The 2019 Learning & Development Wishlist: 4 Key Trends to Watch

Lauren Goff
L&D Specialist
The 2019 Learning & Development Wishlist: 4 Key Trends to Watch

Imagine a world where all the Fortune 500 employees had the exact set of skills they need to perform their job at the highest level, where they are continuously learning and growing to make their company stronger. This utopia may seem too good to be true, but this is the vision that Learning & Development professionals strive to achieve every day, and they have their wish list ready to make it a reality in 2019.

So, what’s on the Learning & Development Wishlist for 2019? In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the key trends and priorities that L&D professionals are focusing on to elevate their game and create the best training programs for their employees.

1. Emphasis on Soft Skills Training

Soft skills have become increasingly important as companies realize that their employees need more than just technical expertise to succeed. This is why many L&D professionals are prioritizing soft skills training in their 2019 wish list. “A great employee has both technical and soft skills, but we often find that the latter is lacking,” says a Learning and Development Manager at a Fortune 500 company. “We need to invest in training that fosters communication, teamwork, and emotional intelligence.”

2. Personalized Learning Experiences

One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to learning. That’s why many L&D professionals are looking to create personalized learning experiences in 2019. “We need to understand each employee’s unique needs and learning styles,” explains a Senior L&D Specialist at a leading company. “By tailoring our training programs to the individual, we can create more effective learning experiences for everyone.”

3. Leveraging Technology for Learning

Technology has been a game-changer in every aspect of our lives, and Learning & Development is no exception. With the rise in digital learning tools, L&D professionals are looking to integrate technology to make their training programs more engaging and accessible. From e-learning platforms to mobile apps, there’s no shortage of ways technology can be harnessed for employee training.

4. Data-Driven Approach to Training

With the wealth of data now available, L&D professionals are increasingly focusing on using data to improve their training programs. This means tracking employee progress, analyzing feedback, and using that information to optimize training initiatives. “Data is the key to understanding the effectiveness of our training programs,” a Chief Learning Officer at a multinational corporation explains. “We need to be data-driven in our approach to ensure that we’re making the right investments in employee development.”

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