How we’ll be relevant today…• Identify key characteristics of how organizational learning is  changing into social busines...
No, really…• Take the next 60 seconds to get behind the keyboard.• While you’re at it, get a pen/pencil and some paper out...
Discuss: What trends ortopics are disrupting your         practice?        Use the Chat window!                           ...
Showing, not telling, is the future.   Julie Dirksen        Kevin Thorn                                      5
Click to edit Master title style                     Where to start?  “User Experience, Performance Improvement… we’re not...
Start understanding what’srelevant outside of learning and         development    to be relevant inside learning and devel...
Google these people           (you have a phone)   Alex Baumgardt           Dave Gray   MJ Broadbent             Shel ...
Discuss: Who are you serving  in your organization right now? How Many miles have you walked in their shoes?         Use t...
Embrace “social business.”       Avoid “school” as the model.                                      10
What is “Social business”“People don’t do business with companies. People do business withpeople.”• A Social Business is e...
How is Business changing?  Machine                                              Organism            http://communicationna...
Why do we need to pay     attention?Divisions                                           Connections            http://comm...
Discuss: how does your role   change in a connected       organization?         Use the Chat window!                      ...
Advocate for better     knowledge transferRethink your role’s relationship with what you don’t know.                      ...
Click to edit Master title style    Master the media you use.    “From cradle-to-grave, don’t let any one area get too fog...
Discuss:A) What do you use inlearning experiences?B) What media do you personally consume?      Use the A/B window!       ...
Start your “Doing” list.    As well as your “Stop Doing” list.                                         18
Discuss:  A) CREATE A Doing LISTB) CREATE A Stop Doing LIST         Use the A/B window!                               19
Disrupt Yourself. Before something else disrupts you                                      20
Discuss: How do we disrupt         ourselves?        Use the Chat window!                               21
22Look at things in new ways…                               VISUAL THINKING                                A new lens wit...
Embrace complexity.  Oversimplifying leads to more chaos.                                         23
Aaron E. Silvers,             Chief Learning Officer,             Problem Solutions, LLC             Contracted to        ...
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Building the Instructional Designer's Relevance in 2012

  1. 1. How we’ll be relevant today…• Identify key characteristics of how organizational learning is changing into social business• Differentiate between strategic design challenges vs. tactical or operational design decisions• Link design activities inside the organization to the larger context of business effectiveness• Explain the benefits of an internal information campaign in the context of continuous improvement for an organization• Prepare your personal/professional development in 2012 for 2013 and beyond. 2
  2. 2. No, really…• Take the next 60 seconds to get behind the keyboard.• While you’re at it, get a pen/pencil and some paper out, too. Most of the good stuff is NOT on the slides.• This is going to be an active discussion making use of chat.• Take notes and tweet. By sharing, you also reflect: a double win. 3
  3. 3. Discuss: What trends ortopics are disrupting your practice? Use the Chat window! 4
  4. 4. Showing, not telling, is the future. Julie Dirksen Kevin Thorn 5
  5. 5. Click to edit Master title style Where to start? “User Experience, Performance Improvement… we’re not going to be invited into conversations unless we can establish that we add value in these areas.” 6
  6. 6. Start understanding what’srelevant outside of learning and development to be relevant inside learning and development. 7
  7. 7. Google these people (you have a phone) Alex Baumgardt  Dave Gray MJ Broadbent  Shel Kimen Richard Buchanan  Charlene McBride Bill Buxton  Peter Morville Christian Crumlish  Jakob Nielsen Sebastian Deterding  Don Norman Michael Dila  Dennis Schleicher Richard Feynman  Jared Spool Jesse James Garrett  Todd Zaki Warfel 8
  8. 8. Discuss: Who are you serving in your organization right now? How Many miles have you walked in their shoes? Use the Chat window! 9
  9. 9. Embrace “social business.” Avoid “school” as the model. 10
  10. 10. What is “Social business”“People don’t do business with companies. People do business withpeople.”• A Social Business is engaged deeply connecting people, including customers, employees, and partners, to be involved in productive, efficient ways.• A Social Business is transparent removing boundaries to information, experts and assets, helping people align every action to drive business results.• A Social Business is nimble speeding up business with information and insight to anticipate and address evolving opportunities. http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/socialbusiness/overview/index.html 11
  11. 11. How is Business changing? Machine Organism http://communicationnation.blogspot.com/2011/02/connected-company.html 12
  12. 12. Why do we need to pay attention?Divisions Connections http://communicationnation.blogspot.com/2011/02/connected-company.html 13
  13. 13. Discuss: how does your role change in a connected organization? Use the Chat window! 14
  14. 14. Advocate for better knowledge transferRethink your role’s relationship with what you don’t know. 15
  15. 15. Click to edit Master title style Master the media you use. “From cradle-to-grave, don’t let any one area get too foggy” 16
  16. 16. Discuss:A) What do you use inlearning experiences?B) What media do you personally consume? Use the A/B window! 17
  17. 17. Start your “Doing” list. As well as your “Stop Doing” list. 18
  18. 18. Discuss: A) CREATE A Doing LISTB) CREATE A Stop Doing LIST Use the A/B window! 19
  19. 19. Disrupt Yourself. Before something else disrupts you 20
  20. 20. Discuss: How do we disrupt ourselves? Use the Chat window! 21
  21. 21. 22Look at things in new ways…  VISUAL THINKING A new lens with which to view challenges and solutions.  KATA Forms for Self-Improvement  QUESTORMING A means for driving towards asking better questions.  BODYSTORMING Prototyping systems and services in real-time by acting as the interfaces  GAMESTORMING Design the experience of a group coming together to generate ideas and solutions.
  22. 22. Embrace complexity. Oversimplifying leads to more chaos. 23
  23. 23. Aaron E. Silvers, Chief Learning Officer, Problem Solutions, LLC Contracted to Advanced Distributed LearningThank you! (ADL) http://www.adlnet.gov/ http://about.me/aaronesilvers @aaronesilvers 24

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