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Modern workplace learning: a new approach for how we live and work today

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Learning tools expert, Jane Hart, Sunder Ramachandran, Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals India, and Ger Driesen, aNewSpring, are to host a session at Learning Technologies 2019 about how embedding learning in the workflow requires a new approach to workplace learning and change in how L&D applies ‘digital’.

Jane Hart, Sunder Ramachandran and Ger Driesen to offer learning professionals a new approach to modern workplace learning at #LT19uk
Jane Hart, Sunder Ramachandran and Ger Driesen to offer learning professionals a new approach to modern workplace learning at #LT19uk 

As L&D professionals, we can have all the digital tools and technologies in the world at our disposal, but if we fail to evolve our thinking about workplace learning then we are missing the point. Taking a new approach changes how we apply digital to what we do - shifting the focus away from traditional courses to embedding more learning in the flow of work. Jane Hart, founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies and Sundar Ramachandran from GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals India, chaired by Ger Driesen, aNewSpring, will be here to tell us how.

Workplaces, work and workers are changing fast and with that change, our learning habits are evolving. Employees are no longer reliant on enterprise training for their learning and performance needs. Modern workplace learning therefore does not just mean providing modern training, but also supporting individuals and managers to learn from their daily work as well as empowering individuals to take more responsibility for their continuous self-improvement and self-development at work.

“How can we move beyond the confines of the traditional paradigm of ‘training’? What do all these mean for the transformation of learning and performance design and practices? Jane Hart, Sundar Ramachandran and Ger Driesen will be at Learning Technologies to help us find out,” said Donald H Taylor, Conference Chair, Learning Technologies.

The session, “Modern workplace learning: a new approach for how we live and work today” takes place at Learning Technologies 2019, day one, 13 February, 15:30.

  • Why even good training is no longer enough

  • L&D’s fundamental shift from provider to facilitator

  • The essential role of managers

  • Putting individuals in charge of their own learning

  • How should L&D departments prepare for modern workplace learning?

Learning Technologies 2019 takes place on 13 and 14 February at its new home, ExCeL London. The full conference programme along with conference booking and early-bird rates is available via the Learning Technologies Conference web pages.

About Jane Hart
Founder, Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies

Jane is the Founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, where each year she compiles the very popular Top Tools for Learning list (now in its 12th year). Jane has been advising businesses for over 30 years and currently focuses on helping organisations modernise their approaches to workplace learning.

About Sunder Ramachandran
General Manager, Training, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals India

Sunder Ramachandran is on the global advisory board of the LPI. He was ranked as the No.1 HR social media influencer for 2017 by SHRM India (Society of Human Resources Management). He was awarded the Silver in the L&D professional of the year’ category at the Training Journal Awards in 2016.

About Ger Driesen
Learning Innovator, aNewSpring

Ger Driesen is the Learning Innovation Leader at aNewSpring. He focuses on sharing the latest insights with L&D professionals to inspire them to design, developed and deliver learning the best way. He's known as 'the Dutch L&D trend-catcher' based on his articles, blogs and tweets on L&D trends and he is a regular speaker at international conferences.