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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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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Rethinking learner engagement to deliver real impact

Learning doesn’t exist in a bubble. From daily tasks to urgent deadlines, lots of things are competing for employees’ time. So, how can you get their attention and create real business impact? Hear how Zsolt Olah, Senior Learning Technologist at Amazon, is rethinking end user engagement. Explore how to dig deeper so engagement translates into […]

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Using L&D detection to find measures that show purposeful impact

L&D is all about creating change. But how do you know if you’ve successfully achieved this? Hear why Kevin M. Yates, L&D Detective, believes everyone can uncover the learning measurements that count. Find out when to measure and what to look for. Discover why refocusing the business on purpose is essential to creating impact. Play […]

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Leading with purpose through thoughtful L&D

Digital learning has been key to helping employees and businesses adapt over the last few years. Due to their critical input, L&D teams find themselves in an exciting position. Hear how Stella Lee, founder of Paradox Learning, wants everyone to grasp the opportunity of greater influence to lead with purpose. Explore how to be a […]

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Taking a ‘one size fits one’ approach to L&D

One size doesn’t have to fit all when it comes to learning at scale. Hear how Brandon Carson, Vice President, Learning and Leadership Partner, has been personalizing learning for 2 million people at Walmart. Find out why it’s important not to be intimidated by scale. Discover how you can take an adaptive approach to give […]

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Think like a marketer to drive L&D impact

From work deadlines to pressures at home, lots of things are vying for your employees’ attention. If learning is going to be effective, you need to grab their interest and keep it. Hear how Ashley Sinclair, Managing Director at MAAS Marketing, uses marketing techniques to deliver this impact. Find out why focusing on human beings […]

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Embracing future technologies to innovate L&D

There’s no shortage of great technology ready to meet all your business needs. But rather than looking to one source of truth, it’s essential to look to multiple platforms – the data they provide is invaluable. In this episode, hear how Dave Barone, Consultant at Josh Bersin Academy, embraced technology to build an experiential onboarding […]

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Worldpay’s rapid shift to blended digital learning

Faced with a travel ban and changing customer needs, Worldpay adapted its sales approach in response to COVID-19. Hear how Patrick Bowl, Learning and Development Director, pivoted to a blended digital learning approach to support the sales team. Find out why developing a learning culture is the key to scaling L&D in a large organization. […]

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Why less is more when it comes to learning content

When feedback highlighted that learners were becoming overwhelmed, GSK changed their approach. Hear how Martin Peart, GSK’s People Effectiveness Director, responded to this feedback with a learning experience platform (LXP). Find out why he believes less is more when it comes to learning content. Explore how to harness the power of AI so you can […]

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