Title of unit/s: Managing the L&D business function
1 Understand the evolving nature, purpose and business improvement activities of the learning and development function in contemporary organisations.
2 Understand different models for delivering the learning and development function.
3 Be able to manage different aspects of the learning and development function.
You have applied for a position as an L&D manager and have been invited for interview. As part of the selection process you have been asked to give the panel a presentation on your understanding of the L&D function, different delivery models and if appointed, how you would manage the function based on the updated job description provided when you were short-listed. In your presentation, you should:
Identify the key purposes of the L&D function in organisations. You should include in your notes pages how this has evolved over the last five years.
Identify at least three L&D activities that contribute to business improvement.
Compare and contrast at least three different roles in L&D.
Present a critical assessment of the relative merits of at least three different models of delivering L&D services.
Explain at least four of the key roles and responsibilities of an L&D manager.
Give at least three examples of how you have or would provide leadership, guidance and support to members of an L&D team.
You have also been asked to devise and provide to the panel, an example of a oneyear L&D plan. Your plan should include:
At least three L&D objectives and key activities with timelines for achieving these.
Success indicators for each objective and plan for monitoring and evaluation
Any additional resources required
Projected costs of delivery of the plan with a set of assumptions (you only need to include additional costs in the plan i.e. not current staffing or indirect costs)