Leading Learning and Development

Short Course
Duration: 3 days   /   Level: General   /   Suitable for in-house

Learn how to gain essential skills for leading a future-focused L&D function.



Dates and Availability

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27 August 2019
Duration: 3 days
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07 October 2019
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02 December 2019
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This three day course is aimed primarily at L&D managers and all those with leading functions in L&D within their organisation. It covers the following themes: leading learning that drives performance, leading stakeholder in the learning process, and leading a learning team.

Course Tutors

Mrs Michelle Parry-Slater

Michelle has over 15 years’ experience largely in the Global Mobility sector, as a Senior Learning and Development business strategist & people manager, with proven results. She is a double award winning modern learning specialist with areas of interest including blended learning, social learning, digital learning, company culture and leadership. Using her years of management experience alongside delivery of leadership programmes, Michelle brings a practical approach to writing and delivering leadership & management programmes which focus on strategy, culture and productivity. She is a self-motivated, energetic, enthusiastic trainer via all mediums from face to face to live online delivery.  A strong people manager with the skills to engage and encourage people, Michelle is an honest and plain speaker who leads by example, living by values of challenge, excellence and transparency.
Michelle, a Masters graduate, maintains a fresh approach to Learning and Development in continuing her professional development by actively engaging with social media, webinars, industry events, and conferences as delegate, tweeter, blogger and speaker. Michelle also appears monthly on Learning Now TV and on a variety of podcasts. A Fellow of the LPI and Chartered Member of CIPD, she is part of the CIPD L&D team, writing and delivering on several leadership CIPD programmes, including the award winning Level 5 L&D qualification.

Mr Scott Leiper

Who is it for

Learning and development managers or those in roles involving leading a learning function and a team.


By attending this three consecutive day, face-to-face, and highly interactive programme you will benefit by: 


  • leading more effective and impactful L&D strategies in your organisation
  • building constructive and purposeful relationships with your stakeholder
  • providing clear leadership and guidance to your L&D team to deliver learning aligned with your organisational objective and therefore driving performance.

The objectives of this course are to:

• discuss the key purposes of the learning and development function in organisations

• explore key stakeholders and their role and requirements in the learning process

• explain how to develop a strategic, flexible and agile learning and development plan that is aligned to the mission, vision, and values of the organisation

• define the roles required within L&D and discuss the resulting development needs

• identify a range of technical skills and behaviours needed to successfully lead learning and development to drive performance within an organisation.


What will be covered in this programme? 


Day 1

Leading learning that drives performance 

  • what is the purpose of L&D in the organisation? 
  • where does L&D sit within the organisations
  • what are the key shifts shaping learning?
  • what is our L&D brand and why it matters?

Leading stakeholders in the learning process 

  • who are our key stakeholders and what are their expectations?
  • why is performance consulting a key approach in dealing with stakeholders?

Day 2

Leading by delivering learning impact 

  • how can we align learning to the organisational goals
  • how to develop a strategic, flexible and agile learning and development plan that is aligned to the mission, vision, and values of the organisation
  • how can we drive performance through learning?
  • new research report … 4 key areas.

Leading the learning team 

  • what leadership skills are required for the modern L&D function?
  • what team roles may be needed in the learning team?
  • what key skills and competences must we develop and how?
  • systematic learning cycle
  • what is the role of data and metrics in learning impact?
  • managing people.

Day 3

  • leading the learning team (continued)
  • leading through my action plan.

Run this programme in-house

Leading Learning and Development 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.



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