The Agile Learning Organization

This course is designed for L&D professionals and any HR Professional that wants to know how to expand your thinking about learning solutions, embrace cohort and collaborative learning, and think about building a learning solution that changes behavior, culture, and skills. It's filled with new ideas, directly sourced from our senior Faculty and Josh Bersin Company research.

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Course Snapshot

4-6 Hours over 5 Weeks
Next session: Sep. 18
Enroll by: Sep. 25
Online social learning in teams of 30-50
Certificate of completion, SHRM + HRCI credits

Course Overview

How do you design and implement learning solutions that are relevant, meaningful, and agile in design? In this course, we dig into the new, agile models for corporate training, showing you how to build programs more quickly with increasing value.

Case Studies

  • Merck Learns to Learn Abroad

  • Ketchum Takes a Risk on Learning

  • The Control Group Takes Control of Their Learning

  • The Xerox Coffee Break

  • Citibank Rethinks the Future of Learning

This course was created by:

  • Founder & Dean of the Josh Bersin Academy - Josh Bersin

  • Co-founder & CEO, Nomadic Learning - Matt Burr

  • Learning Design - Debra Newcomer

  • Lead Writer - Amanda Burr

  • Video & Animation - Tatiana McCabe

  • Production Coordinator & Media Management - Mike Estler

  • Resource Management & Production - Carolyn Ruocco

  • Video Editor - Brad Hinkle

Questions You'll Explore:

  • What is the evolving strategic role of learning in our organizations?

  • How is technology changing learning for individuals, teams, and organizations?

  • How is learning key to solving the organization’s current and most critical challenges?

  • How can formal learning initiatives support informal day-to-day learning?

  • How can we create learning programs that are learner-centered?

  • What are the technology trends that will likely impact future purchasing decisions?

  • How can we think of ourselves as “behavior change architects”?

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Field Manuals

The Agile Learning Organization course is made up of five Field Manuals (our version of an online module). Each one contains a variety of types of content and social exercises culminating in a mini-project, reflection, or debate. Each Field Manual will take you between 30-45 minutes to complete but you can jump on and off at your own pace, as often as you’d like. The deeper learning happens in the discussions with your fellow learners, so be sure to check in on the conversations regularly.

Field Manual Overview:

  • 30-45 minutes to complete

    Bite-sized, easy to read modules for an efficient learning experience.

  • Self paced

    You can jump on and off at your own pace, as often as you'd like.

  • Engaging learning modules

    Each field manual contains different types of content and social exercises, all culminating in a mini-project, reflection, or debate.

  • The New L&D

    Learning has a crucial role to play in today’s rapidly changing business environment: helping employees engage with and own strategic changes happening within our organizations. This Field Manual looks at why this strategic shift in L&D is so crucial. It explores how learning can help solve business problems and affect culture. And it looks at the attributes of a modern, high-performance learning organization.

  • Learning from Experience

    We learn every day, whether we mean to or not. When we try new things—a new idea for a client proposal, a new way to organize email, or even a new restaurant—we learn from those experiences. This Field Manual explores how to transform everyday experiences into learning opportunities that can affect individuals, teams, and even entire organizations.

  • Learning from Each Other

    Learning from our own experience is powerful, but sometimes we need to learn from someone else’s experience, someone who is an expert at their craft. This Field Manual explores the ways we learn from one another, whether it’s in a formal relationship with a coach or mentor, or informally, by sharing knowledge among peers and colleagues.

  • Learning by Design

    “Design thinking” has taken the business world by storm, influencing sectors far beyond traditional design. As learning professionals, design thinking offers insights into how we can create learning experiences that are tailored to the needs of our “end users:” learners. This Field Manual explores the connection between design thinking and learning design.

  • Learning Continuously

    To stay current and competitive in today’s business environment, learning can’t happen once or twice a year. This Field Manual explores how we can make learning continuous and how technologies aid us in this pursuit—now and in the future.

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Featured Voices

Josh Bersin
Josh Bersin
Global Independent Analyst; Dean of Josh Bersin Academy
Matt Burr
Matt Burr
CEO & Co-Founder of Nomadic Learning
Robert Burnside
Robert Burnside
Senior Learning Advisor of Nomadic

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You work collaboratively, so why should your professional development happen in isolation? Advance through time-bound programs and self-guided content with peers from around the world.

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Earn SHRM and HRCI recertification credits with more than 25 robust courses led by top industry leaders.

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