Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

Part of the learning leader’s job is to develop organizational learning strategies. For one thing, organizations aren’t reviewing their learning and development strategies very often. The State of Learning and Development 2014: Coming of Age,” a study from Brandon Hall, revealed that less than 18 percent of organizations reviewed or revisited their learning and development strategies at least annually over the past five years and 28.8

3 Tips for Getting the Most out of your Action Learning Project

D2L

If you’re a participant in a HIPO (high potential) program, there’s a good chance that you’re participating in an Action Learning Project (ALP) as part … Continued. Corporate Learning Trends Leadership Development

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Instant Learning Impacts Performance: One Idea, One Action Learning Events

Vignettes Learning

How does the concept of Instant Learning impact performance? How do we utilize the brain's tendencies to maximize its ability to learn? What has been learned though is that the perceptions of people, which are based on the experiences of the viewer, provides context to the images viewed. This would show that the brain is constantly changing and these changes are the learning and lessons it has picked up in each and every day.

No Time to Learn

The Performance Improvement Blog

One of the concerns that worry training and learning professionals most about leading culture change in their organizations is that managers will say that they don’t have time to facilitate and support employee development. These managers don’t value learning. Maybe there was a time when you could learn a set of skills in your youth and then build a career around those abilities. The only way to keep pace and maybe even get ahead of the curve is to keep learning.

Cohort-based programs can develop leaders at all levels

CLO Magazine

When managed over time, generally six to 12 months, cohort-based executive learning can “skill up” key cadres of leaders within a single business or operating unit or across an entire organization. 2: Cohort Learning Programs Should Be Designed to Support Current or Emerging Business Goals.

Experimentation

The Performance Improvement Blog

But people who don't see their actions as experiments, and those who don't know how to reason carefully from data, will continue to learn less well from their own experiences than those who do. To me, experimentation is an essential aspect of organizational learning. It’s action learning. Instead of thinking about new programs and initiatives in terms of success and failure, we would learn more if we considered them experiments.

There’s an Alternative to Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Worse, most leadership development programs turn out to be ineffective and expensive. These programs provide little focus on the social, interpersonal and strategic aspects of leadership, and what’s learned is often difficult to apply. Action learning with a trained coach is a cost-effective approach that enables leaders to develop capabilities while working to solve urgent organizational or social problems. Trust is important within an action learning team.

Make Learning Learning Viral-Worthy to Make It Last

CLO Magazine

Substitute learning for any number of ideas or causes an organization is trying to sell, and it’s easy to chuckle at the thought of something like, say, an operations management course ever breaking the internet. But the premium on making an impact through learning is high. By incorporating these and other characteristics into learning, Jones said organizations can increase the likelihood employees will remember what they’re taught.

Take the Humdrum Out of Homework

CLO Magazine

Elliott Masie is CEO of The Masie Center, an international think tank focused on learning and workplace productivity, and chairman and CLO of The Masie Center’s Learning Consortium. Students have come to expect and accept homework as an element of the learning process. A great example of this includes the pretraining readings that many organizations send out to participants in leadership development programs. Entice your learners to extend their learning.

Masie 37

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. Work is No Longer Work .

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.

There’s an Alternative to Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Worse, most leadership development programs turn out to be ineffective and expensive. These programs provide little focus on the social, interpersonal and strategic aspects of leadership, and what’s learned is often difficult to apply. Action learning with a trained coach is a cost-effective approach that enables leaders to develop capabilities while working to solve urgent organizational or social problems. Trust is important within an action learning team.

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.

OpenSesame partners with Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning to increase access to world-class leadership experiences

OpenSesame

OpenSesame’s partnership with Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning enables our customers to put ideas from some of the world’s most successful businesses and thought leaders to work in their own organizations.”. To learn more, visit www.opensesame.com.

Learning All the Time

The Performance Improvement Blog

Bernie Donkerbrook, EQMentor, wrote this response to my post : “ Learning all the time ” means making learning part of the culture of an organization. This means that learning (using Schein’s definition of culture below) is that employees are actually doing and behaving in the following manner, (Follows the premise of first, ‘ Knowing’ , then ‘ Agreeing’ and finally actually ‘ Doing !’). That learning is valued and expected at all levels of the organization.

OpenSesame Announces Strategic Partnership With TED to Premiere TED@Work

OpenSesame

TED@Work is a brand new learning program from TED launching July 1 with OpenSesame, helping enterprises challenge, inspire and motivate their workforces with ambitious, bold and now actionable TED ideas. . To learn more, visit www.opensesame.com.

Lies About Learners and the Internet of Things

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a blog post for ATD provocatively titled “Lies About Learners”, Larry Israelite writes: Our current learning approach is outdated. Instructor-led delivery of training content continues to lead the way when it comes to formal programs, but most learners prefer an anytime, anyplace, any path, and any pace approach to learning. . The distinction Larry Israelite is making is the difference between “push learning” and “pull learning.”

Reprise: Learning to Compete

The Performance Improvement Blog

The rate at which an organization learns may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. If you are learning more rapidly than the competition, you can get ahead and stay ahead. Clawson in their chapter in the book, Creating a Learning Culture , write this about competition and learning: Today it seems that organizations need to be able to do more than just adapt: they must become agile in the face of constantly changing conditions.

Agile 149

Learning Measurement Workshop

Performitiv

Do you need to educate your team on learning effectiveness and telling the story of impact? This workshop will discuss how to use an evidence-based measurement process to demonstrate value and show learning impact. Learning Objectives: 1) Understand how to collect impact ratings on evaluations to predict and provide evidence of impact. 2) Learn how to gather business outcome performance metrics to show association to learning programs. Data Action.

