In May 2010 we teamed up with The Learning Sanctuary to produce the first UK Learning Trends Index. The aim of the survey is to help learning and development professionals stay up-to-date with the state of the industry and the issues their peers are facing. (We’re about to rerun the survey during November and if you’d like to be on the mailing list to take part and receive the survey results please email with the heading ‘LTI survey’.)

The overall impression from the survey is a positive one, with learning and development (L&D) professionals appearing confident about the comingsix months. It is worth noting, however, that responses from the private sector were more positive than their public sector colleagues.

While the survey showed that UK learning professionals are largely optimistic about the future, looking at the results from a wider perspective suggests that the L&D community is not fully aligned with senior organisational managers nor international sentiment. As a result, we have developed a checklist that L&D professionals should consider when developing their plans and strategy.

The UK Learning Trends Index findings can be summarised in terms of:

1. Resources, impact and perception
2. Efficiency, approaches and the embracing technology
3. Focus

In the attached report we follow up on the original survey to present an international perspective on the key results from the UK Learning Trends Index. Download the full version of the report.

To see the original survey results read: GoodPractice Learning Trends Index