Leading the Learning Function: Tools and Techniques for Organizational Impact

Book description

Leaders as Learners, Learners as Leaders

Drawing upon firsthand experiences and insights from senior practitioners, Leading the Learning Function: Tools and Techniques for Organizational Impact offers best practices, tools, techniques, and processes that successful business leaders use to develop, build, and implement their personal leadership skill sets.

The ATD Forum—a consortium for senior talent and learning practitioners to connect, collaborate, and share knowledge, best practices, and company experiences—sought to extend those accruing benefits more broadly in the profession to current and aspiring learning leaders and talent practitioners. In this book, Forum managers and book editors MJ Hall and Laleh Patel and Forum members set out to document the work learning leaders do to help themselves and others build organizational capabilities and successful results. In 26 chapters, Forum contributors—leaders in their respective organizations—offer insights and lessons about setting direction, managing processes, leading and developing people, making an impact, collaborating with stakeholders, using technology for learning, and innovating.

Growing leadership skills is a lifelong journey; gaining a portfolio of techniques others have used successfully to solve similar business challenges can provide an edge in your role as a business advisor. Leading the Learning Function is just that portfolio.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Forward
  6. Introduction
  7. Section 1: Setting Direction
    1. Chapter 1: Synching Up for Synergy
    2. Chapter 2: A Proactive Approach to Strategic Learning Alignment
    3. Chapter 3: Strategy Revealed: A Personal Experience Journey
    4. Chapter 4: So, You Want to Be Strategic?
  8. Section 2: Managing Processes and Projects
    1. Chapter 5: Organizational Needs: Determining Gaps and Aligning Solutions
    2. Chapter 6: Heeding the Call
    3. Chapter 7: Leveraging Neuroscience in Learning Design
    4. Chapter 8: Iteration, Not Perfection
    5. Chapter 9: The 70-20-10 Framework: Options for Impact
  9. Section 3: Leading and Developing People
    1. Chapter 10: Identifying and Onboarding the Best Talent
    2. Chapter 11: Enabling Continuous Learning: Tools and Approaches to Make It Happen
    3. Chapter 12: Develop Your Team to Develop Their Team
  10. Section 4: Making an Impact
    1. Chapter 13: Metrics Matter
    2. Chapter 14: A Dashboard Journey
    3. Chapter 15: Impact: Making It Happen
  11. Section 5: Stakeholder Collaboration
    1. Chapter 16: Go Slow To Go Fast
    2. Chapter 17: The Impact of Coalitions
    3. Chapter 18: Structure and Governance
  12. Section 6: Enabling Learning Using Technology
    1. Chapter 19: Is Tech the Answer?
    2. Chapter 20: Taking the Fear Out of the Technology Jungle
    3. Chapter 21: The Role of L&D in the Digital Age
  13. Section 7: Innovation
    1. Chapter 22: Business Impact Through Learning Research and Innovation
    2. Chapter 23: Innovation in Learning
    3. Chapter 24: Changing Times: Innovate for Impact
  14. Section 8: Leader Behavior and Practices
    1. Chapter 25: Leadership: Enabling Others to Move the Needle
    2. Chapter 26: Getting Better at Getting Better: Tools and Techniques
  15. Acknowledgments
  16. Appendix 1: Suggestions for Professional Organizations
  17. Appendix 2: Technology Platforms and Systems
  18. Appendix 3: More Tools and Techniques for Enhancing Personal Leadership Capability
  19. References
  20. About the Authors
  21. About the Editors
  22. Index

Product information

  • Title: Leading the Learning Function: Tools and Techniques for Organizational Impact
  • Author(s): MJ Hall, Laleh Patel
  • Release date: June 2020
  • Publisher(s): Association for Talent Development
  • ISBN: 9781950496617