MWL Newsletter No 56

Here are posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 11-17 March 2018

From around the Web

Five Ways to Decrease Learning Decay in the Workplace  Phil Geldart, CLO Magazine, March 2018

“Learning decay is the Achilles’ heel for virtually all training initiatives. A training may have been delivered brilliantly to a highly engaged audience who leave the class or training event enthusiastically committed to applying the new learnings, but this alone will not stop learning decay. The training may have been delivered online, through a webinar, in a classroom or self-taught. Whatever the delivery mechanism, if the understanding and application are not retained for the long term, the training has little true value.”

This Is How To Build A Troll-Free Online Community  Fast Company, 15 March 2018

“Today’s social networking sites were originally created as places for people to connect, share ideas, and build a community. They’ve achieved that goal, and more. But “more” is not always a good thing. When we amass large numbers of connections and followers in open forums, we unwittingly invite trolls into the mix. And with relentless negativity, they hijack and corrupt the conversation and make honest and vulnerable communication seem very risky. ..At The Community Company, we are big fans of private and heavily curated communities that exist apart from the noise and frequent hostility of large social media sites. The strategies we’ve used to build these communities, often using private forums on top of major social networking sites (Facebook groups is one of our favorites) can be used by just about anyone seeking to create troll-free online communities. Here are some quick tips:”

In the MWL Magazine

Next generation L&D: From ‘Learning’ to ‘Performance’  David James, 13 March 2018

“When we talk about ‘learning’, we talk about how it’s nourishing and that we help people to grow. We contribute to well-being and provide well-regarded experiences – as well as some rarely appreciated e-learning. But we’ve reached a point when this isn’t enough. The point of L&D is to affect performance, from Day One with induction, to technical and core skills, transitions and change. There is a real need, both for the individual and the organisation, for L&D to help elevate performance, as well as individual and organisational capability. I know this. We all know this. But somewhere along the line, we’ve got stuck running programmes.

Next MWL Workshop

Supporting Learning from Daily Work

Next public workshop runs: 16 April – 11 May 2018

In the modern workplace it is no longer enough for L&D to just organise and manage modern training, they also need to enable and support constant learning at work. In this 4-week online workshop we look at how to help managers and individuals get the most out of and learn from their daily working (and learning) experiences.

Modern Workplace Learning 2018

This new book includes some (updated) content from Jane Hart’s previous books as well as new material. 

Part 1: An Introduction to Modern Workplace Learning in 2018)
Part 2: Designing, Delivering and Managing Modern Training for the Workplace
Part 3: Supporting Independent Continuous Learning at Work 

Available as a PDF to download.

Find out more about the Modern Workplace Learning 2018 here.

How to Become a Modern Professional Learner

Suitable for you and your people.

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 contains 100 short Tasks to help you get the most out of your work life and take control of your career.

Find out more about this resource here

Jane Hart
Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

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