Title Learning and Development Practice in the Workplace, 4/e
Author Kathy Beevers, Andrew Rea, David Hayden
ISBN 9780749498412
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 352
Book size 191 X 248 mm
Publishing year 2020
Original publisher Kogan Page Limited
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Learning and Development Practice in the Workplace is the ideal textbook for anyone studying CIPD L&D qualifications and apprenticeships at Level 3 or Level 5, as well as for practitioners new to an L&D role. It covers what is required of an L&D professional and how to meet and exceed these expectations, how to align L&D activity with organisational strategy and, crucially, how to identify learning needs and design effective L&D practice.

This new edition of Learning and Development Practice in the Workplace has been fully updated, reflecting the new CIPD Profession Map, and now has dedicated chapters on the different approaches to learning delivery, including face-to-face training and facilitation, technology-based learning, coaching, mentoring and social and collaborative learning. There is also expert guidance on learner engagement including insights from neuroscience and psychology, as well as advice on evaluating the impact of L&D. With case studies, activities and examples throughout, this new edition is an indispensable guide for students and new practitioners alike.

Key Features:

  • New to this edition: a new chapter on the role of an L&D practitioner, critical examination of apprenticeships and greater international coverage and case studies
  • Includes a ‘what next’ section in every chapter to extend learning in the subject area
  • Provides additional questions in every chapter which can be used by individuals to reflect on their learning or for further discussion with a group
  • Is a core CIPD Level 3 textbook mapped to the CIPD qualifications and CIPD Profession Map 2.0


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How to use this book


Chapter 1: The L&D professional Introduction • The L&D profession • Understanding what is required of us • Knowing our own requirements • Fulfilling (and exceeding) requirements • Continuing professional development (CPD) • Selecting self-development activities • Recording CPD • What next? • References

Chapter 2: The organisational context • Introduction • L&D, learners and the organisation • Understanding organisations • Why are organisations established? • Different types of organisation • Using analysis models • L&D’s position within the organisation • The L&D contribution • What next? • References

Chapter 3: Identifying learning and development needs • Introduction • Learning needs • Not learning needs • Key causes of learning needs • Why and when to identify learning needs • Learning needs analysis • Collecting and analysing learning needs information • Determining priorities • Presenting a recommendation for learning • What next? • References

Chapter 4: Designing learning and development activities • Introduction • Designing L&D • Clarifying requirements and factors which affect design • Aims, objectives and learning outcomes • Determining and sequencing learning content • Selecting training and learning methods • Methods for monitoring, assessing and evaluating learning • Selecting and developing learning resources • Specifying the L&D session • What next? • References

Chapter 5: Delivery: Face-to-face training and facilitation • Introduction • Delivery of L&D activities • Preparing for learning and development activities • Establishing the physical environment for learning • Opening learning sessions • Different L&D delivery styles • Delivery methods and techniques • Working with visual aids and resources • Facilitating learning in a group • Bringing learning sessions to a close • A final note about you • What next? • References

Chapter 6: Delivery: Using technology • Introduction • The technological context • Technology and learning • The timeline of technology in L&D • Delivering live online learning sessions • Creating digital learning content • Summary • What next? • References

Chapter 7: Delivery: Coaching and mentoring • Introduction • Coaching • Similar but different • The coaching process • Mentoring • The mentoring process • The potential benefits of coaching and mentoring • Coaching and mentoring practice – models • Coaching and mentoring practice – communication techniques • Recording coaching and mentoring activity • What next? • References

Chapter 8: Delivery: Social and collaborative learning • Introduction • What is social and collaborative learning? • Social media apps and platforms • Selecting social media • Social and collaborative learning within an online programme • Curation • Social and collaborative learning across this book • What next? • References

Chapter 9: Engaging learners • Introduction • Learner engagement • Factors affecting learner engagement • Psychology and learning • Neuroscience and learning • Strategies for enhancing engagement • What next? • References

Chapter 10: Evaluating impact • Introduction • Why evaluate? • Defining evaluation • Evaluation theory and thinking • Evaluation – process and practice • Identifying what is to be evaluated (scope) • Clarifying the purpose(s) of evaluation • Identifying information for evaluation • Selecting evaluation methods • Some creative approaches to evaluation • Timing of evaluation • Designing evaluation tools • Collecting evaluation information • Analysing information • Presenting findings and making recommendations • What next? • References



About the Authors:

Kathy Beevers, Chartered FCIPD, is a qualified trainer, coach and author. She runs a learning and qualifications consultancy, Lightbulb Learning Ltd, where she works with individuals and organisations to develop skills and knowledge, as well as design ways of capturing and accrediting learning. She is also the Chief External Quality Advisor (CEQA) for CIPD.

Andrew Rea, Affiliate MCIPD, is a trainer, coach and facilitator based in the UK with a background in management.

David Hayden, Chartered FCIPD, is the L&D Digital Learning Portfolio Manage at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). He has been working with CIPD qualifications since 2007, working with L&D students across the globe.

Target Audience:

Useful for students, lecturers and practitioners of CIPD learning and development (L&D) professions and also useful for apprenticeships at level 3 or level 5.


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