The Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic of the L&D Profession: perspectives from independent learning practitioners. CIPD
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically shifted the way we learn. Learning and development practitioners have been challenged to step outside of their comfort zone, be curious and embrace new ways of delivering learning with high impact for the digital age.
This longitudinal focus group study investigated the experiences of a group of independent learning and development (L&D) practitioners as they responded to the onset of the pandemic, dealt with the professional and personal ramifications, and navigated their way towards an exciting, yet in many ways, daunting and uncertain future.
The research began in May 2020 with the following aims:
1 Gain expert insight into how to deliver learning and development effectively in the digital environment, with a specific focus on delivering formal learning and skills development training.
2 Identify the barriers L&D practitioners face and the resources they can draw upon to support them.
3 Equip the L&D profession to add real value for the future.
Pugh, C., Lewis, R., Yarker, J. and Green, M. (2021) Impact of COVID-19 on the L&D profession: perspectives from independent learning practitioners. London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development