Learning and Development (L&D) Resources Repository

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Whether you’re a learning & development (L&D) beginner or a seasoned professional, having all the relevant resources from the L&D field in one place offers a lot of value. That’s why we’ve created a list of key learning and development resources, divided into several topical categories:

General L&D and Human Resources Development (HRD)

We start off with some general information on learning and development, or human resources development. This section provides a comprehensive guide of L&D, as well as some books, common concepts (such as digital and blended learning, multiple intelligence theory, EQ, and knowledge management), and celebrated frameworks (such as Kolb’s learning styles, Bloom’s taxonomy, and the ADDIE model).

Learning and Development: A Comprehensive Guide (AIHR)

Human Resource Development (book)

Kolb’s Learning Styles and Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning: Theoretical Underpinnings

Experiential Learning A Handbook for Education, Training and Coaching

The essential components of a successful L&D strategy (McKinsey)

Building workforce skills at scale to thrive during—and after—the COVID-19 crisis (McKinsey)

The case for collaborative learning

Understanding the Four Domains of EQ

Bloom’s Taxonomy

Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences

Digital Learning: Being Successful in a Post-Pandemic World

Building organizational capabilities: McKinsey Global Survey results (McKinsey)

The ADDIE Model for Instructional Design Explained (AIHR)

What Do We Mean by Blended Learning?

Working Knowledge: How Organizations Manage What They Know (Academic paper)

Relevant videos

Training needs analysis (TNA)

The training needs analysis is an intervention aimed at assessing the developmental needs of individuals, teams, or organizations. In this section we have added a few comprehensive guides on how to run a training needs analysis.

What Training Needs Analysis Is And How It Can Benefit Your Organization

How to Conduct a Training Needs Analysis: A Template & Example (AIHR)

The Skills Gap Analysis – A Full Guide (AIHR)

Training needs analysis (Wikipedia)

Learning culture & learning organization

In 1987, Peter Senge and a team of researchers at the Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) proposed the learning organization. The learning organization is an organization characterized by continuous change and learning. Adapting to this learning organization requires a different culture and organizational structure. Below you will find some of Senge’s work as well as more contemporary adaptations to his thinking.

Building a Learning Organization (HBR)

Is Yours a Learning Organization? (HBR)

Peter Senge and the learning organization

How to Create a Learning Culture

How to Build a High-Impact Learning Culture

Learning Business Maturity Model

A capability maturity model for training & education

The Transformation Journey

Building a Learning Organization (Chapter 11)

Current status and promising directions for research on the learning organization

Coaching

One of the key skills for learning and development practitioners is coaching. Whether you are coaching an individual employee on their development needs, or a manager looking to improve their people skills, coaching skills will make you more successful. In this section we have listed some critical coaching resources.

Managerial Coaching: A Review of the Empirical Literature and Development of a Model to Guide Future Practice

Evaluating Coaching Behavior in Managers, Consultants, and Coaches: A Model, Questionnaire, and Initial Findings

A Temporal Map of Coaching

The differential effects of solution-focused and problem-focused coaching questions on the affect, attentional control and cognitive flexibility of undergraduate students experiencing study-related stress (Academic paper)

7 Best Solution-Focused Therapy Techniques and Worksheets

The Solutions Focus: Making Coaching and Change SIMPLE

GROW coaching Guidebook

This lesson is part of our Learning & Development Certificate Program, which contains a full course on the topic!

Learning analytics

All good learning and development activities aim to create (business) impact. To measure the impact of learning activities, learning analytics provides a great tool. In this section, we list some useful content on learning analytics.

Measuring Training Effectiveness: A Practical Guide (AIHR)

What is Return on Investment (ROI)?

5 Easy Ways to Measure the ROI of Training

Research evidence on the use of learning analytics

Skills and Vacancy Analysis with Data Mining Techniques

Relevant Videos

This lesson is part of our Learning & Development Certificate Program, which contains a full course on the topic!

The Future of L&D

The field of learning and development is in constant flux, especially in today’s ever changing world. In this section we have selected some of the best future-looking resources that will help you get a better understanding of the future challenges for L&D.

The L&D roles of the future

Helping change the role of L&D by changing roles in L&D

Preparing for the Future of Learning

Back to the Future: Why tomorrow’s workforce needs a learning culture

Forces of change: The Future of Work (Deloitte)

What is the future of work? (Deloitte)

Relevant Videos

L&D Online Course

The resources on this page are only a small selection of the total resources that we use in our Learning & Development Certificate Program. This program is online, self-paced, and consists out of 40 video lessons as well as practical assignments, quizzes, and other resources in an intuitive and comprehensive learning journey. The program contains courses on L&D strategy, skill gap analysis, coaching, and learning analytics. For more information, visit the Learning & Development Certificate program here.

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