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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP VOLUME 35 / NUMBER 10 SEPTEMBER 2018
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I know – but there’s something about back to school
season that adds a little extra zest to the pursuit.
That’s why we chose September for our Learning &
Development Issue. In these pages, you’ll find an unparalleled slate
of experts exploring the seismic shifts in the world of L&D.
In our cover story on page 14, you will read about how multi-platform
delivery is creating more meaningful experiences for
employees – and how leading organizations are measuring the link
between learning and performance.
You’ll also find some more legal musings on the now-imminent
legalization of cannabis on page 31; discussion on disruptive exec-utive
search strategies, page 23; and on page 25, you find tips on
using design thinking to optimize employee experience.
I hope this issue sparks some thought and discussion around
the evolution of learning and development in a climate where pro-fessional
development budgets are often tight. With innovative
ideas like those our experts discuss this month, we can keep creat-ing
learning experiences that will set our organizations apart from
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