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Welcome to my blog. This is an insight into my journey through the L&D apprenticeships and working life thereafter.

I’ve worked in and Human Resources and Health & Safety for over 20 years. The natural step forward for myself and the business was training.

I’ve worked in manufacturing, transport, engineering and environments services and currently reside in a wines and spirits packer and distributer.

Someone took a leap of faith in me many moons ago and now as a parent and employer, I feel the time is right to “pay it back”. I am an Enterprise Advisor with the NELEP for a local comprehensive school and a Community Governor for a local primary school. My aim is to support young people entering the world of work find the information they need to choose the career / educational path for their success.

I enjoy the world of HR, H&S and L&D. Each area is a challenge but they can interlink. I look to develop training material including leadership, health and safety, and Train the Trainer. My most used quote is

“people are our asset and the only asset where if its treat correctly, will not depreciate, but can continue to grow and add value”

I love a new theory or book (backlog pending) and I’m looking forward to sharing some of my thoughts with you all.

I will share some of the things I learn. Feel free to contribute. Every day’s a learning day.

Thanks

Steph

  • How to construct and manage an L&D Intervention.
    Jonathan Kettleborough wrote “Build a winning L&D Strategy” for the Training Journal and sets five rules for developing an effective strategy for your L&D department. Strategy is the process for determining the choices the business needs to make – typically over the next three to five years.  Often L&D will fail to worry about the strategy … Continue reading How to construct and manage an L&D Intervention.
  • How to construct and manage an L&D Project.
    Mind Tools blog “Project management in L&D” states that L&D needs careful planning and management – and that brings it under the rules of project management.  Any project involves four main parties: The client (in this case, the learner), who expects both benefits and change from the project. Management, who makes demands on resources and time because of … Continue reading How to construct and manage an L&D Project.
  • L&D Budgets
    The CIPD People Management article “How do you make the most of a tiny L&D budget?” suggests that with increasing demand for e-learning amid declining funding, L&D has to work smarter with less.  The article goes on to say “the last 18 months have seen digital learning become the norm for organisations across the UK, … Continue reading L&D Budgets
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