The State of Workforce Learning in Our Digital World [Webinar]

There’s been a profound shift in our world, increasing the need for organizations to beef up workforce learning and development. Technology is constantly advancing itself, and demographic changes are pushing the educational envelope. But in this quicksilver, 24/7, digital World of Work, we’re all after competitive advantage — and that means we’re always hungry to gain the knowledge and skills that drive success.

Employees are looking for ways to up their own game too — learning across multiple channels, from social to mobile to online to traditional classroom. But here’s a big difference: it’s not up the organization to deliver education for its employees. Learning now has to be a partnership between organization and employees. And that, combined with the explosion of platforms for how we learn, is a radical, unprecedented change. In fact, Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends report lists learning among the ten trends reshaping how we work.

That’s why I’m really looking forward to taking part in this webinar, The State of Workforce Learning in Our Digital World, offered by the team at Degreed. This is a vital topic, presented free and on-demand. We’ll be sharing insights about the impact of social, mobile, cloud and collaboration tools on workforce learning, and how digital disruptions continue to transform the modern-day workplace. There’s lots of learning in this one, so you don’t want to miss it. Mark your calendars for October 20, 2016, at 10 AM PST/1 PM EST and register now!

I’ll be talking to the Degreed team about how to:

  • Better understand how social, mobile, cloud and other digital disruptors will continue to change the learning landscape
  • Assess your own organization’s readiness for the digital transformation
  • Plan new learning strategies with digital-related technologies in mind

Learning is a Workplace Partnership

What’s cutting-edge in workplace learning? Tools and platforms that enable us to learn when, how, when, where and what we want to. Powerful educational resources that team up with employers to deliver agile, meaningful and trackable learning experiences to the workforce. Smartly curated content that doesn’t reinvent the wheel. From smartphones to social media, from online sources to traditional classes, learning doesn’t resist digital disruption, it embraces it.

Learning works best when employers and employees collaborate — and that’s going to matter even more in years to come. A recent Degreed study found that 60 percent of employees would spend more time learning if they received some kind of credit or recognition for it. But they’re learning anyway, and spending money on it: 75 percent invested their own money on career-related development ($339 on average). So now’s the time to get on board.

Tune in to this exciting webinar on The State of Workforce Learning in Our Digital World. From where I sit, it’s a no-brainer.

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Igniting Social Learning: #TChat Preview

(Editorial Note: Want to read the RECAP of this week’s events? See Digging Deep into Social Learning #TChat Recap)

Social learning. Two simple words with so many meanings.

The TalentCulture community understands one meaning very well. After all, we exist is to encourage social learning among talent-minded professionals. But this week, we want to look more expansively at the role of learning in today’s social business environment.

Our mission is to unpack this concept collaboratively – sharing ideas and information about how and why social learning can make a meaningful difference for individual careers, as well as organizations.

We even have some heavy-hitter experts to help us see how leading-edge learning tools and techniques can transform business.

MichaelClarkWhat’s Your Learning Goal?

Yesterday, I started the conversation on by thinking aloud about 5 ways anyone can jump-start social learning. As I fleshed-out these thoughts, a key question kept coming to mind: When you pursue learning, what’s your purpose?

  • Are you learning, so you can teach?
  • Are you teaching so you can learn?
  • Are you learning for learning’s sake?
  • Or do you have other intentions?

What’s more, does your goal really matter? I think it does. Arguably, the most powerful learning experiences are fueled by purpose-driven passion.

Truth is, learning should propel us not just through school, not just through work, but through life. And when our personal quest for knowledge, skill and competence aligns with business goals, the results can make a meaningful difference.

#TChat Focus Topic: Let’s Get Social About Learning

Life is a continuous process of learning and skill development. And by nature, learning is a social activity. Throughout our lives we look to others – parents, teachers, mentors, managers, experts, peers and others – for information, instruction, insight, guidance and validation. It’s all part of the learning process.

So, what does it mean to apply emerging social tools and techniques to the process of continuous learning? And why does it matter? Let’s talk about it!

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#TChat Radio – Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT

Tune-in online and discover new ways to ignite professional and organization learning, as we interview Michael Clark, CEO of ReCenter, and Justin Mass, Sr. Manager of Learning Technology & Design at Adobe.

#TChat Twitter

#TChat Twitter – Wednesday, March 27 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. Join our weekly online forum, and share your thoughts with others about these key questions:

Q1: How & why should we define social learning & talent development in the world of work?
Q2: How can we bridge today’s skills gap by connecting business with education?
Q3: We equate social learning with online learning, but is that view complete? Why/why not?
Q4: What are the most important technology platforms for social learning today?
Q5: What critical metrics should leaders should use to measure social learning & talent development?

Want to see more about this week’s topic? Watch Michael Clark, talk with TalentCulture community manager, Tim McDonald in this preview video on YouTube, or read Tim’s “Sneak Peek” blog post now.

Throughout the week, we’ll keep the discussion going on the #TChat Twitter stream and on our new LinkedIn Discussion Group. So please join us share your ideas and opinions.

We’ll see you on the stream!

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