Put L&D's value in the spotlight with the Data Lab

Get your own team of Data Analysts, helping you measure the real impact of learning activity against business goals so you can maximise your investment and gain a seat at the table.

Cassie Gasson

Cassie Gasson Chief Marketing Officer

Data Lab launch

Headed up by our Head of Analytics, Ian Blackburn, the Data Lab is a direct response to the L&D industry’s hunger for proof of ROI and tangible results, but it packs much more than number-crunchers. 

Working closely with your L&D team, the Data Lab plays a close-knit supporting role; building a clear strategy that links your L&D programmes to your organisational goals, in an intrinsic, influential fashion. 

It gives you the data you need to prove the impact and value of your learning activity, so you can influence key stakeholders, win awards (we'll even write the submissions for you!) and secure a seat at the table. 


At the Data Lab’s core, you’ll find simplicity and a human-centric approach. 

The initial strategy workshop pinpoints your business goals and key stakeholders, giving you the tools, skills and plans to demonstrate why L&D deserves a seat at the table.

From there, a clear strategy is built, with achievable goals and data analysis to report your results along the way and a ‘test and adapt’ approach to continually fine-tune your analytics journey. 

Finally, the Data Lab helps you shout about your successes, with award-winning submissions that we'll write for you.


With the Data Lab, your L&D efforts aren’t restricted to making sure everyone’s up to speed and compliant. Instead, L&D becomes a research arm of your business, with actionable insights to help you respond to your peoples’ needs and give them the right resources to be happy, engaged and successful at work.

Debbie Frearson, Digital Development Partner at Ted Baker, said:

“The first Data Lab workshop with Ian and the team really left us with a lot of food for thought. As a team made up of various departments across Ted, we all arrived with our own agenda and what we wanted to get out of the session.

The series of tasks guided by Ian were quick-fire, with independent input, although felt very collaborative. The brainstorming element allowed everyone’s thoughts and opinions without judgement, often hard to achieve online.

With the help of the THRIVE team, and in the absence of procrastination, we were able to summarise these points and identify 3 core objectives from which to base the second part of our workshop – interesting, these were different to those we set out at the start of the session!

Really looking forward to part 2 and taking a deep dive into how THRIVE can support us to achieve our business goals.”

If you’d like to find out more about how THRIVE’s Data Lab can revolutionise the way you measure learning, head here.

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