Learning Uncut Ep 77: Curiosity and Learning at Novartis – Simon Brown

In late 2020 I read a book called The Curious Advantage. One of the co-authors is Simon Brown, who is the Chief Learning Officer at Novartis. The book looks broadly at why curiosity is important to individuals, organisations and societies, particularly as a way of navigating through ambiguity and uncertainty.…

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Learning Uncut Episode 76: NSW Health Workforce Planning Community – Kathryn Hume, Leigh Elligett

A High Value Community of Practice Kathryn Hume and Leigh Elligett from New South Wales Health discuss their community of practice for workforce planners working in local health districts across the state.  Using social and experiential learning approaches Kath set up this community in 2019 to create processes, tools and…

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Learning Uncut Ep 75: L&D Cares – Restoring Humanity to Career Development – Brandon Carson, Jennifer Rogers, Elizabeth Lembke

This episode is about an all-volunteer support network for L&D professionals called L&D Cares.  L&D Cares was created in April 2020 to offer a voice of support, unity and caring to those who have experienced job disruption or loss due to the pandemic.  However, the community is open to any…

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Learning Uncut Ep 74: L&D Sentiment – Stories Worth a Listen – Donald H Taylor

What's Hot in L&D in 2021 Since 2014 Donald H Taylor has run an annual one question survey to tap into the sentiment of L&D professionals around the globe.  In late 2020 over 3,100 people from 95 countries answered Don’s question “What will be hot in L&D in 2021.”  Don…

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Learning Uncut Ep 73: Upskilling African engineers for Industry 4.0 – Roti Balogun

Our first Learning Uncut story from Africa One of my goals for Learning Uncut in 2021 is to bring you a story from every continent.  Today is our first story from Africa.  My guest is Roti Balogun, a Nigerian currently based in upstate New York working for General Electric.  He…

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Learning Uncut Ep 72: A Risk Management Solution that passes the Water Cooler Test – Rachel Gillott

Risk management in any industry is something to be taken seriously. Often there is a mandatory course or eLearning program on the topic that is rolled out organisation-wide, consuming a large chunk of workforce time.  While things are shifting with the way we design such programs, there is still a…

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Learning Uncut Ep 71: DIY A Smart Learning Technology Solution – Jess Griffin and Jody Dollisson

Don’t let limited resources and budget stop you from using technology smartly.  I'm joined by Jess Griffin, and Jody Dollisson from James Hardie APAC to discuss how they built their own mobile-enabled, automated solution with low resource on a low budget to solve a business challenge. Their context is manufacturing,…

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Learning Uncut Episode 70: Mike Taylor, Arun Pradhan, Shai Desai – Modern Professional Development Approaches

Fire up your development with two more great approaches Welcome to the second Learning Uncut episode for 2021.  I’m not sure if the experience of the start of a new year is the same in the northern hemisphere as it is here Down Under where it’s summer and we have…

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Learning Uncut Ep 69: Jane Hart, Nicole Lam and Harold Jarche – Modern Professional Development Approaches

Welcome to 2021.  As we move from one year to the next and take a take a break from work for the festive season it’s a natural point to reflect on the year that has passed and set goals for the year ahead.  The first two Learning Uncut episodes for…

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L&D in 2021 – Challenges, Opportunities and Encouragement

Jeffrey Dalto asked me to contribute to a collection he is preparing called 'The State of L&D 2021 Guide.'  I thank him for giving me three useful questions to answer.  I will share his guide when it is published in late January.  In the meantime, here are the responses I…

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