The requirements on businesses and their workforces are changing more rapidly than ever. Every aspect of the organization has to be ready to move and change in a heartbeat – including Learning and Development.
I have foundational knowledge of current adult learning theory, instructional design methods, individual to program evaluation principles, and managing and budgeting learning organizations.
But I have also been evaluating, implementing, and using Web 2.0 and social tools since their inception with an eye to their application in workplace learning. I understand their ability to enhance access to learning, to empower employees to own their own learning, and to provide stronger ROI for the organization.
Now, with the onset of the Internet of Things, Digital Mesh, and Big Data in the workplace, the very nature of work and of learning is going to be altered.
I have spent my career rethinking current practice to meet the demands of the marketplace and the opportunities new technologies presented.
• Lead a global, cross-departmental team to develop a new channel for delivery of access to Pearson online course materials to individual students at City Colleges of Chicago
• Co-created with Jay Cross "unworkshops" - a first effort to teach Web 2.0 technologies, using Web 2.0 technologies in a learning centric environment
• Created state-of-the-art Training and Trainer Certification programs for WebCT customers
• Helped in the creation of early LMS’s with ULT’s Bravo! Learning Platform and WebCT
• Publishing CD-Rom's instead of Cassette Tapes for Listening Programs for ESL Students
These initiatives were conducted while sustaining key practices in each instance. But in each instance, these initiatives bridged the gap to transformative new practices.
I thrive in growth and change environments able to lead in times of high ambiguity when others are confused about what to do. Transformation is exciting and leads us to stretch in new roles and tasks.