Learning events are formal experiences designed to influence positive changes in workplace performance. In most formal learning events, the instructor-to-learner relationship is dominant. Instruction is organized around this hierarchal relationship, leaving the learner subservient to lesson plans and learning objectives. As a result, formal learning events often neglect the relationships that prove to be the most durable drivers of workplace performance: student-to-student, student-to-content, and student-to-self.

Participants in this session will focus on the relationships that are best nurtured through informal learning. You’ll discuss strategies and tools for building strong informal-learning networks, and learn why informal learning is more than just learning — it’s a relationship.

In this session, you will learn:


  • About the different types of relationships that exist in formal learning events
  • About strategies that learners can use to build informal-learning relationships
  • About ways you can use informal learning to enhance formal learning events