development

The good life | E-Learning Provocateur – Education Article

In a previous role I had cause to draw up an employee lifecycle. Despite my years in HR up until that point, it wasn’t something that had ever occurred to me to do. The driving force was an idea to support managers through the various people-related matters to which they needed to attend. The employee lifecycle would provide the structure for a platform containing information and resources that our managers could draw upon on demand. After a bit of googlising,…

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Reframing the capability framework | E-Learning Provocateur – Education Article

There once was a time when I didn’t respect the capability framework. I saw it as yet another example of HR fluff. You want me to be innovative? No kidding. And collaborative? What a great idea! And you want me to focus on our customers? Crikey, why didn’t I think of that?! But that was then, and this is now. Now I realise that I severely underestimated the level of support that my colleagues seek in relation to their learning…

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7 tips for custodians of capability frameworks – Education Article

Wow, my previous blog post elicited some rich comments from my peers in the L&D profession. Reframing the capability framework was my first foray into publishing my thoughts on the subject, in which I argued in favour of using the oft-ignored resource as a tool to be proactive and add value to the business. To everyone who contributed a comment, not only via my blog but also on Twitter and LinkedIn… thank you. Your insights have helped me shape my subsequent…

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Louder than words | E-Learning Provocateur – Education Article

My last couple of blog posts have argued in favour of extracting value out of organisational capabilities. Due to the nature of my role I have posited these arguments in terms of employee development. However, I further advocate the use of organisational capabilities across all parts of the employee lifecycle. Using the 4+4 Part Employee Lifecycle as my guide, I will share my thoughts on some of the ways in which your capability framework can add value to your organisation’s…

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The L&D maturity curve | E-Learning Provocateur – Education Article

Over the course of my career, I’ve witnessed a slow but steady shift away from formal learning to informal learning. Of course, remnants of the “formal first” philosophy still exist, whereby every conceivable problem is attempted to be fixed by a training solution, typically in the form of a course. Over time, the traditional classroom-based delivery of such courses has increasingly given way to online modules, but that’s merely a change in format – not strategy. While courses certainly have…

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The foundations of innovation in L&D – Education Article

There are two sides of the innovation coin in corporate learning & development: technology and pedagogy. The former is rather obvious and is often conflated with the term innovation. Futuristic hardware and magical software that educates everyone at the press of a button are tempting “solutions”. Some folks call this mindset Shiny New Toy Syndrome, and by golly, it’s a pandemic. The latter is less obvious because it involves thinking, and I’m not being facetious when I say that thinking…

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