Is social learning the way of the future?

by L&D27 Oct 2015
In the past, many organisations relied on the 'authoritive voice' for learning and development. In other words, experts telling employees what they need to know. 

However, social learning is providing new and more effective opportunities, as it involves people learning from one another through knowledge-sharing initiatives. 

To deliver consistent training outcomes, HR and L&D practitioners need to know how to harness, influence and measure social learning in the workplace. Key considerations include how to overcome organisational barriers to collaboration and sharing, and implementing the modes of reward and feedback that are most effective in a social learning context.
Patrick Phillips, Learning & Development Manager at technology giant Konica Minolta, is speaking on social learning at HRD’s upcoming L&D Masterclass. Joining heads of HR and L&D from corporate leaders including Singtel Optus, Fitness First, CUA and more, Phillips’ session will focus on how social learning fits into an organisation’s wider learning approach, and how best to gain management buy-in for social learning strategies.
The L&D Masterclass will be held on 1-2 December in Sydney. View the program and register by Friday 18 September to take advantage of the Super Saver promotion.