In our second LIVE episode, Ross Garner and Owen Ferguson pitched up on the first night of the CIPD Learning and Development Show to ask: What is the state of our profession in 2018?

We tackled this question in front of a live audience of L&D professionals, with special guests Andy Lancaster from CIPD; Jo Cook from Training Journal; and Phil Willcox from Emotion at Work.

Show notes

The CIPD ‘UK Working Lives’ survey for 2018 is available at:

CIPD’s joint research with Towards Maturity, ‘Driving the New Learning Organisation’, is:

Overton, L. (2017). Driving the new learning organisation. Training & Development44(4), 9, available at:

Jo summarised her ideas in a couple of blog posts for Training Journal. Part 1 is at:

Part 2 is at:

She also referenced LinkedIn Learning’s ‘2017 Workplace Learning Report’:

And Leo’s ‘Measuring the Business Impact of Learning – 2018 Survey Results’:

The papers Owen cited were:

Gal, D., & Rucker, D. (2017). The Loss of Loss Aversion: Will It Loom Larger Than Its Gain?, available at:

Yechiam, E. (2018). Acceptable losses: the debatable origins of loss aversion. Psychological research, 1-13, available at:

Jeff Bezos’ letter to shareowners is online at:

Marni from Google referenced a paper on the ‘hidden curriculum in digital education’:

Edwards, R. (2015). Software and the hidden curriculum in digital education. Pedagogy, Culture & Society23(2), 265-279, available at:

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If you want to share your thoughts on the show, you can tweet us at @RossGarnerGP and @OwenFerguson, or @GoodPractice and @GoodPracticeAus.

Our guests can be found @AndyLancasterUK, @LightbulbJo and @PhilWillcox.