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Building an Innovative Learning Organization

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Institute a culture of learning to boost organizational performance and agility

What makes organizations successful? Today, most successful companies are learning organizations. Building an Innovative Learning Organization shows you how to join their ranks and bring your organization up to the head of the class. This book is a practical, actionable guide on how to boost performance, successfully manage change, and innovate more quickly. Learning organizations are composed of engaged, motivated employees who continually seek improvement, which leads to organizational agility and the ability to innovate ahead of the curve. When you encourage learning at every level, from the intern to the C suite, you gain a more highly skilled workforce with a greater ability to act in any situation.

Building an Innovative Learning Organization shows you how to create this culture in your organization, with detailed explanations, practical examples, and step-by-step instructions so you can get started right away. Written by a recognized thought leader in the training industry, this informative and insightful guide is your roadmap to a more effective organization. You will discover how to:

  • Attract, retain, and motivate the best employees
  • Become a more innovative and agile organization
  • Create a culture of continuous self-improvement
  • Encourage learning at all levels and translate it into action

Learning and education doesn't end at graduation—it's a lifelong process that keeps you relevant, informed, and better able to achieve your goals. These same benefits apply at the organizational level, making the culture self-sustaining: learning organizations attract top workers, who drive the organization forward, which attracts more top workers. If you want the best people, you have to be their best option. Building an Innovative Learning Organization gives you a blueprint for building a culture of learning, for a stronger, more robust organization.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Praise for Building an Innovative Learning Organization
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Preface
    1. What Successful People Have in Common
    2. What Successful Organizations Have in Common
    3. About This Book
  7. Chapter 1: Why Become a Learning Organization?
    1. The Learning Advantage
    2. A Framework for Building a Learning Organization
  8. Chapter 2: Building a Learning Culture
    1. How to Recognize a Learning Culture
    2. How to Build a Learning Culture
    3. The Right Leader
    4. The Right People
    5. The Right Behaviors
    6. The Right Resources
    7. Learn How You Are Doing
  9. Chapter 3: Developing a Learning Plan
    1. The Components of a Learning Plan
    2. Form a Team to Develop Your Learning Plan
  10. Chapter 4: Setting Learning Goals
    1. All Goals Are Not Created Equal
    2. How to Set Learning Goals
  11. Chapter 5: Creating Competency Models
    1. Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes (KSAs)
    2. Four Types of Competency Models
    3. Competencies for Today and Tomorrow
    4. Developing Competency Models
    5. Using Your Competency Models
    6. Examples of Competency Models
  12. Chapter 6: Selecting the Right Learning Methods
    1. Formal versus Informal Learning
    2. Five Primary Learning Methods
    3. What's the Most Effective Learning Method?
    4. What Drives the Selection of Learning Methods?
    5. Putting the Learning to Use
  13. Chapter 7: Assessing the Results of Your Learning Plan
    1. Key Assessment Questions
    2. Assessment Methodologies
  14. Chapter 8: Managing Your Organization's Learning Operation
    1. The Components of a Learning Operation
    2. The Role of a Chief Learning Officer (CLO)
    3. The Role of a Learning Management Service
  15. Chapter 9: Call to Action!
    1. Become an Activist in the Service of Learning
    2. Be an Education Activist
  16. Learning from Experts: Excerpts from Sarder TV Interviews
    1. Authors and Educators
    2. Learning Managers and Learning Professionals
  17. Partial List of Chief Executive Officers, Chief Learning Officers, Chief Information Officers, Authors, and Thought Leaders Interviewed by Sarder TV
  18. References and Resources
    1. References
    2. Useful Websites
  19. Acknowledgments
  20. About the Author
  21. Index
  22. End User License Agreement