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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning. Some Mobile Learning Predictions for 2011 Mobile learning will get its own identity. Here are my top 10 eLearning predictions for 2011. We would welcome lots of discussion.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

This list is focused mostly on the first half of the year: January to June 2011. link] December 1-3, 2010, Office of Women in Higher Education National Leadership Forum , 76 th , sponsored by the American Council on Education, Washington, D.C., link] January 2011 January 2-5, 2011 International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN), 12 th , Bangalore, India.

Hierarchical Leadership vs. Networked Leadership

The Peformance Improvement

Harold Jarche, in his blog , talks about the differences between a hierarchy and a networked organization and how that affects leadership. He writes: It takes different leadership to increase collaboration and support social learning in the workplace. Leadership is the key, not technology. Most of our leadership practices come from a command and control military legacy that have been adopted by the business world for the past century. Communication Leadership Organization CultureAnd the media reinforce this way of thinking by asking the wrong questions.

Special Report: Leadership Development 2011

CLO Magazine

As learning professionals know, leadership development is an essential competency for any organization hoping to persevere, both in the short and long term. But as much as leadership development is acknowledged as essential, it’s often neglected. According to a 2010 study by consultancy i4cp , while 75 percent of organizations responding to the study cited leadership development as important, only 23 percent said they were effective at developing leaders internally – an incredible disparity between companies’ priorities and capabilities.

Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact

associates’ ownership and engagement in our safety programs, as well as leadership. Science 20 January 2011 8. Microlearning: Small Bites, Big Impact. must-haves every organization needs to be. successful with microlearning W H I T E P A P E R 2Table of Contents. The times they are a-changin’.3 When done properly, Microlearning works.10 Microlearning in action.11 About Axonify.14

Meet Us At CIPD HRD 2011, Olympia, London

Upside Learning

2011 seems to be really big on events for us. After a huge success at ASTD TechKnowledge 2011, April will see us participating in CIPD HRD 2011 , an HRD conference and exhibition. Scheduled to take place on the 6th and 7th of April 2011 in Olympia, London , this event will see leading learning and organization development suppliers in a range of disciplines including training, L&D, OD, leadership, coaching and more, come together under one roof. Upside Learning CIPD - HRD 2011 Learning & Development Conference CIPD HRD 2011 upsidelearning

Leadership emerges from network culture

Learning and Working on the Web

Leadership is also an emergent property, I am becoming more convinced, as I recently wrote. This post received a lot of attention and Johnnie Moore referred me to an interesting, though rather expensive, book on Managing Without Leadership : I propose that we consider the phenomenon of leadership in like manner, and conceive of it as part and parcel of organisational practice.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. Note also that some events will be cancelled at a later date, such as those in Tunisia and Egypt in early 2011. December 2011 November 27-December 1, 2011 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE): Reaching Across Boundaries, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Online.

Are Gen Y Prepared for Leadership?

CLO Magazine

In his book, The Myth of Leadership: Creating Leaderless Organizations , Jeffrey. Nielsen makes the case for the end of leadership as we commonly recognize it and for the creation of peer-based, leaderless organizations. He discusses leadership as a myth and states that it’s an ideology society has created that justifies the significance we place on the concept of anointed management and control. Leaderless implies pandemonium and organizational anarchy, and that’s not something I think millennials endorse, but there’s reason to wanting to redefine leadership.

Leadership, Connectivity, Execution, Organization

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Powerful metaphors guide our collective thoughts. It took a long time to understand heliocentrism and then modern science even blasts that model apart somewhat. In spite of all our scientific knowledge, many people still believe in the geocentric model. Metaphors that provide the common mental frameworks for our organizations are also powerful tools. Focus is on Doing, not Goals.

Leadership in Complexity

Learning and Working on the Web

Kevin Wheeler has a great slide presentation on leadership in complexity that looks at what is required in a diverse and complex work world. In the future of leadership development , Kevin describes some new core leadership skill sets (Slides 17-21): Dealing with Ambiguity. This is 21st century leadership. Dealing with Complexity. Dealing with Interdependencies.

20 Signs of Employee Disengagement

The Peformance Improvement

Difficulty developing talent , especially leadership talent – few employees are aspiring to or stepping up to leadership roles on teams, on projects, and for open positions. Employee Engagement Leadership Organization Culture Teamwork customer satisfaction disengagement employee engagement learning teamwork turnoverPay attention to what your employees are saying and doing.

