P13 Building Learning Communities to Support Performance

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday, June 7


In the Social Age, you learn differently—performance is reliant on having the right tools, the right training, and the right communities around you. But these communities are about more than just technology. They are built on trust. You have to consider how they form, how they function, and how you can use them to make your organization more effective.

In this workshop, you will explore a number of key topics, including: how the Social Age is impacting organizational learning; the foundations of community—spaces, permissions, and trust; how to choose what spaces to use for your community; how to create permission to engage, considering notions of consequence and impact; and how to address questions of trust—is the organization willing to engage fairly. You will explore how to build a practical plan for your organization to build engaged learning communities.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How communities are central to sense making and learning in the Social Age
  • How to create the right spaces for your communities to thrive and how to develop a sense of what permission needs to be granted to support this
  • How to earn the trust of the community
  • The importance of choreography in delivering a superb engagement
  • How to develop a plan for your own organization to be able to implement and support effective learning communities

Intermediate and advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
Infrastructure technologies, such as tessello and SAP Jam; conversational technologies, such as WhatsApp, Jive, Yammer and Lync; and storytelling technologies such as WordPress and elements of Jive.

Julian Stodd

Author and Founder

Sea Salt Learning

Julian Stodd is an author and founder of Sea Salt Learning, a global learning consultancy helping organizations adapt and thrive in the social age. Much of his consultancy work is around the need for social leadership, the design of scaffolded social learning, planning for organizational change, and the impacts of social collaborative technology. Julian comes from an academic background in communication theory, psychology and neurophysiology, learning design, educational psychology, museum education, and philosophy. He is a proud global mentor with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, and a Trustee of Drake Music, a charity that works to break down disabling barriers to music through education and research. He was awarded the Learning Performance Institute’s Colin Corder Award for Services to Learning in 2016. He has written 10 books, including The Social Leadership Handbook, Exploring the World of Social Learning, and A Mindset for Mobile Learning.

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