MWL Newsletter No 89

Here are posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 28 October – 3 November 2018.

From around the Web

When Companies Should Invest in Training Their Employees — and When They Shouldn’t  Ron Carucci, HBR, 29 October 2018

“Training is useful at times but often fails, especially  when it is used to address problems that it can’t actually solve … Many well-intended leaders view training as a panacea to obvious learning opportunities or behavioral problems … Learning is a consequence of thinking, not teaching. It happens when people reflect on and choose a new behavior. But if the work environment doesn’t support that behavior, a well-trained employee won’t make a difference.”

Want Digital Transformation? Encourage Continuous Learning For All Employees  Daniel Newman, Forbes, 30 October 2018

“Allowing new experiences gives your team the benefit of new feedback and the ability to try new things. Change is frightening, especially for someone who feels comfortable in their current position. However, during the digital transformation, comfort will need to take a back seat to innovation. You must prepare your workforce by being an example and making education a part of the job, not just something to further ignore.”

In the MWL Magazine

Spotlighting Paul Jocelyn at LearnTech 2019

Paul Jocelyn will be joining us on Tuesday 29 January. The title of Paul’s session is Why the human stuff is the basis of your Digital Learning Transformation

Spotlighting Donald Clark at LearnTec 2019

Donald Clark will be joining us on Tuesday 29 January. The title of Donald’s session is Chatbots in Learning

Continuous Improvement, Learning & Development

Web version now complete!

Continuous Learning is vital – everyone says so – but what does it mean for organisations? it’s not just about providing continuous training or making employees study continuously.

In this new book we look at how to help individuals become independent continuous learners, how to provide a flow of continuous learning opportunities and how to help them learn continuously from their daily work.

Next MWL Workshop

Promoting continuous learning in the workplace

Online Workshop runs 14 January – 23 February 2019

Continuous learning and development in the workplace doesn’t mean providing continuous training. Whilst it is up to everyone to become a lifelong learner and keep up to date with what’s happening in their industry or profession to remain employable, it’s also up to L&D departments to help individuals become continuous learners. In this 6-week workshop we will look at how you can help and support individuals to become independent continuous learners and provide continuous learning opportunities..

Jane Hart
Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

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