The State of Social &                            Informal Learning                              2011 NASBA CPE Conference ...
Why we are here...Thursday, March 10, 2011                        2
Fear?  What if informal & social learningcould be the key to success in this new               normal?Thursday, March 10, ...
Top Learning Trends                                 Social Learning                              Informal Learning        ...
Will the pace of change increase or decrease?                           Will complexity increase or decrease?             ...
 “As	  it	  relates	  to	  science	  and	  technology,	  the	               rate	  of	  change	  in	  the	  next	  decade,...
We feel overwhelmed by a                   tsunami of changes              The 5 C’s    • Competition    • Compliance    •...
Most CPAs feel like this with legislative,                         standards & regulatory changesThursday, March 10, 2011 ...
As knowledge moves from stocks            to flows, how do we stop our               inventory from becoming               ...
The world is changing                           From:            To:                    • Hierarchy         • Network     ...
From Push to PullThursday, March 10, 2011                       11
Turbulent times require new skills and new ways of thinking“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf”          ...
Thursday, March 10, 2011   13
The challenge is how to position                 our organizations for L > C               “To keep pace in your          ...
Thursday, March 10, 2011                           Learning 2.0 Tools   15
Learning 2.0                           The connected learnerThursday, March 10, 2011                           16
Bill     Tom                           MACPA’s JourneyThursday, March 10, 2011                     17
Our journey started with bloggingThursday, March 10, 2011                                       18
MACPA’s Social Media Map    45,000 views                                                           900+ connections       ...
Social Media connects us to thought leadersThursday, March 10, 2011                                    20
Social media allows you to be in 3 places at once!                                             via Twitter       Just two ...
AICPA Leadership                               AcademyThursday, March 10, 2011                      22
Social Media Engages & Shares Insights                                         35Thursday, March 10, 2011                 23
Social Media can take notes!                                                     36Thursday, March 10, 2011               ...
Learning is not one wayThursday, March 10, 2011                             25
Learning is about relationshipsThursday, March 10, 2011                    26
The learning continues by using social                        media tools to connect the learnersThursday, March 10, 2011 ...
Using a blog to support continuous                           informal learning - AICPA EDMAX                              ...
Comments on BizLearningBlog include a          participant and author of book                           Jane Bozarth - aut...
Social Media to engage & connect              at the NE CPE conferenceThursday, March 10, 2011                      30
Twitter during the event, slideshare & blog post-eventThursday, March 10, 2011                                            ...
Informal Learning is                 social, interactive & engaging                           +            +              ...
The strength of weak ties can help keep L > CThursday, March 10, 2011                                 33
Don’t just take my word for it.                            ASTD 2009 Int’l ConferenceThursday, March 10, 2011             ...
Thursday, March 10, 2011   35
How to ride the waves of change?          New skills & new ways of working                            The i2a Leadership E...
The new skills to ride the big waves                 The 5 Qualities of Extraordinary Leaders       L≥C              2    ...
high performance               social learning                                                            bigger bounce   ...
Next Steps - It’s all about you!                1. Create	  a	  digital	                             footprint            ...
Top Ten Learning Technologies        1. Twitter – micro-updating tool        2.YouTube – video hosting and sharing tool   ...
It is really about people                 Learning + Leadership x New Tools > CThursday, March 10, 2011                   ...
The Leader’s                 job is...          To provide hope &           inspiration and to         make your follower’...
Tom Hood, CPA.CITP                                    CEO                            Business Learning Institute          ...
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The Social Media Revolution is coming to learning. Tom Hood, CPA presents the State of Informal & Social Learning at NASBA's 2011 CPE Conference in San Diego.

Tom puts learning in context of the major trends facing business and accounting profession. He makes the point that these powerful new social media tools can actually help create high performance organizations and make sure that your L > C - your rate of learning is greater than the rate of change in your industry and greater than your competition.

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  1. 1. The State of Social & Informal Learning 2011 NASBA CPE Conference San Diego, CA March 9, 2011 Tom Hood, CPA.CITP CEO Business Learning Institute Maryland Association of CPAsThursday, March 10, 2011 1
  2. 2. Why we are here...Thursday, March 10, 2011 2
  3. 3. Fear? What if informal & social learningcould be the key to success in this new normal?Thursday, March 10, 2011 3
  4. 4. Top Learning Trends Social Learning Informal Learning Life Long Learning High Performing Workplace What is the common theme?Thursday, March 10, 2011 4
  5. 5. Will the pace of change increase or decrease? Will complexity increase or decrease? Welcome to the New NormalThursday, March 10, 2011 5
  6. 6.  “As  it  relates  to  science  and  technology,  the   rate  of  change  in  the  next  decade,  is  likely   to  be  4  to7  9mes  faster  than  in  the  last   decade.    If  it  is  4x  faster  it  would  be  like   planning  for  2010  in  1890,  if  it  is  7x      faster   it  would  be  like  planning  for  2010  in  1670.”  -­‐Expert  on  Educa9on  Panel,  The  Aspen  Ins9tuteThursday, March 10, 2011 6
