David Hayden

Digital Learning Portfolio Manager, CIPD

David is a Digital Learning Portfolio Manager working in the CIPD’s Learning Team. He leads on the design and delivery of a number of L&D focused products, along with facilitating events for a range of clients.

David began his L&D career after taking responsibility for three Youth Trainees in 1988 as an Operations Manager. He has since worked and headed up, a number of corporate L&D teams and HR functions. David’s background has been in distribution, retail, financial and public sector. He was Chair of the South Yorkshire CIPD Branch from 2012 for two years before joining the CIPD as an employee in 2014. David also has a background in Lean and has worked as a Lean Engineer in a number of manufacturing and food organisations. Passionate about learning and exploiting all aspects of CPD, David’s style is participative and inclusive. He has just completed a Masters in Online and Distance Education. In 2019 he was one of the co-authors of the 4th Edition of “Learning and Development Practice in the Workplace” and he writes the CIPDs L&D factsheets