In this course we discuss how to make the strategic connections between the organization’s business strategy and its learning and development strategy. We begin with a review of how linking L&D processes effectively to support the organization can drive strategic value.

We then discuss how to develop L&D’s influence at the senior level in the organization and transform the L&D function’s effectiveness.  Then we work through the key aspects of L&D strategy from identifying organization needs and priorities and defining situation specific, integrated L&D strategies that drive value for organizations in key areas.  This is followed by an exploration of how to approach the execution of the L&D strategy. 

This course serves Learning and Development professionals who need to develop their strategic thinking and translating their learning into practical plans for implementing an L&D strategy in the workplace.  Key Concepts: Learning and Development, Learning and Development Strategy, Strategic Thinking, Integrated Learning and Development, Strategic Value

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the key L&D issues and external/internal strategic context for organizations 
  • Explore the key steps to developing an effective L&D Strategy that is suitable for the organization
  • Discover situation specific integrated L&D strategies that drive value for organizations in key areas.
  • Recognize the activities required to translate learning into practical plans to implement the L&D Strategy in the workplace.
Last updated/reviewed: August 16, 2023
3 Reviews (5 ratings)


Anonymous Author
This course provided a comprehensive overview of creating a robust and effective learning and development strategy. With recruiting and retention at the forefront for many organizations in today's competitive business climate, the content presented was extremely relevant and insightful.

Anonymous Author
This course is packed with applicable content but is a bit hard to follow due to wordiness and consistent use of theoretical terminology.

Anonymous Author
A well paced webinar on Learning and Development and the impact of this regarding how to produce a strategy

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Developing a Learning and Development Strategy11:31
  Key L&D Issues11:25
  Developing an Effective L&D Strategy12:07
  The Learning and Development Cycle15:41
  Situation Specific Integrated L&D strategies12:26
  The Third Dimension9:58
  Translating Learning into Practical Plans8:37
  Developing a Learning and Development Strategy1:29:45
Supporting Materials
  Slides: Developing a Learning and Development StrategyPDF
  Developing a Learning and Development Strategy Glossary/IndexPDF