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Agile Learner; Agile Leader

The Performance Improvement Blog

I have to admit that prior to hearing Elliott Masie talk about “learning agility” last week at the virtual Human Captial Media Symposium for CLOs , the concept was not on my radar. However, aspiring to be agile myself (mentally and physically), I’m willing to learn something new and, maybe, discard some old notions about human development and leadership. It appears that there are at least three definitions of learning agility being used in the field.

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Force Field Analysis of Organizational Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

learning) and the factors that block people from achieving that change. The table below lists forces that commonly drive learning in organizations and the factors that block learning in organizations. Lack of Leadership Support. Work vs. Learning. Need for Agility. What are the factors that drive and block learning in your organization? Leadership Learning Culture Organization Culture Organizational Learning Teamwork Training

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LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from Jay Cross & Clark Quinn’s LearnTrends session on Reinventing Organizational Learning. Article they wrote for CLO mag: “Become a Chief Meta-Learning Officer&#. Need to be more agile & change. If you don’t know the solution & need to network/collaborate to find it, that’s learning. Clark: “we’re the people who’ve retained our love of learning despite our education&#.

Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses

ID Reflections

We have to think agile, instant, accessible, contextual, micro-sized, real time… We need to uberize organizational learning. Uberization ” has taken off as the new term that according to me has come to stand for – disruption, innovation, lean operating model, harnessing of the affordances of the sharing economy, and a hyper-connected world driven by imagination and creativity where everything is a mobile-click away – including learning. Learning is no exception.

Search for the Agile Learner

The Performance Improvement Blog

Modern organizations need agile learners. The most successful employees will be those who embrace the change and seek out learning when, where, and how they learn best. In other words, they must be agile learners. As I wrote in a previous blog post, at least three definitions of learning agility are being used in the field. They write that agile learners…. Elliott Masie suggests a third definition of learning agility.

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Organizational Learning Is A Social Act

CLO Magazine

We make many assumptions about organizational learning. On the surface we seem to know what organizational learning is: People attend programs or complete e-learning modules, they learn something new and they somehow become better. But this approach doesn’t represent how people in organizations actually learn. Hence we see massive failures across the board in the effectiveness of organizational learning.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

This is a future in which workers are smarter, more agile, and more innovative. 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. Training Is Not Learning.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

In this post, I want to demystify working out loud and highlight the organizational as well as personal growth that accrues from the practice. It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. It is perfectly possible to share one’s experience over a “lunch & learn” session; however, if that session can also be aired on Hangout, the impact is amplified tenfold.

Why Management Needs to Change

The Performance Improvement Blog

Your primary responsibility is to lead people into a 21st-century knowledge economy that supports and sustains learning over everything else. Learning is the critical differentiator in the knowledge economy. How you manage that learning is the new competitive advantage. The lesson is clear: Corporations must learn to listen to their customers and employees or face the consequences.

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“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

“Digital mindset” seems to have become another buzzword–rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise–whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general. One of the oft-repeated reasons for the failure of Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) in organizations is often attributed to a lack of “digital mindset” in the employees or leadership or both.

Why Management Needs to Change

The Performance Improvement Blog

Your primary responsibility is to lead people into a 21st-century knowledge economy that supports and sustains learning over everything else. Learning is the critical differentiator in the knowledge economy. How you manage that learning is the new competitive advantage. The lesson is clear: Corporations must learn to listen to their customers and employees or face the consequences.

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MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

Reprise: Managing Minds, Winning Hearts

The Performance Improvement Blog

We are now in the "Knowledge Economy" which means that we must learn differently than we have in the past. As I wrote in a previous blog post titled, The Manager's Abridged History of Work and Learning : . This has profound implications for how we manage workers and how we facilitate learning in the workplace. The book, Impact of Emerging Digital Technologies on Leadership in Global Business, reports that 47 percent of U.S.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 2: DESIGNING A MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

Managing Minds, Winning Hearts

The Performance Improvement Blog

We are now in the "Knowledge Economy" which means that we must learn differently than we have in the past. As I wrote in a previous blog post titled, The Manager's Abridged History of Work and Learning : . This has profound implications for how we manage workers and how we facilitate learning in the workplace. The book, Impact of Emerging Digital Technologies on Leadership in Global Business, reports that 47 percent of U.S.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

What is common across the learning modes and methods mentioned? Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform. Mobile enabled learning accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device of the user’s choice. MOOCs which straddle the line between social learning and e-learning with learner communities. These are essentially “pull” and collaborative learning modes and cannot be imposed. But first, WHAT IS EMERGENT LEARNING?

Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

Learnnovators

In another related HBR article with an interesting title, We Should Want Robots to Take Some Jobs , the writer makes a valid point: “ In the task-centered economy humans have no value beyond the tasks they perform. The remaining tasks will require individuals who fundamentally think differently about work and learning. The key question we (as L&D/HR) need to think of is how are we going to support workplace learning to build such skills in the workforce?

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else?

The Business of Development

CLO Magazine

How does someone who went to college to become a high school math teacher end up leading learning at Nordstrom? Jesse Schlueter, vice president of learning and leadership for Nordstrom, leverages her passion for numbers in her role managing the development of the retail giant’s 72,000 employees. We are learning all the time about our evolving workforce — what matters to them and what helps them do their best work,” Schlueter said. “We Pivoting to Learning.

CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else?

5 Things to consider when moving towards adaptive L&D

Matrix

The learning strategy is built to sustain professional development and build capabilities across the organization in due time and in a way that is cost-effective. A lot of times, the learning function is also used as a communication channel. Measure the learning impact.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. When we talk about social learning, we are talking about the fundamental organizational structure of a business. The current failure of organizations to integrate social learning stems from their bolt-on strategy.

SOCIAL LEARNING CANNOT BE A BOLT-ON STRATEGY

Learnnovators

Don Tapscott (italics mine) I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. When we talk about social learning, we are talking about the fundamental organizational structure of a business. for a ‘learning organization it is not enough to survive.

THE 70:20:10 MODEL – TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. From 2002 until the end of 2008, Charles was the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing the global learning and performance strategy and leading the learning organisation for the firm’s 55,000 workforce.

Chief Learning Officer reveals the 2020 LearningElite award winners

CLO Magazine

Each year, the LearningElite awards program recognizes companies that have a strong and agile learning and development function. This awards program was created with the guidance of a group of chief learning officers and top L&D practitioners to be a comprehensive evaluation of organizational learning and development. KPMG: Learning Strategy. Kaiser Permanente: Leadership Commitment. AT&T: Learning Execution.

L&D's Role in the VUCA World: Part 1

ID Reflections

Josh Bersin''s presentation on 21st Century Talent Management: Imperatives for 2014 and 2015 highlights some of the following as the key areas where the biggest capability gaps exist: Leadership , Re-skilling HR, Talent Acquisition and Access , T alent and HR Analytics , Reinventing L&D , and so on. However, one thing I am sure of is that we have to experiment, fail fast and learn from failures. Learning how to learn" is a skill not everyone has.

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Sydney Savion is the 2020 CLO of the year

CLO Magazine

Each year, the Chief Learning Officer of the Year Award is presented to an individual learning executive who delivers the most exemplary development and guidance, is a strategic business partner and provides essential leadership to the organizational learning and development function.

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Free L&D webinars for July 2019

Limestone Learning

If you could use some ideas, there are plenty of free webinars on everything from learning principles to design tips to career management. Over her career, she’s successfully produced events, created/delivered presentations to groups of 2 to 2000, managed people and projects (local to enterprise), designed/produced and facilitated learning (digital, virtual, live), led a Human Resources department, and coached students, professionals, and entrepreneurs. And what’s Modern Learning?

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50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (5)

Jay Cross

Changing the role of managers is a wrenching organizational change. Dan Pontefract, Head of Learning and Collaboration, TELUS, told us: Leadership is for all, but front-line and middle managers hold the key to the actual development of individual contributors. Empower your people; let them help others learn how to learn. Managers will need to make time to dedicate to developing their employees, but this doesn’t mean formal learning.

The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. From 2002 until the end of 2008, Charles was the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing the global learning and performance strategy and leading the learning organisation for the firm’s 55,000 workforce.

Free L&D webinars for April 2018

Limestone Learning

Monday, April 2, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Straight Talk: Communication and Connection Skills to Increase Influence (Free for ATD members) Learn effective communication techniques to improve your communication skills, and learn to connect effectively to leverage those communication skills. In this webcast, you’ll learn: The foundational communication principle to increase influence with others. Learn how to handle disruptive behaviour before it rears its ugly head!

Free learning & development webinars for August 2020

Limestone Learning

In times of rapid change and a dispersed workforce, developing remote managers with high emotional intelligence and transferable leadership skills is critical to business success. They’ll also share examples of organizations that have successfully adopted learning cluster design.

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

From Agile to xAPI and everything in between, there are a lot of eLearning terms to get your head around. Active Learning. Active learning is a strategy focused on encouraging learners to actively participate in training. Examples of active learning activities include practical tasks and problem-solving conducted in small groups. It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools.