Our purpose & vision

We are the professional body for learning and development professionals in Ireland, inspiring excellence in practice and driving personal, national and organisational advancement through L&D.

Our purpose

Leading the learning and development profession in Ireland by inspiring excellence in practice to develop individuals and organisations to reach their full potential

We are...

  • An authoritative source of industry knowledge, expertise and opinions

  • The membership community of choice for L&D professionals and interested parties

  • Contributors to national policy on L&D related matters

  • The preferred providers of education and CPD for L&D professionals

  • Promoters of best practice and standards
2,000+ members

Our Vision

We strive to:

Support members:

  • Provide professional education in L&D and a rich range of services, supports, events and resources.
  • Provide a basis for member certification, enhance professional development and thus employment opportunities
  • Organise members into active networks, regionally and nationally, to meet their needs.

Ensure L&D best practice:

  • Identify, disseminate and facilitate international best practice
  • Keep up with the latest global trends, thinking and research
  • Influence key stakeholders and policymakers
  • The L&DI team consists of our staff, our National Council elected by members, and our team of specialised trainers and panel of associates.
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IITD Profile Bronagh 13th Sept  2022_1

It is so important to be part of a community especially if you’re new to L&D. There is a fantastic generosity of spirit among the L&DI network and everyone is so supportive with guidance and advice. The L&DI’s excellent mentoring offer is the perfect way for L&D professionals to easily connect with fellow practitioners.

Bronagh Matthews

DCU Business School  MSc Launch  Michael

Sometimes people think of learning as an individual activity conducted in isolation, but the reality is that learning is very much a social experience. It is a collaborative venture and events, whether they are workshop sessions, webinars, or keynote presentations, gives members the chance to listen to other people, and to develop your ideas alongside your peers.

Michael Harmer
Irish Life

IITD  Buisness School  MSc Launch  Kathy  13th Sept  2022_1

I am really privileged and grateful to be on the MSc in Strategic L&D. If it wasn’t for the support from the L&D Skillnet, I could not have accessed the programme. The funding offered by Skillnet Ireland is key to agreeing support and sponsorship for programmes within the organisation.

Kathy Shine

IITD  Buisness School  MSc Launch  Billy  13th Sept  2022_2

The L&DI sets the standards and benchmarks for best practice in L&D in Ireland. Having our programmes endorsed by the L&DI really elevates the value of the training we provide. It is a quality mark that connects our brand with the industry standard.

Billy Goodburn

Ronan Flood5

Accessing the L&DI resources database is a great way to tune into what’s going on in the L&D world. Whether that’s a blog or an article, it is crucial to keep connected with the wider conversation around your profession.

Ronan Flood
Warrior Consulting

IITD Profile Orla 13th Sept  2022_2

It’s a great way to keep yourself tuned into what’s going on in the L&D world, whether that’s a blog or an article, you need to keep connected with the wider conversation around your profession.

Orla Farrell

IITD  Buisness School  MSc Launch  John  13th Sept  2022

It is really important to our students that we are leading the way in terms of our own curriculum, and I would lean heavily on the L&DI for research. The research papers that they launch really give me a good insight into emerging trends in L&D and that ensures we are ahead of the game when it comes to our own curriculum development.

John Kilroy
Digital Learning Institute

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