How to build an organisational learning ecosystem

As I get older, wiser, more knowledgeable, more skilled … and more impatient, … OK, and more stroppy, I am increasingly dissatisfied with the idea of rocking up and banging out a few training courses and calling it a learning and development strategy.

It doesn’t matter how good the workshop is, how dedicated and talented the facilitator is, if the learner goes back to an environment that doesn’t support learning.

This means that I am increasingly interested in, increasingly fascinated by … and OK, increasingly going on and on about, the important of creating an environment that is conducive to learning. This doesn’t just mean pre-work and follow-up activities surrounding a learning event, it means support from leaders, managers, colleagues and the organisational culture that will allow for learning, sharing, growth, opportunities and all that good stuff.

In this podcast, I talk to Robin Petterd who calls it a “learning ecosystem” … I hope you find it useful!

 Robin Petterd


Robin Petterd has a PhD in creative interactive digital media and has worked in that field since 1993, training people since 1995. He has been involved in all parts of the education sector and established Sprout Labs in 2007 … read more about Robin here.

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About John Tomlinson
Learning & Development / Change Management / Host of the Trainer Tools podcast

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