That’s Stella Collins in the photo above with me at Learning Technologies UK in London in May 2023.
She approached me this week to provide an insight for a report she is writing on what’s causing L&D teams friction in their LD processes and how to reduce it. She asked me:
What piece of advice would you give to L&D to help them align with key stakeholders? (50 words max).
My advice is:
Make it all about them! Build relationships and listen deeply. Understand their business-critical goals, then ask which of these you can support. Agree how L&D will help them to achieve these goals – from learning experiences to support tools and helping them make time and space to practice and reflect.
I led the creation of a infographic that addressed alignment with stakeholder goals as part of my Emerging Stronger collaboration with Laura Overton and Shannon Tipton. The resource was published by Go1, but I can’t find it on the Go1 website so here it is if anyone would like to dig a little deeper.