Take Action on Learning Culture

“Building a learning culture – yeah, right! It’s okay for the likes of Microsoft who’ve got heaps of money and a leader who gets it.  Or a funky start-up where everyone’s job is to try new things and get it wrong while they hang out in beanbags." "Try being in…

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Learning at the Pace of Disruption

The concept of the learning organisation is making a resurgence.  This time round you’ll hear the term ‘learning culture.’  Perhaps you’ve noticed it popping up in leadership publications and events.  It may feel like a fad.  If you’ve been around long enough you’ve seen it before.  It had a flash…

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What is Learning Culture?

I was delighted when Nigel Paine approached me late last year to explore the opportunity to collaborate on a project.  We decided to run a 'Building Learning Culture' program in Australia and New Zealand.  (Workshops are running in Melbourne 6 August 2019, Sydney 8 August 2019 and Auckland 15 August…

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What I Learned in April 2019

What I Learned in April video covers: 1) Evidence-informed practice for learning professions 2) Gyroscope as a metaphor for learning culture 3) Otter.ai voice transcription tool https://vimeo.com/340100511 Evidence-Informed Practice I posted on LinkedIn during the month about learning myths and asked people to share ideas and practices that were perpetuated…

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Australian Workplace Learning Conference Wrap #AWLC2019

In this video Michelle reflects on key themes from the Australian Workplace Learning Conference: (1) Shift from training first practices (2) Adoption of a performance mindset Below the video is a summary of these themes. Michelle will curate and share her notes from all sessions she attended in a separate…

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Smart Leaders Leverage Abundant Knowledge

We embraced the advantages and opportunities of our businesses becoming computerised.  Now digital technology shapes every aspect of business. Mostly there’s no going back – nor wish to look over our shoulders – at our pre-digital ways. But I’m seeing cases where technology has confused and misled. In particular, the Information…

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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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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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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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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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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.