Robin Hoyle, Head of Learning & Technology

About Robin Hoyle, Head of Learning & Technology

Robin has spent almost three decades as a strategic L&D leader, trainer and consultant. As a writer and blogger he focuses on workforce development policies, learning strategies, tools and techniques. He has written two books, ‘Informal Learning in Organizations: How to Create a Continuous Learning Culture’ and ‘Complete Training: From Recruitment to Retirement’, both published by Kogan Page. Robin is a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute and the Chair of the World of Learning Conference. In his role as Head of Learning and Technology for Huthwaite International, he is exploring routes to enhancing the learning experience and the impact of all Huthwaite’s training and learning interventions.

Revisiting the validity of CPD – and a new process which might actually work

Robin Hoyle, Learning and Development expert, explores the pains, the future and the true potential of Continuing Professional Development points.

By | 2017-09-26T13:17:47+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Categories: Learning & Development, L&D articles|

Why more ‘educators’ are needed in the L&D environment

L&D expert, Robin Hoyle argues the need for more ‘educators’ to become a part of the L&D environment.

By | 2017-10-10T10:17:17+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Learning & Development, L&D articles|

Will Artificial Intelligence send us hurtling towards ‘learning magnolia?’

What threat does increasing AI pose to learning and development? In this article Robin argues using algorithms to predict what people want or need actually reduces choice rather than expands it.

By | 2017-10-10T10:15:42+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Categories: Learning & Development, L&D articles|

Classroom training: Villain of L&D?

One of the key challenges faced by Learning and Development is the change in learning options. However do these changes in the L&D world have an effect on the importance of traditional classroom training? In this article Robin explores some great ways of maximising on the opportunities presented by classroom training.

Are we losing respect for learning expertise? L&D start the fight back

Learning and development practitioners have long traded on their expertise. But what if that expertise is no longer required or – even if more vital than ever – no longer valued?

Why is the UK not feeling the benefit of a better-qualified workforce?

Why L&D teams should look to challenge the way people are employed and managed within their organisations in order to make the difference we need to make.

By | 2017-10-10T10:34:07+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Categories: Learning & Development, L&D articles|

Learning lessons from Leicester City

It’s an old learning and training trope that we can use sporting metaphors to shed some light on organisational issues and skills development in particular but there are four reasons why I think that the success of Leicester City may have some wider resonance.

By | 2017-10-10T10:35:03+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Learning & Development, L&D articles|

Learning and Development – what’s the future?

Tony Hughes, CEO of Huthwaite International, and Robin Hoyle, writer and consultant in the field of Learning and Development and partner with Huthwaite, look at the current and future state of Learning and Development.

By | 2017-10-10T10:42:52+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|Categories: L&D video, Learning & Development|

Resolving to change behaviour and why culture matters

Behaviour change is tricky. We need to work on culture. The language, skills and behaviours we seek to implement will need to be in tune with the environment in which we want to see the change in behaviour implemented.

By | 2017-09-05T09:09:02+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Categories: Learning & Development, L&D articles|

Why effective coaching requires time, proper investment and specialist coaching skills

There is real evidence that investment in Coaching does improve performance results. However effective coaching requires time, proper investment, and specialist coaching skills. In a two part article Robin shares some of the difficulties and problems which can hinder effective coaching.

By | 2017-09-05T09:10:10+00:00 December 14th, 2015|Categories: Sales articles, Learning & Development, L&D articles|