Beth Pipe, FCIPD

Learning & Development Specialist/Director, OnLive Learning
Beth is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD) and has spent over 25 years specialising in Learning and Development. During that time she has worked across a broad variety of different industries and has, for the past 15 years, worked closely with a number of well known law firms; this has involved putting in to place systems and structures to encourage, enable and track the effectiveness of learning activities. 

Adept at face to face course delivery, and always enjoying excellent feedback, Beth is also accomplished at online delivery and created OnLive Learning in response to the challenges presented by the 2020 Covid-19 restrictions.

Beth has written extensively for LexisNexis on subjects such as Performance Management, Managing Change and Stress Management.

Away from her training delivery she is a published author writing about local history, hiking, wildlife and the outdoors and is currently working on her eleventh book. She is also an experienced radio presenter hosting two shows each week on Lake District Radio.
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Annual long-form L&D planning workflow—medium to large firms
Practice notes

This Precedent Annual long-form L&D planning workflow—medium to large firms, produced in partnership with Beth Pipe of Bellis Learning Solutions Ltd, will help you navigate our L&D planning Precedents.

Annual short-form L&D planning workflow—small to medium firms
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This Precedent Annual short-form L&D planning workflow, produced in partnership with Beth Pipe of Bellis Learning Solutions Ltd, will help you navigate our L&D planning Precedents.

Approaches to delivering learning and development for in–house lawyers
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This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Beth Pipe of Bellis Learning Solutions Ltd, provides guidance for in-house lawyers on different approaches to delivering learning and development (L&D), and covers factors to consider when selecting learning methods and learning styles.

Approaches to delivering learning and development—L&D
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This Practice Note provides guidance on different approaches to delivering learning and development (L&D) and covers: factors to consider when selecting learning methods; learning methods, and; learning styles.

Building a professional social media brand
Practice notes

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Beth Pipe of Bellis Learning Solutions, will help you to create a social media presence which works for you and your organisation.

Building the business case for learning and development
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This Practice Note provides guidance on building the business case for L&D. L&D represents a significant investment for any firm. With so many potential solutions on offer, it is essential to establish the business case for any planned L&D activities to demonstrate its contribution to the bottom line.

Conducting an appraisal meeting
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This Practice Note is intended for law firms. It provides information about conducting an appraisal meeting. The essence of any performance management is the relationship between employee and manager. Both should know what needs to be done to meet their own goals and contribute to those of the organisation as a whole.

Cultural awareness in the workplace
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This Practice Note considers the importance and benefits of cultural awareness in the workplace, the risks of not being culturally aware and how both organisations and individuals can work to improve their cultural awareness.

Drafting an appraisal form
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This Practice Note provides guidance on drafting an appraisal form which can be used to assess and review an individual’s performance against both objectives and core skills (competencies).

Embedding learning and development in the in–house legal department
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This Practice Note provides guidance on how to embed learning and development (L&D) into the in–house legal department by ensuring it is aligned with business strategy, is incorporated into day to day activities and that employees are engaged.

Embedding learning and development—L&D
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This Practice Note provides guidance on how to embed learning and development (L&D) into an organisation by ensuring it is aligned with business strategy, is incorporated into day to day activities and employees are engaged.

Formulating a learning and development—L&D—policy
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This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Beth Pipe of Bellis Learning Solutions Ltd, provides information on formulating a learning and development (L&D) policy. An L&D policy outlines the firm's viewpoint for the development of its employees, and generally covers areas such as the firm's training standards, scope, priorities and how employees access L&D.

Good practice in personal development and appraisals
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This Practice Note is intended for law firms. It discusses preparing and implementing a successful personal development and appraisal process.

Grow your own leaders
Practice notes

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Beth Pipe of Bellis Learning Solutions Ltd, explains how nurturing and developing home grown talent can be beneficial to a firm, keeping important skills and knowledge in-house as well as being a useful motivational tool for ambitious and talented individuals. Recruitment is an expensive and time-consuming activity, especially when you are recruiting to fill senior level positions—growing your own leaders can be far more time and cost-effective.

Absence strategy effectiveness audit
Precedents

This Precedent audit tool, produced in partnership with Beth Pipe, can be used to help you assess the effectiveness of your absence management strategy.

Balanced scorecard: partnership promotion criteria
Precedents

This Precedent balanced scorecard, produced in partnership with Beth Pipe of Bellis Learning Solutions Ltd, can be used to help assess whether an individual meets your firm’s partnership promotion criteria and can therefore be considered for partnership. It offers a holistic approach to leadership development as ensures you consider both quantitative and qualitative measures.

Core skills framework—law firms
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This Precedent framework is intended for law firms. It sets out suggested core skills that apply to each role within the firm. Having a central framework of core skills helps to achieve transparency and consistency in our expectations of performance for different roles within the firm. Where relevant, this Precedent reflects the SRA’s Competence Statement.

Emotional intelligence cheat sheet
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This Precedent Emotional intelligence cheat sheet, produced in partnership with Beth Pipe of Bellis Learning Solutions Ltd, gives a high-level summary of five key leadership attributes which enable leaders to get the best out of themselves and their teams and makes suggestions about how to develop skills in these areas.

Example absence management strategy—law firms
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This Precedent, produced in partnership with Beth Pipe, can be used as a guide for developing an absence management strategy for your firm. It has been populated with sample responses.

Other work

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Qualifications

  • Institute of Leadership and Management Level 5 Coaching & Mentoring (2012)
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Green belt Lean Six Sigma
  • BSc (Hons) Geology (1988)
  • CIPD (2001)

Membership

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD)

Panel

  • Consulting Editorial Board
  • Contributing Author

Education

  • UCW Aberystwyth (1988)
  • Thames Valley University (2001)
  • Institute of Leadership & Management (2012)

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