Getting Buy-in to Chunk Mandatory Live Content

2022-06-27T16:26:23-04:00

Hi LCD Community - Have you been faced with wanting to chunk a mandatory live training, but received pushback from your organization due to a preexisting roadmap? This week, we’re answering that very question that came to us from a Senior Learning Advisor who joined a past Public Practicum. “I'm currently working on breaking down in smaller chunks some e-learning elements, but today some trainers in a train the trainer virtual class asked me: how is it possible to chunk up the content of a (mandatory) live virtual classroom when the organization must respect a rigid roadmap for the training delivery?” The first step [...]

Getting Buy-in to Chunk Mandatory Live Content2022-06-27T16:26:23-04:00

Converting to Modern Learning? It’s More than E-Learning.

2022-05-07T14:26:36-04:00

When you think of “converting to modern learning,” what comes to mind for you? Is it abandoning one-and-done training events for a strictly online/eLearning experience? If that was your thought, you’re not alone. Most L&D organizations, as they started facing the pandemic in 2020, scrambled to turn every face to face training program into an e-learning. But that isn’t modern. Nor is it sufficient to make a business-impacting difference in talent’s capability.Traditionally, L&D has overwhelmingly focused on new moments of learning need, and that has typically manifested itself in the sole development of one-and-done formal learning events. Every topic is big enough [...]

Converting to Modern Learning? It’s More than E-Learning.2022-05-07T14:26:36-04:00

Measurement Is Complicated, but not Complex

2022-02-23T09:19:48-05:00

Measurement Is Complicated, but not Complex Motivation and insight for L&D on Tracking Success By Lisa M.D. Owens    January 2022 This is the second of several blogs on Tracking Success for L&D. Crystal Kadakia and Lisa MD Owens are the co-creators of the Learning Cluster Design (LCD) model. This model is made up of five Actions that L&D takes to create learning clusters to meet the needs of modern learners in a digital age. Because Modern changes every day. Lisa and Crystal regularly research and evolve the model and the five actions. This blog series is a result of Lisa’s recent [...]

Measurement Is Complicated, but not Complex2022-02-23T09:19:48-05:00

Getting Stakeholders to Prioritize in Learning Design

2021-12-12T15:42:26-05:00

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 Design2021-12-12T15:42:26-05:00

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

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

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

How to Track Non-Formal Learning

2021-08-04T23:46:16-04:00

As our workforce has changed over the last decade (and especially in the last year), modern L&D professionals have begun abandoning the one-and-done training model and have instead moved on to blended learning, learning journeys, and what we call, learning clusters. Even with these new, modern approaches to learning, many L&D professionals hold on tightly to creating and developing learning assets they deem most trackable, typically formal, and shy away from an important part of the modern learning journey - non-formal learning. Non-formal learning is different from informal learning. Whereas informal learning tends to happen as learners engage in activities done [...]

How to Track Non-Formal Learning2021-08-04T23:46:16-04:00

What to do with too many personas? [Learn Action Deep Dive]

2021-08-04T23:46:17-04:00

One of the core principles of the OK-LCD model is to focus on learner needs. Our context as training designers and deliverers is no longer as important as the context of the learner, especially in a digital age where we have the ability to deliver learning when, where, and how the learner needs it. But how do we know what our learner needs? That is where the Learn Action of the OK-LCD model comes into play. In this Action, L&D professionals identify learner personas and start to uncover the most likely moments of need for each persona. We effectively transition from the traditional [...]

What to do with too many personas? [Learn Action Deep Dive]2021-08-04T23:46:17-04:00

Who is a Modern Learner?

2021-08-04T23:53:43-04:00

When you imagine a “Modern Learner,” what comes to mind? Many people we’ve asked that question automatically imagine a millennial, or someone who is really into technology. As we move from an industrial age to a digital one, when it comes to modern learning it’s not so much about technology, rather, it’s about choices surrounding learning. At February's dialogue, we will be exploring Learn-Ability and diving into learning mindsets with author and expert, Patricia McLagan. As we get excited for the event, I wanted to share a clip where I talk about Learning Cluster Design's approach to who is (and isn’t) a [...]

Who is a Modern Learner?2021-08-04T23:53:43-04:00

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