The Masterclass on Informal Learning

Your organization has decided to tilt in the direction of informal learning. Colleagues tell you that it can be faster, better, and cheaper than traditional approaches. You need to satisfy increasing demands with reduced staff and budget. You’re concerned that your current offerings will not satisfy the new generation of workers. So now what do you do?

Two options

1. Masterclass for L&D managers, instructional designers, and senior instructors on the concept and implementation of informal learning.  This is generally a one-half or one-day onsite engagement with thirty to forty people.

2. Retreat for CLOs, HR directors, planners, and policy makers on the philosophy of informal learning, the change management process required to support it, and the corporate culture that fosters its success. Two or three managers spend two days at the Internet Time Lab in Berkeley, California, in a heavily personalized experience.

What’s covered?

Here’s an overview of the topics from recent Masterclasses.

What is the organization’s primary goal?
How well are you preparing people for the future needs of  the organization?

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Introduction to informal learning. Push vs. pull. The spectrum. How to recognize it in its many forms.

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A dive into 70:20:10 as an example of informal, experiential learning.

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A dose of my philosophies of what matters in life and learning.

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We talk about how schooling is the wrong model for organizational learning and discourage using schoolish vocabulary.

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learnn

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perf

 

workscape

 

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functions

 

pull

 

optimize

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From this foundation, we explore communities of practice, capturing and disseminating news, knowledge sharing at Intel, experiential learning at Xerox, conversation at HP, volunteerism at SAP, Twitter at Deloitte, product knowledge at BT, and learning from microblogs. We also address implementation and values at a large company rollout, curation as learning, and creating the business case in several different industries.

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702010 Forum - 10 point approach to implementation (2)

Depending on the level of the group, we may apply the 10-step implementation program from the 702010Forum.

Recent Masterclasses and Retreats

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We recently conducted half-day Masterclasses at the WorldBank (above) and Dutch high-tech company Ordina (below).

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Senior managers and strategists attended a two-day management planning retreat at the Internet Time Lab earlier this year.

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Members of the Internet Time Alliance may join us virtually or in person during a retreat. In this case, Harold Jarche and I joined forces to help this team launch an expansive nationwide educational arm for a major non-profit.

haroldTo maintain quality, I offer no more than four Internet Time Lab Retreats per year.

 

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HRExaminer

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Here’s a self-serving article from HRExaminer – written before I joined the Advisory Board.

LearnTrends 2009: Balance, web 2.0, Internet Time Alliance, DAU

George Siemens began the day by challenging us to see the world as a set of trade-offs. What’s the optimal balance point?

Asking people to jot ideas on the white board, the line that divides presenter from audience began to blur. We’re all audience; we all presenters; it shifts back and forth. Continue reading