In an insightful article published in Learning Solutions May 12, 2020, "4 Practical Skills to Develop the L&D Team of the Future," Danielle Wallace identified some of the important challenges facing our profession. Meeting these challenges is critical to responding effectively to the emerging technologies and workplace transformations that have already disrupted what many readers may regard as standard practice for workplace training and development. These are:

  • Data-driven analysis and decision-making
  • Learning about learning
  • Technology mastery
  • Consultancy

The article concluded with the bottom line for L&D organizations:

  • More evolved learning programs are the key to responding to these emerging trends
  • L&D roles must evolve to bridge skills gaps created by emerging technologies and workplace transformations
  • The success or failure of L&D will be determined by the response to the challenges

A year later, these insights are still relevant and in many ways are more acute. This week, The Learning Guild will present a two-day online conference, "Dig Deeper Into Instructional Design," containing eight presentations that address the challenges and the bottom line. These sessions, led by recognized and respected experts, will explore in highly specific terms the ideas, strategies, and tools that will advance your design skillset.

Register for "Dig Deeper Into Instructional Design" today! You can also get a Learning Guild Online Conference Subscription to access this and all online conferences for the next year, plus much more.