6 Reasons to join the L&DI
Members of L&DI have access to a huge range of benefits from exclusive access to professional development and supports, networking opportunities, and priority rates and discounts for products, services & events.
1. Free events & networking opportunities
Delivered by top learning professionals on relevant and current L&D issues, and they are perfect opportunities to network with like-minded L&D professionals.
2. We get great reviews!
Our members have great things to say, please read our reviews below!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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3. Receive personalised career support
Our peer mentoring panel consists of experienced professionals who will assist those who can benefit from individual guidance.
4. Obtain professional credibility
The sky’s the limit when it comes to your own career advancement. Our commitment to Continuous Professional Development (CPD) combines the approaches,
techniques and ideas that will help you manage your own learning and development, focusing on outcomes and results, where you want to be and how you will get there.
Our education and CPD offer consists of a range of development opportunities focusing on the contemporary agenda;
from short, customised programmes, to an accredited formal qualifications pathway through our partnerships with universities and QQI.
5. Access to valuable resources & research
At L&DI we foster a community where L&D professionals can engage with and learn from leading thinkers and their peers. Our Knowledge Centre contains a suite of tools, recordings, publications, updates and opinion-based articles that provide you with the latest insights, research and resources to inspire your professional practice.
From our KnowL&Dge magazine to our blog, podcast, books and website, these are just some of the delivery mechanisms we use to keep you informed and abreast of current and ongoing thinking within L&D.
At L&DI we are big on research and our research questions shape the L&D agenda for the future, identifying the many ways L&D is driving innovation in organisations and developing workforce capacity in the new world of work.
L&DI produces a curated monthly newsletter, and a complimentary hard copy magazine three times a year, KnowL&Dge, written by L&D specialists.