Building the new skills of the connected workplace

network-92904_1280Becoming a successful business in the networked era will require more than just the adoption of social technologies. Developing, supporting, and encouraging people to use a range of new social workplace skills will be just as important.

Harold Jarche and I are pleased to announce our new public online workshop schedule.  Here are brief details of 3 workshops we will be running before the end of the year.

28 – 22 November 2013

Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) is a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world, and work more effectively. In this workshop, led by Harold Jarche, participants will find out how to use the Seek-Sense-Share framework to make sense of, and learn from, the constant stream of information that workers encounter from social channels both inside and outside the organization.

This 4 week online social workshop covers the following topics:

  1. PKM framework: understanding the Seek:Sense:Share model to take control of your professional development
  2. Personal network mapping: examining your networks for diversity to improve your own sense-making abilities
  3. Sense-making: finding your own unique way to make sense of information flows around you
  4. Finding your own voice: establishing a routine that works in the long run

More information and details how to sign up here.

11 November – 6 December 2013

Connected Learning involves connecting with and learning from other individuals both inside and outside the organisation. In this Workshop, led by Jane Hart, we will look at how to organise or coordinate a range of connected learning activities that help to develop a network of enterprise learners.

This 4 week online social workshop covers the following topics:

  1. Backchannel learning : helping individuals to connect and converse at face-to-face and online learning events
  2. Online social workshops : designing and running asynchronous online, social learning workshops
  3. Live connected learning activities : coordinating a stream of learning activities that foster engagement across the organisation
  4. Social onboarding and social mentoring : building the connected workforce

More information and details how to sign up here.

25 November – 20 December 2013

Teams have been collaborating for years, but with new social technologies this has become a powerful new concept, as it allows individuals to share their knowledge and experiences with one another on a continuous basis so that the team, community or group can work and learn together. This workshop, led by Jane Hart,  focuses on some of the practical ways that teams can share their knowledge and collaborate with one another.

The 4 week online workshop covers the following topics

  1. Learning to share; sharing to learn :  psychology of sharing; the why, what and how of sharing
  2. Sharing your work : working out loud; narrating your work
  3. Collaborative working : small group collaborationsolving problems together
  4. Collaborative knowledge building : mass collaborationbuilding a collaborative knowledge base

More information and details how to sign up here.

About the Workshops

Please note, although these “workshops”  are intended to provide a semi- structured approach that’s necessary to kickstart the informal, social learning that will be needed to become proficient, they do not use a traditional, formal online course format.

  • They  are designed to give just enough structure, without constraining personal and social learning.
  • We curate what we think are the essential resources on a topic and also provide additional links and resources for those who are interested.
  • We encourage all discussions to be done in the private workshop group area, so that people can learn from each other.
  • We try to find ways to help each person as issues arise in the conversations. Without these conversations, we would not be able to help in an informed way.
  • For those attending, the more they give, the more they will get.

You can find out more about how the workshops run here.

We look forward to welcoming you on one or more of our workshops very soon.

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