  7. 7. We feel overwhelmed by a tsunami of changes The 5 C’s • Competition • Compliance • Convergence • Change • ComplexityThursday, March 10, 2011 7
  8. 8. Most CPAs feel like this with legislative, standards & regulatory changesThursday, March 10, 2011 8
  9. 9. As knowledge moves from stocks to flows, how do we stop our inventory from becoming obsolete?Thursday, March 10, 2011 9
  10. 10. The world is changing From: To: • Hierarchy • Network • Command & • Connect & Control Collaborate • Experience • Collaboration Curve Curve • Lecturer • Facilitator • Push • PullThursday, March 10, 2011 10
  11. 11. From Push to PullThursday, March 10, 2011 11
  12. 12. Turbulent times require new skills and new ways of thinking“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf” - Jon Kabat-Zinn Photo: Pratt’s surfing pageThursday, March 10, 2011 12
  13. 13. Thursday, March 10, 2011 13
  14. 14. The challenge is how to position our organizations for L > C “To keep pace in your L>C industry, let alone as a leader, requires your rate of LEARNING to be greater than, or equal to, the rate of CHANGE.” CHANGEThursday, March 10, 2011 14
  15. 15. Thursday, March 10, 2011 Learning 2.0 Tools 15
  16. 16. Learning 2.0 The connected learnerThursday, March 10, 2011 16
  17. 17. Bill Tom MACPA’s JourneyThursday, March 10, 2011 17
  18. 18. Our journey started with bloggingThursday, March 10, 2011 18
  19. 19. MACPA’s Social Media Map 45,000 views 900+ connections 450 connections 43,000 views 2,943 followers 450 members Top Accounting Blogs Top 50 Business Blogs - 2011 34Thursday, March 10, 2011 19
  20. 20. Social Media connects us to thought leadersThursday, March 10, 2011 20
  21. 21. Social media allows you to be in 3 places at once! via Twitter Just two sample tweets from DEVLEARN10 that was happening as I was presenting at EDMAX. A great way of “being in three places at the same time” and for sharing information from conferences back home… 37Thursday, March 10, 2011 21
  22. 22. AICPA Leadership AcademyThursday, March 10, 2011 22
  23. 23. Social Media Engages & Shares Insights 35Thursday, March 10, 2011 23
  24. 24. Social Media can take notes! 36Thursday, March 10, 2011 24
  25. 25. Learning is not one wayThursday, March 10, 2011 25
  26. 26. Learning is about relationshipsThursday, March 10, 2011 26
  27. 27. The learning continues by using social media tools to connect the learnersThursday, March 10, 2011 27
  28. 28. Using a blog to support continuous informal learning - AICPA EDMAX www.bizlearningblog.comThursday, March 10, 2011 28
  29. 29. Comments on BizLearningBlog include a participant and author of book Jane Bozarth - authorThursday, March 10, 2011 29
  30. 30. Social Media to engage & connect at the NE CPE conferenceThursday, March 10, 2011 30
  31. 31. Twitter during the event, slideshare & blog post-eventThursday, March 10, 2011 31
  32. 32. Informal Learning is social, interactive & engaging + + = What I knew What I learned The wisdom of Fresh coming into while I was the crowd Perspective. the room. here. INSIGHTS!Thursday, March 10, 2011 32
  33. 33. The strength of weak ties can help keep L > CThursday, March 10, 2011 33
  34. 34. Don’t just take my word for it. ASTD 2009 Int’l ConferenceThursday, March 10, 2011 34
  35. 35. Thursday, March 10, 2011 35
  36. 36. How to ride the waves of change? New skills & new ways of working The i2a Leadership Edge Strategic Thinking future-minded & flexible mindset Strengths- Network based Leadership leadership ability to engage others self-aware in the moment Source: i2a - Insights to Action by Gretchen Pisano & Tom HoodThursday, March 10, 2011 36
  37. 37. The new skills to ride the big waves The 5 Qualities of Extraordinary Leaders L≥C 2 2 1. Sight - Ability to see emerging patterns and shift perspective when necessary 2. Insight - Ability to learn faster than the rate of change in your industry “To keep pace in your 3. Create - Ability to think strategically and industry, let alone excel creatively to gain insights that create new as a leader, requires your rate of learning to opportunities and foster innovation be greater than, or equal 4. Communicate - Ability to collaborate to, the rate of change.” inside and outside your organization and to build and sustain social networks of people engaged in the work 5. Inspire – Ability to mobilize support and engage others to join you in ACTIONThursday, March 10, 2011 37
  38. 38. high performance social learning bigger bounce informal learning Explicit pull Tacit Isn’t it really about performance? The bigger bounce comes from continuous learning, networking, and new skillsThursday, March 10, 2011 38
  39. 39. Next Steps - It’s all about you! 1. Create  a  digital   footprint 2. Start  listening 3. Make  friends 4. Create  &  Share 5. Recognize  &   ReciprocateThursday, March 10, 2011 39
  40. 40. Top Ten Learning Technologies 1. Twitter – micro-updating tool 2.YouTube – video hosting and sharing tool 3. GoogleDocs – online collaboration tool 4. Delicious – social bookmarking tool 5. Slideshare – presentation hosting and sharing tool 6. Skype – instant messaging and VoIP call tool 7. Google Reader – RSS feed reader 8. Wordpress – blogging tool 9. Facebook – social networking site 10. Moodle – course management system Source: www.C4LPT.co.ukThursday, March 10, 2011 40
  41. 41. It is really about people Learning + Leadership x New Tools > CThursday, March 10, 2011 41
  42. 42. The Leader’s job is... To provide hope & inspiration and to make your follower’s feel stronger and more capableThursday, March 10, 2011 42
  43. 43. Tom Hood, CPA.CITP CEO Business Learning Institute Maryland Association of CPAs http://www.bizlearning,net (800) 888-481-3500 tom@bizlearning.net Follow me on: Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/tomhood LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/tomhood Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thoodcpa Plaxo: http://tomhood.myplaxo.com Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/thoodcpa Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/thoodcpa Second Life avatar name: Rocky MaddaloniThursday, March 10, 2011 43
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