CPD Programmes

IAL Speaker Series: Where does Organisational Learning sit in the Adult Learning space?

Complimentary

Yee Lai Fong (Dr)

Speaker

7.30pm - 8.45pm

Duration

According to Engestrom (2010) from the field of organisational learning, “people and organisations are all the time learning something that is not stable, not even defined or understood ahead of time. They are literally learned as they are being created.” What is organisational learning? How might organisational learning inform and shape the design of adult learning at the workplace?

 

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.

 

Notice

 

Participants are required to have a desktop or laptop with good wifi connection. 

 

What is this programme about?

 

In Singapore, the adult learning space has been very much shaped by the way the Training and Adult Education (TAE) industry is organised. Unlike other industries, the TAE industry is a critical enabler for developing a future-ready workforce to support industry transformation across the economy.

According to Engestrom (2010) from the field of organisational learning, “people and organisations are all the time learning something that is not stable, not even defined or understood ahead of time. They are literally learned as they are being created.” 

This session introduces the field of organisational learning (OL) and explores how OL might inform and shape the design of adult learning at the workplace.

 

What does it cover?

 

  1. Overview of the TAE landscape.
  2. What is organisational learning (OL)?
  3. Why does OL matter in terms of developing absorptive, adaptive and anticipatory capacities in organisations?
  4. How does OL occur from a systems view, a multi-level view and through the dynamics of knowledge creation?
  5. Barriers to learning including unlearning, defensive routines, inhibiting loops and lack of psychological safety to challenge assumptions.
  6. Four roles we can play to facilitate OL - coach, curator, connector and convenor.

 

Who is it suitable for?

 

Anyone from the TAE sector as well as L&D, OD and organisational learning practitioners.

 

About the speaker

Yee Lai Fong (Dr)

Organisational Learning Specialist

Lai Fong’s career spanned 28 years, with 18 years in Public Service and 10 years in private practice. She brings with her transdisciplinary expertise in public policy, enterprise and industry development, research, organisation development and organisational learning. These have been honed through two decades of experience in designing and facilitating interventions at the national, sectoral and organisational levels, working with client organisations in the public, private and people sectors. She grounds her practice on solid theoretical underpinnings in adult learning, organisation behavior and human systems dynamics, and enjoys connecting people, ideas and possibilities while navigating amongst a diversity of networks and communities.

Lai Fong holds a Doctorate in Human and Organisational Learning and Masters in HRD from The George Washington University. She graduated with Honours in Economics from NUS, and also holds an MBA from the California State University. She is a Certified Workplace Learning Specialist, a certified practitioner in Human Systems Dynamics, and received professional training in facilitation, coaching, action learning and design thinking.

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