Author Archives: Jane Hart

About Jane Hart

Jane Hart helps organisations and learning professionals modernise their approaches to workplace learning - through public workshops and bespoke consultancy. She is the Editor of the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine, and is the author of a number of books including Modern Workplace Learning 2020 as well as the resource for individuals A Professional's Guide to Modern Learning. Jane was the 2018 recipient of the ATD Distinguished Contribution to Talent Development award. You can contact Jane at

How much time do you spend self-learning?

Many people now recognise the need to take control of their career and spend time on their own self-development. Furthermore, organisations now recognise the need for this too. Randall Stephenson, the CEO of AT&T, for example has been reported as saying: “There is a need to retool yourself, and you should not expect to stop […]

Build the bridge to self-learning: Help individuals help themselves

In the workplace individuals learn in many different ways for, through and at work – in what might be termed the 4 D’s of Learning: DIDACTICS – ie being taught (aka education or training) DISCOVERY – ie finding out for oneself (aka informal learning) DISCOURSE – ie interacting with others (aka social learning) DOING – […]

10 Myths about Modern Workplace Learning

First published in September 2017 Here are 10 misconceptions about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL). 1 – MWL simply means modernising training. No. It is much more than modern training. It means a modern approach to learning at work – recognising and valuing all the ways that people learn at, through and for work – not […]

Creating modern training, content, events and experiences

Next public workshop runs 4 March -12 April 2019 L&D departments have traditionally focused on training people for compliance or conformance. This has  been done in the classroom training and more recently through e-learning. However, in the modern workplace we need more relevant solutions to performance problems, and where training (of some sort) is required, […]

The role of the Modern Learning Advisor in today’s workplace

This is an extract from Modern Workplace Learning 2019 The work of the modern Learning & Development function is no longer just about designing, delivering and managing training experiences, but about enabling and supporting continuous improvement, learning and development. To do this, therefore, requires a different type of learning professional from the standard roles found in […]

Modern Workplace Learning 2019 now available as a paperback

The paperback version of Modern Workplace Learning 2019 (written by Jane Hart) was published on 4 January 2019. 278 pages Size: 6″ x 9″ (15.24cm x 22.86cm) Black and white with a few (black and white) diagrams. URLs to external resources provided in Chapter endnotes. Price: £25 + P&P (note: the book is printed on […]

Jane Hart’s Pick of the Year

Here are my 30 favourite posts and articles that I featured in the MWL Newsletter in 2018 – listed in CHRONOLOGICAL order. I think you will quickly identify the common theme running through them all. 1 – Embracing L&D’s evolving role: Less control, more influence  Dani Johnson and Jen Stempel, Deloitte, 2 January 2018 “the […]

The 10 most read articles in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine in 2018

UPDATE: Some of the articles listed below have now been moved into the Modern Workplace Learning 2019 online resource   Here are the 10 most read articles in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine in 2018. 1  – Classroom training and E-Learning are the least valued ways of learning. This is what it means for L&D […]

A Professional’s Guide to Modern Learning

Intermittent training or studying is no longer enough, every professional needs to be taking charge of their own continuous self-improvement and self-development. The newly updated online resource, A Professional’s Guide to Modern Learning, contains 50 Tasks to help any professional develop a daily modern learning habit and take advantage of the many different ways of learning […]

Spotlighting the “L&D in the modern workplace” session in the MWL track at LearnTec 2019

In this series of posts I am spotlighting the sessions and speakers in the 3-day (English speaking) MWL track that will take place at LearnTec in Karlsruhe, Germany 29-31 January 2019 (LearnTec is Europe’s No. 1 trade show and congress focusing on digital learning.) In the afternoon of Thursday 31 January, the final session will […]