What needs to change and how in order to make the pivot
How to borrow ideas from other industries who have successfully made the pivot to relevancy, who faced the similar challenges L&D currently faces
As a result of rapid evolution within the business world coupled with advances in technology, empowered customers, etc., learning and development exists in a much different environment, broken and no longer seen as providing the value they were once capable of. Unfortunately, it’s the reality that L&D and enablement leaders are having to face on a daily basis. The good news is that there is light at the end of this tunnel!
Understanding how and why L&D faces the current challenges to maintain relevancy lies in assessing the past to understand the present. From here, we can begin to understand why L&D hasn’t been successful in making the pivot to a more cross-functional way of working acting as a value added partner to business unit leaders.
There’s a huge opportunity available for the L&D function. With all of the change and complexity taking place inside organizations, CEOs need help from the L&D function to help people in all roles, across the organization, align to and drive customer-centric solutions. There is no other function currently in a position to equip those people in other roles to reach that level and definition of success. The bottom line: we need to work together to figure out what our value contribution is in order to drive change and enable growth within the organization, while becoming a trusted advisor to the CEO and elevating the L&D function.
So please join us as we work to transform our industry and elevate the L&D function to not only get our seat at the table but to become the trusted advisor to the CEO and partner with the business to provide more value to drive change and enable growth that aligns to our company’s agenda.