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Consulting for L&D pro’s


Hi All

We are looking to develop our consultancy and business partnering capability across our Learning and Talent community. To get the ball rolling we will be running an event in October where we would like to dedicate the afternoon to this. Can anyone recommend any individuals or organisations that could help us develop our skills and professional credentials in this area?

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated



3 Responses

  1. L&D Consultancy Skills

    Hi Clare/Lisa.

    You're not alone in wanting to develop your team in these critical business skills.

    As L&D teams are being asked to deliver more with less, responding appropriately to business requests for training in a positive way (and sometimes challenging what they think they need/want) is an increasingly important area of skill in which many L&D professionals haven't been developed – through no fault of their own!

    We offer a full three day certificate in L&D Consultancy designed to give the L&D professional much needed skills in this area.

    Feel free to make contact to discuss how we might be able to help you and review our programme overviews at

    Sorry to self-promote, but we do have what you appear to need.

    Kind regards


    Director TAP Partners Programme

    The Training Foundation




  2. an alternative…

    as you only have an afternoon to dedicate to the topic why not….

    1. Ask everyone in the team to identify the top five skills needed by the team to provide the type of consulting and business partnering capability that the organisation needs. Do this in advance so people have some time to think about it

    2. On the day discuss, compare and refine to come up with the definitive list of skills to develop, prioritised if appropriate

    3. Form 'action learning sets' to explore the market to identify resources and methods to develop everyone's skills

    4. After the initial event have regular briefings where the sets report back and provide internal development expertise.

    5. Allocate tasks deliberately to develop skill and expertise. 


    Sorry that wasn't what you asked for but hopefully it helps



  3. Consulting for L&D Pro’s

    Hi,  just building on what Rus has suggested, it would make sense to include both hard/process skills in your identification and soft/behavioural skills – this would enable you to consider the scope of your service both internally and externally when resourcing suppliers/resource.

    There are a range of courses on our site which have been designed for organisations who want to develop the competencies of their L&D team, I include links below, the topics may help to provide a little inspiration.

    Hope this helps






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