Learning Cluster Design Model

5,000+ Book Readers | 1,000+ Community Members | 300+ Practicum Graduates

The Only Learning Design Model For Designing and Delivering Multiple Assets

Drive On-the-Job Change for Diverse Learner Personas

Disrupt the status quo of one and done, one size fits all programs once and for all.

Join the Biggest Modern Learning Movement

What is the OK-LCD Model?

The Owens-Kadakia Learning Cluster Design Model (OK-LCD Model) is a learning strategy and a competency for learning professionals interested in modernizing learning.

Modern learning initiatives include multiple assets, tailored to unique and diverse learners, and go beyond formal events to include social and immediate learning.

We drive on the job change by surrounding learners with meaningful assets.

The model provides you the how through a methodology comprised of five Actions and a philosophy based on four Principles.

Utilizing the LCD Model shifts learning’s impact and reputation from order taker and cost center to strategic business partner and competitive advantage

What is a Learning Cluster?

A learning cluster is a group of meaningfully selected learning assets that target on-the-job behavior change for unique personas for a specific business need.

Example Learning Cluster

On the Job Change Objective:

Aspiring managers will improve core managerial skills.

The business will benefit by:

  • Increasing the ratio of managers promoted from within vs hired externally
  • Increased employee engagement as demonstrated in the annual Coaching Index (where employees share their perspective on their manager)

On the job, we will see aspiring managers:

  • Applying the core managerial skills, even before they are promoted
  • Discussing the core managerial skills with their peers and mentees
  • Engaging in learning opportunities related to the skills
  • Expressing confidence and interest in moving up to the next level of their career
Learning Cluster Diagram

Formal Async Learning Offerings

For Leaders & Teams

The 90 day impact

The 90-Day L&D Impact Accelerator

An asynchronous offering to turn your team into strategic business partners, rather than order takers in 3 months.

Includes upskilling the team via the Fundamentals of LCD course and LCD Tools v2.0 and consulting support on projects, as well as additional bonus aids to support changes with stakeholders.

For L&D Consultants

The 30 day high value

The 30-Day High Value L&D Client Bootcamp

An asynchronous offering to help external consultants upskill and use the LCD model to enroll higher value strategic projects, rather than lower value technical skill projects.

Includes upskilling on the Fundamentals of LCD course, as well as insider’s aids on building a strategic L&D consulting business.

For L&D Professionals & Job Seekers

The L&D Level Up Fast Track

An asynchronous offering to help job seekers and high potential L&D individuals upskill and use the LCD model to grow their careers.

Includes upskilling on the Fundamentals of LCD course, as well as community relationships that drive growth.

Formal Live Offering

The Learning Cluster Design Practicum is a multi-week, blended learning course to upskill on the LCD model while applying to a project from your work.

Guided by expert facilitators, you receive coaching, a strong foundation in the model, and deep understanding of the LCD Tools. You walk away with a learning cluster and the Applications of LCD Certificate.

Ongoing Social & Informal Learning

The Learning Cluster Design Community of Practice (LCD CoP) is a comprehensive platform for learning, resources, and community to grow your capability in the LCD Model.

This includes 50+ real world learning cluster examples, expert project support, community, community events, Tool Walkthrough videos, and more.

Join the Learning Cluster Design Movement

Our community of professional learning & education leaders is growing globally!

5,000+ readers of the top-selling ATD book, Designing for Modern Learning: Beyond ADDIE and SAM
Over 300 graduates of the LCD foundational learning experience: the 2-week practicum
1,000+ attendees across the past year of free monthly dialogues on modern learning
130+ videos, 75+ articles and podcasts, and more!