Making social learning work at Westpac

by L&D11 Feb 2016
Workplace learning has traditionally focused on the ‘authoritative voice’ – experts telling employees what they need to know. Social learning on the other hand, is about 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.
Gayle Piek, Human Resources Director, Group Capability at Westpac, is speaking on social learning at the upcoming L&D Masterclass in Melbourne. Joining heads of HR and L&D from corporate leaders including News Corp, Bosch, Australian Red Cross Blood Service and more, Piek’s 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 next L&D Masterclass will be held on 11-12 May at the Stamford Plaza Melbourne. View the program and register by Friday 26 February to take advantage of Super Saver discounts.