Learning development attracts individuals from wide ranging professional and academic backgrounds. Whilst this diversity provides a rich knowledge source and potential for sharing skills and practice, CPD opportunities for learning developers are often limited.
To address this challenge, ScotELAs has developed a mentoring scheme which provides the opportunity for learning developers to a) learn from each other’s skills and experience and b) gain recognition for either engaging in new learning as a mentee or fostering learning in the profession as a mentor.
This initiative will also be important for new learning developers who are growing into their role. A more experienced mentor can help them to navigate this emerging discipline.