Give your organization a powerful competitive edge by training, retaining, and engaging your most talented employees. As an L&D Specialist, you will have the skills to engineer an effective L&D program and create a culture of learning that is aimed at solving today’s most pressing people-challenges, such as closing the skills gap, enabling the digital transformation, engaging millennials, and retaining your most talented people.
What you will learn
Equipping employees with the right skills and knowledge has always been important, but it is crucial in today's competitive business environment. This online certification takes you from building a targeted L&D strategy to putting it into practice by building the learning culture and landscape within your organization.
In this process, you will identify key learning needs, analyze skills gaps, and use learning analytics to evaluate the effectiveness of learning interventions and avoid wasting the L&D budget. Lastly, you will immerse yourself in coaching and learn the skills to set up managerial coaching programs.
Design and implement an HRD strategy that aligns with the overall business strategy and works as catalyst for talent management.
Skills gap analysis
Help your organization dodge disruption by pinpointing crucial skills gaps and providing effective learning interventions.
Learn basic coaching skills to implement coaching in your organization and support behavioral change.
Avoid wasting L&D budget by measuring the impact and effectiveness of learning interventions using learning analytics.
Who is the course for?
(Re)familiarize yourself with essential frameworks for a strong and effective Learning & Development program. You will start with the basics, including the L&D cycle and various approaches to learning, before moving on to more advanced topics such as identifying Learning & Development needs and organizational learning. After completing these modules, you will have an excellent understanding of the foundations of Learning & Development, and a skill set that will help you create a culture of learning within your organization.
Learning & Development Strategy
Build a Learning & Development strategy that enables your organization’s long-term objectives. From mapping organizational learning maturity, to setting up formal learning programs and strengthening the informal learning landscape, this course provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop L&D into a high-value strategic function.
Skills Gap Analysis
Take the guesswork out of L&D. In this module, you will learn methods to accurately identify your organization's current and future learning needs by performing a skill gap analysis. In addition to learning key techniques, you will see plenty of practical examples that can help you map your organization's internal upskilling needs.
In the coaching modules, you will immerse yourself in both the academic and practical aspects of coaching so that you can implement coaching successfully. You will learn about different roles in coaching, GROW models, the benefits of managerial coaching, and how to choose the right coach for your organization.
Use data to demonstrate just how valuable your L&D program is. You will start with the basics of learning analytics, before diving into different approaches, methods to collect the right data, calculating learning analytics ROI and more. This course also includes several practical case studies demonstrating the potential and relevance of learning analytics.
The graded capstone project will let you put your new knowledge and skills into practice by working on several cases. The project covers a wide range of topics included in the certificate program, from analyzing business needs to formulating a strategy and finally measuring the effect of your work.