What’s next for L&D in 2024 and beyond?

HR experts to be part of panel discussion at upcoming Learning & Development Canada

What’s next for L&D in 2024 and beyond?

The world of work is changing, and the field of learning and development must change along with it.

On April 10, Learning and Development Summit Canada will be gathering experts who will share their knowledge and expertise to help employers develop a comprehensive, data-drive approach and L&D.

“[We’re] moving more toward a skills based economy, with life skills being the new currency, essentially. How [we are] going to be focusing on developing people from that perspective, and using data to leverage what areas, within different disciplines, we need to particularly focus on to allow for that growth,” said Jimmy Tristovski, vice president for talent acquisition & people ops at Score Media & Gaming.

This means more training will be available to workers, he said.

“We are going to probably see more on-the-job file training, but more on the corporate environment where learning and development budgets increase. And workforces are encouraged to take advantage of that for the betterment of their career.”

‘You want to be touching on a few different skill categories’

This development, however, also requires HR practitioners to be mindful of the skills they want workers to develop, said Tristovski.

“When we look at the particular skills, one thing that organizations are going to need to start doing a lot better is actually flushing those out and defining them a lot better. A lot of organizations, just right from the get go, look for a generic skill set and not really… what's going to matter to the business, and how employees are going to grow in unison with the business objectives.

“Generally, you want to be touching on a few different skill categories as you're developing these for different practice areas within the organization.”

Tristovski will be speaking in the “What’s next for L&D in 2024 and beyond?” panel discussion during the Learning & Development Summit Canada. Joining him will be Alison Darling, director of professional programs at Queen’s IRC, and Kelley Norris, vice president for implementation services at SafeStart.

There will also be a case study of setting a new standard for L&D development, on integrating data-driven L&D to respond to changing business needs and more.

Leveraging out-of-the-box ideas for L&D

Ultimately, there’s no other way for HR leaders but to move forward and adapt with the changes of the times, said Tristovski.

“A lot of HR functions are… stuck in the past in terms of processes, in terms of how they look at things, in terms of strategy. 

“There's always going to be those tasks that you just need to do. But I'm hoping that what companies can get out of this is to think differently, to think a little bit more strategically with a modern lens on it: How do you leverage technology? How do you leverage out-of-the box ideas, and how do you actually use data to help you get to that level of maturity? That is important for businesses to be at, because if these departments are the weakest links of the company… a company is only going to be as strong as its weakest link.”

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