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Learning with Go1 Podcast - taking a look back at 2021  

2021 has been a year like no other. If you're ready to take a trip down memory lane and explore some of the best bits from the Learning with Go1 podcast, keep on reading...
Mikaela Gladden, Content Writer

2021 has been a year like no other. Not just for the Learning with Go1 Podcast, but for the entire world. We have seen and experienced so much this year in the world of L&D, so how can you recap a year like 2021? 

Well, if we take a look back at the catalogue of podcast episodes released in 2021, you may notice many similar themes running through them. From hybrid learning to upskilling & reskilling to closing the skills gap, there are many commonalities between our various guests who have shared their perspectives on how the L&D industry has evolved over the last 18 months. 

If you're ready to take a trip down memory lane and explore some of the best bits from the Learning with Go1 archive, keep on reading below!

What is hybrid learning and what's its impact on L&D? 

In this episode of the series, Craig was joined by the founders of Quantum Rise Talent Group, Erica Farmer and Hayley Bird, to talk about how hybrid learning can drive digital transformation. 

As businesses look to adopt new approaches to workplace learning with varying degrees of flexibility, hybrid learning allows L&D teams to rise above and reshape their learning experiences, as Erica explains below.  


The skills gap is increasing faster than we are educating people  

As the flow of work changes, learning will change with it. David Blake, former CEO & Cofounder, now Executive Chairman of Degreed joined us to discuss whether universities need to do more to support the lifelong career of their students.  

Developing a practice of curiosity  

In this episode, Global Head of Learning Design & Technologies Josh Novelle, joined us to discuss the experience and challenges of launching digital learning for the first time.  

L&D calls for people who challenge the status quo, who can dig deep to get to the root of a problem and understand it to its core. This requires a skill that is not often thought about but is essential when it comes to building a successful L&D strategy - and that is, curiosity. 

Listen as Josh explains the growing role of curiosity in L&D below.   

What skills do L&D teams need to succeed? 

With the evolution of technology, organisations are starting to diverge in the way they operate. The skills that were once needed may not be as relevant anymore, and we’re seeing a shift of focus onto developing future ready skills so that L&D teams can stay up-to-date.  

In Episode 12, Head of Learning & Development at Vitality, Seb Tindall discussed the skills L&D teams need to deliver high performing L&D programmes in 2021 and beyond. 

The future of skills and learning technology 

Only 1% of L&D believe learning will go back to what it was before the pandemic. 

Considering this, Fosway's David Perring came on to discuss how L&D can choose the right digital learning solutions and get more involved in directing the talent development of their organisation, as well as measuring learning success with increased data points. 

We’d like to give a huge thanks to our amazing guests this year for helping us make this podcast happen. And to our listeners for your support and overwhelmingly positive encouragement and feedback. We will be back next year to continue the conversation about how other organisations are navigating through this ever-evolving landscape of L&D.

Want to hear more? Browse the full Learning with Go1 podcast library on Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, or Spotify to help expand your knowledge of all things L&D. While you’re there, don’t forget to subscribe!  

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