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Aug 22, 2023

Earlier this year, the Mind Tools and Emotion at Work teams ran a fringe event at the CIPD Festival of Work. At the event, we asked participants for their ‘Hot Takes’: something that's a little bit provocative - but might actually be true.

This week, in a special crossover episode, The Mind Tools L&D Podcast team are joined by Phil and Lizzi from Emotion at Work to reveal the winner: Most employees aren't actually that interested in L&D.

We discuss:

  • the extent to which we think this ‘Hot Take’ is true
  • the importance of development to employees vs ‘learning and development’ as a function
  • what L&D teams can do to market and promote themselves.

During the discussion, Phil referenced the Kirkpatrick Model of evaluation.

Ross referenced the work of Shannon Tipton to help L&D teams develop a brand.

In ‘What I Learned This Week’, Nahdia referenced the Edelman Trust Barometer and British Social Attitude Survey.

Phil referenced Kids Week at the London Theatre.

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