Learning Cluster Design Model

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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.

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

Utilizing the LCD Model will shift learning’s impact and reputation towards:

Driving on the job change * Multiple learning assets that aren’t just events but social and immediate * Addressing diverse learner needs

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

What is the LCD CoP?

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 self-paced learning to earn your LCD Fundamentals Certificate, 50+ real world learning cluster examples, expert project support, community, community events and more.

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