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Learning 2020 - Day Three

Updated: Jun 18, 2021

Well, the third and final day of the Learning 2020 Online Conference has come and gone! Three days of career advice, ideas for upcoming projects, and insights into learning leadership. It was truly, an amazing experience. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to participate in the conference, and to have been part of the Learning 30 under 30 cohort. I've made relationships with an extremely unique and talented group of aspiring learning leaders!

Take a look below at my takeaways from day three of the Learning 2020 online conference.

  • Discomfort and destruction leads to creativity and innovation.

  • Learning Experience Design is the process of creating learning experiences that help humans achieve the desired outcome in an intuitive manner.

  • Building a culture of belonging in the workplace is important to allow your team to be vulnerable without fear and to allow them to be seen, be heard, and be able to stand up.

  • L&D needs to become a strategic influencer.

  • Intentional learners prime the people around them and give them feedback that helps them with the goals they're working on.

  • Learning and development teams need to create value propositions that build meaning on what they are going to do and how they'll do it in order to communicate their value to the wider organisation.

  • The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted that good leadership qualities are not the same as good management skills.

  • Emotional intelligence is a critically important leadership skill. We should focus on purpose, give people autonomy, and focus on an individual’s whole person - these skills are critical for leadership, not management.

  • Leadership is having a strategic vision and mission; management is about putting out forest fires.

  • Leadership and Management are different skills. Manage things and lead people.

  • A leader recognizes in every crisis, there is an opportunity.

  • Learning is an integrated building block of strategy and experience to solve business problems.

Well, that's it for now... if you'd like to learn more about the Learning 2020 Online Conference, you can do so by clicking here. If you are a learning and development professional under 30, I'd highly recommend that you apply for the Learning 30 under 30 program. I cannot wait for Learning 2021 and truly hope that I'll have the opportunity to attend in person, and I hope to see you there!


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