Practical L&D Manager Master Class


Course Introduction

Effective learning and development is one of the most important keys to sustained organisational success.  On this course, you’ll learn how to go beyond “training” and create effective and relevant learning and development opportunities.  The full learning lifecycle will be explored, from learning needs analysis, to state-of-the-art design principles, to evaluating learning and demonstrating the value that it adds to the organisation.  You’ll learn to apply insights from neuroscience in order to make the learning more meaningful, relevant, engaging and participative.  You’ll also explore how to help people transfer the learning from the learning event to the workplace.  If you are an L&D manager, have responsibility for designing, delivering or buying in learning solutions, then this is the course for you.

Learning Objectives

  • Promote effective and relevant learning and development in your organisation (as opposed to merely “organising training”)

  • Perform a learning needs analysis and clearly define the relevant learning objectives

  • Use a systematic approach when designing learning and development initiatives

  • Apply adult learning principles, accelerated learning techniques and insights from neuroscience when designing a learning event

  • Design for a range of delivery methods to make the intervention more interesting and meet the needs of different kinds of learners

  • Promote more and better use of learning technologies

  • Overcome organisational barriers to effective L&D and improve the transfer of learning to the workplace

  • Calculate the return on investment of L&D interventions, yet with an awareness of the limitations of this approach

  • Demonstrate “return on expectations” (ie meeting the intended strategic needs)

  • Use a range of quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods

  • Evaluate different “levels” of impact and use triangulation as an evaluation strategy


25 – 26 January 2018

Kuala Lumpur

SGD 2,395

17 – 18 May 2018


SGD 2,395

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2010 - present

Content Highlights

  1. Key trends in L&D today

  2. Organisational learning and development – what’s the goal

  3. The L&D Cycle / ADDIE model

  4. A strategic approach to learning needs analysis (LNA)

  5. How to clarify L&D needs in your organisation

  6. Learning objectives – how to make them robust and meaningful

  7. Learning design – making it multisensory

  8. Accelerated learning design principles based on neuroscience insights

  9. Learning styles and preferences for different ways of learning

  10. Barriers to learning and the transfer of learning, and how to over come them

  11. Leaning technologies

  12. Return on investment / return on expectations

  13. Engaging multiple stakeholders in the L&D process

  14. Using Kirkpatrick’s evaluation model more effectively

  15. Sources of evaluation data

  16. Triangulation as an evaluation strategy

Practical Workbook & Resources

A practical workbook is included as part of the course. This will enable you to apply the concepts to your organisational context, both during the course and even when you return to your workplace. This also serves as a helpful starting point for discussions with your team, allowing them benefit from the learning too. Additional resource: A Practical Tool to Help You Develop an Annual Strategic Learning Plan.


Delivery Style

Through lively discussion, exploring crucial questions together, sharing fascinating experiences between participants and developing your own action plan, the course strikes a perfect balance between:

  • Engaging action and activity,

  • State-of-the-art insights and research,

  • Time for reflection and discussion, and…

  • A “how-to-do-it” pragmatic approach.


Case Studies

The course is highly applied in nature and includes an in-depth case study of a global organisation’s approach to talent development, as well as many other anecdotes and examples of organisations, spanning a range of industries and sectors, applying the concepts covered.


Benefits to You and Your Team

  • Conduct learning needs analysis more effectively

  • Get up-to-date with the latest thinking and research in L&D

  • Design more effective learning solutions using the latest ideas from neuroscience, accelerated learning etc

  • Develop a blended approach to L&D that reaches and engages all learners

  • Engage senior stakeholders by demonstrating clear return and benefits to the organisation


Benefits to Your Organisation

  • Make the learning in your organisation more relevant, impactful and effective

  • Promote organisational learning that future proofs your organisation

  • Drive up engagement through stimulating L&D that ignites passion and empowered employees

  • Engage line managers and employees to play a crucial role in the learning process

  • Encourage the transfer of learning from the learning event to the workplace

  • Ensure that learning in your organisation represents a clear benefit and return on investment to the organisation.

Testimonials for this course

It’s a great way of delivering learning. Even the small group help with overall interaction.

​It was a great course with a great trainer, Andrew. Thank you for the knowledge shared these 2 days.

Andrew Larkin have the best comparative explanation based on the case study and references (books, video, etc)

It’s a good session. Full of activities, 2-way communication all the way of the program.

Fantastic! Balanced, informative, engaging. Great range of topics for a 2-day course. Very open – encourage discussions.

Very helpful and give broad perspective to build company strategy in L&D.

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