The Learning at Large Podcast

The podcast where global leaders discuss the challenges of delivering people-centered learning at scale. Join the host, Kirstie Greany, in discovering the strategies being used in some of the worlds most successful organizations to deliver transformative large scale learning programs.

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Joining forces with the brain to deliver long term L&D impact

For too long learning has happened without consideration of the underlying mental processes it involves. The results? We’re all working against the brain, rather than with it. And this is something that Lauren Waldman, Founder and Learning Scientist behind Learning Pirate, has set out to change. Hear why she’s on a mission to get L&D […]

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Delivering decentralized learning to 90,000 employees

Producing effective learning at scale isn’t straightforward. Add a decentralized learning model to the mix and things can get even more complicated. We found out how Geraldine Murphy, global digital learning leader, approaches this challenge at one of the world’s largest drinks brands. Hear how she’s driving standards against a backdrop of constant demand from […]

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Pioneering DE&I approaches that are anything but tick box

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) is something no learning leader can ignore. If you’re going to change behavior in your organization, you can’t just reach for an off-the-shelf compliance module. That’s why Shola Aminu, Global Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Ogilvy, is putting DE&I front of mind in his organization. Find out how his […]

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Driving continuous learning through in-house expertise

Continuous learning is essential for individuals and organizations to adapt, grow, and thrive. Hear how France Bobet, Global Learning Experience Leader at Finnish tech company Wolt, empowers in-house experts to create impactful learning. France shares insights into their journey towards decentralized learning and a collaborative model, whilst maintaining quality control and scaling the model. Play […]

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Developing value-based learning ecosystems

Despite the rapid digital transformation of recent years, learning and development approaches have barely shifted. Hear why Katja Schipperheijn, learning strategist, consultant, author and keynote speaker, thinks we need a new future-focused L&D model. Discover how innovative tech-driven strategies are critical for empowering continuous people-centered learning. Find out why values need to be at the […]

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Using generative AI to free up your L&D team

We’ve all heard about the game changing powers of generative Artificial Intelligence (AI). But what does it look like in practice? Angie Elliott, Manager of Sales Enablement and Talent Development at Hormel Foods, shares how she’s using generative AI models to bring back something that we all want and miss: time. Discover how AI is […]

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Demonstrating the value of L&D in a new business landscape

Every organization is unique and will have its own challenges. So how do you take your Learning & Development (L&D) experience and apply it in a completely different sector? Hear how Marina Mologni, Global People Development Manager at Edwards Vacuum, did just this when she made the move from finance to engineering. Find out how […]

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Tackling flatlining business productivity with future focused L&D

While investment in L&D has steadily risen over the years, business productivity has been flatlining. Hear why Simon Gibson, Group Head of Learning & Development at Marks and Spencer, thinks L&D isn’t having the right impact. Find out how understanding your business and getting future-focused will help you correct this situation and show your value. […]

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Developing effective performance management at scale and in any sector

Performance management is critical in every organization – whether it’s a global brand leader or a large academic institute. Hear Liz Lacovara, Director Learning, Change and Organizational Development at Johns Hopkins University, reflect on her shift from corporate to not-for-profit. Find out how the same barriers to managing performance are faced everywhere. Discover how taking […]

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Leading L&D into the future with effective change management

Faced with shifting responsibilities and rapid technological advances, L&D need to develop new capabilities at pace. For Lloyd Dean, Management Consultant at PA Consulting, this means more than just making a change. It means leading the way. Hear why he believes it all starts with purpose, not just with tech. Find out how open, honest […]

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Move beyond the check box to rethink compliance training

For too long compliance training has been stuck in a rut. So focused on teaching the law, its purpose got lost. Kirsten Liston, founder of Rethink Compliance, says it’s time to shake things up. Hear how she wants to move beyond the rules to put humans back at the center of compliance. Discover how values […]

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Taking an evidence-informed approach to learning design

L&D is too often based on fads. The latest trends are quickly adopted without evaluation. The results are hit or miss. If you’re going to make a real impact, Mirjam Neelen, Head of Global Learning Design & Learning Sciences at Novartis, believes you need to start with the evidence. Hear how she takes an evidence-informed […]

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Stop going through the motions and start delivering learning impact

It’s an open secret that businesses throw huge sums of money at training that is often grossly ineffective. If we’re going to stop this collective madness, Nick Shackleton-Jones, CEO and Founder of Shackleton Consulting, believes we need to change the way we think about learning. Find out why you need to start questioning the conventions. […]

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Supporting the shift to becoming a skills-based organization

Faced with growing skill gaps, businesses are rethinking how their work is organized. The shift to skills-based organizations is gaining traction. But what does this mean for L&D? Lori Niles-Hofmann, Senior Learning EdTech Transformation Strategist at NilesNolen, sees it as your time to shine. Find out why she recommends not reaching for the latest piece […]

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Creating effective onboarding experiences at scale

Successful onboarding can significantly improve employee engagement and retention rates. But with more than half of organizations losing new hires in the first six months, this isn’t happening. Hear how Melanie Lepine, Global Onboarding Lead at CBRE, is changing things with an effective onboarding process that works at scale, and find out how collaboration is […]

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Harnessing curiosity to empower learners

“The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size,” said Albert Einstein. Hear how Lila Warren, Global Head of Retail Academy at a global retail food brand, is putting this idea at the heart of her learner-led approach. Find out why she’s harnessing curiosity and empowering her people to find […]

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Tackling the learning content dilemma with a new model

Faced with increasing training demand and more strategic responsibilities than ever before, L&D is feeling the pressure. Hear how Heather Gilmartin Adams, Senior Analyst at RedThread Research, is helping L&D teams understand that they don’t have to tackle the learning content dilemma alone. Find out why this requires a big mindset shift and a new […]

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Embedding democratized learning creation at Aviva

L&D are under increased pressure to deliver more with less. Hear how David Hepworth, Learning & Talent – Design and Technology Lead at Aviva, is meeting this challenge with democratized learning creation. Discover how to get alignment across your organization on this learning strategy and find out why being future-focused and respecting people’s time is […]

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Continuous learning strategies that work at scale

The skills and knowledge businesses need to succeed are constantly evolving. If you’re going to keep up, learning and development needs to be an ongoing process. But what does this involve? Hear how Jason Flynn, Global Head of Learning at GfK, has developed continuous learning strategies that work at scale. Explore how building flexible learning […]

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