Learning and Development (L&D)

In a business environment, any training or education that takes place is the responsibility of the learning and development function. Very often this is taken care of by the HR department. Every employee should have a learning 'journey', which involves a series of end goals each split into milestones that essentially make up the route to promotion to the next stage of their professional development. This is the employee's professional development plan, and learning new skills facilitates each move to the next stage above.