Donald Taylor is a veteran of the learning, skills and human capital industries, with experience at every level from delivery to chairman of the board.
A recognised commentator and organiser in the fields of workplace learning and learning technologies, Donald is passionately committed to helping develop the learning and development profession.
Chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute since 2010, his background ranges from training delivery to managing director and vice-president positions in software companies. Donald took his own internet-based training business from concept to trade sale in 2001 and has been a company director during several other acquisitions. Now based in London, he has lived and travelled extensively outside the UK and now travels regularly internationally to consult and speak about workplace learning.
He is focused on skills development and technology, and in particular on making sure that people and businesses have the skills they need. Donald believes this is best supported by using technology effectively – that is by understanding business needs and concentrating on engaging both learners and managers rather than concentrating on technical details and new features.
- Chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute since 2010
- Chairman of the Learning Technologies Conference since 2000
- Chairman of the Learning and Skills Group since 2006
- Author of Learning Technologies in the Workplace (Kogan Page, May 2017)
- Author of the annual Global L&D Sentiment Survey
- Author of Webinar Master
- Editorial Board of Global Workplace Learning Handbook
- Editorial Advisory Board of International Journal of HRD Practice Policy and Research
- Monthly column for Training Journal
- Editor of Inside Learning Technologies Magazine
- International keynote speaker
- Honorary doctorate from Middlesex University for services to workplace L&D
- 2007 recipient of the Colin Corder award for services to training
- Graduate of Oxford University