When I opened up the blog for new voices in L&D, I wasn’t sure who might accept. I am delighted that Ashton Massey asked to be involved. She’s very new to the world of corporate learning, and corporate life at all! Her piece below is full of enthusiasm and I am here for it.
I don’t edit or amend the pieces being written for me. I’m not an editor, and that’s not something that matters for the purposes of this series. Each piece is submitted in the author’s own writing style.
You can connect with Ashton on LinkedIn.
I am a 17 year old Talent & Development Coordinator. I have been working in L&D since August 2018, being fortunate enough to come straight out of school to complete an apprenticeship with an award winning Learning & Development Team at Westcoast Ltd. I then continued on to gain more responsibility, becoming a permanent employee and going on to study the CIPD Level 3 Learning & Development Certificate to gain the skills & confidence to become a facilitator being determined to continue growing in my role.
Learning & Development for me is giving employees the opportunity to explore, engage & challenge. I see it as a chance to change lives & situations, during my time in L&D I have seen management grow, directors explore and take leaps of faith with our team. It has helped change & develop my own perspectives on life.
This is the key! I see change every day with all the tasks we implement in the business. Learning & development changes skills, people, processes, cultures and businesses. Change needs to be embraced and understood to ensure it is successful. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of your change will enhance your chances of accomplishing your goal.
What will you change? Use a past learning today to change something!
Learning is powerful. Learning is strength. Learning is needed.
My goal: continue to change, grow & challenge myself throughout my career and my life