I’m on a journey, going back to basics in workplace learning and development (L&D). On the way I’d like to discuss some principles in our field and hopefully reach agreement on how to articulate them.
The principles will be as concise and clearly expressed as I can make them. Each principle will be accompanied by some reflections on its implications. Over time, these simple propositions will, I believe, add up to something substantial. If you have something to add – agreement, disagreement, clarification, anecdote or resource – please feel free to contribute.
Why am I doing this? Because in a working lifetime in this field (I started as a classroom trainer in 1987) I have seen too many arguments raised and left unresolved only to be resurrected a few years later, with the cycle of dispute repeating. I hope that if we can agree on some principles in our field, we can move to solid foundations for thinking and practice, on which we can build.