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Lars Hyland


Lars Hyland

Chief Learning Officer, Totara

Lars's professional bio / interests

Expert in HR and learning technology, how people learn, engage and perform in the workplace. Currently steering the adoption of the Totara Talent Experience Platform within mid to large enterprises across the world - 1500 organisations to date, reaching 18 million end users. More at Non Executive Director of Wired Sussex - a membership organisation representing the digital community in the South East. See

I’d like help with…

The shift to a new hybrid world of work, where we value each other's differences, build on our skills and engage our workforce in what matters to them and their chosen organisation. Available as NED/advisor to digital businesses in the field of HR, learning, behaviour change.

An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about me…

A Brighton, UK resident/citizen, with Danish and Irish dual nationality and a passion for skiing (shame those countries are largely flat).

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A career highlight

Aside from playing a pivotal role in the growth and success of several learning technology companies (business development, consultancy, team building, board representation), having the opportunity to innovate and build one of the first learning transfer apps - - that addresses the enormous waste of resources poured into training programmes that simply don't stick or change behaviour. The experience from startup to burnout has been invaluable - lots of wisdom to share.




Joined Guild

Jul 22, 2021