“The term 'learning culture' has been bandied around so widely that it's starting to wear a little thin. What, if anything, does it mean, and how can we inculcate it? Nigel Paine has a radical answer that won't appeal to everyone, but is soundly supported by his own research. The nub of it all: don't start with learning,” explains Donald H Taylor, Learning Technologies Summer Forum Conference Chair.
In this session, Nigel Paine will share the conclusion from his new book on Learning Organizations and Learning Culture. The outcomes may surprise and offer up a huge challenge for learning professionals. The simple truth is, the overwhelming evidence suggests that the conditions that sustain a learning culture have very little to do with learning.
The session will share those conclusions and the four main conditions that create a learning culture, but it will not stop there. The session will be all about what learning professionals can do in learning and development to increase the likelihood of building a learning culture, and how to engage with other parts of the organization to make this come about.
This is all about building joined-up, people-centric organizations where learning and development is not on its own, out of sight, but absolutely central to the bigger strategy around performance, purpose and position.
This will be a practical session, with a whole raft of great ideas for extending L&D’s role from a pure focus on learning, to the bigger one that engages the organization by helping deliver business strategy more efficiently and more effectively.
Nigel Paine’s conference session at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum is titled Building a learning culture: don't start with more learning:
- Come to debate the real purpose of L&D
- Share some of the conclusions from the book and what you can do with them
- Work on each of those conclusions to come up with some practical actions
- Finally, let's agree, what this whole exploration is telling us about the future of work, learning and people development
The Learning Technologies Summer Forum takes places at London Olympia on 12 June. The full conference programme is available from the Learning Technologies Summer Forum website, along with how to attend, conference booking information and details about the co-located Learning Technologies Summer Forum exhibition.
About Nigel Paine
Nigel Paine is a change-focused leader with a worldwide reputation and a unique grasp of media, learning and development in the public, private and academic sectors. He has extensive experience in leadership and consultancy with public service broadcasters, SMEs, global industry players, government and education institutions. Nigel focuses on the use of learning technologies, organisational development, leadership and creativity with a spotlight on maximising human potential, innovation and performance in the workplace. Nigel is a strategic thinker, able to motivate, lead and drive organisations forward to deliver business and training.