Developing As An HRD Professional
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In this final episode of the second season of HRD Masterclass, Darren Short reflects back on what we’ve learned about the work of HRD professionals, supported by extracts taken from some of the 35 conversations featured in the season. Darren also spotlights a few conversations that he finds himself revisiting over and over again.

During the episode, Darren explores:

  • Lessons learned about the nature of HRD work and how that’s changing.
  • Lessons learned about the challenge for HRD professionals of staying relevant in a changing workplace.
  • Lessons learned about the opportunities for HRD professionals to find their voice and enable the voices of others.
  • Lessons learned about the challenge for HRD professionals of improving HRD so as to increase and demonstrate impact.
  • Lessons learned about the importance of HRD professionals partnering with others.
  • Lessons learned about what this all means for the knowledge, skills, and qualities of HRD professionals.

For full details on the HRD Masterclass series, visit For more information on the Academy of Human Resource Development, visit - by being a member of AHRD, you can access bonus materials not included in this first series.

This episode is sponsored by: Interpretive Simulations - find out about their services and their HRManagement simulation at; and by Stylus Publishing, publisher of The Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education, 2020 - visit them at

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