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The Business of Learning

English, Finance, 69 seasons, 93 episodes, 2 days, 3 hours, 11 minutes
The Business of Learning is produced by the team at, and focuses on the intersection of business performance and human capital development. Our guests are experts and innovators in organizational learning and development, and we highlight original research on trends and best practices in corporate training.
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The Business of Learning, Bonus Episode: AI in L&D — 5 Things You Need to Know

Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) are impacting nearly every industry, including learning and development (L&D). With all the hype around AI, it makes sense that L&D professionals have some questions: How will AI impact the learning leader's role? How can it be used to make their jobs easier? How will it shape the future of corporate training as a whole?  Training Industry’s CEO, Ken Taylor, and Dr. Tom Whelan, director of research, recently sat down to discuss how AI is bringing both challenges and opportunities to the L&D field. Their conversation offers greater clarity for learning leaders around the future of L&D in the age of AI. In this episode, we outline five things you need to know, as a learning leader, about AI and its potential to impact corporate training as we know it.
9/21/202327 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Business of Learning, Episode 37: Reflecting on 2020 and Planning for 2021

2020 was a whirlwind. L&D was hard at work helping organizations navigate the coronavirus’ impact on businesses across industries, whether by rolling out a new health and safety course or shifting in-person programs online. As we begin a new year, we spoke with Tiffany Poeppelman, director of LinkedIn’s business leadership program, and Amy Contreras, head of L&D at Uber Freight, to reflect on the learning trends we saw in 2020 and what to expect in 2021.    Listen now to learn more on:  The rise of remote learning.  2020 L&D trends that are here to stay.  The skills leaders need to develop successful teams in 2021.
1/25/202139 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Business of Learning, Episode 36: L&D's Role in Change Management

2020 has been a year marked by change, with the coronavirus pandemic disrupting both our personal and professional lives. To keep pace, organizations have had to shift many business operations on the fly, and learning leaders have proved paramount in helping them do so. To learn more about learning and development (L&D)’s role in change management, we spoke with Loren Sanders, enterprise manager of L&D at CVS Health, and Scott Nutter, who retired last month after working with Delta Airlines for 22 years managing its pilot training programs, and who now owns Touch ‘n Go Solutions. Listen now to learn: What it looks like when an organization can navigate change well. How L&D can leverage what it already does well to support change management. How to train successful change leaders.
12/28/202027 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Business of Learning, Episode 35: 15 Years in the Training Industry: Taking Stock and Looking Forward

The learning and development (L&D) field moves at a fast pace, as societal shifts and emerging technologies continue to impact the business of learning. In honor of Training Industry’s 15-year anniversary, we spoke with Ken Taylor, president and editor-in-chief at Training Industry, to reflect on what’s changed over the last decade and a half and what to expect in the future of the corporate training.
11/30/202025 minutes, 8 seconds