Posts in Self-Directed Learning
How the neuroscience of self-directed learning ties to competency models
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This article in CLO Magazine describes why we build competency models the way we do - the science behind it. The idea is that you reverse engineer your best performers, so you can sort of, well, clone them.

During our Rapid Job Analysis Workshop, once we identify the skills that should part of the model, we ask top performers the important question, "what did you do to learn how to do this?" to identify their most valuable learning experiences. Once they are captured, our customers have the recipe to create similar experiences so non-top performers can try them.

Remember that "purpose" is how I contribute to the organization's strategy.

Thank you to Dave Conner, EdD, SPHR, ACC for sharing it with us!

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How do you train leaders and managers to let employees take charge of their development?

(Question posted by participants in recent webinars)

For our customers, we have toolkits that are designed to help them operationalize self-directed, continuous learning.  In summary, it’s about giving them specific examples, even a “this is what it looks like today when you do X”, “this is what it will look like in the future”, so it’s not so scary.  Give them tools and templates that make it easy for them to learn a new routine. 

They will find that they’ll actually be more effective because they will have more information available to them to make the right decisions.  And... their team will be more effective because they will be intrinsically motivated to improve their skills.


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