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Donald Taylor

Donald Taylor

Donald Taylor is a recognised commentator and organiser in the fields of workplace learning and learning technologies, Donald is passionately committed to helping develop the learning and development profession.

His background ranges from training delivery to director and vice-president positions in software companies. Donald has been a company director and shareholder for three companies through start up, growth and acquisition.

He is an influential writer and speaker in the fields of the professional development of L&D and of technology-supported learning. He was the 2007 recipient of the Colin Corder award for services to training and has chaired the Learning Technologies Conference since 2000.

 He also chairs the Learning and Skills Group, hosting its bi-weekly webinar programme, and edits Inside Learning Technologies Magazine. He is a graduate of Oxford University and in 2016 was awarded an honorary doctorate by Middlesex University in recognition of his work developing the L&D profession.


Session Synopsis

L&D’s new way of working: faster, smarter, more strategic

Donald H Taylor, chair, Learning and Performance Institute

Are you ready for change? The way people work today is shifting, and organisations now demand Learning and Development (L&D) departments deliver faster. The problem: too often they want new results with old methods, and treat L&D as a delivery service, producing courses to order.

The good news: there is a different way. Drawing on research including his L&D Global Sentiment Survey, Donald H Taylor will explore how it is possible to change L&D to work smarter. Partly this means using technology, but mostly it involves L&D working in new ways, and changing minds – of executives, employees, and of L&D practitioners themselves.

  • Why learning matters more than ever today
  • Rising to the challenge: a new model for L&D
  • New technologies – separating high-impact from pure hype
  • Why L&D is finally understanding, and using the power of data
  • Your key players: managers, employees, and your new L&D team


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