Workplace Learning: The Next Generation


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We used this deck to summarize, present, and test our initial findings in updating our Principles of Workplace Learning

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Workplace Learning: The Next Generation

  1. 1. Principles of Workplace Learning 2010 © 2010 IIR Holdings, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. Cultivating Experience Learning is Learning is Incidental Intentional The Goal: Increasing the intent to Hidden learn Visible Vague Explicit Insignificant Significant Private Shared Short-term Enduring Lost Harnessed 1
  3. 3. The Context Generational, Global and Technological Community Pace Volume
  4. 4. 6 Principles of Workplace Learning 1. Link learning to value for the individual and the organization 2. Connect action and reflection in a continuous cycle 3. Address learners’ attitudes and beliefs in addition to their behaviors 4. Provide learners with a balance of challenge and support 5. Create opportunities for participants to teach as well as learn
  5. 5. 1. Learning Is The Work “Continuous learning is the only sustainable advantage that business has got.” -Charles Jennings, former CLO of Thomson Reuters 4
  6. 6. Learning Is The Work The core content for learning is the work itself The core method of learning is collaborative, reflective practice (work) The context of learning needs to be as close to the work as possible Reflection is essential to insight The most effective learning ‘objects’ are embedded at the point of need Learners need help with retention and recall
  7. 7. 2. Role of Leaders in Learning “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” -Albert Einstein 6
  8. 8. Role of Leaders in Learning Make their own learning visible Encourage critical reflection Publically recognize and value expertise, knowledge and experience distributed in their workforce Support ‘fail quickly’ experimentation Model collaborative learning and constant feedback
  9. 9. 3. Shifting Role of Learning and Development “If anything, Learning and Development (is) even more essential in this new age we are working in” - George Siemens, Ph.D., author and theorist 8
  10. 10. The Shifting Role of Learning and Development Equip business unit leaders as Equip business unit leaders as “leaders of people” “leaders of learning” and as “cultivators of experience” Distributors of learning solutions Enablers of knowledge sharing and access, and the distribution of expertise Focus on curricula and program Focus on learning as a tool to deployment resolve strategic business issues Supportive of the talent Central to an integrated talent management strategy management strategy
  11. 11. Increasing The Intent To Learn: 4 Keys to The Future 10
  12. 12. 4 Keys To The Future New media technology exploitation and fluency Climate, processes and tools for critical reflection Performance-oriented learning environments that enable retention, recall and mastery Cultivated learning networks that support and capture the learning in the work, and generate reflection, connection, and community
  13. 13. Thank You! Next Panel Discussion Topic: Integrating Learning and Work October 15, 2010 1:00 – 2:30 Eastern 12
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