There is a huge gap to fill when it comes to knowledge of learning and training.

The figures of large research institutions don’t lie. The skills gap is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030. Companies worldwide will experience a skills shortage. For training providers, this brings rich opportunities.

There is a big gap to fill when it comes to expertise in the field of quality learning and training. Or better yet, a huge opportunity to help people learn new skills.

So maximising the effectiveness of your training is crucial. As a trainer, how can you best deal with a gap of this magnitude? In this guide, we delve deeper into the subject to find answers that will help you understand what’s going on. We also talked to our network and asked a few ‘Learning Rockstars’ about their vision on the topic.

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The learning rockstars

Dani Johnson
Co-founder and Principal analyst at RedThread Research, Salt Lake City.

Employees want to move around the company for career development. Focus on skills helps to support mobility because they make it possible to see how much overlap there are between jobs, what skills need to be developed to move, etc.

Mirjam Neelen
Head of Global Learning Design & Learning Science at Novartis, Ireland

Needs within the organisation change, and we want to become more data-driven in knowing where needs change. The change of needs has always been there but the ‘hype’ around skills now puts everything skills-related at the centre of attention, which is an opportunity for L&D departments.

Raf Seymus
Founder and CEO of Stellar Labs, Belgium

There is a lot of ‘edutainment’ delivered; training that is fun but not effective. This often is the elephant in the room that nobody wants to talk about. Training providers or should very know how learning really works and use an evidence-based approach to create their offerings.

Simon Wallis
L&D Professional at Newtyne Consultancy and Training, Scotland

’In this fast-moving world, training providers should find a way to be(come) agile, constantly scanning what is going on and then take a moment to step back to see how they can really add value. What you deliver doesn’t have to be perfect, as long as it is on time, and build from there.