Today's New Models for Leadership Development

Learning on the Leading Edge

One of the biggest investment areas in Human Resources and Talent Management is Leadership Development. Over the last ten years, the leadership development "industry" has rapidly changed, and we have spent a lot of time studying this market. Leadership Development goes far beyond management training. Modern Leadership Development is very highly blended.

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A question of leadership development

E-Learning Provocateur

A provocative question was posed at the latest Learning Cafe : Does the learning department spend disproportionate effort on leadership development? Leadership is a driver of culture, which in turn is a driver of engagement, which in turn is a driver of performance. While I support the philosophy of leadership development, however, I have doubts over some of the interventions that are deployed under that banner. The eye-watering costs and time associated with formal leadership training should be carefully evaluated in terms of ROI. Do you agree with me?

Leadership Qualities of a Millennial Leader

CLO Magazine

Members of Generation Y are in the pipeline for leadership and are looking for something far different from their careers than what the baby boomers and traditionalists wanted. As millennials arrive in the workplace, BlackBerrys and iPads in hand, they yearn to effect change, but understand their lack of experience, professional relationships, interpersonal communication and leadership skills to do so. Having diverse social networks is mandatory to this younger generation, and as a result, your future workplace should inherit this nature for prospective leadership.

Thumbs Down to Top Down Leadership

CLO Magazine

For most of the 20th century, leadership models were defined by paternal, hierarchical organizational structures. Millennials with effective skills that include leadership abilities will emerge as leaders in projects despite aversion to a long-term commitment to management as a career.”. As late baby boomers and Generation Xers move into the executive ranks by taking top-level leadership positions created by traditionalists’ retirements, organizations need to transform their corporate cultures into an atmosphere that empowers all employees. Furthermore, the U.S. The U.S.

Is leadership an emergent property?

Learning and Working on the Web

Is leadership an emergent property of people working together (social capital) or is it something delivered, in a top-down fashion by an individual? I was asked about this recently, and immediately thought about the Apache nation that had only situational leaders, Nantans, who were in charge as long as warriors were willing to follow them. Tweet Note: this post is in early Beta.

Leadership for Networks

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet It takes different leadership to increase collaboration and support social learning in the workplace. Leadership is the key, not technology. Most of our leadership practices come from a command and control military legacy that have been adopted by the business world for the past century. Hierarchies are a harmful habit that we need to break.

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5 Strategies To Free Your Team From Organizational Silos

ZaidLearn

Essentially, internal silos are created out of fear that if a mistake is found or some form of failure is encountered, the organization’s leadership will be interested primarily in finding someone to take the blame. As such, the various teams will isolate themselves to ensure they won’t get lumped with those who are within the leadership’s current focus of finger-pointing and blame. business communication leadership Recent Posts failure focus goals perception teamwork trust visionthe marketing team’s contribution).

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Leadership Can Be Taught, But Not Everyone Wants to Learn

Mindflash

Often the question is asked:  can leadership be taught or is it a character trait that is inborn? The vast majority of the responses tell us that leadership cannot be taught. What is so special about leadership that “it&# cannot be taught? And so it is with leadership. Can leadership be taught? What gives? And you say math can be taught? No more. No less.

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Is Leadership Limited by Age and Job Title?

CLO Magazine

“Generation Y will not be management/leadership material for years to come.” This statement implies that management is synonymous with leadership. This is a typical problem that organizations make when building and implementing leadership development programs: they assume that management and leadership are one in the same. Leadership skills are a combination of innate and learned behaviors. Gen Y is entering the workforce with many leadership skills already in tow. The most driven Gen Y will seek out their own methods to develop their leadership skills.

Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

This shift in leadership style can be characterized as moving from the “Do as I say&# leader to the “Let’s work together to find the best solution&# leader.  Leaders This reminds me of a session I attended on emotional intelligence at the eLearning Guild ‘s Learning Solutions 2011 conference last month. Yeah, right. Terrifying! How could that be a bad thing?

Best of working smarter for September 2011

Jay Cross

Best of Working Smarter Daily , September 1 – 30, 2011. surprising facts about recorded lectures -  Donald Clark Plan B , September 17, 2011. simple tips for setting up online communities -  Jane Hart , September 30, 2011. Refuting Every Point -  Stephen Downes: Half an Hour , September 23, 2011. Thoughts on Conferences: What Makes them Good or Bad? -  Kevin Wheeler , September 10, 2011. Education at a glance: 2011 -  George Siemens , September 14, 2011. Making Sense of the World -  Jay Cross , September 20, 2011. Why E2.0 Just Jay

21st Century Leadership

Jay Cross

The 21C Leadership Project. I’ve joined with Jos Arets and Vivian Heijnen at TULSER and my colleague Harold Jarche at Internet Time Alliance  to create the on-ramp for leaders to adopt the behaviors that will make them and their organizations successful in the 21st century workplace.  Our Our shorthand for the project is 21C Leadership. The Network Era. responding to change.

