I’m excited to find out that Coca Cola Amatil’s Systems Certification Program is a finalist in the upcoming Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) Excellence Awards. The program was aligned to their business strategy and aimed to improve their business continuity and performance through use of their key operational systems.
I was honoured to work on one part of this program: the Work, Connect and Learn Program which enabled these practitioners to use social learning principles so that they could better collaborate, share knowledge and support each other through the certification process as a community of practice.
Developing the Work, Connect and Learn program was very much a collaborative effort with Michelle Ockers, (@MichelleOckers) the National Supply Chain Technical Capability Manager. Not only did we deliver a guided social learning program for her Australia and New Zealand supply chain team, we explored and used collaborative learning approaches ourselves throughout the entire process constantly sharing our learning, using different tools, testing the tools and then reflecting and blogging our perspectives. I blogged (and vlogged) from the analysis, design, development, implementation and facilitation of the program and Michelle through the business perspective. (If you haven’t read Michelle’s blog posts, I highly recommend you follow her as she is an excellent role model and proponent of Work Out Loud and personal knowledge management).
One of the key lessons as I reflect on my work on the program with CCA was the need for us (client and the vendor) to role model social and collaborative learning. It meant being open, authentic and share our approach and work to the public – and in so doing, inspire others to do the same.
In the past, I have worked for organisations who have received awards for e-learning so it’s a delight and an honour to be named as a finalist with Coca Cola Amatil for the Best Use of Social and Collaborative Learning which is a new award for 2015. The award is presented to an organisation that has implemented a social or collaborative learning initiative in a workplace which enhances learner experience and contributes to a positive organisational performance.
If you would like to read more about the program, I have collated the blog posts and reflections in this post The Work Connect and Learn Program is Over But the Journey Has Just Begun.
In many ways, I do believe that social learning programs are just that – they don’t end when they have been implemented. If anything, for many their journey into social has just begun with a whole new world of new connections, networks and possibilities that open up to them – inside their organisation or outside.
I’m looking forward to travelling up to Sydney to attend the Award Night on Friday 27 November. Stand by for a vlog and maybe, who knows, Periscope to have you join us on the night too!
Interested to know more about Social Learning?
I’m in the process of designing and developing a guided social learning program that is a blend of themed modules, webinars and resources that are delivered via your choice of social networking platform (open or enterprise) around enabling employees in your organisation to share knowledge, work out loud, build networks and use social tools (open and enterprise) for their personal and professional development. Please let me know if you’re interested to learn more.