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Better thinking brings better performance!

Connecting context to content matters and I have discovered along the way that aligning people’s passions with purpose, through the use of learning, brought better results. Learning is not the focus, improving performance and solving the issue in the workflow is. John Hagel’s Learning Pyramid brings a focus on thinking skills based on passion. Tapping … Continue reading

The Ryan Report – August 2019

Here are some useful items in August’s issue of The Ryan Report– let’s keep the learning going!  If you find stories and news of interest please share!

Let’s move past learning kNOW

We have created training departments and many organizations have continued to bring a learning culture and supporting performance to their employees. It’s time to grow again and move into workflow learning where we help people think through the problems towards solutions and learn while they are working, at the point of need and the point … Continue reading

The Ryan Report: May 2019

Every month I find a couple of interesting posts that make me think and ponder that come together in The Ryan Report – let’s keep the learning going!

Go Backwards to move (people) forward!

Sounds strange doesn’t it?  Going backwards but changing how you develop training and supporting people at the time and place of kNOW is how we can move forward.  Now I come from the classical school of ADDIE where instructional design has Curriculum driving the process.  Work with a SME to identify content, develop the lessons … Continue reading

Microcredentials Forge the Links Between Businesses, the Community and their College

The traditional degree model isn’t providing people with the just-in-time skills they need, and companies are turning to alternative solutions to fill their talent pipelines. Employers needs people with relevant technical skills and robust cross-functional professional competencies like critical thinking, and they need those skilled workers quickly. Given this context, where does the working learner … Continue reading

Distance is relative – blend your learning!

I’m working with a client as they move from a face-2-face modality to an online delivery model being driven by the need to deliver a consistent leadership program to a new group of leaders separated by time zones and countries. A key point of contention is how to deliver the content with some pushing for … Continue reading

It’s not the ROI, ROL matters more!

I had a conversation recently with a learning leader at an organization who was being pushed to show their ROI – return on investment.  Granted in the last couple of years they have brought a new LMS online and added designers to the team so management wanted to know if the expenses were paying off.   … Continue reading

Microlearning – it’s learning in the flow of work!

More than chunking content or repurposing videos, microlearning is about supporting people and improving performance. Continue reading

Develop your talent pipeline: Start from the inside out!

8/27/18 Update:  Check out a video version of this post on my YouTube channel “Learning: Your Strategic tool for Success!” or go direct here. How does your organization hire new people?  Post a job description online, have recruiters sift and search, interview until they find someone?  How is that working out?  And how long do … Continue reading

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