LCD Model Tools

The LCD Model Tools

Five Actions for Five Tools

∞ Learning Cluster Projects | Exponential Business Impact

Frames to Guide Your Strategic Thinking

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Create Powerful Deliverables Aligned with the Model

Make sure to avoid leaping to design and using your intuition.

Use a data-driven, thorough approach, outlined step by step in the Tools, to create your learning cluster.


Attention Book Readers! Stop using the old LCD Tools v1.0!

**NOTE: The new LCD Tools (version 2) are NOT the ones published in the book. They reflect several years of LCD Group practitioner experience and research by the co-creators on Tracking Transformation of multiple assets.

Download the Changelog to get a comparison of v1 to v2

LCD Tools v1.0 are no longer available online. Make sure to download the latest version using the form below.

Ways to Build on Your LCD Journey

Surround yourself with meaningful assets to grow your capability in the LCD model.

Trying it out on your own gives you a taste for what’s possible. Grow further and check out an asset that is right for you:

The LCD Practicum – a live multi-week course where you take an active work initiative and transform it into a learning cluster, with the deep guidance of our LCD facilitators.

The LCD Community of Practice (CoP) – membership to our CoP includes access to our Fundamentals of LCD course, Tool Walkthrough videos, learning cluster library with 50+ clusters, access to ask questions to our co-creators as you work on projects, and our community practitioner call.

Words From the Tool Creators

Tool V2.0 Evolution Origin Story

Crystal’s Favorite New Tool Features

Lisa’s Favorite New Tool Features

Owens-Kadakia LCD Model

Change On-The-Job Behavior

Objective of This Tool: Create the On-the-Job Change Objective (OCO) and set the goal and scope for the Learning Cluster Initiative.

Learn Learner-to-Learner Differences

Objective of This Tool: Identify and develop 3-5 learner personas that differentiate those segments of your learner population who uniquely impact the On-the-Job Change Objective.

Upgrade Existing Assets

Objective of This Tool: Evaluate existing learning assets for possible upgrading or repurposing by assessing them against the Nine Elements of Modern Learning.

Surround Learners with Meaningful Assets

Objective of This Tool: Recommend a Learning Cluster made up of 5-10 Learning Assets across all Learning Touchpoints (Social, Formal, and Immediate).

Track Transformation of Everyone’s Results

Objective of This Tool: Using the LCD Levels of Evaluation, design the LCD Metrics Plan that tracks progress of the learning cluster’s collective set of learning assets toward the On-the-Job Change Objective goals.

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