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5 Trends that will Shape our Future

Kevin Wheeler

Accumulating experience, making mistakes, getting information, experimenting are collectively what we call learning. and more. Social Business.

Talent Pools vs. Communities: What’s the Difference?

Kevin Wheeler

A talent pool is the equivalent of an annotated and sorted filing cabinet, but it only contains static and most likely out-of-date information about the potential candidate. First of all it is two-way: both you and the candidate exchange information and both of you give and get. A community is entirely different. Feeling included.

Wrap Up of the Australasian Talent Conference

Kevin Wheeler

Check out the website for details and also for archived slides, videos and information on our past conferences. Australasian Talent Conference.

Serious Gaming: 6 Tips on Using Games and Simulations for Recruiting Success

Kevin Wheeler

By using virtual job fairs you can offer more candidates an opportunity to discover what you have to offer as well as provide them with more in-depth information about your positions and organizations than you can at a face-to-face job fair. You become an Operations Officer and have to digest information quickly and make decisions.

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What Is a Next Generation Corporate University: From Control to Choice

Kevin Wheeler

As much as 80% of what we know we have acquired outside traditional structures and methods – we have acquired these skills informally by trial and error, practice, reading, questioning and observing. “I never allowed schooling to interfere with my education.&# -Mark Twain. Nature does the growing. Good educators do the same.

Corporate Learning Trends- What Endures During Recessions

Kevin Wheeler

Informal learnin g. We learn the vast majority of what we know informally- without apprenticeships, textbooks, or teachers. Jay Cross at the Internet Time Alliance is the guru of preaching informal learning and his blogs and writings explain and amplify the concepts nicely. ROI is the holy grail of training professionals.

Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

They can provide authentic information, answer questions, and even close offers. However, most organizations are operating without an overarching strategy that defines how to get a solid and visible return from their social media approaches. These are key questions to ask when it comes to choosing a strategy and a recruiting platform.

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TRU Conferences vs. Traditional Ones

Kevin Wheeler

What these sometimes lack is interaction – you receive a lot of information but have only a little opportunity to ask questions or get involved in deep conversation. SLIDESHOW FROM A RECENT TRU LONDON. Most conference follow a traditional pattern: Keynote talks, general sessions, panels, and break out sessions. Nothing wrong with this.

Gen Y Redefines Learning | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

I’m not sure they’re well equipped to informally learn their way out of their current situations. They hardly read. Join us.

Are Senge’s Five Disciplines Still Relevant? Part 3

Kevin Wheeler

Information and transparency are also central to the success of these attempts. When management controls information and restricts who can know certain things about finances or product development, innovation declines along with employee commitment. Part 3- Mental Models & Personal Mastery. Mental Models. Personal Mastery.

Do We Need Internal Recruiting At All? | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

External functions will always have difficulty achieving this level of intimacy with their clients, even when co-located, primarily because their employees have less motivation to invest in gathering this information and may be interchanged frequently. These have to make a profit or go out of business. Thanks for sharing. Join us.

Is HR Relevant and Does it Matter? | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

But this type of HR person and function is slipping into history faster than we may imagine as it becomes impossible to regulate and control people, ideas, or information. The Way it Might Be HR might instead accept that creative work now means collaborating, sharing, and allowing information and ideas to flow freely. Does HR Matter?

From Social Networks to Communities

Kevin Wheeler

Collaboration and Sharing People in a community share information and often work together to solve problems or come up with new ideas. Over the past half decade the popularity of Facebook, LinkedIn and other networks has soared. To make social networks far more powerful, it is important to evolve them into communities. Join us. Posting tweet.

Habits, Frameworks and Corporate Universities

Kevin Wheeler

In his theory, children acquire information and then, by testing it with experience, add to it. Our traditional school and corporate training systems primarily impart facts, information and procedures in an attempt to build these higher levels of learning. I believe this is the way we all learn at every stage of maturity. Join us.

The New Television: How the iPad Changes Everything

Kevin Wheeler

But, it doesn’t fit any known category and seems to many like either a bad computer or an overblown entertainment device. Sports changed completely.

Gen Y Redefines Learning

Kevin Wheeler

I’m not sure they’re well equipped to informally learn their way out of their current situations. They hardly read. Join us.

What's Happening in Learning in South Africa?

Kevin Wheeler

Develop information portals and on-line networks of advisors/coaches for anyone to tap into. Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World What’s Happening in Learning in South Africa? South Africa faces huge talent challenges. What do you think?

Driving Productivity Might Revolutionize HR or Kill It

Kevin Wheeler

Education In education, this means actively finding ways to turn the delivery of facts, data and information over to the Internet and the sources it makes available. It could be linking to blogs and commentaries about careers and work that would inform and guide decisions. Are you able to do it faster than before? percent until 2000.

Six Talent Trends for 2010 | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

Information Overload Drives Change Too much data and information are overwhelming our 20th Century systems & mindsets. These themes constitute the core research the Future of Talent Institute will conduct this year. THE SIX TRENDS 1. This is driving change. Ghirardelli - the quintessential San Francisco chocolateer! Join us.

