CPD Programmes

IAL Speaker Series: Post-Adult Learning Symposium 2020 Workshop: Learning Resilience through Resilient Learning

Complimentary

Arlene Egan (Dr) | Angus Cameron (Dr)

Speaker

7.00pm - 8.30pm (SG time)

Duration

Workplace learning is vital for the growth of both individuals and companies. As a source of development, it is a constant, everyday process, and not something restricted only to designated training sessions. This session explores how a creative, critical, and interpersonal approach to learning, benefiting employees at all levels, can be embedded in organisational structures to achieve greater resilience in the workplace.

 

Notice

 

This is a fully online session conducted via ZOOM.  Participants can participate in the session from any venue of their convenience with a laptop / device that is compatible with ZOOM.  More details on participating in the session will be send to the confirmed registrants.

 

The workshop is designed to be self-standing and requires no preparation. However, participation in related events led by Roffey Park (the PULSE workshop on 16 July 2020 and Dr Robert Coles’ keynote speech at Adult Learning Symposium in August 2020) would help reinforce and deepen the learning experience.

 

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.

 

What does it cover?

 

  • Understand the different approaches to adult learning
  • Understand the way in which the nature of resilience varies in a changing world
  • Be able to articulate the importance of different adult learning methods in fostering organisational resilience
  • Have a working knowledge of the PULSE learning method and its application
  • Understand the extent to which the learning culture of an organisation contributes to or weakens organisational resilience
  • Be able to articulate the importance of interpersonal and creative/critical learning in building organisational resilience
  • Use the PULSE learning method to address specific learning issues for themselves, their teams, and their organisations

 

Who is it suitable for?

 

  • Adult Education: individuals involved in learning design, curriculum development, learning facilitation, assessment of learning competence, learning technology integration, or those involved in consultancy and advisory services relating to business performance
  • Learning Management: individuals involved in the management and support of learning programmes, systems and technology management and implementation, quality assurance of learning programmes, and driving business development
  • Senior management, human resources, or organisation development professionals looking to lead systemic culture change within their organisations, and seeking new ways to engage staff in workplace learning

 

About the speaker

Arlene Egan (Dr)

Head of Curriculum and Quality | Roffey Park Institute

Founded in the United Kingdom in 1946, Roffey Park Institute is a charitable trust which is internationally recognised for developing innovative learning approaches that enable individuals to achieve their full potential, both at work and in their wider lives.

Roffey Park’s charitable objectives are:

  • To conduct, promote, and support research into questions affecting the health and welfare of all those engaged in industry, commerce, and the public services, with a particular focus on the relations between management and employees, the application of the social sciences to such questions, and the publication of the results of such research for the benefit of the public
  • To advance education by providing training and discussion courses in all or any aspects of the science of personnel management for managers, administrators, supervisors, and others with similar responsibilities

Profile Link (if any): https://www.linkedin.com/in/drarleneegan/

Email Address:  arlene.egan@roffeypark.com

Angus Cameron (Dr)

Academic Operations Director | Roffey Park Institute

Founded in the United Kingdom in 1946, Roffey Park Institute is a charitable trust which is internationally recognised for developing innovative learning approaches that enable individuals to achieve their full potential, both at work and in their wider lives.

Roffey Park’s charitable objectives are:

  • To conduct, promote, and support research into questions affecting the health and welfare of all those engaged in industry, commerce, and the public services, with a particular focus on the relations between management and employees, the application of the social sciences to such questions, and the publication of the results of such research for the benefit of the public
  • To advance education by providing training and discussion courses in all or any aspects of the science of personnel management for managers, administrators, supervisors, and others with similar responsibilities

Profile Link (if any): https://www.linkedin.com/in/angus-cameron-01316730/

Email Address:  angus.cameron@roffeypark.ac.uk