Creating a Learning and Development Strategy: The HR Business Partner's Guide to Developing People

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CIPD Publishing, 2004 - Electronic books - 209 pages

IIn order to be effective, Learning and Development (L&D) programmes must be linked to an organisation's overall business strategy. Creating a Learning and Development Strategy is an engaging, practical and accessible guide which shows HR business partners and L&D professionals how to achieve this. It covers how to plan, create and implement an L&D strategy which aligns to business goals which will not only create value for individual employees but for the organization as a whole.

Through the use of strategic information and tools, along with practical examples, checklists, and assignments, Creating a Learning and Development Strategy will enable HR and L&D professionals to work with colleagues to align learning and development, challenge business assumptions and clarify the organisation's needs and objectives. Including guidance on prioritising and resourcing, return on investment (ROI) of L&D programmes as well as marketing and political considerations, this book covers everything you need to know to build the business case for L&D programmes and effectively develop people.


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The general or umbrellastrategy
Supporting todays priorities
Strategies for professional HRD management
Career and continuity planning
Prioritising and resourcing
Return on investment
Marketing and political considerations
Creating a learning and development strategy

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About the author (2004)

Andrew Mayo is Professor of Human Capital Management at Middlesex University Business School and a Fellow and Programme Director for the Centre of Management Development at London Business School, UK. He is also Director of Mayo International Learning Ltd, a consultancy specialising in developing human capital.

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