Razor Learning presents at 2009 Interactive Technology Conference on using Web 2.0 for learning, performance and talent

August 19, 2009

Grant Ricketts of Razor Learning delivered a pre-conference tutorial and a conference session at the recent Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT) Interactive Technologies Conference in Arlington, Virginia. The focus was the use of Web 2.0 tools in learning, performance and talent. The two Razor Learning presentations, described below, are also available as workshops that can be delivered onsite at organizations interested in these topics.

Optimizing Talent and Web 2.0

Do you know where to find the right talent exactly when you need it? Is this capability widely repeatable and scalable, even 'self-organizing' across your organization?

This tutorial features Razor Learning’s “talent pipeline” model. The model provides a framework for discussing strategies and case studies around linking talent, learning and performance practices; incorporating new capabilities provided by emerging Web 2.0 technologies; and garnering executive support to optimize talent investments. The result is a strategy to maintain an ongoing state of “people readiness”.

Highlights include:

  • Assuring the talent management processes are fully aligned with business performance.
  • Linking competencies with learning and performance management to optimize development.
  • Providing a consistent, enterprise-wide approach to talent planning, learning and performance.
  • Designing training plans to address skills gaps for individuals that roll up to enterprise goals.
  • Building stronger talent pools and communities of practice with emerging collaboration and Web 2.0 technologies.

“Adopt This”: Web 2.0 and Learning

Is Twitter a productivity tool or just a fun application for people with idle hands?

Leading edge strategies such as social networking and “Web 2.0” tools for learning shift the cost-benefit curve and can create significant improvements in how organizations foster learning and knowledge sharing. Yet adopting these tools presents significant challenges. Executives may see social networking activities as an unproductive waste of time. HR and Learning leaders may be concerned about legal liability, information leaking outside the organization and ensuring that information is accurate. IT departments may seek to discourage or block these technologies because of issues such as data security, integration with existing systems and the additional load of supporting unfamiliar tools.

Are you facing these challenges in your organization? What’s your model for greater adoption and support? Based on a unique ‘entrepreneurial’ approach and real world examples from major organizations, this session discusses how to succeed with Web 2.0 technology adoption in learning.

For more information about these and other Razor Learning workshops, please contact us at info@razorlearning.com.