As digital transformation impacts every industry, access to skilled workers is one of the key differentiators of successful companies. For learning and development (L&D) leaders, this digital skills crisis requires a fundamental shift in the way we train and develop our people. 

The traditional waterfall approach to organizational L&D—define, design, deliver—is too slow to implement and doesn’t account for the changing nature of work. L&D leaders must channel an agile approach and modernize their solutions to manage constant disruption and deliver learning and development at the speed of business. In a recent webinar, I shared how we approach agile at Udemy and was joined by David Perring, the Director of Research at Fosway Group, Europe’s top HR research firm. 

David led us through the foundation of agile thinking, why an agile mindset is critical for L&D, how to put agile into context for L&D, and the ways L&D leaders can translate learning priorities into the language of the business. At a high level, the purpose of agile is to deliver continuous value to employees in regular, small increments and use feedback to direct future enhancements. To hear more from David and Fosway Group around agile learning or to understand how we approach agile at Udemy, check out the webinar here. Our attendees asked a lot of great questions during the webinar, but we couldn’t get to them all so we wanted to take the time to respond here:

I appreciate all the great questions and look forward to seeing you at the next Udemy webinar!

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