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The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning: How to Turn Training and Development into Business Results (3rd edition). (2015). Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons and ATD Press
Roy V.H. Pollock, Andrew McK. Jefferson, and Calhoun Wick
When you sit down to read The Six Disciplines, you’ll want to have a highlighter nearby: every page of this book bursts with wonderful guidance and stories that remind us talent development [aka training-teaching-learning-doing], at its best, is a results-driven endeavor. Having been tremendously influenced by the first edition when the Six Disciplines phenomenon was initially gaining steam, I found myself falling in love with the book all over again in its latest iteration; it’s like meeting an old friend who had a first-rate makeover none of us realized was necessary. Glad the authors continue to build on their earlier successes.
–This brief review, originally written as a “shelf talker” posted in the conference bookstore at the ATD 2016 International Conference & Exposition in Denver (May 2016), is re-posted here with the permission of our ATD colleagues.
On the call were Andrea Snyder, Kate Kosturski, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Paul Signorelli and Maurice Coleman. The topic for today was “The Size of the Room.” How do we extend and expand a conference conversation easily, quickly and at a low cost (or free).
- Using social media, one easy why is to create a unique hashtag and use that hashtag for a Twitter chat after the event is over.
- Do post-conference recap sessions for librarians in your area (geographic or topic). This could be done face-to-face or online (virtual).
- Do pecha kuchas for staff. One group creates a slidedeck with slides from different sessions that people want to to discuss.
- Rather than being at a distance and saying that you’re not there, consider asking how people at the event want you to interact with them in the moment.
Paul reminded us that it is a room with an open door, which means you can enter or not, and enter when you want to.
Paul’s takeaway from the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Annual Conference is to end conversations with action plans, so that things occur. This moves people to be doers. This is actually something Paul has had us do on T is for Training.
Paul mentioned the closing keynote by Jeremy Gutsche. A version of his talk is in Youtube:
Andrea’s takeaway from the Public Library Association (PLA) Conference, included these topics:
- Cultural awareness and inclusivity as topics of sessions
- Libraries as creation spaces, which is not just technology
- The fact that everyone has biases
PLA organized a handout and post-conference conversations through Facebook so help people extend the learning.
Andrea mentioned this talk from Verna Myers, who was the “Big Ideas” keynote speaker:
Recaps of the conference are at http://rcplpla2016.blogspot.com/.
BTW we invested a new term, which is “pottycast.” You’ll have to listen to the show to understand why or how.
You can listen to the show here.
- Common Modifications & Accommodations for Learners, https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/treatments-approaches/educational-strategies/common-modifications-and-accommodations
- Supporting Students with Dyslexia: Standards, Accommodations, and Strategies, June 2, 2016 webinar, http://www.ctdinstitute.org/events/event-details/supporting-students-dyslexia-standards-accommodations-and-strategies
- Center on Technology and Disability, http://www.ctdinstitute.org/
- Accessible Technology Coalition (ATC), http://www.atcoalition.org/
[Or…Training is an Art…]
- Define Business Outcomes
- Design the Complete Experience
- Deliver for Application
- Drive Learning Transfer
- Deploy Performance Support
- Document Results
One of the problems discussed was “learning scrap”, which is when training participants don’t use what they learn. (Learning scraps are like food scraps.) We also talked about how we might assess training.
The group then talked about creativity, Prince, and making training better. This led to a conversation on the art of training.
And somehow we ended with a free flowing conversation including an injury flow chart!
You can listen to the show here.
- The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning (read the summary)
- Revolutionize Learning & Development: Performance and Innovation Strategy for the Information Age
Today’s topic is described as “I hate you, now go away” or “How to engage your staff and public in lifelong learning.” Perhaps a better title might be “inspiration time.” On the call were Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli, Andrea Snyder, Kate Kosturski, Megan Johnson, and Jennifer Wright.
Relevant resources on this are:
- How Giving Students Choice During the Day Can Create Unstoppable Learning, http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/04/14/how-giving-students-choice-during-the-day-can-create-unstoppable-learning/
- Self-Directed Achievement on a Small Scale, http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/self-directed-achievement.html
- How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them (video), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYyvbgINZkQ
Paul Signorelli and Maurice Coleman started talking about the Meet the Modern Learner, which morphed into meet the modern library staff who both train/teach/learn and organize information. They then talked about how our customers have forced change by being mobile like staff, needing information on demand, open collaboration and being empowered to do so. To listen to the show, go here.
On the call was Maurice Coleman, Andrea Snyder, Kate Kosturski and Jill Hurst-Wahl. Both Maurice and Jill had attended the Computers in Libraries Conference last week. Kate and Andrea are past participants. They all discussed the conference, number of participants, what has changed in the conference, what changes they would like to see, ideas about keynote speakers, and more. The show can be heard here.
3-21-16 Update: The Talk is now up at T is for Training. Download the podcast of the talk here
This blog post is a summary of a session done at the Computers in Libraries Conference on March 10, 2016 by Maurice Coleman and Forrest Foster. This post was originally published here and is republished here with permission,
Forrest Foster, host of Let’s Talk Learning Spaces – he works at an academic library in North Carolina – and Maurice Coleman, host of T is for Training – he is technical trainer for Harford County Public Library.
We used the article Learn Today; Be Prepared Tomorrow by Maria Ho from the February 2016 issue if ATD magazine to spark a discussion on what tools we use to help learners learn and how to model good behavior.
On the call were Maurice Coleman , Paul Signorelli, Courtney Young,Jill Hurst-Wahl and mystery guest 5 from the Buffalo, NY area. The topic was the Padagogy Wheel. What is the Padagogy Wheel? According Allan Carrington:
The Padagogy Wheel was born out of a desire to help teachers at the coalface of teaching. I wanted a model that could be applied to everything from curriculum planning, development, writing learning objectives and designing student centered activities. Then quickly help teachers access relevant educational technology e.g. individual iPad apps or sequences of apps, to enhance those activities. Finally to help teachers use that technology to redefine activities to include tasks previously inconceivable. I believe this will increase student engagement, improve learning outcomes and empower a student towards transforming into an excellent graduate.
We also talked about using student use in the classroom.
You can listen to the recording here.