Developing A Digital Mindset With Myles Runham

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Published Mar 29, 2021, 11:00 PM

The digital skills gap within L&D has been called out as one of only 4 areas that could be critically holding back organisations and unless we recognise this and develop ourselves then we’ll continue to be part of the problem rather than those at the forefront of addressing it. In this episode, we discuss the difference between what L&D perceive to be digital and the opportunity that it actually presents.


  • Having the right mind-set is a prerequisite of success. You can't succeed in digital initiatives without a good mindset as it limits your chances.
  • L&D has taken a long time to warm to themes of remote development, but this thawing of attitudes has been greatly sped up by the impact of lockdown. Remote is now seen as the norm, and so L&D has begun to fully embrace the possibilities.
  • We do not necessarily make the most of the connection theme. We tend to think of it as being connected to a system, or connected to an instructor, but while they are important, this is limiting.
  • It is incumbent upon us to measure success not in the number of clicks or downloads of software, but the success and penetration of ideas and learning.


'Part of it's about how you organise. Part of it's about how you take decisions'

'L&D is starting to warm to these themes now'

'It's been a huge area of growth, and I don't think it's going to stop'

'These are themes from my working history that I still think are very valid'


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Myles is an experienced consultant, senior manager and general manager of online and digital business in the private and public sector. He has a particular depth of experience in digital transformation, leading the development of digital and online learning and products in the corporate and education worlds with extensive experience of digital learning strategy, managing implementation and digital product strategy and design.

You can follow and connect with Myles via:


Twitter: @MylesRun



David James

David has been a People Development professional for more than 20 years, most notably as Director of Talent, Learning & OD for The Walt Disney Company across Europe, the Middle East & Africa.

As well as being the Chief Learning Strategist at Looop, David is a prominent writer and speaker on topics around modern and digital L&D as well as an active member of the CIPD L&D Advisory Board.


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