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CIPD show 2017

Insights from CIPD Learning and Development Show 2017


The annual CIPD Learning and Development Show is always a key event for learning professionals, exploring the latest developments in the field, and giving everyone a great opportunity to network and build connections with new customers, suppliers and industry experts.  This year’s event was no different, with an impressive array of exhibitors, talks and taster sessions all focussed on one thing: making learning more effective and powerful. 


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primavera

Feature Course of the Month – Primavera P6 for Practitioners


Primavera, meaning Italian for spring, quite appropriate that it is our May feature course of the month.


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apm success

Press Release: Successful APM reaccreditation for TLD


As part of their commitment to maintaining high standards in professional development for project management, APM continually assess those providing APM qualifications and programmes.  TLD were recently asked to complete the reassessment and are delighted to say we passed with flying colours.


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apprentice of the year

The inside scoop on the Outward Bound Apprentice Programme – an interview with Ben Joy


To celebrate the latest Outward Bound expedition, which for the first time ever includes two groups, we speak with Ben Joy, a Software Engineering Apprentice, who is actually attending the Outward Bound event for the second time, and find out what he thought of the programme first time round, and why he’s going back.


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progress not perfect

Thrive Episode 4 – How not to be perfect or clever


I've been doing quite a lot of thinking about confidence over the last couple of days because I've been doing some coaching and the topic that comes up more than any other is confidence. It comes from all levels of organisations - from graduates to senior executives.  Is it any wonder that in a world of social media and constant messaging about what is desirable, beautiful and perfect, people are struggling to find their confidence?


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The Learning Challenge – Rachel Kay & Tobias Kiefer at Learning Technologies 2017


At the beginning of February our MD, Rachel Kay, was invited to speak at the annual Learning Technologies conference; one of the most well regarded events in the L&D calendar.  Taking to the stage, alongside Tobias Kiefer, Global Learning Leader at EY, they explore the ‘Learning Challenge’, each looking at a different aspect of this topic; watch their talk here.


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choice

Lucy’s Kitbag Episode 13 – Psychometrics…It’s all about the Academic’s Model of choice!


What is a psychometric? The answer lies within the name; psycho means the 'mind' and metrics means 'measurement'.   The human mind has fascinated scientists since we first developed a sense of self and recognised that we tend to behave in certain ways, and there have been numerous developments in this field since then. 


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gamification

Levelling up your workforce isn’t all about gamification


With the rise of digital learning in recent years, online gamification has been heralded as the latest development in L&D, but is it the powerhouse that it claims to be?  It is widely regarded as the latest innovation in the field, yet in truth it’s a technique that has been used to help engage learners and improve performance for centuries. 


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gap

How we can avoid the biggest engineering skills crisis in a generation


Vince Cable, former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, once described engineering as “central to Britain’s economic future, as it creates highly adaptable skills that are valuable across the whole economy and bring the opportunity for long term jobs.”  Few would disagree with that sentiment. There is, however, a widening skills gap in UK engineering, which, if not addressed, could prove detrimental to the industry’s future.


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