Guest post: Training Culture vs. Learning Culture

Torrance Learning

This blog originally posted on Learning To Be Great. 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.

Industry Report: Too Much Training; Not Enough Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Instructor-led classroom only” is still reported to be the primary method of employee learning and development. If we include “blended learning”, “virtual classroom/webcast only”, and “online or computer-based methods” in the mix, we see that companies are continuing to invest most in methods of learning that have the least payoff. Organizations might be increasing their investment in “pull” learning through social media, on-the-job training, and action learning.

Report 116

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.

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…. Leaders are communicating the importance of learning (acquiring new knowledge, skills, and capabilities) and holding managers accountable for learning and applying that learning to making a difference for the organization.

More Than Just Fun & Games: How Gamification Works

eLearning Brothers

At the beginning of 2017, Unilever unveiled a new digital recruitment program that uses gamification to eliminate unconscious bias from its hiring process. Unilever’s new recruitment program stands out with its goal of removing unconscious bias as much as possible. An effective game-based learning environment enables employees to work toward a goal, choose actions and experience consequences, all in a risk-free setting, resulting in changed behavior and reduced risk,” says Baer.

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.

When and How To Move Leadership Training Online

Abilitie

As remote work becomes more common, online training not only reduces travel expenses and helps to accommodate time zone and schedule differences, it also allows for some of the same immersive, hands-on learning that classroom environments provide due to technological advancements. Still, many online and virtual alternatives lack the quality and rigor of successful face-to-face training programs.

Learning to Compete

The Performance Improvement Blog

The rate at which an organization learns may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. If you are learning more rapidly than the competition, you can get ahead and stay ahead. Clawson in their chapter in the book, Creating a Learning Culture , write this about competition and learning: Today it seems that organizations need to be able to do more than just adapt: they must become agile in the face of constantly changing conditions.

Agile 138

Amy Speranza and Jaclyn Courter: How to develop high-potential leaders online

Abilitie

Abilitie was thrilled to partner with Amy Speranza and Jaclyn Courter to present Abilitie's third Learning Leader Roundtable, our first in New York, NY. The foundational topic of the event was "How to develop high-potential leaders online," though the conversation spanned all the big issues that learning programs face today! Attending learning leaders represented organizations in the Fortune 100, non-profits, startups, and the global public service sector.

Reprise: Learning to Compete

The Performance Improvement Blog

The rate at which an organization learns may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. If you are learning more rapidly than the competition, you can get ahead and stay ahead. Clawson in their chapter in the book, Creating a Learning Culture , write this about competition and learning: Today it seems that organizations need to be able to do more than just adapt: they must become agile in the face of constantly changing conditions.

Agile 162

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.

Aligning Employee Learning with the Organization

The Performance Improvement Blog

Improving employee learning and performance in organizations today means systems change. I wish it were otherwise, but learning is not just a classroom activity anymore, it must be a total system activity that takes into account strategic goals of the organization, the culture of the organization (values, beliefs, artifacts, structure, etc.), and the quality of the learning interventions (formal training, coaching, mentoring, self-directed study, action learning, etc.).

Chicago Learning Impact Workshop & Networking Event

Performitiv

Event: Chicago Learning Impact Workshop. This workshop will discuss how to use an evidence-based measurement process to demonstrate value and show learning impact. Learning Objectives: 1. Learn how to gather business outcome performance metrics to show association to learning programs. Review how to act on data to optimize impact and improve program performance. Learn how to build less reports with more insights. Data Action.

A Quest for Success

CLO Magazine

Executive Director of Organizational Effectiveness Tovah Stroud and Jeff Shuman, former senior vice president and chief human resources officer, who is now retired, were tasked with developing LQA into a comprehensive, effective program. An early consideration was how in-depth the program was going to be. “I which designs and delivers business simulations and executive development programs. Pre-Program Assessment. Enhancing a company’s growth begins with its leaders.

Are College Degrees Obsolete?

Abilitie

Echols in the October 2018 edition of the Chief Learning Officer magazine in an article titled “Is a College Degree Obsolete?” At Abilitie, we have considered this topic many times and tasked ourselves with developing a program that equips participants with the same knowledge and skills set as a formal MBA program, without the crippling debt and time required to acquire a formal degree.

San Francisco Learning Impact Workshop

Performitiv

Event: San Francisco Learning Impact Workshop. This workshop will discuss how to use an evidence-based measurement process to demonstrate value and show learning impact. Learning Objectives: 1. Learn how to gather business outcome performance metrics to show association to learning programs. Review how to act on data to optimize impact and improve program performance. Learn how to build less reports with more insights. — Data Action.

Four Phases of Learning

Dashe & Thomson

How Many Accelerated Learning Phases Are There? There are four learning styles, four stages of competence, and a four-level evaluation model. There is also a four-phase learning cycle. There are different ways of thinking about the learning cycle and different numbers of phases. There are also different names for these learning cycles. I am sticking with the number “four,” and I like the name Dave Meier uses in his teaching about accelerated learning theory.

LXP: Reimagining Employee Learning Experiences in Corporations

PSB

Hence, it becomes challenging for them to arrange the time for learning throughout their busy schedules. This is where Learning Experience Platform (LXP) comes into play. It assists them with which course to opt, skills to learn, and domains to explore to advance in their career.