Are you Serious? Or Just Hopeful?

2022-01-24T08:03:00-05:00

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?2022-01-24T08:03:00-05:00

Dialogue Recap: Enid Crystal Modern Learning Leader

2022-01-23T15:07:13-05:00

Hi Learning Cluster Design Community! One of the biggest questions we get for the Learning Cluster Design (LCD) model is where and how can we provide access to learning clusters we create. Recall, learning clusters is the new L&D deliverable we call for in the model - it's a set of learning assets that surrounds learners, when, where, and how they most want and need them for a particular learning goal. At last month’s modern learning dialogue, we were joined by Consultant and previous VP of L&D at Black Rock, Enid Crystal, who shared a real-life example of how she is working [...]

Dialogue Recap: Enid Crystal Modern Learning Leader2022-01-23T15:07:13-05:00

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

Jeff Lowndes: Modern Learning Leader of the Month

2021-11-04T11:47:20-04:00

At September’s modern learning monthly dialogue, we had the wonderful opportunity to hear from Jeff Lowndes, L&D Leader at Snap, Inc. In our conversation Jeff shared about relational scaffolding, a system that focuses on connectedness over content in the onboarding process. While content surely has its place, he posed the question, "Can we intentionally architect how new hires build relational scaffolding in the business?" After gaining feedback from new hires about the 10-week onboarding road map that was designed for Snap, Inc., Jeff found that what they expressed benefiting from the most was the relationships they had formed with co-workers. Equally, [...]

Jeff Lowndes: Modern Learning Leader of the Month2021-11-04T11:47:20-04:00

Andrew Tiffany: Modern Learning Leader of the Month

2021-09-27T09:06:36-04:00

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 Month2021-09-27T09:06:36-04:00

Modern L&D Spotlight on Karen Bryan-Chambers, Senior Director, New Leaders

2021-08-04T21:42:18-04:00

This month, we are excited to showcase Karen Bryan-Chambers as our Modern Learner Spotlight! Karen is the senior director of the nonprofit Leadership Academy at New Leaders. She has more than 26 years of professional experience, including 16 years as a teacher, five years as a principal, and five years in leadership development. Karen started off her modern learning journey by reading Designing for Modern Learning, and quickly enrolled in one of our public workshops to further her knowledge. Karen is a regular attendee of our Monthly Modern Learning Dialogue and we were lucky enough to have her speak to our community [...]

Modern L&D Spotlight on Karen Bryan-Chambers, Senior Director, New Leaders2021-08-04T21:42:18-04:00

Modern Learner Spotlight: Jess Almlie, VP of Learning Experiences, WEX Health

2021-08-04T21:44:17-04:00

This month, our friends over at 360Learning interviewed this month’s Modern Learner Spotlight: Jess Almlie! Jess is a strategic L&D leader, and currently the VP of Learning Experience at WEX Health. Not only has Jess immersed herself in the LCD model by reading Designing for Modern Learning, she has been a guest speaker at our Monthly Modern Dialogue and has had her team attend our two-week public workshop. In her interview with Jonah Goldstein from 360Learning, Jess highlights how she uses modern learning principles from the Learning Cluster Design model to guide her L&D strategy at Wex. Jonah: What do you and your team focus on in terms of [...]

Modern Learner Spotlight: Jess Almlie, VP of Learning Experiences, WEX Health2021-08-04T21:44:17-04:00

Modern Learner Spotlight: Head of L&D at Bluescape

2021-08-04T20:55:39-04:00

Welcome to a new monthly series “Modern Learner Spotlight” where we highlight a member of the learning community who has experienced success using the Learning Cluster Design model. We couldn’t think of a better person to kick this series off with than with Loc Nguyen, Director of Customer Education for Bluescape Software. Loc and his team began their LCD journey with joining the public workshop and subsequently, the applied success of their learnings was featured in our book, Designing for Modern Learning: Beyond ADDIE and SAM.  Most recently, Loc and his team won the ATD BEST Award for their learning programming at Bluescape, and Loc sat [...]

Modern Learner Spotlight: Head of L&D at Bluescape2021-08-04T20:55:39-04:00

Building Learning Capability ft. Pat McLagan

2021-08-04T23:48:29-04:00

Imagine if you could double or even triple the effectiveness of your learning programs. How could you do that? By understanding that your learners have agency and working with that agency to help grow "super learners". What if your learners proactively grew their own capability to engage with your L&D products? Pat McLagan, author of Unstoppable You: Adopt the New Learning 4.0 Mindset and Change Your Life shared her work with the LCD community to show just how to accomplish this in last week’s Monthly Modern Learning Dialogue. Pat has spent her career focusing on transforming organizations through learning, and has been at the [...]

Building Learning Capability ft. Pat McLagan2021-08-04T23:48:29-04:00

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