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Module CPS3

Learning Strategy

Learning Strategy

This Module shows how you can help your organisation become a true Learning Organisation by installing a professional, learning system that encourages creativity and innovation in a virtuous, double loop cycle of never-ending improvement.

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Life-long, organisational learning requires a strategy

We all learn new things every day at work, reading the newspaper or watching TV.  Some of this learning happens by chance and sometimes it is by design.  Perhaps some of the most important things we learn come from serendipity and totally unexpected experiences but the organisations we work for have a purpose and will not continue to serve that purpose, and stay in business, by chance or default. Competition means learning faster and better than our rivals so a strategic and systematic approach to learning has to be part and parcel of the complete HR-business strategy.

Of course, no one knows exactly what the future holds so the best we can do is prepare our workforce to be as flexible and adaptable as possible and to make the most of whatever learning opportunities present themselves.  So learning strategy is much more to do with creating an environment where learning is more likely to happen naturally than it is to do with delivering training and development interventions.

Learning, improvement and innovation

The most important aspects of learning is the role it plays in constantly improving the existing operation and fostering innovation. This Module shows how the most innovative organisations actually get results through sustained, systemic improvement from encouraging individual employees to bring their innate, creativity drive and energy to work.  However, only organisations mature enough to appreciate this aspect of organisational learning are likely to achieve everything that a learning strategy has to offer.

In essence, learning theory is very simple and the framework and tools offered in this Module adopts a very human, common sense approach to creating a learning system where all employees have a part to play. The ultimate goal of a genuine learning organisation, one eager to learn from its mistakes and yet free from a seeking-to-blame culture , is where this Module is heading.

Module Objectives

Completing this Module will improve your professionalism by enabling you to:

  • Define and explain the purpose of a learning strategy
  • Show how learning strategy is a linked component of HR-Business strategy
  • Make connections between learning and organisational innovation
  • Position an organisation on the Learning Maturity Scale
  • Apply Kolb's experiential, learning cycle in practice
  • Develop a learning strategy around a complete, strategic framework
  • Demonstrate the importance of human systems in learning
  • Distinguish between single and double loop learning and avoid vicious, non-learning circles

 

 

This module overlaps with

HR Strategy

HR Strategy

HR Strategy is the complete picture that covers every aspect of human resource management and learning

Human Capital Reporting

Human Capital Reporting

Human Capital Reporting provides important indicators of how much value an organisation is creating from its human capital

Evaluation & ROI

Evaluation & ROI

This Module will teach you a very simple, common sense theory and practice of evaluation (including ROI)

Organisation Design

Organisation Design

Organisations are changing all the time but often by default, this Module uses a professional and systematic approach.

The CPS Professional Toolkit

The CPS Professional Toolkit

Every Module in the Series requires competence in using the Professional Toolkit

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