This is a short blog post based on the notes I made during this session at the World of Learning Conference in October 2018. It may not be complete or totally accurate – it’s just what I took away.
Melanie Lepine talked about the VUCA environments that we all operate in, and what this means for the skills our leaders need, including commercial acumen, resilience, emotional intelligence, curiosity and creativity and cognitive agility. This has an impact for L&D. Again themes of curation, blended learning, agile learning and connecting people came through, as did the importance of demonstrating the value that L&D adds – not just to senior managers but also to the people you want to embark on learning.
She suggested that to drive change from within L&D we need to:
- Connect people and with people… AND engage in PR in our own organisations!
- Link and label content – find/create great contact and explain how it adds value
- Hold up the mirror to ourselves
- Be pro-active – don’t wait to be asked by the business for a solution
- Be agile – we shouldn’t be driven or bound by rigid processes
- Know what metrics matter to the organisation and deliver learning than delivers against these.