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Training Culture vs. Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

What’s the difference between a “training culture” and a “ learning culture ”? As the chart shows, in a training culture, responsibility for employee learning resides with instructors and training managers. In that kind of culture the assumption is that trainers (under the direction of a CLO) drive learning. Whereas in a learning culture, responsibility for learning resides with each employee and each team.

16 Signs of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

How do you know your organization has a learning culture ? How will people be learning? While a learning culture is an environment that’s always being developed, certain signs indicate that you are making progress. In a learning culture…. Managers are coaching ; they are partnering with direct reports to develop their capacity to achieve organizational goals. What will you see people doing?

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Eight Leader Habits of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

Eight leader habits are essential to a learning culture. These are behaviors ingrained in the routines and rituals of organizations that are continually learning and learning how to learn. Leaders in these organizations do the following: Send the message - Leaders communicate the importance of learning to the organization. Build trust - Employees will invest time and effort in learning if they trust their managers.

Key Elements of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

A “learning culture” is a community of workers continuously and collectively seeking performance improvement through new knowledge, new skills, and new applications of knowledge and skills to achieve the goals of the organization. A learning culture is a culture of inquiry; an environment in which employees feel safe asking tough questions about the purpose and quality of what they are doing for customers, themselves, and other stakeholders.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

Any company, faced with these kinds of disruptive forces must keep learning. Employees must learn how to use new computers and new apps, how to operate new, high tech machinery, how to be responsive to customer demands, how to create innovative products and services, how to manage a multi-cultural, multi-generational workforce, how to work effectively in cross-functional teams, and how to plan for a future that is constantly in flux. Learning is just-in-time, on-demand.

Growing a Model for Leadership

CLO Magazine

Building a leadership pipeline is important, and a clear leadership model can link strategic areas of the business. Mindtree had done some coaching to build its leaders in the early days including a development experience led by the company’s former chairman, said Vidya Santhanam, Mindtree program director, people function. But moving forward, the company chose to invest more heavily into leadership building after studying the state of the industry and talent.

Leaders Learning about Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Recently, I conducted a workshop for the leadership team of a company that wants to increase the impact of its training programs. I explained the limitations of formal training and the need for taking an organizational learning perspective. I argued that in order for any kind of learning intervention (training, coaching, mentoring, action learning, etc.) They wanted to know specifically what they could do to facilitate learning.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

The Purpose of Business is Learning. But none of this is possible without learning. At its core, any high performing organization is about learning; continually using new information to become smarter, better, and more effective. To survive and thrive today, industries need innovation which is essentially about learning. Companies must learn more deeply about their customers and markets. Training Is Not Learning. It’s the Culture.

50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a learning culture , formal training is just one of many methods used to facilitate employee learning. In a learning culture, we start with the performance goal and then select the mix of methods that will help employees acquire and retain the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs they need in order to achieve those goals. Instructor-centered class (fact to face) – traditional classroom in which instructor controls the content and learning process.

A Manager's View of Employee Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Having retired from the auto industry, he is now an executive coach focused on improving Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in leaders. I love the sense of understanding, enthusiasm and acceptance the leadership team conveys here regarding their role in learning. As you might expect, based on my input to a previous blog (3/25, Training Isn’t Learning ), I was delighted to see the emphasis on the necessary role of the manager!

Are Managers Too Busy to Learn?

The Performance Improvement Blog

One of the barriers to creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations is the no-time myth. Managers resist attending formal training events and participating in other kinds of learning activities (elearning, mentoring, coaching, action-learning, communities of practice, internal wikis, etc.) The problem is that managers don’t make learning a high priority. This is learning, too, and takes little, if any, extra time.

How Authentic Is Your Leadership Development?

CLO Magazine

CLOs may already know who they want to pull into leadership development programs, but it pays to include high potentials at lower levels to add cultural and business performance value. For some time, the efficacy and utility of authentic leadership, emotional intelligence and other similar skill sets in the workplace have been considered secondary, soft skill conversations. Or, they may stay but lack the necessary experience and skill to make critical leadership decisions.

Corporate Training Trends 2020

Unboxed

Some employers may be tempted to push employee training to the side of their business-centric priorities, but you may want to think again… At Unboxed Training & Technology, our goal is to provide you with any recent corporate training trends with actionable ways to apply these new industry insights to your company or team. The Future of Corporate Learning. Top 4 Learning and Development Trends in 2020. Trend #1: Actionable Coaching.

40+ of the World’s Best Sales Training Programs to Get Your Team Into Shape

Sales Hacker

Action Selling. Wilson Learning. 1) Action Selling. Founded in 1990, Action Selling provides a broad range of training resources to hundreds of thousands of sales professionals. The company was among the first in the industry to incorporate big data into its learning infrastructure, focusing on critical selling skills and the best ways to reinforce these proficiencies. The training firm provides holistic solutions that blend technology and experiential learning.

Time for a New Look at Learning: Or What I Learned from Reading “Informal Learning at Work”

Pract.us

Your team learns informally all the time. You can support those efforts for more learning bang for your buck. With a shift in your views about what learning is, you can still build a powerful learning organization and demonstrate the value to executives at the same time. A native of New Zealand, Paul Matthews has always applied the practical, no-nonsense approach he learned growing up on a farm to his work in the corporate world. So What is Informal Learning?

