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The British Institute for Learning and Development are pleased to be able to share this report, which details a rise in confidence among learning executives. 

Report HERE

This is welcome good news after years of under investment, generally, in L&D and training. 

We’re also in the process of setting our continuing professional development programme for next year and as such, we looking for the 10 ten lists that come out in the lead up to the end of the year. If you have an L&D prediction or a top 10 L&D list that you can share with us, we’d appreciate it. Please send it to
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Lastly we are promoting our final CPD event of the year, which will be held on the 22nd November, In Baker Street, London, and will have speakers from Waitrose, BskyB and Fujitsu. click HERE to book your place.



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At the British Institute for Learning & Development we recognise that joining the institute is a major leap for many people.

To this end we’ve developed a flow chart based on the FAQs that we are often asked.

We hope you find it useful, feel free to give us some feedback.

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Is your L&D relevant to the Business?

Whether you are an L&D provider or part of a Learning and Development department, making sure the L&D is aligned with the business goals is important.

Perhaps as an L&D department understanding the business goals might be a little easier, as an L&D provider you’ve got to work a little harder.

As an L&D department it’s easy to just book the cheapest or most local training provider, but if they don’t ask the right questions the training might not be aligned to the business aims. And again as an L&D provider it easy to just give the client what they asked for, but you have to hold your integrity, you have to ensure that the training you are providing is relevant to the over all aims and goals of the business.

Asking the right questions is the key not only to ensuring that the business and the training are in tune but to building better, longer, more fruitful business relationships.

Our next CPD event in Cardiff looks at this topic in a lot of detail and by attending you’ll have a much better understanding of how and why aligning the training and the business is the right thing to do.

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The un-Happy Sheet? 

At the British Institute for Learning and Development our aim is to promote L&D in the UK and to promote professionalism.

The happy sheet has long be heralded at the end of a day’s training as the most important feedback tool, it is equally derided as a waste of time.

At the BILD we believe that feedback is important, but what goes on the feedback form is more important, we believe you are wasting valuable space if your are asking about the venue and sandwiches, the focus should be on the learning, and if it is elearning how is it captured?

What good Learning and Development Professionals and Trainers want is for the learner to really understand what they have learned in the session and to make changes with that new knowledge. 

Some organisations that have gone through the BILD Quality Mark have shared some really good examples; such as getting each learner to write down their learning actions, seal them in an envelope and they are then posted to them 4-6 weeks later; another good example is the learner has to book a follow up session over the phone to talk about what changes they have made and how successful that has been.

Both of those examples deliver far more than stating that the room was cold or the sandwiches were soggy. I think you’ll agree…

If you have further great examples please share them with us i
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