Creating Your L&D Strategy

Learn all the steps you can go through to create and dynamically adjust your L&D Strategy.

Understand the end-to-end flow of a strategic exercise, how to analyze different internal and external factors that impact your L&D strategy, how to decide on your strategic directions and create a plan & budget to support them.

Duration
Time
Price/Ticket
9 weeks
5 hours/week
€459
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Who’s this program for?

How do I go about creating a strategy for my learning function? What should it contain? What factors should influence the road ahead? Isn’t a strategy too rigid? Why do I even need it if there’s so much change happening around me? What if I already have a strategy, how can I dynamically adjust it? What about our team’s strategy workshops? How could we facilitate them better? If you have any of these questions and part of your role is to create an L&D Strategy, we look forward to meeting you.

What will you learn?

week 1

Introduction

25 April - 1 May
We’ll take the time to meet, learn why we are all here and understand how we can support you and how you can support each other. Our purpose is to create a psychologically safe environment, where we can share challenges and learn from everyone around us.
week 2

Creating a business strategy

2 May - 8 May
Before jumping into the specifics of an L&D strategy, we will look at a bigger picture. In this first practical week, we will learn how a business strategy functions and how the end-to-end flow of a strategic exercise looks like. Having this knowledge you will better understand how your organization operates so that your approach is better suited to its needs.
week 3

Understanding the AS-IS (internally)

9 May - 15 May
As a second step, we will learn how to understand and assess the present internal factors that might influence our L&D Strategy.
week 4

Understanding the AS-IS (externally)

16 May - 22 May
Once we understand the internal factors that might influence our strategy we will learn how to take a look outside of our organization to be aware of how trends and other facets might impact us.
week 5

Creating the L&D Strategy

23 May - 29 May
Having gained an overview of internal and external factors, we will practice creating an L&D strategy by exploring multiple strategic options and deciding on strategic directions.
week 6 - 7

Creating the L&D Plan & Budget

30 May - 12 June
The strategy work is not finished unless we have a clear plan on how to implement it & an associated budget to support our intentions. This is when we’ll learn to turn ideas into action.
week 8

Adjusting the L&D Strategy

13 June - 19 June
But what if different factors intervene and we need to shift our strategy? As a final lesson, we will understand how to adjust the L&D Strategy dynamically throughout the year and get some practical experience under our belt.
week 9

Conclusion

20 June - 26 June
As a conclusion, we will have the chance to meet once again to get closure by reflecting upon everything that we’ve learned and setting our intentions for what’s coming next. 

Meet the Instructor

Bülent Duagi
Sr. Strategic Adviser & Org Designer for Tech Companies in Romania
“Bülent Duagi works as a Sr. Strategic Adviser & Org Designer for Tech companies in Romania.  He lives his mission of creating and sharing sustainable knowledge that is easy to understand and that helps people address the most complex and difficult challenges they (will) face. For inspiring and equipping people to build better organizations better, he has co-founded ForBetterOrgs.com, an international business offering premium learning products.”
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How we do things

We believe the best way to learn is by doing the job. So our most important goal is for you to get your job done while practicing new concepts you're learning. We do so by combining multiple learning methods in a journey, around topics any L&D should master.

All Programs are designed so that you will practice in the most purposeful ways. First, we divide complex topics into small chunks, so that your brain can take everything in easily. Second, you will have assignments that will bring you back to the real world to practice everything you learn. Finally, you will get feedback on each assignment both from Program Managers and your other peers.
Learning by yourself is not always fun, and learning with others is proven to be a very efficient way of acquiring knowledge and skills. So we build communities of participants around every program you join. You get the chance to meet and share feedback, challenges, and know-how with like-minded peers through an online community and recurrent Open Sessions.
One-time training sessions can at most boost awareness about the topics approached. Our vision is for you to actually use what you learn in the long run, so we base our design on the science of learning. Instead of having you cram everything you need to know in two days, we give your brain the time it needs to acquire information. Hence, our Programs are spaced over one up to three months of intense learning, during which we we help you learn and recall the information in multiple ways.
We don't believe in the theory of learning styles, but we do believe using multiple learning methods helps with long-term retention. Each concept is reiterated in combinations of Social Learning, E-learnings, Practical assignments, Feedback, Open Sessions, Microlearning, Nudges, and more. All this to ensure you are going to remember what you learn not just for a week, but along your L&D career journey.

What will you get out of it?

1 A blueprint on how an end-to-end flow of a strategic exercise looks like
2 A framework on how to assess the present internal and external conditions that impact your strategy
3 A structure for how to explore multiple strategic options and decide on your strategic directions
4 A support for planning and budgeting the implementation of your strategy
5 A good understanding of how to steer your strategy throughout the year
6 Improved strategic thinking that you can apply in strategic areas of your choice
7 Tips & tricks on facilitating strategy workshops in your organization

Is this for me?

Not sure yet? We have created a self-assessment for you to better understand if this program suits you.

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Still having questions?

Who should apply?

How do I go about creating a strategy for my learning function? What should it contain? What factors should influence the road ahead? Isn’t a strategy too rigid? Why do I even need it if there’s so much change happening around me? What if I already have a strategy, how can I dynamically adjust it? What about our team’s strategy workshops? How could we facilitate them better? If you have any of these questions and part of your role is to create an L&D Strategy, we look forward to meeting you.

What does it cost?

To join this program you have to pay 459 EUR, so you can have access to all the materials, community discussions, and other learning resources we’ve prepared for you.

What is the time commitment?

We have to mention this is mostly up to you. As a rule, we ask you to put aside between 4 and 6 hours of learning per week. During this time you’ll participate in weekly synchronous sessions, complete your assignments, join community discussions, and meet your peers 1:1.

Is this a fully remote program?

Yes, it is. This enables participation from all corners of the world, which is definitely an added value of Offbeat.

Can I get an invoice with my company’s details?

Yes, of course. If your company is paying for your participation in this program, please send over the details at lavinia@offbeat.works and we'll get back to you with an updated invoice.

Can I pay by wire transfer?

Yes, you can. Send over an email at lavinia@offbeat.works and we’ll send an invoice, together with other payment instructions.

Is there a deadline I need to apply by?

You’ll see the application deadline for each cohort at the top of the page. ☝️ If there’s no session available, you can join the waiting list and we’ll let you know when a new cohort is launched.

When do synchronous sessions happen?

For this cohort, synchronous sessions will happen each Thursday, between 4:00 and 7:00 PM CET.

What if I can’t attend all sessions?

We strongly believe people take out of each learning journey as much as they want. We know sessions might conflict with other commitments you have, but we strongly encourage you to join if not all, at least most of the sessions. Past participants have declared this part of the program to be the most valuable to them, and we wouldn’t want you to miss out.

What if I have a question that’s not answered here?

Reach out to lavinia@offbeat.works. We’re more than open to answering any questions, doubts, or fears you might have as fast as possible.

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