MWL Newsletter No 43

“News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week
3-9 December 2017.

From around the Web

Move over HR, OD is coming (and we’re taking the seat you never had)  Stephen Hart, 3 December 2017

“Organisational Development is a function that is perfectly placed to meet the needs of the new emerging organisation. As a future focused profession, OD is best placed to design organisational agility, enable organisational capacity and capability and build purposeful culture.”

Here’s Why Companies Should Hire A ‘Modern Elder’ Kevin McKean, Forbes, 3 December 2017

““In traditional societies, there was usually an ‘elder’ around to support younger leaders and pass on wisdom,” says Conley. “But today, as industry becomes more digital-focused, power is cascading faster to younger people and we just expect them to miraculously embody leadership — which is setting them up for failure.””

Things my professor never told me about Wikipedia  Jake Orlowitz, Wikimedia, 4 December 2017

“The first step is admitting that everyone, from students to doctors, uses Wikipedia. We need to change the conversation from one of abstinence to intelligent information consumption.”

My Modern Professional Learning Toolkit  Bonnie Stachoviak, 4 December 2017

“In this post, I share my professional learner’s toolkit, with links to the tools I use.”

Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit  Matthias Vermeulen, 4 December 2017

“Recently Jane Hart posted her Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit (see photo) and promptly started. Clark Quinn, Harold Jarche, Helen Blunden, JD Dillon and Mike Taylor also share their toolkit in a blog post. For us the necessary signal to also write down and share our Learner’s Toolkit. Enjoy! 

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 resource (written 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. Available online or as a PDF to download

Find out more here

Jane Hart
Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

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