I spend a lot of time thinking, writing, speaking and working in my own personal and professional venn diagram of:
- leadership development;
- social collaborative tools; and
- all things related to learning.
One of those pillars — the learning space — is where I started my career. I owe much of what I have today in my professional life to the learning space, be it K-12, higher education or the corporate sector.
But it’s the corporate learning sector in particular where I believe a new ‘learning arc’ must be developed. It must shift from Status Quo Ante (as was before) to Ad Meliora (toward better things).
Two of my dear friends and colleagues — Marcia Conner and Kerry Brown — were thinking the same way and so we put our collective heads together and developed a manifesto for you to read, and ideally, to be inspired by.
As we state,”the corporate learning field is in dire need of bravery, insight, creativity and boldness.”
Use as you see fit and imagine a new ‘learning arc’.
Imagine “learning nouveau”.
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“Revolutionize Corporate Learning: Beyond Formal, Informal, Mobile, Social Dichotomies” by Marcia Conner, Dan Pontefract and Kerry Brown. May 2013. www.marciaconner.com/learning-nouveau/
Fascinated by that cover image? It was taken at the rehearsal for the wedding by Charlottesville wedding and portrait photographer April Bennett. Stephanie Helvin, the performer pictured, is part of the fire troupe Scintillation.
The ARC graphic is by Steve Kizer.
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