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Leadership – you know it when you see it

I am watching and listening to many different high school choir groups and ensemble’s in a regional county competition attending as a proud parent.  During the various sets I have observed different leaders stepping forward.  Of course, there is the director, he or she is providing guidance, pacing, and leading from the heart and mind.  … Continue reading

Knowledge Economy or Performance Economy? The shift is on…

The Get Fit for Tomorrow’s Work + Learn Economy convening brought together 100+ leaders from business, industry, government, and education to focus on developing foresight needed to support the working learner.  As the discussion progressed the point returned to several key items: The gig economy is growing and composed of multi-generational groups, the workplace is … Continue reading

The learning is still here, just everywhere.

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) people from around the world had the chance to look and explore thousands of tools that will be used at work, in homes, while in transit.  More than the Internet of Things (IoT) these technological wonders are being brought to market in a seamless manner to the end … Continue reading

Broaden & Build your (learning) way to success

Learning must impact the bottom line, consider that “80% of CEOs surveyed say their top strategy to enable digital transformation is to reskill current employees” (CLO Insight Summit, September2017).  Employers are not finding a talent pool filled with qualified applicants and learning can step up and meet this need to grow a changing and evolving … Continue reading

Why should a learning strategy focus on competencies?

Typically learning strategies link learning options ranging from training and professional development to the enterprise-wide business goals and objectives.  A common mistake is to focus these learning options on employees first.  It sounds counter-intuitive but the beginning steps should be on defining the organizational competencies before defining a learning strategy.  A core competency is something … Continue reading

Let’s focus on the WIIFM…

So what comes first, employees go learn or employers invest in learning?  Many organizations offer tuition reimbursement but did you know that recent research found that only an “average 51% of financial benefits offered to employees is utilized annually”?  What struck me was the different perspectives on why current workers are not willing to upskill … Continue reading

Nanodegree, micro credential, stackable – it’s still learning!

Stackable credentials, nanodegrees, badges, microcredentials – what happened to having a regular old-fashioned “degree”?    The good news is education is available to more people than ever before however the average “student” is now older, part time, and has some debt already so the focus is changing from the institution to the learner’s perspective as … Continue reading

A(nother) Conversation on Competency-based Assessment design

Last month several interested people met to talk about where they are and plans going forward focused on developing content and designing courses that meet the requirements a competency-based model has.  So let’s get together and talk some more!   Do you design with the end in mind supporting an assessment strategy that provides learners the chance … 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

Are training & education able to be competent?

For longer than I want to admit I have designed training, educated workforces, and missed the point of identifying competencies needed for performance success. Success meaning when the person performs their role at a consistent high level of quality that is measured and evaluated – not by the multiple choice test taken in class or … Continue reading

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