Activating 70+ Learning Clusters in <12 Months

2022-06-20T16:09:26-04:00

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 Months2022-06-20T16:09:26-04:00

How to Market Your Modern Learning Initiatives

2022-06-06T10:50:39-04:00

It’s difficult to deliver a new learning product that no one expects. How do you manage the change of moving to modern learning? During ATD in May and throughout our Modern Learning Monthly Dialogues, we continue to hear the challenges you are facing in shifting your organization to modern learning. We didn't realize we were opening Pandora's Box. Throughout our many conversations, there have been a number of themes that have emerged: How are we in L&D perceived in the organization? How do we drive awareness of learning assets? How do we cut through the noise of all the other communication? [...]

How to Market Your Modern Learning Initiatives2022-06-06T10:50:39-04:00

LCD at ATD22 – Driving Change and Modernizing the Experience

2022-05-25T09:59:54-04:00

Hi, LCD Community - Wow, what an amazing week at #atd22! I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to meet with so many of you in person. For those of you who were unable to attend live, I missed you but hope to catch up with you live soon. Being immersed in the conference gave me a snapshot of how much evolution leaders are driving more broadly. The level of strategy, modern thinking, and progress that you are making in the L&D space is inspirational! I am so grateful that Learning Cluster Design Group is a part of your [...]

LCD at ATD22 – Driving Change and Modernizing the Experience2022-05-25T09:59:54-04:00

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

Learning in the Flow of Work: Insights from Monthly Dialogues

2021-12-27T11:21:37-05:00

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 Dialogues2021-12-27T11:21:37-05:00

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

How Can We Use the LCD Model to Design Onboarding?

2021-09-07T10:43:28-04:00

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?2021-09-07T10:43:28-04:00

Creating a Learning Cluster for Onboarding

2021-08-04T23:47:56-04:00

With the pivot to virtual learning in 2020, and continuing with that trend in 2021, many learning professionals were faced with the challenge of converting in-person, live orientation and onboarding with a better, more modern solution. For this particular case study, an L&D leader was tasked with developing a new onboarding program. Traditionally within this organization, onboarding consisted of a week-long live class or blended learning to orient to the company, the people, to technical skills, etc. Looking at it from an LCD model lens, this leader first got clear on the most critical differences they wanted to see on the [...]

Creating a Learning Cluster for Onboarding2021-08-04T23:47:56-04:00

How to Develop Learning for 78 Topics in 12 Months

2021-08-04T23:48:06-04:00

Because the Gorilla Glue Company was expanding rapidly, more people needed onboarding, upskilling, and leadership skills. When the Learning and Development department surveyed the leadership on what they needed, the response was typical - management, after narrowing, decided on 78 training topics and they wanted them delivered within 12 months. Traditionally, when given a laundry list of topics, L&D goes straight to their go-tos - one-and-done live training events, an eLearning course in the LMS, etc. It’s overwhelming to figure out personalized learning assets for that many problems when you don’t have a strategic process. With Learning Cluster Design, the L&D team [...]

How to Develop Learning for 78 Topics in 12 Months2021-08-04T23:48:06-04:00

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