Donald H Taylor, Chairman, Learning and Skills Group
The field of Learning & Development (L&D) is prone to sudden enthusiasms – some would say fads. Among them all, can we distinguish what is real change and what sheer hype? Chairman of the Learning and Skills Group, Donald H Taylor, says we can. At the end of each year since 2013 he has polled L&D professionals world-wide on what they think will be ‘hot’ over the following 12 months. The resulting sentiment analysis forms both a fascinating snap shot of current obsessions and gives an insight into longer-term trends, with this year’s poll producing some new insights into where L&D is headed in 2017.
Donald H Taylor
Donald H Taylor began his career in technology and training in the early 1980s. His experience since then ranges from training design and delivery to managing director and vice-president positions. Now based in London, he travels regularly internationally to consult and speak about workplace learning and associated technologies.
Donald believes effective workplace learning is best supported by understanding business needs and by engaging with employees, and that it should not be driven by the feature sets of tools and technologies.
He is Chairman of both the Learning and Performance Conference and the Learning and Performance Institute, sits on several editorial boards, and is editor of Inside Learning Technologies Magazine.
The 2007 recipient of the Colin Corder award for services to training, he is a graduate of Oxford University and has an honorary doctorate from Middlesex University in recognition of his contribution towards the professionalization of workplace learning and development.
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