Establishing an online L&D strategy for the new normal


CHRO SA webinar, hosted by Milpark Education’s Dr Jane Usher will answer L&D’s most pressing questions.

Online training has always offered some key benefits: It makes it possible for in-demand lecturers to reach a broader audience, it allows people to interact with training materials at their own pace and convenience, and it allows for a range of new types of interactions.

For this reason, many organisations around the world were already integrating online components into their learning and development strategies before Covid-19 struck. Now, in 2020, they have had to accelerate their online adoption to continue with training activities during global lockdowns and social distancing.

While the technology and learning platforms to support this online migration already exist, those carrying out the training and the facilitating will need to enhance their skills with online training competencies.

Milpark Education, provider of high-quality and flexible learning options, has played a significant role in helping organisations adapt their learning and development strategies to the new world of work, in particular, positioning them ideally to be able to pivot in the face of Covid-19.

On 7 October at 11h00, the business education institution will be hosting a webinar with CHRO South Africa, exploring the demands placed upon learning and development practitioner in the current climate, investigating the opportunities that exist within this new educational ecosystem and tackling the issues that are keeping practitioners awake at night.

Dr Jane Usher from Milpark Education, will be hosting a panel with Linda van der Loo, an independent consultant with Blue Pebble Consulting, who has over 25 years of experience and expertise in enabling digital learning experiences, and Vassilis Theocharides, the senior regional manager for the Association of Talent Development (atd), to answer some of the L&D environment’s most pressing questions for practitioners shaping the future of learning.

“Within a week of the announcement of lockdown, we were all compelled to start working from home – it wasn’t debatable. The issue of debate now is, is it possible to do an 18-month-to-three-year online learning migration project in a shorter period of time? There are case studies showing that this can be done, but practitioners need to know what skills are required, and what skills and infrastructure they need to get there, and that is what this webinar will tackle,” says Jane.

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