The pace of change in the profession is so rapid that the capability gap in learning teams is increasing.
Do you have a plan in place to build the capability of your learning team in order to effectively implement a modern learning strategy? Too often, learning professionals don’t pay enough attention to their own capability. It’s much the same as fitting your own oxygen mask first in an emergency before helping others. You need to build your own capability in order to enable others to learn effectively.
Do you know what skills you need in your team? Use a contemporary capability framework to identify the target mix of skills you require to realise your vision and strategy for learning in your organisation. I use a framework that contains 25 skills across five categories – each of which your team must have or be able to readily access as required through internal or external partners. However, there’s no standard skills recipe – a custom mix of skills across positions is required to suit each learning team.
Have you validly assessed the skills in place across your team? A consistent, reliable assessment of skills across your team provides valuable insight into strengths and gaps. This informs important decisions such as position and task assignment, development planning and succession planning.