MWL Newsletter No 39

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week
5 – 11 November 2017.

From around the Web

Corporate Learning Programs Need to Consider Context, Not Just Skills  Todd Warner, Harvard Business Review, 10 November 2017

“Organizations need to retool learning, changing it from an obsession on individually focused and content-driven events to learning that is deeply contextual, social, and embedded into real work. Learning needs to be built into how power really works within organizations, organized around peer power, functional power, and hierarchical power.”

Why a Gen-X CEO Hired a Millennial to Help Him Keep a Learning Mindset  John Barrows, Harvard Business Review, 9 November 2017

“I’ve worked to keep up with changes in technology, specifically sales technology, by talking with my peers and always being open to trying new things that others recommend. But Morgan takes a different approach. He isn’t just keeping up — he stays ahead of the trends by proactively seeking out these new technologies himself and experimenting with them to see what effects they have on productivity, efficiency, and quality. That allows him to find the best tools for the jobs at hand, not just the tools he happens to hear about.”

From the MWL Magazine

A Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit for 2018  Jane Hart, November 2017

Based on the Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2017 list, here is the Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit 2018.

MWL Workshop

Supporting Continous Independent Learning in the Workplace

Next public workshop runs: 15 January – 2 March 2018

In the modern workplace it is no longer enough for L&D to just organise and manage modern learning experiences, they also need to enable and support continuous independent learning. In this 7-week online workshop we look at how to help managers and individuals adopt a modern professional learning mindset as well as empower individuals to take responsibility for their own continuous self-improvement (in their existing job) and self-development (to prepare for the future).


How to become a Modern Professional Learner

In the modern workplace there is no longer such a thing as a job for a life – only a life of jobs – so it’s up to everyone to continuously update their knowledge, skills and productivity and become an independent modern professional learner. This e-book (by Jane Hart) contains 100 short Tasks (based around the 10 Principles of Modern Professional Learning) to help you get the most out of your work life and take control of your career (see Table of Contents below).

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Jane Hart
Director, Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

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