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Government Elearning! Winter 2016 17 >> Who manages and directs all learning programs? >> Can anyone in the organization identify a learning need or gap and develop a course? >> Create a process for internal development of learning courses, including the development environ- ment, a review and approval system for course content, standards of delivery, and ultimate oversight of learning development and delivery. >> Identify and create a process to capture staf knowledge and how to share it. >> Identify use of informal learning to improve and promote collaborative working: how to share indi- viduals' internal knowledge, experience and know-how. BENEFITS OF A LEARNING STRATEGY Following the brainstorm session there should be a clearer idea of the following as well as the tactical steps to reach identifed goals: >> An organizational learning and development strategy and/or policy. >> Outline of how to repackage current programs under one umbrella and how to create a program name/ title. >> Areas of focus for L&D programs. >> Prioritized list of areas in most need of learning. >> Outline of available learning programs (tools) to meet identifed needs. >> Action items. >> Next steps. >> Timeline for 6 to 12 months. Capturing the above information and documenting the ideas is the baseline development of a "learning roadmap," which can be used to guide the organization in new strategies and processes for learning. Te value of a documented learning strategy is that it provides the organization a plan from which to work. With identifed goals established and steps outlined to reach them, learning leaders can implement processes that encourage a learning environment and capitalize on staf interest and ex- citement to be part of it. —Ruth Kustof is the founder of Knowledge Advantage, a learning and development consultancy spe- cializing in e-learning, curriculum design, learning needs analysis, and strategic planning, More info: www.knowledgeadvantage.biz A 'learning roadmap' can be used to guide new strategies and processes for learning.

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