Learning at Large is the podcast where business leaders talk high-impact learning at scale: challenges, innovations and the future.
Stop going through the motions and start delivering learning impact
25:49It's an open secret that businesses throw huge sums of money at training that is often grossly ineffective. If we’re going to stop this collective madness, Nick Shackleton-Jones, CEO and Founder of Shackleton Consulting, believes we need to change the way we think about learning. In this episode, find out why you need to start questioning the conventions, explore how to get your stakeholders on board with a better alternative, and dive into his tips and strategies for delivering high-impact learning experiences. Ep. 47 Brought to you by Elucidat.
Supporting the shift to becoming a skills-based organization
22:37Faced with growing skill gaps, businesses are rethinking how their work is organized. The shift to skills-based organizations is gaining traction. But what does this mean for L&D? Lori Niles-Hofmann, Senior Learning EdTech Transformation Strategist at NilesNolen, sees it as your time to shine. Find out why she recommends not reaching for the latest piece of tech, and instead focusing on what L&D do best. Explore Lori's advice on staying in your lane and focusing on producing holistic learning experiences. Ep. 46 Brought to you by Elucidat.
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Creating effective onboarding experiences at scale
23:34Successful onboarding can significantly improve employee engagement and retention rates. But with more than half of organizations losing new hires in the first six months, this isn’t happening. Hear how Melanie Lepine, Global Onboarding Lead at CBRE, is changing things with an effective onboarding process that works at scale. Find out how collaboration is critical to creating a sense of belonging, and explore how she gets to the real measures of success. Ep. 45 Brought to you by Elucidat.
Harnessing curiosity to empower learners
20:17“The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size,” said Albert Einstein. Hear how Lila Warren, Global Head of Retail Academy at a leading retail brand, is putting this idea at the heart of her learner-led approach. Find out why she’s harnessing curiosity and empowering her people to find the answers themselves, and discover how to shift from serving things up on a plate to enabling people to own their development. Ep. 44 Brought to you by Elucidat.
Tackling the learning content dilemma with a new model
24:46Faced with increasing training demand and more strategic responsibilities than ever before, L&D is feeling the pressure. Hear how Heather Gilmartin Adams, Senior Analyst at RedThread Research, is helping L&D teams understand that they don’t have to tackle the learning content dilemma alone. Find out why this requires a big mindset shift and a new model, and discover how taking a focused approach and deputizing learning content creation will deliver real value. Ep. 43 Brought to you by Elucidat.
Embedding democratized learning creation at Aviva
25:51L&D are under increased pressure to deliver more with less. Hear how David Hepworth, Learning & Talent – Design and Technology Lead at Aviva, is meeting this challenge with democratized learning creation. Discover how to get alignment across your organization on this learning strategy, and find out why being future-focused and respecting people’s time is key to your success. Ep. 42 Brought to you by Elucidat.
Continuous learning strategies that work at scale
24:47The skills and knowledge businesses need to succeed are constantly evolving. If you’re going to keep up, learning and development needs to be an ongoing process. But what does this involve? In this episode, hear how Jason Flynn, Global Head of Learning at GfK, has developed continuous learning strategies that work at scale. Explore how building flexible learning habits enables employees and organizations to grow, and find out why user feedback is essential to the success of continuous learning. Ep. 41 Brought to you by Elucidat.
Moving from check box compliance training to targeted behavior change
19:34Companies with compliant and ethical cultures are more successful. Yet compliance training is often seen as a burden. Something that people have to do, rather than need or want to do. Jason Baker, Founder of Snowfish Learning, wants to change this attitude. Hear how he’s refocusing compliance training on behavior. Find out how to target your business’ risks with integrated compliance training. Ep. 40 Brought to you by Elucidat.
Rethinking learner engagement to deliver real impact
23:45Learning doesn’t exist in a bubble. From daily tasks to urgent deadlines, lots of things are competing for employees’ time. So, how can you get their attention and create real business impact? Hear how Zsolt Olah, Senior Learning Technologist at Amazon, is rethinking end user engagement. Explore how to dig deeper so engagement translates into real world impact. Ep. 39 Brought to you by Elucidat.
Using L&D detection to find measures that show purposeful impact
24:03L&D is all about creating change. But how do you know if you’ve successfully achieved this? Hear why Kevin M Yates, L&D Detective, believes everyone can uncover the learning measurements that count. Find out when to measure and what to look for, and discover why refocusing the business on purpose is essential to creating impact. Ep. 38 Brought to you by Elucidat.