In 2021, working with
LinkedIn, CarringtonCrisp published a report examining the future of lifelong
and executive education, discovering the rapid adoption of online learning
among both employers and employees. Yet
the world moves quickly and what was right then, may not be now.
the depths of a pandemic which had forced almost all organisations to rapidly
digitise their businesses, moving to online learning was a natural next
step. And, for some, it offered
considerable cost savings, greater flexibility and an opportunity to access
learning brands that had previously seemed out of reach.
COVID is very much in the background. Instead, we live in a world racked by
geopolitical tensions and economic uncertainty, a world where AI is at the
heart of so many conversations, and a world where many employers struggle to
recruit sufficient skilled staff to deliver their products and services.
of the big learning technology businesses are laying off thousands of workers,
yet at the same time investment continues to flow into edtech start-ups around
the world. Consulting companies continue
to build learning provision to extend the scope of their offers. Even a bank
has a learning platform open to all. For some building a brand is as important as
building quality and impactful learning experiences.
So what is the future
of lifelong and executive education? How
will work change? What will employers
want? How will employees want to learn? And what part can business schools play in
the landscape of lifelong and executive education?
In late September,
CarringtonCrisp will start work on the second study of ‘The future of lifelong
and executive education’. With a global
survey of 10,000 learners and 1,000 employers, corporate interviews and desk research,
the study will provide detailed insights into the current state of the market
and future developments. Each
participating school will receive:
- A detailed report
covering all aspects of the research - surveys, interviews and desk
- Insights on the
specific positioning of their school in the executive education and
lifelong learning marketplace;
data sets detailing the findings from the total survey sample and splits
based on a variety of metrics such as location, age of learners, size of
company, etc, and
school presentations of the findings to allow detailed discussion of what
the results mean for your school.
For details of
how to take part, please contact Andrew Crisp at CarringtonCrisp at