A Compelling Future for Learning: An interview with Peter Cheese of the CIPD

Back in April over three-thousand L&D professionals gathered for the CIPD Learning and Development (L&D) show. As exhibitors we were delighted to meet so many of you and showcase our latest solutions, including our total learning system tessello.
Since the event, Brightwave’s Charles Gould caught up with the CIPD’s Peter Cheese and Gill White to discuss how technology is changing L&D’s value proposition.

In this lively and open interview, Charles, Peter and Gill touch on themes including 70:20:10, how technology is disrupting and reshaping the learning space, and the issue of confidence within the L&D profession.


Charles Gould: I think sometimes that is where training is taking the place of good management, and as a manager in my own organisation, what is needed is to help people understand what is expected of them and giving them the tools to learn, solve their own problems, and develop their own skills.

Peter Cheese: Those are all principles of good people management, things like engagement, autonomy, giving people more space, and aligning to the bigger ideas around organisational purpose, and knowing what the whole business is about. … We should be confident enough now to stand up and say, “Look, if you needed evidence that this does not work, this kind of command and control, shout and tell stuff – we have had all of that evidence for a long time.”

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