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Jul 13, 2021

Covid-19 has had a dramatic impact on L&D, super-charging existing trends and forcing learning leaders to re-evaluate pre-pandemic practices. More than a year into 'the new normal', how have perceptions changed within the profession?

This week on the The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross D is joined by Gent Ahmetaj and Nahdia Khan to discuss our 2021 L&D Benchmark Report. We discuss:

  • the history of the annual benchmark report, and what it tells us about the state of the profession
  • the top-line takeaways from this year's report
  • the extent to which Covid-19 has accelerated or reversed pre-pandemic trends

Show notes

If you're interested in poring over the benchmark report in more detail, it's due to be launched on 14 July. You'll find a copy of it on our website,

In 'What I Learned This Week', Gent mentioned Google's '20% Project'. You can find out more about the project at:

Ross D recommended the Jeff Tweedy episode of the Ezra Klein Show, which you can find at:

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