Organisational Learning in The Great Unfreeze

One of the things I love about learning professionals is they are driven to be of service.  This was evident in the way they supported others through the early disorientation of physical distancing.  Learning teams across the globe rose to the fierce urgency of now and helped others to adapt…

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Rethinking Learning – Objections to Virtual Learning

Learning professionals love a good conversation.  The ReThink Learning webinar I hosted on 22 April was no exception.  There was a lively discussion in the chat box with some interesting questions and points of view raised.  I’d like to share perspectives and resources on some of these in coming weeks. …

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Learning Uncut Ep 46: Leading a Distributed Learning Team – Bee Hepburn

Working Cohesively in a Distributed Team Bee Hepburn is the Education and Content Manager at cloud-based accounting platform provider, Xero. Her team provide education and content to Xero’s external customers. Bee and I initially explored how her team created their learning strategy. However, we soon realised that there was a…

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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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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.