LCD Articles and Blogs Archive

Using The LCD Model to Gain Time Back

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 Back2023-03-02T02:39:20-05:00

Oct 7th Monthly Dialogue Reminder: Free Flowing Dialogue

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 Dialogue2023-03-02T02:43:27-05:00

Crystal Featured: Training Business Podcast

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 Podcast2023-03-01T03:10:25-05:00

Andrew Tiffany: Modern Learning Leader of the Month

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 Month2023-03-02T02:45:38-05:00

A Sneak Peek Inside the LCD 2-Week Practicum

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 Practicum2023-03-02T02:53:14-05:00

Special Report: ATD ICE 2021 Recap and Modern Learning Takeaways

Happy September! Lisa and I are back from the Association for Talent Development International Conference and Expo, and are excited to share a recap of what it looked like to take Learning Cluster Design on the road, and in-person again. We were excited to have been given the opportunity to present in several different capacities and modalities, from a pre-conference workshop, to a TedX like talk, to education sessions, to live coaching and demo session on the EXPO floor - some of which were broadcasted internationally for virtual conference attendees across the globe. Each session was unique, not only in terms [...]

Special Report: ATD ICE 2021 Recap and Modern Learning Takeaways2023-03-02T03:09:12-05:00

Sept 7th Monthly Dialogue Reminder: Jeff Lowndes, L&D Leader At Snapchat

At this week's dialogue, we will have Jeff Lowndes, Learning Leader at Snapchat, share his thoughts on learning in the flow of work, gaps in the industry, and the future of learning. We've got 78 folks already interested in attending and would love to have you join as well! This is a dialogue, not a presentation - it's a more intimate, engaging hour than you might expect! Each dialogue opens with networking, followed by a brief 15 min share from a speaker. The speaker will share their experience and perspectives on modern learning broadly or a particular aspect of the Learning Cluster Design model. [...]

Sept 7th Monthly Dialogue Reminder: Jeff Lowndes, L&D Leader At Snapchat2023-03-02T04:29:47-05:00

How Can We Use the LCD Model to Design Onboarding?

Lisa and I have made it to the ATD International Conference in Salt Lake City to kick off a weekend and week of learning! We are excited for our full day workshop tomorrow, education sessions and happy hour on Sunday, and book signings and demo session on Monday. Speaking of demos, we all want to see the LCD model in action. As we head into the tail end of the year (can you believe it?), many of us have either already onboarded a new group of employees or are ramping up for our organizational initiatives for 2022. With many organizations staying remote, or [...]

How Can We Use the LCD Model to Design Onboarding?2023-03-02T04:38:38-05:00

Why Is Designing for Modern Learners So Hard?

Designing for modern learners is not as straightforward as we would expect. Modern learners have broad expectations - they all want something different. Some want a class, some want something digital, and with their varied contexts, it can be challenging to design for the “modern learner.” So, how do we design with the modern learner in mind? In the video below, Learning Cluster Design model co-creator, Lisa M.D. Owens explains how to create learning experiences that meet the modern learner when, where and how they need and want to learn. Some key takeaways from Lisa include: Employees in the [...]

Why Is Designing for Modern Learners So Hard?2023-03-02T04:40:24-05:00

How to Design a Social Learning Community

In the book, Designing for Modern Learning, Lisa M.D Owens and I identify three “learning touchpoints” that outline key places, times, and ways that learning occurs. One of these touchpoints, Social Learning, looks beyond formal, planned approaches and provides learners with a level of interaction with other people. In most face-to-face learning experiences, whether we design for it or not, social learning happens inherently. Once the face-to-face experience ends, most learning professionals check off the proverbial “social learning” box, but modern learning doesn’t stop at the end of an event. In fact, social learning should be occurring before, during, and after a [...]

How to Design a Social Learning Community2023-03-02T04:49:56-05:00
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