Democratization of Organizational Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Organizational learning has, for too long, been owned by consultants and chief training and learning officers. This has made learning generally inaccessible to the people with the greatest need. . This is why Jim Stilwell and I have created Learning to be Great tm.

Organizational Learning Tools

The Performance Improvement Blog

What are the tools of organizational learning? As I’ve stated in a previous blog post , a high performing organization needs a comprehensive approach to learning and a set of tools to facilitate learning. Chart of the learning process in organizations.

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.

Essentials of Developing an Organizational Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

Are employees constantly looking for more opportunities to learn and grow both in your company and in other organizations? Are you not getting the impact on organizational performance that you would like from current training programs?

Keep Growing Your Organizational Learning Pyramid

CLO Magazine

An Inclusive Learning Growth Pyramid. Some organizations provide myriad opportunities for learning at different levels of the organizational pyramid. An inclusive learning pyramid would help employees at every level to learn the relevant skills and grow to the next level.

The meta-program

Clark Quinn

A couple of weeks ago, I posited what I thought might make the basis for a sustainable degree program. It’s also about the learning to learn and work skills that accompany the foundational knowledge. The post The meta-program appeared first on Learnlets.

Program Evaluation: A Process for Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

I was recently asked, “What is your view of program evaluation? At the risk of over-simplifying these two approaches to knowing, I would say that the purpose of evaluation is to improve programs, services, and organizations and to be accountable for results.

The Unexamined Leadership Program is Not Worth Doing

The Performance Improvement Blog

If you’re not going to evaluate a leadership development program, don’t do the program! End-of-program reactionnaires (aka smile sheets) don’t count as evaluation. Validation that the correct learning solution has been identified and suggestions for programme improvement.

Business Book Reading Program

The Performance Improvement Blog

Yet, book reading is a very important method of learning and self-development and should be part of any leader's routine. For some guidance on sorting through nearly a 1,000 books per month, see Wally Bock's blog post , "Leadership Development: Starting Your Personal Reading Program," which reports useful advice from Todd Stattersten, co-author of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time: What They Say, Why They Matter, and How They Can Help You.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

In the post “ 5 Gifts for the HR Department “, John Stepper describes working out loud as a “ different kind of talent program ” writing, “ as more employees work out loud, more of their work is visible along with public feedback on it ”.

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. Training Is Not Learning.

Using the Program Logic Model to evaluate e-learning

The E-Learning Curve

Using the Program Logic Model to evaluate e-learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning evaluation informal learning non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning program logic model workplace learning It is essential that data collected in research is (i) relevant and (ii) appropriate to the task of evaluating the impact of the intervention on the audience.

More on the Program Logic Model and E-Learning

The E-Learning Curve

The Program Logic Model can help you develop a research design. More on the Program Logic Model and E-Learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning evaluation informal learning non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning program logic model workplace learning

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Founding Director – The More Than Blended Learning Company): Clive Shepherd is a consultant learning technologist. He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning.

Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Laura Overton is the Founder and Managing Director of Towards Maturity – a not for profit benchmark practice that provides independent research to help organisations deliver improved performance through learning innovation. What are the completion rates of a typical online learning program?

Election Day – Using Social Media Campaign Methods to Enhance Learning Programs

Gyrus

Election Day – Using Social Media Campaign Methods to Enhance Learning Programs. That being said, a lot of the initiatives utilized to motivate voters, also have merit in the learning realm.

Mentoring Program Success Story: Extensis Group’s Career Mentoring Program

Chronus 

Mentoring programs provide numerous benefits to both employees and employers. Perhaps the most obvious is the impact they have on learning and development within the organization. We sat down with Denise Furlani, Organizational Learning and Development Manager at Extensis, to discuss the origination of the program and the impact they’ve seen so far. Q: Why did Extensis start a mentoring program? I believe the program is very valuable and effective!

