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The New LCD Tools are Here!

The New LCD Model's Tools Are Here! After over a year of work, Lisa and I have finished evolving the Learning Cluster Design Tools. Yes, this means the ones preserved in print forever in our favorite book, Designing for Modern Learning, are outdated and will no longer be available online. We want you to learn and use the LCD Tools v2.0! We hope you will join us in our new evolution of the LCD model. Lisa and I have always said, "Modern changes every day." No one is exempt from that rule, including our work with the LCD model! Out with [...]

The New LCD Tools are Here!2024-01-22T03:29:41-05:00

How to Identify Missing Gaps In Your Strategy

Wouldn’t it be nice if every training program you worked on was starting from a clean slate, with no history, no background? You could do all of the cool things you hear about and not worry about learner and stakeholder expectations. We often focus on the new, but yet, our work is most often on the transition. A transition implies that letting go of something you were doing to move on or include something new. In my work, what I encounter is most people have been designing training to accomplish learning and now, they want to design learning clusters instead. Reminder: [...]

How to Identify Missing Gaps In Your Strategy2023-03-23T00:48:32-04:00

What is the LCD Model and What Impact Does it Have?

One of the first times I remember designing learning was in high school. I had dry erase walls for my closet doors and every couple of days, I taught myself and three other friends physics. After reading the textbook and hearing the teacher, I would take a go at the homework. And then, I would share where I’m at with my friends and we’d work through it together. I was learning by not only doing but teaching my thought process at the same time. Even before digital technology, people have been learning in a variety of ways. Digital technology has just [...]

What is the LCD Model and What Impact Does it Have?2023-02-28T01:59:05-05:00

Activating 70+ Learning Clusters in <12 Months

Hi LCD Community - Have you ever conducted a L&D audit to narrow down the training priorities for the upcoming year, only to discover that there were are almost 80 training topics that need support? That is just what happened with Gorilla Glue Company®. But with the help of the Learning Cluster Design model and Lisa's coaching, the L&D team was able to look at the training topics both individually and across the whole, designing infrastructure and individual learning clusters. The Gorilla Glue Company®, a family-owned, U.S. based company based in Cincinnati, Ohio has been selling Gorilla Glue® for over two [...]

Activating 70+ Learning Clusters in <12 Months2023-02-28T06:51:47-05:00

Moving L&D To Strategic Partner Status

Hi LCD Community - Are you stuck on a hamster wheel of L&D requests - running continuously without a moment to stop and work strategically? The answer is to tap into concepts and expertise that already exists within organizational development (OD), without abandoning your learning and development roots. Over the past few months, I have been collaborating on a framework with Jess Almlie to build a figurative bridge between the professions. 1 | The Foundation: When L&D and OD investigate and agree on a common core purpose for an initiative, we can then ground our work in a common anchor and goal. 2 | Bridge Floor: The [...]

Moving L&D To Strategic Partner Status2023-03-01T01:50:18-05:00

The Power of the Strategic Performance Objective

Ask an LCD Consultant The Power of the Strategic Performance Objective In one of our past LCD Practicums, we had a great dialogue around the elements of the Strategic Performance Objective (SPO), which is a key deliverable of the Change On-the-Job Behavior Action of the LCD model. The question emerged, "How do I make sure I'm making the most use of the SPO?" In traditional L&D, we have typically defined our goals and our own success within the limitations of what can be accomplished in the classroom or by the end of a course. Why? Because not only is this what [...]

The Power of the Strategic Performance Objective2023-03-01T07:01:39-05:00

Are you surrounding your learners with learning assets yet?

As I look back on the last two years, I'm proud of all the work we've accomplished in spreading the LCD model. But I still see a lot of room to grow! So many of you want to learning to have lasting impact and appreciate the idea of surrounding learners with learning assets, in a time, place, and way that works for their needs. So many of you share our desire to break out of the one and done learning design paradigm. If you haven't yet built your capability to make this dream a reality, is now the time for you? Starting [...]

Are you surrounding your learners with learning assets yet?2023-03-01T07:04:39-05:00

Event Reminder: Modern Learning Monthly Dialogue on 4/7!

Next Modern Learning Monthly Dialogue Challenges that Learning Creators Have in Applying the Model April 7th at Noon ED In our monthly dialogues, we’ve been hearing themes emerge of Learning Cluster Design application challenges you face – and the great ideas we all have for one another. During the 4/7 Monthly Modern Learning Dialogue, we will dive into two big challenges that learning creators have in applying the model within their organizations. As a community, we will discuss: Solutions on where to house and organize your Learning Clusters Solutions to drive awareness and application of your Learning Cluster. WHAT TO EXPECT DURING [...]

Event Reminder: Modern Learning Monthly Dialogue on 4/7!2023-03-01T22:03:45-05:00

Join Our Upcoming LCD Learning Events

  6 Big Trends in Accelerating Skilled Talent Are you interested in discussing some of the trends accelerating Talent Development and the Actions you can put in place today to support your modern workforce? On March 31st, Learning Cluster Design Consultant, Jen Collins, and Michelle Vock Laboy from Learn In, will be hosting a Human Capital Institute (HCI) webinar to answer just that. They will discuss: ☑️ 6 compelling trends in talent development ☑️ 5 strategies to apply today to accelerate talent development ☑️ How you can align employee development demands with company strategic needs ☑️ Discover how more of your employees can gain access to [...]

Join Our Upcoming LCD Learning Events2023-03-01T23:25:26-05:00

Why Aren’t My Social Learning Channels Working?

Diagnosing Social Learning Engagement Issues Today’s question came from our January 2022 2-Week Learning Cluster Design Public Practicum, where Kristen, an Instructional Designer, asked the following question: “I can design social assets; however, what I'm seeing across projects and solutions is they aren't engaging in social channels. For example, we'll ask them to give a thumbs up if they found a podcast beneficial or we'll ask a specific question and ask them to post an answer and we don't get a single response. How should we handle this part of Surround if we're finding they hesitate to engage socially?” First, let’s [...]

Why Aren’t My Social Learning Channels Working?2023-03-01T23:28:16-05:00
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