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This factsheet was last updated by David Hayden: Digital Learning Portfolio Manager, L&D and OD&D, CIPD
David is responsible for CIPD’s digital learning portfolio. He leads the design and delivery of a number of L&D-focused products and keeps his practice up to date by facilitating online events.
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