Learning and Leadership Development

Written in English


IE Center for Corporate Learning Innovation

Date published
May 2020

IE Center for Corporate Learning Innovation

The IE Center for Corporate Learning Innovation has reached out to over 60 Chief Learning Officer’s and L&D Leaders globally to learn about important initiatives and best practices in order to conduct this survey report.

L&D functions have shifted their focus toward the most urgent priorities, like supporting employees in working remotely and personal wellbeing. Live (in-person) programs have come to a complete stop and many L&D professionals are converting leadership development programs into virtual—and blended delivery formats. There is a huge need to develop leadership skills that are critical at times of turbulence.

Before Covid-19, companies had been experiencing a need to upskill and reskill the workforce in order to thrive and grow. In a recent McKinsey Global Survey, (2020), 87% of executives said they were experiencing skill gaps in the workforce or expected them within a few years. The coronavirus pandemic will just greatly accelerate the need for upskilling and reskilling. Exciting times are ahead for L&D functions, who work in an agile way to address the current and future development needs of their organizations.

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