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The world of learning technologies
Perspective and insights from the annual Learning Technologies Conference and Exhibition event at ExCeL London. Learning Technologies is Europe’s leading showcase of organisational learning and...Read more
Curiosity in a chaotic world
In a world of change and chaos, HPC’s Kevin Hannigan explores how curiosity might see us through. Looking at where the world is now, it is hard not to think that it is in chaos. Unprecedented...Read more
The impact of technology adoption in L&D
When it comes to the use of technology in L&D, what does that refer to? How broad are we speaking? And how does it impact on the ground and strategically for the ever-changing workforce? ...Read more
HPC & Aon Early Careers Programmes in Ireland Report
HPC, in collaboration with Aon, has produced a research report that offers key insights into the challenges facing employers who want to nurture early careers talent within their organisation. ...Read more
IITD & HPC Sunday Times Article
Evolving with the times: learning and development for a world of flux. This was the focus of a Sunday Times Article on 6 November 2022, ahead of HPC’s sponsorship of the IITD Annual Conference....Read more
How team culture and dynamics can influence employee wellbeing
The importance of team culture and dynamics and why they should be at the heart of any leader’s outlook on employee wellbeing. Meeting free days, click send later, walking meetings and a...Read more
Ahead of a fast-changing future, leaders need to bring their teams back together – with purpose, energy and through fostering a sense of belonging. Through his work of helping organisations...Read more
Waving goodbye to an outdated way of working
When it comes to the world of work, we’ve been doing the same old same old for a long time. And it’s served us well. But the pandemic has shown there is a different, perhaps better way of...Read more
Aligning Graduate Programmes with Organisational Culture
During our recent sponsorship of gradireland’s Breakfast Masterclass, HPC’s Head of Talent Consulting, Kevin Hannigan addressed the topic of ‘Aligning your graduate programme with your...Read more
Break the Bias – IWD 2022
In celebration and support of International Women’s Day 2022, a number of colleagues and contacts crossed their arms to show solidarity in support of this year’s theme of #BreakTheBias. ...Read more
Creating a culture of belonging
Creating a culture of belonging. What exactly does it mean? How is it defined? What stage are organisations at? What challenges lie ahead? HPC recently held a virtual roundtable discussion...Read more
LPI finalists in two categories
HPC has been nominated for two prestigious awards at this year’s Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) Learning Awards for its work with ESB, the largest generator and supplier of electricity...Read more
Q&A with Fiona Claridge
HPC Client Director, Fiona Claridge shares some views in advance of HPC’s sponsorship of the Irish Institute of Training & Development (IITD) Masterclass, // Leading Learning in a Changed World...Read more
HPC Blended Learning Report
HPC’s Blended Learning Report Examines and provides insights into how the Covid-19 Pandemic has affected Learning and Development Teams and the work they do....Read more
Nudge theory’s role in L&D
HPC’s Kevin Hannigan reflects on how small nudges can drive large-scale behavioural change and help produce metrics that convince senior management that L&D’s work is producing effective...Read more
The power of culture in the future of work
HPC’s Justin Kinnear reflects on the importance of culture – its place in organisations, culture’s response to Covid and the part it has to play in the return to work. First and...Read more
Maximising Business Development in Post-Pandemic Times
Slowing Down to Speed up – As we slowly emerge from the pandemic, sales teams cannot conduct business-as-usual. HPC’s Paul Irvine presents this as an opportunity for sales and business...Read more
Anticipating the Future of Work post COVID-19 // Part Two
Part Two: Who is responsible for the shift to hybrid working? As organisations share their ‘return to office’ plans with employees, HPC’s Head of Research, Justin Kinnear asks...Read more
Anticipating the Future of Work post COVID-19 // Part One
Part One: The myths, corporate commitment and government perspectives HPC’s Head of Research, Justin Kinnear explores the myths, corporate commitment and government perspectives surrounding...Read more
‘Re-launching’ a team through Team Coaching
HPC Executive and Team Coach, Barry O’Sullivan explores some of the factors that impact team effectiveness and how team coaching can play a role in ‘re-launching’ a team and powering...Read more
Where is Coaching now?
We asked some of our coaches for their observations on the importance of coaching for individuals and teams as they enter a hybrid working environment and how well companies capture and communicate...Read more
Have coaching issues changed during Covid-19?
