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Curation is a learning service (we should use!)

Why would learning professionals talk about something that museums do?  Because curation is a process learning & development professionals should be using to support their business partners using a targeted, specific method.  Like instructional design, curation is a systematic process of gathering content that is relevant to a particular topic area or business segment.  More … Continue reading

It takes a team!

Recently I attended an Oireachtas, a very specialized Irish dance competition.  Usually the competitions, a feis, features individuals competing and there were individuals dancing here too however the focus of this event is on teams competing with very detailed and complex dances.  The Oireachtas occurs once a year so the challenge is to bring individuals … Continue reading

From Subject Mastery to Career: Designing CBE Programs That Close the Skills Gap

It’s the measure that matters with CBE design. Competency-based education (CBE) is a very hot topic as businesses clamor for skilled workers who can be productive immediately and more institutions rush to develop new programs. New consortiums, such as the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN), are forming to help institutions develop standards and identify support services … Continue reading

Are you really leading?

Through the years I have seen a number of people who hold high ranking roles, CEO’s, VP’s, and other “C” suite titles.  I admit the titles led me to think of them as leaders, as the people creating the change of a new tomorrow.  A funny thing happened along the way, I found many were … Continue reading

To succeed do you need college? Or an L&D organization either?

With the recent news of LinkedIn’s purchase of Lynda.com I thought back to a recent discussion I had focused on the future leaning organization and the transformational model of learning. Stretch you say? Here is where I see an interesting future for workers of all ages and challenge college’s (with their associated costs/debt) and learning … Continue reading

Learn to ski (and perform) fearlessly in the workplace!

So (you ask) where is the connection between learning, performance improvement and snow skiing? Terrain-based learning may offer L&D some new ways to handle challenging training situations. I learned to ski when I was 40 and tossed onto the bunny hill in the midst of many others trying to not fall or crash. A lot … Continue reading

Building the bridge between business & education: between performance success & education competency

Education costs are rising, student debt is overwhelming, and more people are questioning the value of education. In fact 32 percent of Americans 25+ have baccalaureate degrees and just 10% have associate’s degrees. A recent post stated that “a fourth of the country’s workforce—more than 36 million adults—fall into the category “some college, no degree.” … Continue reading

Competency is about performance success

Competency-based education (CBE) is focused on getting people proficient faster. More importantly CBE is a clear description of what a person can do and to what level. CBE is the common language that training, and education, should be using aligning with their internal, and external, business & industry partners. And this conversation is vital especially … Continue reading

Competencies and assessment strategies

Recent posts have centered on the skills and attributes we expect our future colleagues to have. How will they get there and how will we know? How do we design L&D experiences with the goal of having assessments be “competency-based? “While there are many definitions of competency, most of them have two common elements: The … Continue reading

Competencies we need to succeed in the future – a follow up

I asked for ideas on what competencies a future learning and performance professional will need to succeed in the next 5-10 years and led a session at the Learning Solutions Conference in March focused on Who Is the Next-gen Worker (and Are We Ready for Them?).  With the advances in social media, technology, and mobile … Continue reading

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