Mind Tools L&D Podcast

Every week, join hosts Gemma Towersey, Ross Dickie, Owen Ferguson and Ross Garner as we discuss all things work, performance and learning.

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Episode 329 — No budget? No problem!

    With inflation high, and high profile redundancies hitting the headlines, L&D is once again under pressure to demonstrate the value it offers and to have an impact in our organisations. So what can you do if your budget is slashed?

    This week on The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, David James shares his experiences of managing the L&D team at The Walt Disney Company during the 2008 financial crisis. David is the Chief Learning Officer at 360Learning and host of The Learning & Development Podcast, and joins Ross G and Owen to discuss:

    • the impact that recessions and cost savings typically have on L&D

    • actions you can take when budgets are tight

    • how the lessons of 2008 can be applied today.

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For over five years, The Mind Tools L&D Podcast (formerly The Good Practice Podcast), has been a must-listen for anyone working in HR or L&D. It’s an open, supportive, and accessible spaces to debate the world of work, with its mix of expert insights and good humor.

Each week, we talk to special guests, industry leaders, practitioners, and authors to tackle the big questions facing our organizations. We also review the latest theories and share experiences, backed up by learning and performance insights.

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