TalentLearning & DevelopmentThe UK Cabinet Office’s Daniel Okin on effective L&D strategy

The UK Cabinet Office's Daniel Okin on effective L&D strategy

The organisation's head of learning and development (contract management) details key L&D strategy issues and outcomes in the time ahead.

During recent times, organisations across the world have strategised to ensure maximum efficiency and effective practices, and the UK government is no exception.

In his role as the head of learning and development for contract management at the UK Cabinet Office, Daniel Okin is responsible for a massive L&D strategy and implementation programme, which entails upskilling tens of thousands of contract managers and making savings worth hundreds of millions of pounds.

Joining us for the latest HRD Live Podcast, Daniel outlines his work at the UK Cabinet Office and what he’s found to be some of the key L&D issues and outcomes. For instance, the rise of digitisation in L&D, which has implications for interpersonal relationships, experiential teaching, and key metrics.

Daniel states that recent unstable conditions have forced organisations to take a more ‘sensible’ approach to employees’ work-life balance, and that professionals could be keen to return to offices after a long period of remote working.

Additionally, Daniel highlights how professionals from different backgrounds may differently adapt to changing working conditions, from people with caring responsibilities to new starters in an organisation.

Check out the podcast to hear exclusive insights on:

1.02 – Driving an ambitious agenda in the UK Cabinet Office

2:28 – How the nature of L&D strategy has changed due to the recent pandemic

3.33 – Digitisation as a key undertaking today

4.40 – “How do you maintain engagement in a virtual setting?”

6.27 – Embedding experiential elements teaching practices

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8.42 – Assessing capabilities in the most accurate manner

10.50 – Building customer loyalty in L&D strategy

12.58 – Organisations reconsidering the work-life balance

13.40 – Professionals influencing future ways of working

18.30 – Attending to different professional needs in L&D strategy

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