Increase Employee Retention with Career Pathing

Everwise

Even when employees have access to such programs, actionable learnings from the curriculum can be few and far between. Offer scalable, personalized learnings that help employees find a career path tailored to them. Read on to learn what effective career pathing for Millennials looks like and how, exactly, it will help your company. Rather, career development should focus on employee growth and learning rather than solely your company’s needs.

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Three Ways to Develop Virtue

CLO Magazine

Many developments in enterprise learning facilitate efforts to develop virtuous leadership. These include: Coaching: Personal mentoring and coaching — performed with an awareness of the coach’s responsibility in shaping an ethical culture — is important to leadership development programs and courses in ethics. Coaching in this case becomes an exercise not only in teaching points of knowledge but in imitating a master’s behaviors.

A Quest for Success

CLO Magazine

Rusckowski, who joined the company in 2012, said he noticed Quest was not growing and “didn’t have the structure and culture to be successful.” He determined there was a need to provide enterprisewide leadership development to Quest’s 400-plus senior executive leaders that aligned with the company’s vision, goals and strategy. The TRI-Leskin 360 assessment took participants five to 10 minutes to complete and aligned with Quest’s leadership capabilities framework.

Free L&D webinars for October 2017

Limestone Learning

Join Panopto to learn nine things you may be doing the old way, why they're no longer necessary, and how updating your approach to video learning will enable you to maximize its value. In this webcast, you’ll learn: Three best practices for creating new videos. About the benefits of peer-to-peer video-based learning. And you'll learn how to do it all using nothing but standard PowerPoint and a good story. Microlearning has nothing to do with learning.

Free L&D webinars for September 2018

Limestone Learning

New learning helps too, and September is full of free webinars that can add to your knowledge stores! The key to learning success in these instances, though, is getting this high-quality material to trainees as quickly as possible. During the session, you will learn: About the latest eLearning trends, tools, and strategies to consider when building an engaging and future-proofed training program. the webcast will also examine elements of a live simulation in action.

Creating learning experiences that don’t suck

CLO Magazine

says the executive vigorously shaking my hand at the end of a learning engagement. Reflecting on this reaction made me want to share what I have learned about creating powerful learning engagements. After more than 25 years in the learning profession, from new-hire orientation programs to senior team development at Fortune 100 companies, I have captured a lot from observing so many learning programs and initiatives. Commit to the ‘True Few’ Learning Objectives.

Eight Ways Learning Impacts Succession Planning

CLO Magazine

Learning leaders are integral to the succession management process because so much of it depends on developing and preparing high potentials for future responsibilities. It ensures capable leaders are ready for critical roles, fosters business continuity, aids talent retention and can strengthen a company culture. Wilde, vice president of organization effectiveness and chief learning officer at General Mills, and author of Dancing With the Talent Stars.

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Learning During Times of Growth

CLO Magazine

Many CLOs and other learning executives are walking with a bit more spring in their steps these days, and perhaps smiling a bit more often. They are coming out of budget meetings feeling less like “executioners” ready to cut payroll and more like “executors,” ready to execute learning and knowledge management strategies in support of growth. The role of learning in supporting rapid organic growth can be seen in several initiatives being taken by Mike Barger, CLO of JetBlue Airways.

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70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

Charles Jennings

The term ‘blended learning’ first appeared in the late-1990s when web-based learning solutions started to become more widely used and were integrated on one way or another with face-to-face methods. There are many other examples of ‘blending’ learning stretching back into the past, too. However, the incorporation of technology into learning or training delivery has given blended learning a boost. Blended learning almost always falls into the ‘adding’ category.

5 Ways to Integrate Social Learning Strategies Into Digital Learning

Leo Learning

Advances in learning technologies have created a natural way to integrate social learning strategies into digital learning programs. We describe social learning—in the context of organizations using digital platforms—as learning that strategically deploys learner-learner relationships to drive effectiveness of learning acquisition, performance shift and application or behavior in practice. Application of Learning. Application of Learning.

Free L&D webinars for November 2017

Limestone Learning

As learning specialists, we’re always thinking about how to make knowledge digestible and palatable—like those chocolate bars you wish you hadn’t eaten, only good for you! Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 11AM – 12PM PT: How to Be a Coaching Style Manager (Free for ATD members) As a manager, your job is to lift up all the employees in your performance spectrum—high-, medium-, and low-performers—and help them do more work, faster and better, every step of the way.

Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

It’s relationships and culture and secret sauce. Learning Ecosystem, Learning Ecology, and Learnscape mean the same thing as Workscape. I don’t use the word learn with executives, who inevitably think back to the awfulness of school and close their ears. In the same vein, I talk about Working Smarter instead of informal learning, social learning, and so forth. Some people denigrate informal learning but nobody’s against Working Smarter.

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Partnering With the C-Suite

CLO Magazine

Successful chief learning officers understand that business longevity is defined by an ability to innovate and adapt. They know that unless organizations can learn faster than the competition — and faster than the rate of change — they are destined to take a back seat in the marketplace. If the investment can be better spent in another area with more impact, then learning should gladly offer up the budget.

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The Value of a Virtual Academy

CLO Magazine

When Microsoft needed a more efficient way to deliver education to its global finance function, it tore down the classroom walls and created a flexible, Web-based learning model. Prior to 2008, when it came to employee development, Microsoft held a subsection of course offerings in person twice a year in a centralized location in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and one in Asia-Pacific called Learning Weeks. What they learn can be immediately applied to their work.