A learning and development (L&D) strategy outlines how an organisation develops its workforce's capabilities, skills and competencies. It’s a key part of the overall business strategy.
This factsheet looks at the influences on L&D strategy, operational and cultural factors, keeping strategy updated, and how this translates into policy. It also examines the different stakeholders involved in organisational L&D. Finally, the factsheet considers the practical elements of implementing an L&D strategy and policy.
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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