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Dialogue Recap: Dave Sayers and Changing Stakeholder Expectations


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

[Sept Dialogue Recap] Motivating Change When Stakeholders Say the Org is “Good Enough” As Is


A few weeks ago, we had a great Modern Learning Monthly Dialogue where we talked about how to break through a very particular resistance to change: being “too successful”.  Many times, our stakeholders can hold the mentality that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and that gets in the way of evolutions we want to make to learning. Especially when trying to introduce modern learning approaches, we can get stuck by the expectation that all learning is training.  People know us for what we’ve always done and might not see a reason for us to do something new, especially if [...]

[Sept Dialogue Recap] Motivating Change When Stakeholders Say the Org is “Good Enough” As Is2022-11-02T14:40:48-04:00

56 Change Management Initiatives and the LCD Model


David Sayers, like many of you, works in a rapidly growing business. Cortland is a property management company that has grown from 20,000 to 78,000 units in the last few years! What does that mean as the L&D leader? Dave and his team needed to keep up with building capability for all the new teams that run the properties. Dave takes on the challenge through modern learning approaches and in the past year has discovered the LCD model. He is turning to the model as his core approach to manage change. And oh by the way, Dave and his team won [...]

56 Change Management Initiatives and the LCD Model2022-09-22T04:01:00-04:00

LCD in Action: Professional Association ESG & Finance Examples


This month, we had the pleasure of not just one, but three leaders from the Association of International Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) share their incredible work on the LCD model. Michael Grant, Director of Learning Innovation, Jennier Hackim, Director of Learning Design, and Lizza Igoe, Senior Manager of Learning Design, discussed the journey since investing in the LCD practicum and the new possibilities for the organization. The AICPA is a global professional association for accounting professionals with 700,000 members. Over the past two years, this organization has undergone tremendous change. And, as truly successful organizations do, rather than just make one change, they’ve [...]

LCD in Action: Professional Association ESG & Finance Examples2022-08-31T14:28:27-04:00

Dialogue Replay: Lavinia Mehedintu and the Evolution of Curation


At our July Modern Learning Monthly Dialogue, we had the pleasure of hosting Lavinia Mehedintu, founder of the L&D magazine Offbeat.Works, to engage us in a discussion on Curation. Curation is a topic that initially sounds simple - what came to mind for me are the frequent “listicles” we often see - but the more you dig into it, the more you find a complex topic for learning creators. Just like LCD's idea of designing and delivering multiple learning assets, or learning clusters, what sounds simple isn’t as easy in practice and comes with a lot of nuances. Lavinia is the queen of modern curation [...]

Dialogue Replay: Lavinia Mehedintu and the Evolution of Curation2022-07-28T12:40:54-04:00

Owning your Modern Learning Career


Inspiring. Encouraging. Insightful. These are just some of the words that come to mind as I reflect back on my conversation with Andy Storch from this year’s ATD International Conference & Exposition in Orlando. Author of the book Own Your Career, Own Your Life and Founder of the Talent Development Think Tank, Andy is on a mission to help others find happiness and fulfillment in their own careers, gleaning from the lessons he learned personally while finding this out for himself. This is important because I work with leaders and individuals all the time, all over the world who are trying [...]

Owning your Modern Learning Career2022-09-22T04:07:41-04:00

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 Status2022-06-16T15:32:50-04:00

LCD at ATD22 – Driving Change and Modernizing the Experience


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

Six Big Trends in Talent Development & How LCD Can Support You


Recently, we partnered with Learn In and HCI to talk about the 6 Big Trends in Talent Development. During the session, Jen Collins, Learning Consultant and Brand Director for LCD Group chatted with Michelle Vock Laboy, VP of Customer Success at Learn In to discuss what’s needed for employees to help them thrive and be excited to learn while ensuring that the learning is beneficial for the business. If you'd like to view the session, you can access the recording here. We started the discussion with thoughts from attendees about how they define a modern workforce. Here’s what [...]

Six Big Trends in Talent Development & How LCD Can Support You2022-05-02T14:50:03-04:00

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 Objective2022-04-14T06:44:21-04:00
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