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Wisetail’s President, Ali Knapp and LCD CEO, Crystal Kadakia Answers the Top Modern Learning Questions

2021-11-11T13:29:50-05:00

How to Solve L&D Problems for the Modern Learner Wisetail’s President, Ali Knapp and Learning Cluster Design’s CEO, Crystal Kadakia Answers the Top Training Questions    Wisetail sat down with our fearless leader, Ali Knapp and Crystal Kadakia, founder of Learning Cluster Design to discuss trends we are seeing in the learning and development industry as learners evolve. What are the 2-3 fundamental issues you notice with traditional LMS and how do we address these?  Sometimes we can see that traditional learning platforms are stagnant, a little bit dated, and they definitely facilitate more of a top-down approach. We are trying [...]

Wisetail’s President, Ali Knapp and LCD CEO, Crystal Kadakia Answers the Top Modern Learning Questions2021-11-11T13:29:50-05:00

Partnering with the IRC on an Employment Transition Learning Cluster

2021-11-04T14:39:45-04:00

I’m sure many of you are aware of the situation evolving over the past month regarding the evacuation and resettlement of Afghan people. Personally, it has been uplifting and relieving to see Americans express a relative unity of understanding, empathy, and support for these individuals, who have experienced so much. I’m sure many of you, like myself, have been wondering what you can do to help. I'm excited to share with you all that Danielle Goldsmith (LCD consultant and facilitator) and I have taken on a new project to support the International Rescue Committee through putting together a mini-Learning Cluster focused on [...]

Partnering with the IRC on an Employment Transition Learning Cluster2021-11-04T14:39:45-04:00

Nov 4th Monthly Dialogue Reminder: Jen Zach, Executive Coach

2021-11-04T11:44:26-04:00

It is already November and we are excited to keep exploring topics that are most important to all of you. At this week's dialogue, we will have Jennifer Zach, executive coach, share her experience using the Learning Cluster Design Model and how it has benefited her business. We've got lots of folks already interested in attending and would love to have you join as well! Come with your stories applying LCD, questions, and curiosities! If you're new to the model, you can learn more by watching the video below and exploring our youtube channel + website: Youtube channel: See the Getting Started and Learning Cluster [...]

Nov 4th Monthly Dialogue Reminder: Jen Zach, Executive Coach2021-11-04T11:44:26-04:00

Measuring DEI Initiatives

2021-11-04T11:52:18-04:00

In the wake of the race-related global events in 2020, we saw, and continue to see, a rise in DEI roles within organizations. In fact, at the time of writing this, LinkedIn jobs has over 14,000 DEI and DEI-related roles advertised across the United States, and almost 90,000 globally. With the increased interest in and importance of this meaningful work, many L&D professionals have found themselves heavily involved in the development, design and implementation of DEI programming. I recently contributed to the ATD article “Stumped on how to measure DEI Training?” by Wendy Kirkpatrick and Dr. James D. Kirkpatrick, which addressed [...]

Measuring DEI Initiatives2021-11-04T11:52:18-04:00

Jeff Lowndes: Modern Learning Leader of the Month

2021-11-04T11:47:20-04:00

At September’s modern learning monthly dialogue, we had the wonderful opportunity to hear from Jeff Lowndes, L&D Leader at Snap, Inc. In our conversation Jeff shared about relational scaffolding, a system that focuses on connectedness over content in the onboarding process. While content surely has its place, he posed the question, "Can we intentionally architect how new hires build relational scaffolding in the business?" After gaining feedback from new hires about the 10-week onboarding road map that was designed for Snap, Inc., Jeff found that what they expressed benefiting from the most was the relationships they had formed with co-workers. Equally, [...]

Jeff Lowndes: Modern Learning Leader of the Month2021-11-04T11:47:20-04:00

Using The LCD Model to Gain Time Back

2021-11-04T11:31:41-04:00

One of the most common challenges organizations face around traditional learning and development is that is feels like there simply isn't enough time in the day for our learners to consume all the information they need in order to change their performance. Between learning policies and procedures, communication skills, leadership, and a plethora of compliance trainings, our learners can easily become overwhelmed by the sheer number of topics they need to learn. So how can we alleviate time for the learner and also save time for us as L&D professionals? I answer this questions in the video below, which is a [...]

Using The LCD Model to Gain Time Back2021-11-04T11:31:41-04:00

Oct 7th Monthly Dialogue Reminder: Free Flowing Dialogue

2021-11-04T11:37:17-04:00

In October, we are going to have our quarterly free-flowing dialogue, so we can explore topics that are most important to all of you. Facilitated by co-creator of the Learning Cluster Design model, Crystal Kadakia, we will explore one or more of the most commonly asked about topics: Learner Personas Social Learning <--- But I also want to touch on this one :) Remote Learning Tech Designing in the Flow of Work <--- The winner from our LinkedIn poll! Come with your stories applying LCD, questions, and curiosities! If you're new to the model, you can learn more by watching the video [...]

Oct 7th Monthly Dialogue Reminder: Free Flowing Dialogue2021-11-04T11:37:17-04:00

Crystal Featured: Training Business Podcast

2021-10-01T12:40:27-04:00

It’s officially Fall and while the days will start to get shorter, we know that many of you are working hard on your 2022 learning strategy. As you gear up for a new year with new learning, have you asked yourself if you are focused on designing content for learning rather than designing content for learners?Earlier in the Summer I was invited on The Training Business Podcast, where I shared how the Learning Cluster Design  model addresses the need to surround employees / learners with learning assets designed to close performance gaps. In the episode we discussed: What Learning Cluster Design is What [...]

Crystal Featured: Training Business Podcast2021-10-01T12:40:27-04:00

Andrew Tiffany: Modern Learning Leader of the Month

2021-09-27T09:06:36-04:00

In August, we were thrilled to have Andrew Tiffany, Senior Academic Consultant at National Geographic Learning, join us for our monthly Modern Learning Dialogue to share how he uses the Learning Cluster Design model to create learner-driven experiences, even though he is not currently in a formal L&D role. Andrew spoke to our community about: How to implement learning clusters with low budget and capacity How to influence organizational leaders to try the LCD model How to transform vague HR competencies using the Change Action And even shared a real-life example of a learning cluster that he is currently implementing! Below [...]

Andrew Tiffany: Modern Learning Leader of the Month2021-09-27T09:06:36-04:00

A Sneak Peek Inside the LCD 2-Week Practicum

2021-09-14T14:12:07-04:00

Before the summer began, we celebrated our April virtual practicum graduates. These L&D professionals from all over the world started the virtual practicum with just a single topic, and in just two short weeks, walked out of the workshop with a completed learning cluster to implement back on the job! As we gear up for our October practicum, we wanted to take you behind the scenes and give you a glimpse into what you can expect inside this immersive, practical-application experience: sample course outline Early Access Before we even begin the live sessions, all participants are given access to our learning [...]

A Sneak Peek Inside the LCD 2-Week Practicum2021-09-14T14:12:07-04:00

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