Tools for Learning Architects

A recent article on Training Industry.com addressed predictions in training for 2011. One of the predictions was the role of learning leader shifting from being a program manager to a solution architect. As opposed to the training manager managing, he or she may well become a “Learning Architect” who “designs innovative approaches for employees to access knowledge, when they need it, in relevant chunks, no matter where they are.”

Here’s how Team Powered Success can help those Learning Architects.

The basic Team Powered Success program can provide a team with the essential tolls within a 12-hour period; usually the team meets weekly for one hour and then implements what they have learned, “off site,” as it were.

However, the basic program can be separated into the aforementioned “chunks.” Here’s how. Every team we work with takes the Team Success Survey at least twice during the program: once early on and again before the program concludes. The purpose is to show the team the progress they have made. We offer the Survey free to prospective clients.

When they have completed the survey (anonymously), we send them a Summary Report and suggest specific actions to move their team through the stages of team development. [As shown on the sample page above, of the five members of this team only three agreed with the question.  Sounds like grounds for discussion!]

They can select the entire program or select recommended “chunks” depending upon their needs and available time. We can use the essential tools within Team Powered Success to help teams find solution, as the article suggests, “not in event form, but in the form of knowledge objects.”

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Q: Does your organization have a Learning Architect?

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About Bob McCarthy

Originally from the Northeast, I now call Southwest Florida home. I have been a professional copywriter and editor since 1979, both freelance and in house. I have had article published in regional, national and international magazines. Plus, a video for which I wrote the script won an industry award as Best Training Video.
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One Response to Tools for Learning Architects

  1. The chunks idea is good. Means you can start where the problem is or where the client is feeling the most pain, not just at the beginning of a program. Solving some of the problem right away would allow the team to move forward faster and with less frustration. Thanks for this.

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