Help your Bottom Line: Become a Learning Organization CME Events  Alberta,Saskatchewan,Manitoba  November 2009-February 20...
<ul><li>Incorporated in 2001 in affiliation with the University of Winnipeg </li></ul><ul><li>CEW is a not-for-profit orga...
Funding <ul><li>Human Resources  Social Development Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Literacy and  </li></ul><ul><li>Ess...
What is a learning organization?  <ul><li>“ … organizations where people continually </li></ul><ul><li>expand their capaci...
<ul><li>According to Jeffrey K. Liker and David P. Meier authors of  Toyota Talent (2007)  </li></ul><ul><li>“ becoming a ...
WESLAT: Workplace Essential Skills Learning Assessment Tool .... a tool that enables workplace to assess their learning cu...
Why would organizations  want to use a learning  assessment tool?
Why assess learning?  <ul><li>Provides data on continuous improvement, sustainability and retention issues </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Continuous Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Working with Others </li></ul><ul><li>Critic...
Sample Questions in the WESLAT
What does a learning organization look like?  <ul><li>Management understands and supports a range of learning initiatives ...
<ul><li>All employees feel respected </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible and willing to adapt/change </li></ul><ul><li>Learning an ...
Role Play <ul><li>Scenarios are located in the middle of your table. Select one role play scenario  </li></ul><ul><li>Work...
Centre for Education  and Work www.cewca.org [email_address] [email_address] (204)885-2957
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Help your Bottom Line: Become a Learning Organization

  1. 1. Help your Bottom Line: Become a Learning Organization CME Events Alberta,Saskatchewan,Manitoba November 2009-February 2010 Carol Hawkins
  2. 2. <ul><li>Incorporated in 2001 in affiliation with the University of Winnipeg </li></ul><ul><li>CEW is a not-for-profit organization </li></ul><ul><li>CEW is board-governed </li></ul><ul><li>Research and development projects to connect adults to learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in workplace learning; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>adult literacy; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>essential skills and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>prior learning assessment and recognition </li></ul></ul>Centre for Education and Work
  3. 3. Funding <ul><li>Human Resources Social Development Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Literacy and </li></ul><ul><li>Essential Skills </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is a learning organization? <ul><li>“ … organizations where people continually </li></ul><ul><li>expand their capacity to create the results </li></ul><ul><li>they truly desire, where new and expansive </li></ul><ul><li>patterns of thinking are nurtured, where </li></ul><ul><li>collective aspiration is set free, and where </li></ul><ul><li>people are continually learning how to learn </li></ul><ul><li>together” </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Senge </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>According to Jeffrey K. Liker and David P. Meier authors of Toyota Talent (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>“ becoming a learning organization is viewed as the highest level of organizational effectiveness” (7) </li></ul>
  6. 6. WESLAT: Workplace Essential Skills Learning Assessment Tool .... a tool that enables workplace to assess their learning culture to identify strengths and gaps in their organization. This free and easy to use tool is available at www.weslat.com
  7. 7. Why would organizations want to use a learning assessment tool?
  8. 8. Why assess learning? <ul><li>Provides data on continuous improvement, sustainability and retention issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifies needs of all levels and departments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Validates learning strengths and gaps </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a baseline to measure against </li></ul><ul><li>Measures success as the organization moves forward </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies corporate direction for training and learning through the analysis </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Continuous Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Working with Others </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Planning </li></ul>What does the WESLAT measure?
  10. 10. Sample Questions in the WESLAT
  11. 11. What does a learning organization look like? <ul><li>Management understands and supports a range of learning initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Validates importance of employee contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages leadership development across the organization </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>All employees feel respected </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible and willing to adapt/change </li></ul><ul><li>Learning an integral part of daily operations; learning is as important as production </li></ul>What does a learning organization look like?
  13. 13. Role Play <ul><li>Scenarios are located in the middle of your table. Select one role play scenario </li></ul><ul><li>Work in pairs or a group of three to recreate real life situations arising from the research </li></ul><ul><li>Think about the motivations of the players. Why does the supervisor, the employer, the employee think the way they do? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Centre for Education and Work www.cewca.org [email_address] [email_address] (204)885-2957

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