304 Designing Actionable Learning for Leadership Development
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Wednesday, October 24
Management and Strategy
St. Croix A
In 2017, 73 percent of L&D respondents to a client survey cited “application to real work” as an important characteristic of leadership development programs, particularly as related to mid-level management. And yet many L&D practitioners do not have a clear path to providing ways for their learners to apply their new knowledge and skills on the job. This session will share best practices for integrating learning with real work.
Today’s busy managers have little patience for learning something they might use “someday.” Learners want actionable solutions to their day-to-day challenges. But what about building capabilities that require leaders to go deeper to learn new concepts? This session will unpack the design challenge of addressing both conceptual and actionable learning. You’ll get access to models for integrating learning with real work, brought to life with real examples. You’ll leave wanting to create a library of actionable projects that you can offer to your learners. And you’ll have a framework to integrate this approach into your measurement strategy.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to design actionable models and assignments that integrate learning with work
- What learning experiences provide immediate value to managers
- How to leverage learning design to measure meaningful business impact
- How to help learners bridge the gap between knowing and doing
Technology discussed in this session:
Brightspace Core, and Webex and other webinar platforms.
Director, Content Strategy and Development
Harvard Business Publishing
Louise Axon is a director of content strategy and development at Harvard Business Publishing, where she leads the design, development, and curation of HBP’s leadership solutions. Louise has 25 years of experience in executing strategic change and delivering business results through learning, with particular expertise in developing leaders at all levels. Prior to joining Harvard Business Publishing, Louise worked at the Forum Corporation, where she led development of the leadership portfolio and consulted on complex leadership solutions for clients.
Senior Manager, Programs
Harvard Business Publishing
Jennifer Long is a senior manager of programs at Harvard Business Publishing, where she oversees research, design, and development for HBP’s suite of blended cohort-based leadership development offerings. Jennifer’s background is in consulting, change management, and learning and development. She is a certified professional coach (iPEC) and holds an MA in adult development and holistic coaching from Lesley University.