Transforming learning and development

Over on the Onlignment blog, I have, throughout 2012, been setting out a model for a transformation in workplace learning and development. I started the series by arguing the case for transformation.
I then established a vision for workplace learning and development that is:

  • aligned
  • economical
  • scalable
  • flexible
  • engaging
  • and powerful

I moved on to look at some of the changes that can be made to realise this vision, expressed as six shifts:

  • from generic to tailored
  • from synchronous to asynchronous
  • from compliance to competence
  • from top-down to bottom-up
  • from courses to resources
  • from face-to-face to online

In the posts that followed, I brought the series to a conclusion by focusing on the practical steps we can take to make transformation happen:

  • Recognising the uniqueness of your particular organisation in terms of its requirements, the characteristics of its people and the constraints which govern its decision making.
  • Establishing a learning architecture and infrastructure that recognises these unique characteristics.
  • Putting in place processes for improved performance needs analysis and blended solution design.
  • Building capability in areas such as the design of digital learning content, learning live and online, and connected online learning.

I have now brought all these posts together in a free e-book in PDF format. It’ll soon also be available as a paperback and on Kindle. I hope you find it useful.

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Transforming learning and development

In a series of posts on the Onlignment blog that has run throughout 2012, I have endeavoured to explain how transformation can take place in workplace learning and development.
I started the series by setting out the need for transformation.
I then set out a vision for workplace learning and development that is:
I moved on to look at some of the changes that can be made to realise this vision, expressed as six shifts:
I brought the series to a conclusion by focusing on the practical steps that we can take to make transformation happen:
If this is all too much for you, I summarised the main ideas in this video.

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Transforming learning and development

This video packages up a presentation I made at Learning Technologies in London in January. It

describes how corporate learning and development appears to be at a crossroads. On one hand it faces unparalleled cost, budgetary and environmental pressures, while on the other it is blessed with the most exciting opportunities in a generation. In this presentation, I look at the most common problems being faced by l&d, I develop a vision for the future, explore six strategies likely to help in achieving that vision, and sets out the steps that need to be taken to get started.

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