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Monday, October 29, 2012

LPI launch capability map for the learning sector

The Learning and Performance Institute has launched a capability map which will help provide a clear definition of skill sets applicable to learning professionals.

For individuals working within workplace learning, the map will provide a way to self assess skills across nine categories and against 27 pre-defined skills. Users are then able to create a personalised profile report which provides an overview of their current skills across four competency levels.

The profile reports generated by the capability map will prove invaluable for recruiters looking to identify skills associated with specific L&D roles. The map also aims to create a common language for skills and personal development for workplace learning professionals.

Nick Bate, director of L&D recruitment specialist, Blue Eskimo said: "I think that the LPI capability map is a very useful foundation to benchmarking competencies within the learning/L&D arena. From a recruitment perspective I believe it will help Blue Eskimo more effectively gauge candidate skills in the real world and align these to relevant job opportunities that we are recruiting for."

The map has been in development for more than a year, and Jane Hart, founder of the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies is one of many contributors to the map and believes it will help users recognise a new wave of L&D skills: "As we move into a new era of workplace learning, learning professionals will need a range of new competencies and skills. The new LPI capability map will therefore provide a useful framework to help those in the profession understand what is required to become a competent practitioner," she said.

Craig Yetter, director of enterprise learning strategy at GlaxoSmithKline was one of the first people to review the map. He said: "Having a sound learning capability map will allow organisations to drive consistency in learning and segment the many roles in learning to provide focus and opportunities for career growth either from within the learning function or as a secondment for leaders looking to expand their knowledge in this area."

For more information on the capability map, click here

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