14-1 AITD2018 MC-min

AITD Conference – a Strategic Perspective

The Australian Institute of Training and Development(AITD) lined up a very full agenda for their national conference (7-8 June).  This, along with attending a pre-conference workshop and my role as Master of Ceremonies on Day 2, kept me very busy. My key question The key question I took into this conference was,…

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What I Learned in July 2018

What I Learned in July 2018

To encourage others to learn continuously a leader can role model what this looks like.  A simple way to do this is to follow in the footsteps of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella - create and share a monthly 'What I Learned' video.  I've added this practice to my ongoing learning…

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15 Focus-min

Explore Business Problems Before Creating Learning Solutions

There is usually a sense of urgency from business leaders and managers when they bring a request to learning professionals. They often ask for a course to be delivered.   It can be tempting to immediately roll up our sleeves and start designing that solution. However, this quick response can fail to…

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17 Business Momentum blog-min

Is Your Business Missing Momentum?

“If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.” (1) - Jack Welch As a business leader you are aware of the undeniable shifts in the environment your organisation is operating and competing in.  The fourth industrial revolution is gathering…

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18 Training Trap Post Image-min

The Training Trap

There is a hidden trap people fall into at your organisation.   Few are aware of the trap. It is so ingrained, most are blind to its existence. We’re ignorant of the part we play in sustaining it, and unaware of the damage it causes. I call it ‘the training…

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Motivation to Learn in Flatter Organisations

Motivaton to Learn in Flatter Organisations

During a discussion with the Procurement Director of a large corporate last week she was exploring the impact of flatter organisational structures on career development and learning for her team.  The elimination of layers in the organisational hierarchy has reduced her ability to offer her team members promotion through a…

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20 High Impact Small Size-min

Why Business Needs Learning and Development

Untapped potential in Learning and Development (L&D) is a lost opportunity in most large Australian businesses. Whilst executives wonder what L&D does, L&D doesn’t get a hearing. Meanwhile, organisations and their people miss significant opportunities. Executives look for answers in all directions - wrestling with over-regulation, meeting customer expectations, digital transformation, and…

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21 Community logo with text-min

Benefits of Internal Collaboration

Earlier this week I was interview by HR Daily in advance of my presentation at the Workplace Learning Congress (8-9 June 2017 in Sydney) on Advocating Working Out Loud in your Organisation.  The interview discussed the benefits of internal collaboration.  Full text of the HR Daily article is posted below.  Please contact me…

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23 Bottles with labels-min

How to use Labels for Learning & Development Approaches

There are a range of labels or overarching terms in use in Learning and Development (L&D) to describe different modalities or approaches to learning e.g. eLearning, mobile learning, social learning. My recent search to understand how the L&D profession defines the term 'blended learning' led me to think about the…

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24-1 WOL 5 elements-min

Running a First Wave of Working Out Loud Circles in an Organisation

This is the first in a two-part case study on the first wave of Working Out Loud Circles at Coca-Cola Amatil.  In this post I discuss how we set up and supported these Circles.  The second post discusses how we demonstrated value from the Circles and presents key outcomes. I had…

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That’s where Michelle Ockers comes in

I can help you to achieve your aspirations to transform learning in your organisation in a range of very practical ways. I can help accelerate your learningtransformation regardless of the sector and scale of your organisation, the size of your learning team, or where you are on your modern learning journey. Contact me for a discussion.