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Your First Steps in Learning & Development

Step-by-step guide to help you hit the ground running in your brand new L&D role!

Congratulations on your new Learning & Development role! 
Now what?

We know you’re excited to get started, but it can be overwhelming at first. 

That’s why we created this workbook for new L&D professionals like yourself with useful tips and tricks that will help you hit the ground running. It will help guide you through your first few weeks in the role so that you can start off on the right foot and excel in your new position.

With this workbook you’ll learn how to



Discuss and listen to what is happening in the business and the Learning and Development team



Develop assumptions and build some plans for the future - both yours and that of the L&D function



Make some quick wins happen and gain momentum with all your key Learning and Development stakeholders



Measure what is your success and check that what you do is still relevant

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A proper start will set the pace for everything! 

This workbook will help you with:

✔ Step-by-step instructions

✔ Conversation guides with key L&D stakeholders

✔ Editable planners, checklists and templates

✔ Expert advice who have walked in your shoes before

✔ Practical exercises and a pinch of inspiration!

Hello! We are The L&D Academy.

We are L&D experts and educators. 

At the Academy, we are passionate about helping individuals like you become experts and grow in their L&D careers. We have the tools, knowledge, and know-how to help you get to your dream job.

And we can’t wait for you to join us!

In The L&D Academy you will discover online video lessons, community support, live events, and more resources than you can count!


You deserve success in your new L&D role!

Let us guide you towards it!

There is no need to re-invent the wheel - just skip to the good part! 

We've put together a collection of templates, checklists, guides and workbooks to help you get quick results from your efforts.


Just download our templates, customise them with your own branding and hit the ground running!

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