What does a Learning & Development Manager do?
The Learning and development manager responsibility is to make the most out of people’s skills development and help them develop to their full potential. At the same time, L&D managers must make sure that learning and development activities provided are matching the organisation’s business performance objectives as well as individual development needs.
In larger companies, there may be an entire L&D department, in which case the L&D manager may report into the Head of Learning and Development and coordinates all training and development activities. In smaller companies however, it may be one of the duties of an HR Generalist Manager.
What does the future hold for Learning & Development Managers?
Innovation is no stranger to the field of learning & development, and the transformation shall continue. Unsurprisingly, the L&D function will become indispensable as HR digital technology soars, together with modern workforce transformation. L&D Managers have no other choice than to embark their employees in a journey of continuous learning to remain competitive and agile.
Blending the learning journey using design thinking and tailored learning activities. L&D Managers shall boost the organization learning capabilities using Learning Management Systems (LMS) aiming at automating and mixing customized learning activities (using stretch assignments, videos, mobile content, social learning opportunities, gamification techniques, virtual or game-based learning.) To equip employees with necessary knowledge and skills, L&D Managers shall excel at prototyping, testing and launching new learning programs aimed at enhancing employee performance.
Technology and Learning Analytics to drive the change of the function. As Artificial intelligence will offer data driven suggestions to improve learning curriculums, L&D professionals will justify the obvious correlation between learning and performance with ROI metrics. Such evolution will inevitably place L&D Managers as strong business partners to business line managers and top decision makers.
L&D Managers will lead knowledge sharing culture across organizations. In order for employees to learn at the same speed of the accelerating business, L&D professionals will unlock knowledge sharing across the entire company. As advocate of learning and performance, the L&D Manager shall make sure access to information is guaranteed to all and that anyone willing to share their knowledge could do so.
Organizations that prioritize learning & development and the upskilling of the function will see direct improvements in talent attraction, employee retention, business performance and market positioning.
In the same department
This position is similar to
Chief People Officer
Chief Personnel Officer
Global HR Director
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