Monday 19 June 2017
On Monday 19 June I decided to snap about CollabTechFest a collaboration conference focussed on enterprise social networks. Of course, I wasn’t there (sometimes attending conferences can be very expensive so I limit my attendance preferring cheaper alternatives – namely connecting with people there through LinkedIn or Twitter; or organising my own meetups with people). Much of the presentations coming out of the conference were directly related to my interests in workplace learning and collaboration and it struck me that there was little to no representation of any Learning and Development people there at the conference which only goes to show that L&D are simply not key players, leaders or influencers in the area for workplace collaboration – only seems to be the realm of internal Marketing or communications teams – or those teams looking after enterprise social networks.
In this snap, I also talk about four ways to get to a conference if you’re a cheapskate like I am – well, when every dollar counts, you need to be creative to come up with ways to still connect with people. These conferences are usually for those people who have the time, money and organisational support to attend. I also talk about how I work on my monthly newsletter that I send out to people who are on my database.
Tuesday 20 June 2017
Today I talk about how I’m working on my Social Learning Readiness Audit (which I subsequently titled “Workplace Learning Readiness Audit”). I explain what social learning is and how it’s different from more structured learning programs. I also explain elements of how I help organisations to implement a social learning strategy and some problems that come with that because people don’t understand what it is. I talk about the need for Learning Agility for employees to keep up with rapid change in the workplace. I also then share my insane love for maritime history at the moment and show the books I bought on the topic.
Wednesday 21 June 2017
I had a weird dream of being an officer in the Royal Navy in 1788 and shared it here in this snapstory. Today I also attended DeakinCo’s presentation on the Future of Work and I shared some snaps of the presentation as well as the reports they referred to. I talk about the skills needed for a future workplace – and then share some more books I bought about…maritime history….
Thursday 22 June 2017
This snaps story was one of my most talked about, engaged and highly interactive snap stories as I shared my Personal Kanban board and how I’m tracking my tasks and activities. I share some articles and the process for how I go through what it is I go through. I have provided a detailed Blog Post on Personal Productivity Planner which was published at the same time. So much so, that some snappers started sharing their own stories on how they do this for themselves. (In hindsight, I should have created a #personalproductivity team story and invited people around the world to share how they do it on Snapchat – oh well, another time…)
I also attended the Melbourne Learning Summit on this day and shared my thoughts around this. The full blog post and storified collection of tweets can be found on my blog post, Melbourne Learning Summit.
Friday 23 June 2017
Today it’s all about relooking and revisiting Trello for my new productivity planner. I talk about how I use it and how I set up boards based around goal planning and tracking. I also talk about Microsoft Planner which is an enterprise tool that you can use as an alternative if you’re in a team.
So that’s it, a full week of learning with lots of blogging as well as conversations with people all around the world…. I love learning…