Radical Learning Transformation: Disrupt Yourself and Rethink your Corporate Learning Strategy
Join us in this 5-week, online course to learn how you can accelerate the transformation of learning. You will gain the skills to transform your learning department and achieve essential business outcomes.
Course at a glance
Lead Faculty: Chris Pirie
Former CLO, Microsoft, Founder, Learning Futures Group & Future Workplace Fellow
Former Oracle Global VP of Online Learning, where he launched the Oracle Learning Network, Microsoft’s Chief Learning Officer for Microsoft’s entire global sales force for the past 7 years, and previously Head of Sales and Marketing for the Microsoft Learning Division where he orchestrated the move from a product to a cloud sales approach, Chris’s entire career has been spent working at the intersection between Learning and Technology.
What You’ll Learn:
In this course, you will gain the skills to transform your learning department and achieve essential business outcomes.
The Current State:
Skills, talent and capability are increasingly ‘top of mind’ issues for business and government leaders around the world. Reports from the World Economic Forum acknowledge the insatiable demand for new digital skillsets at all levels of society, and the Conference Board has identified access to and retention of talent as the number one risk expressed by CEO’s CHROs and CFOs for the last two years. At the same time many L&D teams report that the tools techniques and technology that they have historically deployed seem inadequate in the face of profound change in the workforce. Changes including but not limited to:
An increased focus on employee engagement, retention and D&I,
Shift to gig economy and new flexible contracting employment models
The increasing digital transformation of business
Disruptive business model shifts
Explosion of Learning Technologies including AI, VR, and platforms
Accelerating business and product launch cycles
Profusion of content and training content
Demographic shifts in workforce and associated attitudes to work and learning
Increasing use of learning culture as a value creation tool
As a result, many L&D teams and CLOs are rethinking their strategy through the lenses of digital transformation and seeking to disrupt their traditional operational models before someone else does it for them.
In this course we will help you examine and rethink the fundamental operating models of your L&D department with emphasis on the four core pillars of your business: Your People and Talent, The Learning Technology Landscape, Your Learner Engagement and Experience, and Your Programs and Processes. We will review case studies of teams that are reinventing L&D, work through tools to help you set your strategy for driving a modern learning function.
This online course showcases how pioneers in Learning & Career Development are transforming learning and themselves in areas including:
Move from Courses to Resources
Upskill for Digital Literacy
Development of Learning Capability Academies
Use of AI, VR, and AR for Upskilling
New Job Roles in Learning & Development
Audience for Radical Learning Transformation: Disrupt Yourself and Rethink your Corporate Learning Strategy is targeted to HR professionals with job titles in areas such as:
This Course Features Five Modules:
Each module takes 90 minutes and includes viewing videos, reading relevant articles, answering questions, posting to our Course Gallery and collaborating with other learners. Each module also includes a deeper dive of content for those that are interested in learning more about one of the module topics.
The Five Modules include:
Module 1: Digital Transformation and The Case for Change in L&D
We explore some of the macro forces at work on the world of work and today’s L&D teams – We review some definitions of disruption, transformation, and digital transformation that we might use formulate a strategy in response.
Module 2: Optimize the Talent Team
Explore the skills, the talent, and team that you need for the future – we examine the critical skill sets for the future Talent teams including data scientists, design thinkers, computer scientists, and the role of social and neuroscience.
Module 3: Building your Learning Technology Architecture Blueprint
We document and review your existing functional learning technology stack, and review categories. We discuss the pros and cons of emerging learning tech trends. Including AI, VR, Cohort platforms and LXPs.
Module 4: Learning Program Portfolio Analysis
Why do you and your team do what you do? – How do your programs support your business and talent strategy? What is the fully loaded cost of your programs? What Business metrics could you do less and have more impact? – making the space to learn Milestone programs versus real time support programs – Start, stop, continue and Pareto analysis – How could design thinking approach rewire your programs for learner centricity? You will do portfolio analysis on your content and programs – think through alternate approaches.
Module 5: Your Impact Plan
How will you show impact for the investment in learning your company is making? You will use agile development and build a plan examining all key stakeholders and proposing a governance model for learning function. You will receive feedback from your team at your organization and from faculty and learners in this course!
Learners who complete this course are eligible for 8 re-certification credits from SHRM and HRCI.
Future Workplace® is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.
Led by Top Practitioners Who Have Transformed Learning
This course is designed to share the lessons needed to transform your learning department. Featuring video case studies from experts in the field, this course will engage you deeply in this learning.
Video Case Studies Plus Live Interactive Session with Faculty
Half way through our course, we will conduct a one hour webinar with all learners to answer questions, share challenges and bring our community together. This session will run live, but will also be recorded and shared as a digital asset with all learners.
Five Week Online Course Building Your Learning Transformation Skills
This course was designed to help you embrace the power of learning transformation. Whatever your role, this course will enable you to transform your learning function, driving results and impacting your organization!
Recertification Credits & Digital Badge
Upon completion of this course, you will also receive recertification credits and a digital badge to build your personal brand and document your new skills.
Course Design Principles
Radical Learning Transformation: Disrupt Yourself and Rethink your Corporate Learning Strategy was designed to be highly engaging using our Learn, Review, Apply format culminating in a digital badge detailing each learner’s achievements and shareable on social media.
- Understand what Learning is and how it can be transformed
- Assess and discuss how top companies use Learning Transformation to realize business results.
- Reflect on the videos of top practitioners sharing why and how they have transformed their Learning functions
- Review short knowledge check questions following your exposure to videos, articles and other content
- Participate in discussion questions and exercises to apply your knowledge
- Build an Action Plan to educate your stakeholders
- Create a video on how to move forward in your Learning Transformation