These are my notes and links for the Trading Post session I will be doing this afternoon at the CSTD Conference in Toronto.
Are training departments still necessary? Leveraging social networking, informal learning and e-learning are just a few ways to manage learning and training in the 21st century. Are traditional courses the best way to link learning with the business or to engage learners?
I’ll be giving the same talk three times as participants move from table to table to take in three of a possible 15 presentations. The discussion is based on what I posted on Increased Complexity Needs Simplified Design. This is a shortened, and more focused, version of an online presentation I did for CSTD in March 2009.
Dealing with complexity is something that we all face and I’m currently reading Simplexity: Why Simple Things Become Complex (and How Complex Things Can Be Made Simple), which I’ll review as soon as I finish it. From the prologue:
There is a taxonomy of things that fool us every day and, in so doing, help the complex masquerade as the simple, and the simple parade as the complex.
Distinguishing between the two is never easy, and complexity science doesn’t pretend to have all – or even most – of the answers.