HPC Executive Coach, Tom Armstrong argues that despite the huge changes experienced during lockdown and home working, for most people, core obstacles, challenges and opportunities haven’t changed...Read more
Reflections on IWD 2021
In celebration and support of International Women’s Day 2021, we wanted to share the personal and professional views of our colleagues, clients and contacts on diversity and inclusion. The...Read more
Taking Time to Reflect
A study conducted at Harvard Business School found that a daily 15-minute habit can increase your productivity and effectiveness. The daily habit is as simple as they come – making time every...Read more
Away Days in a Virtual World
Once upon a time (or at least before the pandemic), the Away Day was at least an annual occurrence and sometimes more than that. A chance to connect with your colleagues who you didn’t see on a...Read more
Maximising Graduate Engagement in a Virtual World
You have spent the time building your Employer Brand, spent years assiduously cultivating your profile on social media and have carefully recruited the graduates who you believe will become the...Read more
Recognising the Signs of Risk Facing Leaders Today
We are heading into the New Year with more COVID-19 measures in place in Ireland. What are some of the risk factors facing leaders in organisations in Ireland? With each additional month that...Read more
Five Ways to Accelerate Trust in a Virtual World
Recent research from the University of Bath shows that trust in leaders remained high during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. As we enter the next phase of living and working alongside...Read more
Reinvigorate Your Team by Doing This One Thing
This juncture in the COVID-19 pandemic marks a milestone moment. If the past six months were about coping with the onslaught of a global pandemic, for most of us, the next six are about...Read more
Start with Why – The Most Important Question for Learning Professionals
Amidst all of the focus on virtual delivery since the emergence of Covid 19, we run the risk of losing sight of the most important question we need to ask as Learning Professionals – Why are we...Read more
The Myth of 10,000 Hours – Practice Doesn’t Always Make Perfect
Much has been written in the last number of years of how 10,000 hours of practice can confer expertise. If this is true, then any of us should be able to become an expert at anything with enough...Read more
Planning Development for an Uncertain Future
What is the best way for OD professionals to plan when it’s so difficult to anticipate the future right now? Planning and implementing change programmes is one of the pillars of...Read more
Lockdown Learning: What We’ve Learnt as a Team
In truth, we had no idea at first exactly how our clients would be affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, no more than many of them knew themselves. In these unchartered waters, one thing was clear,...Read more
The Meaning of Management post-Pandemic
Will “management” mean something different after the pandemic? It’s already different. According to numerous reports, managerial practices have already evolved throughout this...Read more
Three Strategies to Work Through a Pandemic
This global disaster is bringing out something different in each of us. While business leaders expedite crisis management, working parents channel their inner pedagogue. Elsewhere,...Read more
HPC’s continued support through Covid-19
A message from David Storrs As we all start to get over the shock of recent weeks and start to look forward, I thought it would help to share where we are in HPC and the direction we are...Read more
Purpose – A Living, Breathing Thing
‘Purpose is an ever-evolving process that touches everyone’, HPC’s John Hill explores the meaning of purpose, and how having purpose challenges and empowers people and teams within...Read more
The Changing Shape of L&D
In a world of technological advances, Justin Kinnear explores how AI might impact L&D. Technology as a negative force Humans have a long history of suspicion toward new technologies....Read more
The Power of Digital Tools as Enablers of Learning
If Learning and Development is to deliver on the agenda of the C-Suite, it needs to ensure that it is supporting the development of new behaviours and new capabilities. But 20 years on from the...Read more
EMCC 2019 Annual Conference Insights
hpc’s Tom Armstrong’s shares his perspectives of the EMCC 25th Annual Coaching, Mentoring and Supervision Conference 2019 The European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) recently held...Read more
Internal Consulting Skills for L&D Professionals
A recent hpc, IITD and TLS collaboration to deliver Consulting Skills to L&D Professionals “The new realities where organisations operate in highly dynamic external environments and have to be...Read more
The Future of Collaborating with L&D Professionals
HPC’s Yvonne Farrell shares some of her Insights into the changing world of L&D Yvonne is passionate about her work and contribution to developments and strategic drivers within the L&D...Read more
Facilitator Focus on Deirdre Foley: A Positive and Active Mindset
In a world of personal busyness, family focus and client commitments, HPC’s Deirdre Foley believes that a positive and active mindset is key to her restoring balance and achieving performance....Read more
A Recognition of Trust; America’s Top Thought Leaders in Trust
Bob Lee’s expertise lies in how and why the world’s best employers use great workplace cultures to drive competitive advantage. Utilising his knowledge and harnessing it as a facilitator for HPC...Read more
Growing our Team and Delivering more Value and Strength
HPC has created a culture in which creative and innovative minds meet; where our people add their own unique value to our team and create a profound and positive impact on the clients they work with....Read more
High Performance Learning Journey: Lessons from Thought Leaders
For the past 40 years, Dr. Robert Brinkerhoff has been recognised internationally as one of the leading authorities on learning effectiveness and the evaluation of learning impact. Creator of the...Read more
Five Lessons we can Learn from Other Professionals
hpc’s Kevin Hannigan explores why Learning and Development Professionals should look to other professions for insights into how they might transform their practice. Last year’s IITD conference...Read more
What does this have to do with me? Making values real
If you really want to get value from your core values, you need them to resonate across the organisation. They can’t be just aspirational, beautifully crafted words in an annual report, or an...Read more
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