Edtech platform for Welsh managers and leaders launches

Leadership and Management Wales has launched a new self-learning platform for Welsh managers and leaders.

The LMW Hub has been created to support busy professionals, providing them with access to leadership and management tools, resources, content and discussion.

It’s been designed to introduce best practice into the workplace and to help leaders make better decisions. The organisation believes that successful managers never stop learning.

Research claims that 85 per cent of employees learn by searching the web, and almost 70 per cent of business leaders and professionals read a weekly blog or article.

The idea here is that managers and leaders are busy yet are expected to keep their knowledge up-to-date. LMW provides a proactive, self-managed learning route for companies and individuals.

There are a range of resources being offered, including practical and bite-sized articles, videos, audio files, research and theory. All this content is curated by thought leaders from right around the world.

According to research from the organisation, most Welsh businesses want to develop their team’s management, but they struggle to find the time and money to implement training.

“The LMW Hub has been developed to help overcome these issues and to provide the tools and resources for managers to develop themselves.” said Jo Riley, director of Leadership & Management Wales.

“We know that managers find it difficult to fit learning into their busy working lives so the LMW Hub editorial team monitors the content published from over 300 world-leading sources including Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Business Insider and Entrepreneur.

“We pick the ‘best of the best’ for the LMW Hub, saving managers time and effort, plus we provide an Online Mentoring tool, helping managers make time for their professional development.”

A number of leading Welsh firms have already signed up to use the platform. These include Legal & General, British Gas, Sony, Arriva Train Wales, Aneurin Leisure and the University of South Wales Commercial Services.