205 How to Organize Content Across Shared Learning Platforms

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Thursday, July 28

Many learning and development organizations are embedded in individual areas of the business, yet they share centralized learning platforms. Without standardization, the content in these systems can quickly become impossible for learners to find, frustrating for learning administrators to maintain, and arduous for IT departments to support. 

In this session we will explore the role governance plays in standardizing how decentralized groups can effectively use centralized learning systems. A federated governance is a set of agreements and procedures that helps organizations work together when there is no direct accountability. You will discover why building a federated governance requires the art of diplomacy. Stakeholders need to feel that their needs are heard and that they will be treated fairly. They also need to buy in to the shared success of all member groups. This type of agreement is scalable and practical. By attending this session you will discover why governance is critical for the success of any shared learning platform (e.g., LMS, LXP, LCMS, LRS, etc.) 

In this session you will learn: 

  • Learning platforms' vulnerability to chaos in the absence of governance 

  • How to avoid the pitfalls of interpersonal dynamics that plague governance efforts 

  • The components of a governance initiative, including documentation and logistics 

  • How to get buy-in of the governance by your stakeholders 

Session Takeaway: Attendees will receive a documentation template to be used for building a governance.

Adam Weisblatt


Blank Page Learning

Adam Weisblatt is a learning strategist with a passion for creating learner-centered experiences and business-centered learning systems and processes. He is the founder of Blank Page Learning, which helps companies develop strategies integrating learning technologies to open the doors of new ideas and break down the barriers to learning. Adam has 20 years of experience in all aspects of workplace learning and implementing global enterprise-wide projects. He has been an instructor, eLearning designer, and programmer, as well as a performance artist, puppeteer, and cartoonist.

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