LCD Articles and Blogs Archive

Learning in the Flow of Work: Insights from Monthly Dialogues

At October’s monthly Modern Learning dialogue, based on popular vote via a LinkedIn poll, we dove deep into the topic of learning in the flow of work. In practice, as we start to implement any new concept, we often find ourselves asking, “How will this change be  possible in my organization?” In order to answer this question, it’s best to break it down into several more specific and digestible questions. Our community participants started this conversation and provide some fantastic insight into taking on the process of initiating learning in the flow of work. So, let’s start to break down the [...]

Learning in the Flow of Work: Insights from Monthly Dialogues2023-03-02T01:37:55-05:00

How Learning is Evolving featuring Squigl

I recently explored the topic of modern learning with one of our fellow modern learning partners, leader at Squigl/Truscribe, Derrell Connon. We had a great conversation that revolved around how learning is evolving. Derrell and I explored the idea that adopting an agile mindset has become very popular as of late, but in reality, this has been around for the last 20-25 years. As modern learning designers, we often question how we can move from such a heavily in person learning format to being primarily remote but we forget that we have nearly two decades of resource solutions to utilize.  Check [...]

How Learning is Evolving featuring Squigl2023-03-02T01:41:43-05:00

Monthly Dialogue Recap: Jen Zach

At this November's modern learning monthly dialogue, we were joined by  Executive Coach Jen Zach where she shared how she is applying learning clusters to the coaching space. Because coaching is often considered a one-and-done area, Jen walked our community through the process of how  learning clusters can be applied and how they benefit the coachee. Jen explained that she had an aha moment about learning clusters when she was asked by a client to come out and provide in-person learning and coaching. In doing the math, Jen realized that with the cost of her coming in plus the cost of [...]

Monthly Dialogue Recap: Jen Zach2023-03-02T01:44:33-05:00

Dec 2nd Monthly Dialogue Reminder: Enid Crystal, Consultant

In December, we are excited to have Enid Crystal, Consultant and ex VP at Black Rock, share a real-life example of how she is working with a client to provide learning resource libraries using Microsoft Teams. Enid has expertise in designing learning experiences that meet the needs of today’s modern learners. She is proficient in designing and developing digital and hybrid solutions that include e-learning, mobile delivery, virtual classroom, micro-learning, and workflow learning. With over 25 years in corporate learning and development for global companies such as Pfizer, BlackRock, and MetLife, Enid is known for creating scalable learning solutions that focus on [...]

Dec 2nd Monthly Dialogue Reminder: Enid Crystal, Consultant2023-03-02T01:47:30-05:00

Getting Stakeholders to Prioritize in Learning Design

In our most recent Learning Cluster Design 2-Week Practicum, one of the participants brought up a challenge around getting stakeholders to prioritize and get clearer on the learning need. When approached by a senior manager to develop management training, this L&D professional asked what specific classes or topics the senior manager was looking to target in this training. Their response? All of them. Sound familiar? What is even more relatable to many L&D professionals that work closely with stakeholders, is that this particular senior manager based their response on their own personal opinion, rather than looking at any data - again, [...]

Getting Stakeholders to Prioritize in Learning Design2023-03-02T01:49:23-05:00

How Learner Curiosity Plays a Role in Learner Personas

Many modern learning professionals use the concept of learner personas when designing learning programs for modern learners. They often categorize their audience by identifying what different learners need to know, and when, where and how they want to learn it. But in taking it a step further, have you ever considered the role learner curiosity plays in developing learner personas? In the video below, Learning Cluster Design co-creator, Lisa MD Owens, dives into how to use learner curiosity to develop learner personas and keep your learners engaged: Some of Lisa’s key takeaways include: The correlation between levels of curiosity and [...]

How Learner Curiosity Plays a Role in Learner Personas2023-03-02T01:51:34-05:00

Partnering with the IRC on an Employment Transition Learning Cluster

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 Cluster2023-03-02T01:54:27-05:00

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

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 Coach2023-03-02T01:56:47-05:00

Measuring DEI Initiatives

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 [...]

Measuring DEI Initiatives2023-03-02T02:33:36-05:00

Jeff Lowndes: Modern Learning Leader of the Month

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 Month2023-03-02T02:36:16-05:00
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