering successful HR, L&D and OD initiatives. Phil also coaches executives and senior leaders to increase personal effectiveness and create the conditions that allow happiness to flow. He is also an exceptional facilitator that creates, implements and embeds learning that engages, delivers results and improves performance.

Phil is extremely well networked within the L&D and HR field regularly speaking at conferences, regional events, providing social media coverage, interviewing industry leaders and experts on his podcast and can be found on Twitter @philwillcox. In addition to maintaining his clients and personal network, Phil is a coach and mentor for a number of practitioners. As well as working with peers, he is a coach to many business executives and develops his own practice through regular supervision.

Who is it for

This course is recommended for L&D managers and leaders, and any practitioners who want to gain insights and ideas to transform their learning practice and functions to embed future-focussed approaches.


This programme is split into eight, research informed, fast paced 90-minute sessions covering the foundations of each key shift in Learning and Development over two days. 

The sessions will be delivered through guided group discussions and give you the opportunity to explore, discover, challenge and discuss new practice and insights with other L&D professionals. 

The style of delivery is designed to ‘spark’ your own thinking, giving you future focused inspiration and ideas to take away.


Future Focused Learning and Development will cover:


Day 1


  • Programme Introduction

  • Shifting to business aligned learning
    • What, where and why?
    • Exploring potential new roles in L&D
    • 7 habits of business aligned L&D teams

  • Shifting to measuring learning value
    • Defining what we should measure
    • How to measure learning value more effectively

  • Shifting to data informed learning
    • Defining the terms: measures, metrics and KPI’s
    • Exploring the stages of the analytics capability curve
    • Engaging with strategy and stakeholders in using metrics
    • Using metrics in learning: a simple case study


  • Shifting to brain engaged learning
    • Explore neuroscience and motivational theories: how they inform design
    • Discuss the characteristics


Day 2


  • Shifting to digital learning
    • Explore how to create cost-effective digital learning (components)
    • Establish 8 reasons why digital learning supports a business (context)
    • Connecting with learners – where technology comes in


  • Shifting to social learning
    • Defining social learning for understanding
    • Strategic v’s tactical


  • Shifting to curated learning
    • Define what learning curation and research is telling us
    • Explore the mind-set and skill-set required for learning curation
    • Determine 6 reasons for curating learning
    • Assessing quality, value and IP considerations


  • Shifting to self-directed learning
    • Define the term self-directed learner
    • Explore current research supporting the concept of self-directed learning
    • Debate challenges for L&D functions

Each session will cover:

  • An introduction, overview and definition of the topic
  • A myth buster dispelling common misconceptions
  • Latest research evidence
  • Practical activities to transform practice
  • Personal reflective application

Run this programme in-house

This course can also be provided in house. You choose where and when you want our trainers to deliver. We can also tailor the programme to suit your precise organisation needs. To speak to our customer services team about your particular requirements, call us on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.

Got a question?

Speak to one of our highly knowledgeable course advisers on ​ +44 (0)20 8612 6202​ .



People who have been on this course say

These 2 days provided great insight into the direction of L&D and has already impacted on how we will provide future solutions in the workplace. Chris