Top 11 Trends for Organizational Learning

The Learning Circuits

Google Blogs Wiki's Open Source IM/ VOIP (Instant Messaging/ Voice Over Internet) Ambient Information Mobile Phones as Content Inputs/Outputs Podcasts Computer Games driving educational simulations Growing Training Budgets More Decentralized College Programs

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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. It’s all about learning!

Kirkpatrick’s Guidelines for Evaluating Training Programs

The E-Learning Curve

Kirkpatrick & Kirkpatrick set out “helpful” guidelines for the measurement of learning. Kirkpatrick’s Guidelines for Evaluating Training Programs is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning case study evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning qualitative research design workplace learning

Manager Engagement in Employee Learning: More Work or More Reward?

The Performance Improvement Blog

I was asked during my recent ASTD Webcast whether there’s data to show that managers, who are more involved in training and learning, ultimately receive more rewards and recognition than those who aren''t. Google has a culture in which people ask questions and learn from the answers.

Managing Hands or Managing Minds, It's Your Decision

The Performance Improvement Blog

We can no longer rely on formal training programs. People need to learn continuously and in the flow of their work which requires the support of the entire organization. The workplace is changing and the way organizations manage and develop people is changing in response.

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

The conversation erupted on social media, as it has before, about the state of affairs in the field of Learning and Development, or L&D. Shannon Tipton added, “We want to make this whole learning thing so difficult but it’s not.”

Barriers to Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

However, barriers to this learning are common in organizations. Limited resources – learning is not given adequate funding and support, e.g., staff are not given resources to experiment with new ideas before risking large scale implementation.

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

I have recently joined the open section of #MSLOC 430 - a graduate course in the Master''s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. Here''s a list of related posts on learning in a networked world. A PLN is an enabler of such learning.

Evaluating Non-Formal Learning Programs – Table of Links

The E-Learning Curve

To wrap up this series of posts on the E-Learning Curve Blog, here is the complete table of links to each post in the series 'Evaluating Non-Formal Learning.' Evaluating Non-Formal Learning Programs – Table of Links is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

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. The CLO, or HR, or a training department controls the resources for learning.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning.

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The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

“You don’t program Watson; you work with Watson” Here is a fascinating video on what Watson can do. While Watson and Siri may seem far removed from our task of designing learning programs, the reality is they are not. I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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Short Course on Evaluation of Training and Learning in Knowledge Economy

The Performance Improvement Blog

LAD Global , in partnership with the Singapore Training and Development Association , has made my short course on evaluation of training and learning available for free online. My emphasis in this course is on using measurement and evaluation for learning.

21rst Century Organizations Need a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

ATD’s 2016 State of the Industry report concludes: …the traditional, instructor-led, face-to-face classroom continues to play a crucial role, and it was still the delivery mechanism for 51 percent of learning hours used in 2015. Most companies today have a “training culture”.

Know the Hidden Curriculum of Work

The Performance Improvement Blog

You won’t find it in company training programs, or in an MBA program, or your professional association’s certification workshops. But this learning is more important for survival and success in the workplace over the long term. .

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Stop Relying on Training for Employee Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Formal training continues to take up too much of organizational resources. This is because formal training (referred to as " push " learning), regardless of how well it is delivered to employees, is limited in its impact: Learning is not retained. Learning is not applied.

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Training Isn't Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Companies continue to put substantial resources into employee training programs with the hope that these programs will prepare their employees for jobs now and in the future. The problem with AT&T’s approach to change is that training isn’t learning.

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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. The only thing holding companies back from learning at the speed of change is their organizational culture which, for many, is a barrier to learning. Learning is just-in-time, on-demand.

The Learning Curve and The Pivot Point

The Performance Improvement Blog

When Stephen Gill and I were researching and writing our latest book, Only Smart Companies Win, about what it means to create and work in a “Learning Culture”, we tried to imagine what it would mean to develop training programs in that culture. That would be just-in-time learning.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points To Consider

Learnnovators

Having taken the world of higher education by storm (though not everyone will agree), MOOCs are all set to disrupt/re-invent workplace learning. Just as the advent of e-learning created a shift in training paradigms a couple of decades back, MOOCs are set to create another shift today.