Concept of Learning and Development Strategy


Learning and development activities support the achievement of its goals by developing the skills and capacities of individuals and teams. Learning acts as a pathway to development and is a necessary ingredients if business organizations wants to attain its business objectives and create necessary market advantage, and more importantly create a more engaged and committed workforce. Learning eases the attainment of organizational objectives and facilitates the achievement of business strategies. Strategic Human Resource Development is about creation of individuals and teams that are well equipped with skills, knowledge and attitudes through introduction, modification, direction and guidance of processes.

Learning and Development Philosophy

  • L&D philosophy is about the expression of organizational belief and values that is provided by the business to this important function. L&D philosophy is expressed in terms of
  • L&D is about catalyzing the attainment of business objectives and how its benefits all the different stakeholders of the business.
  • L&D plans and programmes should be developed in association and with the support business function leading to the attainment of business objectives and HR strategies.
  • L&D needs to be performance related, designed with the intention to improve corporate, functional, team, and individual performance.
  • All the individuals in the business shall be provided equal opportunity to learn and develop.
  • The prime responsibility rests with the individuals as they are the one who have to show commitment to learn and develop.

Contents of L&D Strategy

  • The L&D philosophy o the Organization
  • Aims of the L&D Strategy
  • The priorities o L&D
  • Creation of an Organizational Culture.
  • Provision o the required resources
  • Sharing the responsibilities for the L&D with the levels of management
  • Establish means to evaluate the success of L& D Strategy

Learning Culture

Culture is about "How things are done". A Learning culture will have learning as a most valuable norm, where learning, knowledge, sharing o information is valued. Where culture offers opportunity for growth. A Learning culture will have

  • Encouragement to take initiatives
  • Empowerment
  • Self Managed Learning
  • Long term capacity building
  • Develop a shared vision
  • Facilitative style of management
  • Supportive learning environment
  • Coaching techniques, to identify options and seek solutions to problems.
  • Guidance to employees.