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From 'Courses to Resources' - how IPG Mediabrands and WillowDNA combined online communities and e-learning to tackle complex business challenges

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This week's LPi webinar focusses on the power of communities to embed online learning programmes.

At the end of last year, Clive Shepherd set the tone for 2014 by making a call for a move from ‘courses to resources’. In his popular blog, ‘Clive on Learning’, Clive explores the challenges of acquiring the knowledge and insights needed to navigate complex subjects. There are a number of organisations who have tackled tougher L&D challenges through leveraging the power of communities in combination with formal learning resources. 

One such example will be explored during this Wednesday’s LPi webinar, when Lisa Minogue-­White of WillowDNA explores this approach through a case study from IPG Mediabrands’ Matrix Community.

With over 500 people in the community and over 1000 people have experienced the learning, this case study demonstrates the value of aligning formal and informal learning to achieve business results. Says Joanna Foyle, Matrix Learning Lead at IPG Mediabrands: “Previously, people rarely talked about Matrix. Now there is dialogue every day. Understanding how learning works and placing the learning within the community has made such a difference.”

The webinar is on Wednesday 22nd January at 11am. Registration is available via the Learning and Performance Institute website: Using the power of communities to embed online learning programmes.