Being Strategic About Learning by Doing

Learning Leaders Alliance Archive

Learning Leaders Global Online Forum 2021 - July 21, 2021

Nyla Spooner

Learning Designer
Inter IKEA Systems

Design by Humanity, or DxH, is a design collective and apprenticeship program that works to upskill people of color and mentor their growth in L&D careers. Through volunteer projects and an immersive design boot camp, DxH provides creative services to nonprofits seeking learning experiences designed from an anti-racist perspective.

In this session, we will discuss how new learning designers can lead by example and learn by doing. By examining the intersection of learning and doing at DxH, session attendees will get a firsthand look at how volunteering with an organization like DxH isn't about "doing work for free." Experiential learning can happen in a number of ways. We offer a type of learning that benefits the participants and the greater L&D community.

This session also explores the ways that volunteer work can expand your worldview, make you a better L&D practitioner, and enable you to use your work to make a social impact in the workplace. You will learn how to give yourself stretch assignments to grow in your career. 

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