Speak First Blog | L&D FOCUS

29 June 2021

Using a consultancy approach to take your L&D to the next level

At Speak First, we have always passionately believed that L&D can unlock the full potential of your team and raise up your business. This can only be done through an in-depth knowledge of your ...

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22 April 2021

Language and representation matter: the importance of inclusivity in L&D

Workplace training is meant to bolster and develop your employees, but it’s not going to be effective if there are people who feel excluded or overlooked by your programmes. Many organisations talk ...

28 January 2021

How to create the most effective learning experiences for all

Have you ever been on holiday to a foreign country and realised you learnt more of the language in a week than you ever did at school? The secret ingredient is practice. Having an opportunity to use ...

14 January 2021

Our L&D Predictions for 2021 - The year we shape the future together

If you’ve read Part 1 of this two-part series – where we looked back at our predictions for L&D in 2020 to see how we did – you’ve already seen our description of the last 12 months. From the ...

1 October 2020

Learning to Adapt: Navigating the New Era

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Change is the only constant in life. One’s ability to adapt to those changes will determine your success in life.” Some changes are expected and can be planned for – ...

3 September 2020

What does the future of L&D look like after lockdown?

As men left to fight in World War Two, many women joined the workforce and experienced financial and personal freedom for the first time. With role models like Rosie the Riveter to look up to, they ...

14 May 2020

Why Critical Thinking Is Important and How It Can Help You

You may have read our blog a few weeks ago about three modes of thinking and getting creative. This week we will be focusing on the important skill of critical or convergent thinking.