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Learning and Development Practice in the Workplace

Learning and Development Practice in the Workplace

Kathy Beevers, Andrew Rea

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Understand the key theories, models and practice of learning and development in the workplace with this introductory guide.

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About the book

Learning and Development Practice in the Workplace is the definitive textbook for anyone studying the updated CIPD Level 3 Foundation Learning and Development (L&D) qualifications and is also ideal introductory reading for those at intermediate level. Part One provides practical guidance for L&D practitioners and Part Two provides essential coverage of all the underlying theories and models giving readers access to everything they need to excel as an L&D professional.

Learning and Development Practice in the Workplace covers all aspects of L&D practice in an organization including how to identify L&D needs, how to design, deliver and evaluate learning and development activities as well as how to organise L&D events. There is also practical guidance on using technology to facilitate learning, how to enhance learner engagement and how to support collective and social learning. With a broader international perspective, extended coverage of social media and further critical exploration of learning models this new edition is an indispensable guide for students and practitioners alike. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual, lecture slides, annotated web links, and self-test questions and other activities for students.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Becoming an Effective Learning and Development Practitioner;
    • Chapter - 02: Learning and Development and the Organisation;
    • Chapter - 03: Identifying Learning and Development Needs;
    • Chapter - 04: Designing Learning and Development Activities;
    • Chapter - 05: Delivering Learning and Development Activities;
    • Chapter - 06: Evaluating Learning and Development Activities;
    • Chapter - 07: Using Technology to Facilitate Learning;
    • Chapter - 08: Enhancing Learner Engagement;
    • Chapter - 09: Supporting Collective and Social Learning;
    • Chapter - 10: Supporting Individual Learning through Coaching and Mentoring;
    • Chapter - 11: Assessing Learning and Development;
    • Chapter - 12: Organising Learning and Development Events


The third edition gives broad and valid insights into current L&D practice from two leading authors in their field. The book offers contemporary theory and practice with reflective activities to embed learning and develop new understanding and thinking at practitioner level. A must-have for Foundation-level learners!
Kevin Haslam, International Associate, Acacia Learning

The authors have provided comprehensive coverage of the field that will prove invaluable to those undertaking CIPD L&D qualifications. They have also incorporated key emerging topics that are shaping L&D, making it an essential tool for both students and practitioners alike.
Heather Watson, Managing Partner, Reed Business School working through Watson Martin Partnership


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Book Details

  • Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
  • EAN: 9781843984085
  • Edition: 3
  • Published: 15th May 2016
  • Paperback
  • Format: 247x190
  • 328 pages

About the Author

Kathy Beevers, Chartered FCIPD, is a qualified trainer, coach and verifier based in the UK. She runs a training and qualifications consultancy called Lightbulb Learning Ltd

Andrew Rea, Affiliate MCIPD, is trainer, coach and facilitator based in the UK with a background in management

Kathy Beevers

Andrew Rea