805 Cultivating Social Learning in Your Ecosystem
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday, March 28
Management and Strategy
People who are working to strengthen and diversify their learning and performance ecosystem are often interested in figuring out how to amplify social learning in the organization. L&D professionals may find, however, that promoting social learning is not as easy as enabling communication technologies and assigning roles. Learning leaders are sometimes surprised by inactive enterprise social networks and weak peer-to-peer support for learning.
This interactive session will explore specific strategies for cultivating social learning, including when and how to leverage technology and other community supports to enable and amplify interaction. Drawing from research and case studies on successful learning communities and other social learning strategies, the session will provide specific recommendations for promoting social learning among employees who may need support to effectively engage peers as learning partners and resources. It will help you understand the dynamics of social learning so that you can effectively enable, encourage, amplify, and troubleshoot it.
In this session, you will learn:
- About key factors that influence the formation and strength of a peer learning community
- Specific strategies for cultivating a social community to promote learning
- About the responsibilities of community managers and sponsors in successful social learning efforts
- About potential barriers to peer-to-peer learning and strategies to mitigate them
Novice to advanced designers, managers, directors, and senior leaders (VP, CLO, executive, etc.).
Learning 4 Learning Professionals
Catherine Lombardozzi is a lifelong learning and development practitioner and founder of Learning 4 Learning Professionals. As an active workplace learning professional with nearly 35 years’ experience, Catherine often contributes to professional conferences and journals, and she teaches graduate-level courses in adult learning, instructional design, eCollaboration, and consulting. She is author of Learning Environments by Design. Catherine holds a doctoral degree in human and organizational learning from George Washington University.