What is this programme about?
Workplace learning goes beyond individual and organisational development to building resilience, assuring companies of strength in the face of adversity and the ability to adapt to changing and evolving situations. The ongoing COVID-19 situation has highlighted the need for flexible responses to problems. Existing organisational structures, however, prevent this due to a hierarchical distribution of tasks and skills. This has led to large groups of individuals being adept at performing the same tasks, and severely limiting the capacity of individuals, teams, managers and leaders to respond to external environmental change. It is necessary to develop more resilient learning methods so that organisations are prepared to respond to these multiple forces of change.
Learn how to embed creative, critical, and interpersonal learning into organisational structures to move beyond learning which is confined to specific times and events. The PULSE learning framework is a unique adult learning methodology developed by Roffey Park Institute, a simple but powerful tool to help integrate creative and critical learning into all areas of your organisation. Based on five iterative steps, PULSE is a dialogic process by which teams at all levels of an organisation are encouraged to treat each task and/or goal as a learning journey. Drawing on Roffey Park’s own 75-year research into the changing needs of workplace learning, combined with wider adult learning research, PULSE is designed to give each learner the most effective learning experience for them. Through an emphasis on the collaborative nature of tasks, teams are empowered to adapt to changing situations and respond to needs as they arise.
In this 90-minute interactive programme, you will learn and experience the PULSE methodology — Plot, Unlock, Lever, Signify and Embed — to harness the interpersonal skills and competencies of your people to build resilience. The session begins with an exploration of the core problem of organization resilience using research conducted by Roffey Park Institute and others. You will then examine how interpersonal, critical/creative, and collaborative learning is designed to foster resilience, and engage in creative, energetic group discussions that culminate in a sharing session that gives you the insights and ideas you need to implement collaborative learning. By learning how to learn in this way, competence is fostered at all employee levels, making organisations more resilient.
This PULSE workshop is part of a series of events related to a keynote speech being delivered by Roffey Park’s CEO, Dr Robert Coles to the annual IAL Symposium in August 2020. Dr Coles’ presentation, entitled The Human at Work, will lay out a radical agenda for human-scale dialogic learning as essential to the emerging workplace. While this was urgent before COVID-19, it is even more so now as we all struggle to maintain effective and affective communication via Zoom screens.
In keeping with its long history of delivering world-leading adult learning, this PULSE session is supported by material available through the Roffey Park institute and through a reflexive workbook given to all participants.