Welcome to the new and improved L&D Generous.
Before I tell you a bit about myself and this site I want to apologise for the awful, groan inducing name of my blog (to be honest the URL should also be ‘L&D Generous’ but you can’t use the ‘&’ symbol for your address unfortunately), however, it was a joke name I came up with some time ago for an L&D newsletter that (surprise, surprise) wasn’t selected so I’ve been longing to use it ever since (I should probably point out that this site has nothing whatsoever to do with Ellen DeGeneres (and, to the best of my knowledge, she has nothing to do with Learning & Development, Organisational Development, etc…although she’s welcome to follow this site if she fancies it!).
Anyway, the reason I wanted to start an L&D blog was mainly because I have a genuine love of my job (designing and implementing end-to-end capability development programs for clients across Australia and internationally) and I honestly love working with the people in the L&D/OD space (who I’ve almost always found to be friendly, highly professional people who are genuinely keen to make a positive difference for the people in their company/organisation and who are extremely generous with their time and willingness to catch up and ‘share’).
However, in my time working with said L&D/OD people, I’ve found that a large number of them are in ‘standalone’ roles, which often means (unlike my role) they have very few opportunities to network with other like-minded individuals and, as a result, they’re often somewhat starved of info as to ‘what’s happening out there?’ so I thought I’d start a blog to post info on stuff such as; interesting programs, L&D/OD related articles, interesting news items, case studies, and other L&D/OD related stuff (who knows, even the odd joke/cartoon perhaps!).
Lastly, if you’ll forgive a quick shameless plug, if you (or anyone you know) are looking for business and/or leadership capability development programs, or a keynote speaker from my area of the industry (I speak on topics such as ‘The future of organisation learning’, ‘Simple strategies for maximising transfer of learning to behaviour’, ‘Speaking C-Suitese, not L&Dese, to win L&D budget approval’, and others), please don’t hesitate to ask me for some information!
Click here or on the word ‘blog’ in the menu at the top of the page to go to the main post page – you’ll find the ‘register’ button to the right of the top blog (you’ll get an email to confirm your registration so you might need to check your junk email folder).