There’s No One-Size-Fits-All in L&D Podcast

There’s No One-Size-Fits-All in L&D Podcast

Chairman of the Learning Technologies conference Donald H. Taylor joins Mehdi Tounsi, Senior Regional Director, Europe at OpenSesame for a discussion on the results of this year’s Global Sentiment Survey. Listen to this podcast series to get an understanding of this year’s digital learning trends and what the key differences are in different world regions and countries. You will also get tips and learn best practices for localising your learning programmes to drive better results globally.

More about the Global Sentiment Survey: 

The 2022 L&D Global Sentiment Survey asked the global HR and L&D community – “What will be hot in workplace learning in 2022?”

The L&D Global Sentiment Survey takes the pulse of the L&D community world-wide, annually. 

Participants are asked to choose what they think will be hot, not what should be hot. Each person votes for 3 of 15 options, presented in random order. There is, in addition, an ‘Other’ option. Aggregated, and examined over time, these answers provide a fascinating look at trends in what people in L&D are thinking. The survey is published each year in February.

This year’s L&D Global Sentiment Survey, now in its ninth year, attracted responses from thousands of respondents from 112 countries.

More about Donald H. Taylor:

Donald H. Taylor is a veteran in the fields of learning and development and learning technologies, with experience at every level from design and delivery to chairman of the board. 

A recognised commentator and thinker in the fields of workplace learning and supporting technologies, Donald is committed to helping develop the learning and development profession. From 2010 to 2021, he chaired the Learning and Performance Institute, where he continues to head the Advisory Board and Learning Professionals Network.

His work over more than 30 years in L&D ranges from training delivery to director and vice-president positions in software companies. Donald has been a company director and shareholder for three companies through start up, growth and acquisition. He now advises a number of EdTech start-ups, and works with Emerge Education, a European seed fund focused on start-ups in this field.

He is a graduate of Oxford University and in 2016 was awarded an honorary doctorate by Middlesex University in recognition of his work developing the L&D profession.For more information visit

Episode Details

Episode 1: What’s hot in L&D in 2022 and how it differs from one region to another (25 min)

Highlights the most important trends in workplace learning and the key differences from one world region to another.

Episode 2: Focus on specific countries (26 min)

How do the Global Sentiment Survey results differ between countries and how they have changed over time.

Episode 3: Localisation IS NOT translation (35 min)

How to make sure your content resonates with audiences in different countries and how to avoid pitfalls.

Featuring Mehdi Tounsi and Donald H. Taylor

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Learning and Development Global Sentiment Survey