The Strategic Role of the Modern Learning Function | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

With that insight, he reshaped the leadership institute at GE and made it a powerful force for providing executives with the information, research, and practice to move GE into new business areas and to reshape the old ones. That it would increase profits? Improve efficiency? Was indispensable? It is no longer cheaper to hire people.

Weekend Ruminations

Kevin Wheeler

Our FOTI website is undergoing a complete overhaul and will be more interactive and informative by early March. It is hard to explain the difference in mood between Asia and the U.S. Technically the economies of both China and Hong Kong may be suffering, but everything is relative. Bangkok and Singapore were vibrant, bustling and upbeat.

The Future of Leadership Development – Part II

Kevin Wheeler

Good way to capture information for sharing later. Great way to connect people and for sharing information. In networked, global organizations the need for a more flexible and less hierarchical development methodology is important. Over the past 2-3 years, organizations have been experimenting. The packaging may be different (e.g.

The Future of Leadership Development | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

We need as leaders those who can interpret disparate information and who are willing to experiment with new (and probably risky) solutions. Online Educa is an annual gathering of e-learning professionals, vendors and academics from Europe, Asia and a handful (mostly vendors) from the United States. The need for leadership is very high.

Why People Still Like the Classroom More than e-Learning

Kevin Wheeler

So far, course developers have translated what they think happens in the classroom – the transfer of information — into electrons. Not a whole lot of information gets passed along in a classroom – that happens in the readings, labs and homework. Most of us want to learn – not just to digest a bunch of information or data.

Showcasing Your Company and Careers with Video

Kevin Wheeler

Devlearn '09 – Learning How to Learn

Kevin Wheeler

The video below is a chat with Jay Cross, author of several books on Informal Learning and a long time thought leader to the learning world. As it does every year, this year’s conference brought together some of the best thinkers in learning, education, simulation, and related fields. Andrew defined the state of the art of Enterprise 2.0

We Came to Make a Decision and Left with a PowerPoint Deck

Kevin Wheeler

Click on the link above for registration information. How often do you come to a meeting to make a tough decision or to learn more about an issue and leave with nothing but the PowerPoint deck? Seems like a fairly common scenario. I have attached a chapter from her new book that describes the murder boarding process for you to enjoy. Join us.

Working and Job Seeking Together

Kevin Wheeler

Networks are changing that picture already by allowing a seeker a vast amount of choice and information. By sharing information and linking many people together both recruiters and job seekers gain. Over the past many decades, the operating principles have been individualism and “do-it-yourself.&# Sharing equals cheating.

Small & Decentralized is Beautiful

Kevin Wheeler

In a world where work was primarily done physically and without the ability to spread information and communicate instantly on a global scale, centralization brought efficiency, speed and a better life. Schools With the ability to distribute information through the Internet, schools are undergoing significant change. Health Care?

5 Ways a Learning Function Can Add Value

Kevin Wheeler

There is experimentation with simulations, informal learning networks, and collaborative learning between customers, suppliers and academics. They do this by providing background information, skills development and academic knowledge to those who are developing a new service or product. Nor does it do anything for the short term.

5 Ways a Learning Function Can Add Value | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

There is experimentation with simulations, informal learning networks, and collaborative learning between customers, suppliers and academics. They do this by providing background information, skills development and academic knowledge to those who are developing a new service or product. Nor does it do anything for the short term.

The Advantages of a Talent Community

Kevin Wheeler

There is no additional information, no personal observations and no reference data. People can become a member of a talent community in several ways, but each requires them to learn more about the organization and provides the recruiter with more information. This means that information is up-to-date. Join us. Posting tweet.

Messiness, Creativity and Education | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

Jay Cross, a colleague and friend, has a blog on Informal Learning and together with a few others of us has formed a group called the Learning Irregulars where we are beginning to discuss and follow the creative leaders in learning to see where they are headed. He comes from a very different point of view than the traditional city planner.

Messiness, Creativity and Education

Kevin Wheeler

Jay Cross, a colleague and friend, has a blog on Informal Learning and together with a few others of us has formed a group called the Learning Irregulars where we are beginning to discuss and follow the creative leaders in learning to see where they are headed. He comes from a very different point of view than the traditional city planner.

Blowing Up the Training Department

Kevin Wheeler

They have already spent most of their lives learning and are most likely good at acquiring new information, integrating it into their work, and in seeking out mentors. Those who aren’t good at this, it could be argued, just leave and do other things. Is leadership development an oxymoron? Join us. 1 day ago More updates. Posting tweet.

Leadership Development for Gen Y

Kevin Wheeler

Leverage mobile technologies and place lessons on their iPhones, use Twitter and experiment with mobile collaboration and information sharing. Generation Y employees, those hired in the past 3 years or less particularly, have a very different set of values and a different learning style from Baby Boomers or the 40ish Gen Xers. Join us.

Pulling informal learning

Harold Jarche

Informal learning is mostly Pull. Informal LearningTake a look at these 8 demand-side knowledge management principles by Nick Milton.

gaining insight through social and informal learning

Harold Jarche

These five triggers can be enhanced through informal and social learning. It interfered with insights.” ” — Gary Klein. Connections.

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Format.

Informal learning is

Harold Jarche

Stephen Hart has a good series of quotes on informal and social learning on his website. Informal Learning