Notes from Engagement in a Time of Polarization

Work in progress. Random, small scraps of notes from #engagemooc as I wander through it, out of synch. Will be attempting to add more notes as I go deeper and hopefully come out writing something at the end of it. Topic 1: Public Enagagment From Highlander Center video transcript (my emphasis): "...the folks at my … Continue reading Notes from Engagement in a Time of Polarization

Revisiting: A critical pedagogy for organizational learning?

I just re-read a post I wrote in June, 2015, reflecting on a challenge posed by educator and author Cathy Davidson. In Why Start with Pedagogy 4 Good Reasons, 4 Good Solutions, Cathy Davidson writes: “If your goal is equality in a world where inequality is structural and violent and pervasive, you can at least … Continue reading Revisiting: A critical pedagogy for organizational learning?

Organizational Learning & Performance: The Science and Practice of Building a Learning Culture

My colleague Ryan Smerek's book - Organizational Learning & Performance - The Science and Practice of Building a Learning Culture (Oxford University Press) - is now available. If you are a learning professional, or a leader who wishes to develop a deeper understanding of the link between learning and performance, read this book. I am biased, … Continue reading Organizational Learning & Performance: The Science and Practice of Building a Learning Culture

Practical inquiry, learning and the DisruptHR Chicago Hackathon

Nicole Dessain is a colleague who, among other roles, is founder of DistruptHR Chicago. This past week the organization held its second hackathon event, where a group of 50 people sign up to spend 2.5 hours brainstorming potential ideas to address an organizational challenge.  The most recent hackathon focused on how to increase diversity in … Continue reading Practical inquiry, learning and the DisruptHR Chicago Hackathon

How do we think about creating and sharing knowledge in organizations?

In my experience in teaching the course MSLOC 430 Creating and Sharing Knowledge, I have come to more deeply appreciate the first third of the course, where we explore different points of view about organizational knowledge, learning and technology. Here is the basic storyline of the course, in thirds: Let's take a look at how … Continue reading How do we think about creating and sharing knowledge in organizations?