Posts Categorized: Learning

marketing-oriented learning

Jane Hart sees modern day learning and development (L&D) professionals as agents of change, who are not “order takers” but “trusted advisers”. Therefore the challenge is to become a trusted adviser. Trust is not gained by being an expert, but by doing something of value for others. People trust those who help make useful connections,… Read more »

licensed to connect

In the last half of the 20th century in Canada it was mostly assumed that as an adult you had a driver’s license and that you most likely owned or had access to a car. I know, I didn’t get my license until I was 26 and that made me a very rare specimen indeed…. Read more »

from training to social learning

The workplace learning workshop starts Monday, 9 February. I have created a video that provides an overview of the rationale and content for this three-week online program. The workshop is focused on moving from training, to performance improvement, to social learning.

L&D outside the box

This article appeared in Inside Learning Technologies & Skills Magazine, January 2015 Harold Jarche issues a challenge to L&D professionals in an environment where getting the work done is more important than learning anything new. In the mid 1990s I became involved with my most expensive learning project. I was then serving as a Training… Read more »

9 ways to improve workplace learning

Training, and education, are often solutions looking for a problem. But good training and education can have a huge impact on behaviour and performance. Remember that great teacher who inspired you? Did you ever have a coach who got you to a higher level of performance? But throwing content at someone and hoping for learning… Read more »

organizations, work, and learning

The five most-viewed posts here this past year provide a good synopsis of the over 150 articles I have written since January. They cover the main themes of organizations, work, and learning, that I have been discussing on this blog since 2004.