Re-Recruitment and Re-Engagement

The Peformance Improvement

Employee Engagement Leadership APA engagement Katherine Jones Modern Survey re-engagement re-recruitmentEvery new employee, whether a front-line worker or top level executive, comes to the job with a high level of excitement and a strong desire to do well. Then, sometime during their tenure in their companies, most cease being engaged and many start to look elsewhere for new opportunities.

eLearning for Leadership Training – Making it Effective

Integrated Learnings

Are you in a position where you develop instructional materials for a leadership/management audience? Can we use eLearning to teach some of these soft skills that are required by leadership in a corporate environment? Partnering with an on- the-job (OJT) Mentor - For leadership/management training, there is nothing like “real world” experience. good leadership training program will include a blended learning approach that includes portions of Instructor Led Training (ILT), eLearning modules and “real life” OJT/mentorship on the job with more experienced managers.

The Ten Do's and Don'ts of Email Marketing

ZaidLearn

Thought Leadership eMail Marketing best practiceUsing email based marketing campaigns is an effective and affordable way for companies to acquire new customers and build brand awareness. Activities such as email opens, forwards, and click throughs can be tracked and analyzed to provide insight into campaign effectiveness.

Today's New Models for Leadership Development

Learning on the Leading Edge

One of the biggest investment areas in Human Resources and Talent Management is Leadership Development. Over the last ten years, the leadership development "industry" has rapidly changed, and we have spent a lot of time studying this market. Leadership Development goes far beyond management training. Modern Leadership Development is very highly blended.

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How to Use PowerPoint

The Peformance Improvement

You might wonder why I have returned to this topic from time to time in a blog devoted to Improving management and leadership. Communication Leadership Organizational Learning Eleni Kalakos Garr Reynolds PowerPoint slideware TEDBecause I want to hear what they have to say, I don’t read the slides. And, besides, I can’t read and understand that fast. Use very little text.

Three Reasons Why Corporate Training Departments Could Become.

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Three Reasons Why Corporate Training Departments Could Become Extinct by Jon on April 26, 2011 in Development Tools , Training Development , Video , budgeting , eLearning For some, the idea that a major corporation could do without it’s training department is unthinkable. Blog this!

Leadership Development in Support of Globalization

Learning on the Leading Edge

What culture shifts need to occur to support global leadership. “Global” experiences – have lived in more than one country, speak multiple languages fluently, is an expatriate, manage a globally diverse team – while being invaluable work experiences – do not guarantee effective global leadership. The acquisition of a true global mindset enables leadership effectiveness in a global capacity. Ahhh … so that brings us full circle back to start of my post and begs the question, what is global leadership? Globalization. development?

How to Eliminate Leadership Development Roadblocks

CLO Magazine

Many leadership development programs fail because they fall into two common traps. According to a 2011 study by consulting firm McKinsey & Co., 76 percent of chief executives say it is important to grow their leaders. According to a 2010 report by Bill Gentry at the Center for Creative Leadership, half of leaders, or one out of every two managers at every level, are ineffective. Many companies are breathing their own leadership exhaust. Eventually, the leaders will start to view leadership as hopelessly complex. Here’s how CLOs can avoid them.

Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

by Andrea on April 15, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Informal Learning , Training Development , blended learning , eLearning , social learning Recently, I was lucky enough to attend a keynote speech by Dr. John Medina on his book Brain Rules at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2011 conference.  We All Did. The rules really come down to common sense. What did you do?

A question of leadership development

E-Learning Provocateur

A provocative question was posed at the latest Learning Cafe : Does the learning department spend disproportionate effort on leadership development? Leadership is a driver of culture, which in turn is a driver of engagement, which in turn is a driver of performance. While I support the philosophy of leadership development, however, I have doubts over some of the interventions that are deployed under that banner. The eye-watering costs and time associated with formal leadership training should be carefully evaluated in terms of ROI. Do you agree with me?

