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Dialogue Recap: Dave Sayers and Changing Stakeholder Expectations

2022-11-03T16:28:07-04:00

Do you often wonder how L&D can have a seat at the table? Do you wonder how to create different expectations for your stakeholders as you evolve from one and done to modern learning clusters? During our October Modern Learning Monthly Dialogue, we heard from Dave Sayers, L&D leader at Cortland and LCD Practicum alumni. Dave leads a ~10 member L&D team at a fast growing, values-driven organization. He begins by sharing about going from drive by requests to being invited to design a strategy upfront, well before a change hits. What's a drive by request? It's when a department drops by on a Friday and asks [...]

Dialogue Recap: Dave Sayers and Changing Stakeholder Expectations2022-11-03T16:28:07-04:00

How to Identify Missing Gaps In Your Strategy

2022-10-21T11:55:29-04:00

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: A [...]

How to Identify Missing Gaps In Your Strategy2022-10-21T11:55:29-04:00

Don’t Wait: Track Today and Break Through Your Demotivators

2022-08-02T17:02:34-04:00

Recently, I’ve been talking with people about their Learning & Development measurement strategy. Two things regularly come up that reduce the motivation to do measurement well: The reliance on a strong relationship with the C-Suite An environment with too many numbers. A Strong C-Suite Relationship The first demotivator starts with this belief:  “I don’t need to prove efficiency, effectiveness or outcomes, because I have a close relationship with the C-Suite and they trust me.” That works -- until it doesn’t.  What happens when a new leader emerges, or a financial crisis occurs? Then, when asked for numbers, it typically takes 2 [...]

Don’t Wait: Track Today and Break Through Your Demotivators2022-08-02T17:02:34-04:00

Agile and the LCD Model

2022-07-28T13:17:49-04:00

As we say often, the Learning Cluster Design model is “built on the shoulders of giants.” Our goal in creating the LCD model was not to replace existing L&D models and philosophies, but rather elevate them in a more modern context. Where learning practitioners were once beholden to one way of designing learning, the LCD model offers an integrative framework that capitalizes on the strengths of existing L&D models towards a new goal, unique to LCD - building learning clusters made up of learning assets. Agile is one philosophy that LCD model works with well and can even make more powerful. [...]

Agile and the LCD Model2022-07-28T13:17:49-04:00

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

Are you Serious? Or Just Hopeful?

2022-08-02T16:57:49-04:00

Are you Serious? Or Just Hopeful? Motivation and insight for L&D on Tracking Success By Lisa M.D. Owens,  January 202 This is the first 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 [...]

Are you Serious? Or Just Hopeful?2022-08-02T16:57:49-04:00

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
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