DPG’s characteristics of an L&D professional 

In 2015 DPG highlighted how workplace learning has changed over the past 15 years and noted that the L&D professional needed to have a different skill set to met this change. Their artical 10 characteristics of an outstanding L&D professional explains now learners are taking control of their own learning journey how L&D needs to change the way it supports organisations.

  1. Open and curious
  2. Business nous
  3. Digital skills
  4. Understanding how to measure impact
  5. Influencing skills
  6. Problem solvers
  7. Horizon scanners
  8. Science of learning
  9. Well connected
  10. Confidence

2 years later I personally don’t think this list needs updating.


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