Don’t Overcomplicate Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

To boost impact, make leadership development programs high on substance but low on complexity. As Eric Schmidt, then-CEO of Google, said at a 2011 technology conference, humans create as much information every 48 hours as was created between the dawn of civilization and 2003. Simplicity Will Galvanize Leadership Development According to Andrew Lobo, former Sports Authority vice president of strategy and talent management, “in corporate America and the world over, people think complexity equals intelligence. The same goes for leadership development. ” 2.

Everything connects at Amplify

E-Learning Provocateur

Last week I attended AMP’s biannual innovation and thought leadership festival, Amplify. As usual, the speaker lineup was first class. For those who couldn’t make it, I have linked to the recordings of most sessions below. For the sake of convenience I have organised them under three broad categories: Innovation, Social Media and Mobile. Innovation. Social media. Mobile.

Leader's Simple Guide to Building and Retaining Trust

The Peformance Improvement

Leadership Organization Culture covey leadership randy conley trustTrust seems to be in short supply these days. Democrats don’t trust Republicans. Israelis don’t trust Palestinians. Christians don’t trust Muslims. CEO’s don’t trust employees and vice versa. It’s a sad state of affairs, given that trust is essential for compromise, collaboration, and co-existence. Stephen M.R.

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How to Motivate Learners without Rewards: Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Motivation

Social Learning

But if you’re training soft skills like leadership, or facilitating a group that needs to think through a scenario and find solutions, it’s better to give them autonomy , time and resources for practice to attain mastery , and a clear purpose for what they are learning. Many of us were idealistic with big ideas of “changing the world.”. The urge to direct our own lives. Mastery. Purpose.

Learning vs Development

E-Learning Provocateur

Torbert’s Leadership Development Framework (LDF) models this transformation as an upward spiral from the preconventional Impulsive and Opportunist through to the transpersonal Ironist and beyond: Each stage of development represents a level of wisdom that transcends the one before it. Is there a difference between learning and development? Bidirectional POV. • Online courses.

E-Learning: An Impossible Dream?

eLearning 24-7

Send someone to learn Excel, Photoshop, leadership development or whatever. It is 2011. E-Learning (web based) has been in existence for more than 12 years, yet its impact in terms of the masses is still relatively low in comparison with other training approaches. Within the e-learning space, there has been fast adoption with social learning and with mobile learning.  Yet, when you explore the training space as a whole, e-learning is still being seen as the ugly stepchild to instructional led training. This begs the question, why? Brainwashed. ILT. . Facts. Example. Whammo! 

Barriers to Learning in Organizations

The Peformance Improvement

Passive leadership – leaders don’t ask themselves the hard questions and their boards and co-workers don’t question their actions, e.g., a hospital CEO continues to push for hospital expansion while nobody asks, “Is expansion in the best interests of patients, employees, doctors, and the community?”. whole enterprise is an essential aspect of high performance organizations.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning by Paul on May 5, 2011 in Informal Learning , blended learning , social learning Companies are spending next to nothing on social learning, and their frugality is going to come back to haunt them.  Can you say future book deal?

Ad-hoc Social Learning Environment Version 2: BaseCamp 2011

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Recently, this environment was put to use again to conduct a program titled BaseCamp 2011, where nearly fifty managers got together to learn select topics in strategy, finance and leadership. In BaseCamp 2011, the presentations were hosted on TeemingPod , a social interaction tool. Learning can be combined with new process rollouts As part of the leadership curriculum, the BaseCamp also rolled out a new one-on-one process. The online social learning program was conducted over a duration of six weeks. Here is a brief summary. 1.

The Course Catalog Is (Should Be) Dead

The Peformance Improvement

For example, leadership skills are best taught during a challenging, team project while the leader is trying out new behaviors and receiving ongoing feedback from a coach. This way of learning will have much more impact on performance than a course or conference on leadership. have no doubt that her department delivers excellent, world-class courses and programs. What do you think?

Does L&D belong in HR?

E-Learning Provocateur

The fundamental learning and development needs in the organisation (eg leadership, culture and change) are enterprise-wide. That was the topic of last week’s Learning Cafe in Sydney. In short, my esteemed peers and I agreed on “yes&# , but that’s not the end of the story. So it makes sense to centralise their management. Of course, both POVs are right.

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A convenient untruth

Learning with e's

Others would say unsupportive leadership, or the dreaded government inspection. What do you think is the teacher's worst enemy? Some would say lack of time. Rigid curriculum, lack of resources and bad student behaviour may also be high on the list for many educators. For me, the worst enemy is bad theory. Bad theory, when accepted without challenge, can lead to bad practice. Moseley, D.,