What I Learned in February 2019

The three I’ve picked for February's ‘What I Learned’ video: Artificial Intelligence and the future of the learning profession Skill gap across the learning profession Workshops - less is better Watch the video to hear what I learned and/or read the summary below. 1. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Future…

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Are Learning Professionals Being the Adults?

Michelle Ockers outlines the future of learning while confronting the limitations of learning professionals. “The profession is divided.  Some are highly capable and progressive.  Many are unable to manage their own learning, let alone enable others to learn and perform better.” In recent years the conversation between learning professionals has…

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Stretch and Accelerate Your Professional Development

In January 2019 I helped over 25 people to create future-ready Professional Development plans through individual mentoring and a group webinar. The biggest thing I noticed is how challenging it is for people to set a future-oriented development goal.  Even those who did the guided reflection prior to our session…

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What I Learned in January 2019

The new year is a great time for renewing your energy and planning for the coming year.  In addition to making my own plans I mentored others to create future-ready Professional Development plans.  I also travelled to participate in the Learning Technologies Conference in the UK. The three I’ve picked…

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Power Up Your Professional Development with Social Learning

As a leader and professional its critical to take charge of your own learning. Staying abreast of shifts in society and your industry and keeping up to date with research and evolving practices in your field are critical to remain relevant.  One of the most effective and flexible ways to do…

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Demonstrating Value from Working Out Loud Circles in an Organisation

This is the second in a two-part case study on the first wave of Working Out Loud Circles at Coca-Cola Amatil.  The first post discussed how the Circles were set up and supported.  This second post  discusses the evaluation and outcomes. Recall from the first part of this case study that this was…

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Lists that Will Help You Make the Most from a Conference

My practices for getting the most out of attending a conference include making the lists outlined below.  As you read this post think about your tips for generating these lists.  What other lists do you find helpful?  Please share your replies in comments below this post. In summary the lists…

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