MWL Newsletter No 30

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 3 – 9 September 2017

Article of the Week

The Trouble With Corporate Compliance Programs  MIT Sloan Management Review

“Companies with rigorous compliance programs hope such programs will curtail employee wrongdoing. But to prevent employee misconduct, companies also have to understand how employees reach unethical decisions — and what affects their decision-making processes.:

From around the Web

The future of learning according to influencers  CGS Blog, 30 August 2017

“Where do learning and development pros go when they need inspiration to address upcoming trends, or to gain a fresh perspective on existing business challenges? We’ve compiled a list of ten influential leaders and outlets to help you stay on top of your game as you build learning strategies beyond the day to day and into the future.”

Metaphors for L&D  Clark Quinn, 5 September 2017

“What do you see the role of L&D being in the organization?  Metaphors are important, as they form a basis for inferences of what fits. We frame our conversations by the metaphors we use, and these frames guide what’s allowed conversation and what’s not.  To put it another way, metaphors are the basis for mental models that explain and predict what happens. But metaphors and models simplify things, making certain things ‘invisible’. Thus, our metaphors can keep us from seeing things that might be relevant.”

8 common myths about how to coach people at work Martin Zwilling, Inc, 7 September 2017
“Should you invest more in productivity tools, or coaching and training your team? Neither is a panacea for all your challenges.”

22 myths in modern academic learning  TeachThought, 3 September 2017

“Below are 22 myths in modern academic learning. No explanation, no analysis, just 22 commonly held misconceptions about learning in academia.”

From the MWL Magazine

10 Myths about Modern Workplace Learning

“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 as well as training, e.g, as they do their daily jobs, as well as on the Web. MWL means a new organisational learning mindset.”

Vote for your Top Tools for Learning 2017

Voting closes shortly – 22 September 2017, so VOTE HERE

Jane Hart will once again be compiling her annual Top Tools for Learning 2017 from the votes of learning professionals worldwide. This year is the 11th Annual Learning Tools survey .

MWL Workshop

Supporting Modern Social Learning in the Workplace

9 October – 3 November 2017

Although “social learning” has become the latest industry buzzword,  it is not just about making people interact in courses, but helping teams and groups learn together as they work together, and facilitating learning across the organisation. This is modern social learning. In this 4-week online workshop we look at how to help managers build a successful and effective social team, how to guide social learning experiences, as well as ways to foster networked learning across the organisation.

30 Day Learning Challenges

5 Learning Challenge now open – suitable for anyone.

  1. Learn something new every day
    This Challenge will help you build a habit of learning something new every day.
  2. Get the most out of your daily work
    This Challenge will help you get the most out of your day job so that you can benefit from your everyday work activities.
  3. Keep up to date with your industry or profession
    This Challenge will focus on a variety of digital ways to help you keep up to date in your industry or profession.
  4. Manage your own self-development
    This Challenge will help you develop the habit of organising and managing your own self-development.
  5. Grow your professional network This Challenge will help you build from scratch and/or enhance your existing professional network.

Jane Hart
Director, Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

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