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Valuing learning from beyond the organisation

Who said all professional learning and development needs to come from inside the organisation? Learn how external learning can support your employees and organisation.

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L&D strategist

You’ll learn how to:

  • define an approach to learning and development that values learning beyond the organisation
  • explore tools to facilitate such an approach
  • identify opportunities to encourage learning beyond the organisation.

About this course

Course length: 60-90 minutes

Delivery: Online, self-directed

Suitable for: People professionals and L&D strategists.


This course is included as part of the Core Learning Subscription.‚Äč

What to expect from this ‘valuing learning from beyond the organisation’ course

This short course introduces a learning and development (L&D) approach that acknowledges and values skills, knowledge and behaviours from external sources.

You'll explore the concept of embracing external learning to aid and enhance an organisation’s learning strategy and culture. You’ll develop the tools and knowledge to facilitate this approach and feel equipped to support opportunities for individuals and the organisation.

What you’ll need to do on this course

This bite-sized training consists of written, video and interactive content. You can work through the content at your own pace. At the end, you can test your understanding with a brief knowledge check. This is not a formal assessment; you can repeat it several times to help reinforce your learning.

What you’ll get on this course

Taking part in this course gives you access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 12 months. Here, you can access your course content together with other valuable resources and tools. When you finish your course, you can enjoy an additional 12 months of access to other resources on the Learning Hub.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this ‘valuing learning from beyond the organisation’ course, you’ll be able to:

  • answer the question, ‘How does learning and development add value to an organisation from an external source?’
  • explain the concept and the approach of embracing learning beyond the organisation
  • use tools to facilitate this learning and development approach
  • support opportunities that encourage learning from beyond the organisation.

Team bookings

Interested in booking this course for your team? We offer group bookings solutions for teams of four or more people.

When your teams learn with the CIPD, they get direct access to the latest professional research and insights.

And through courses co-created with industry thought leaders and practitioners, they’ll build the skills and confidence they need to inspire action, influence change and drive business value.

We offer a wide range of Learning and Development solutions to suit employees at every level – whether in HR, L&D, OD or wider people management.