Training Frontline Leaders to be Learning Catalysts
Date and TimeTue, Mar 23, 2021 at 12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern
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Your job description probably does not describe what you actually do. Why is that the case?
Job descriptions have not been updated fast enough to represent what you do. For example, you are an instructional designer, but you are expected to be a subject matter expert, a project leader, a developer, an LMS leader, a change catalyst, and others. This does not even count graphic artists or software tester. Your job description makes you look like you are a dinosaur (prehistoric and dated). But with the multiple hats you juggle, you are likely doing the job of a Modern Learning Architect (MLA)
The Modern Learning Architect (MLA) is an expert and specialist, who may be an instructional designer, trainer, presenter or developer … but now does other tasks as well; both as specialists with integrative and transformative roles. Your ability to be a successful Modern Learning Architect requires some new sets of skills. Are you aware if you have the skills or would need to upskill?
In this session, you will learn:
- Why your job description is moving slow while you take on the new roles of the Modern Learning Architect
- What is the Modern Learning Architect (MLA)
- How to excel as the Modern Learning Architect (MLA)
- What does it mean “integrative” and “transformative” roles
- How to use the Modern Learning Architect (MLA) arsenal of thinking processes and questions
- How to build your strengths around these expectations:
- Build expertise in multiple areas while keeping your core tasks
- Assess software for learning implementation
- Match the right solutions for business demands
- Persuade others like Subject Matter Experts, developers, engineers, artists, and project leaders
- Keep growing your “Modern Learning Architect” brand to celebrate yourself, gain clients or promote yourself
- Know when to bail out of an expectation
About Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Ray Jimenez, Ph.D., spent 15 years with Coopers & Lybrand in the areas of management consulting and implementation of learning technology solutions. As a management consultant, Ray has worked with various experts from different domains and industries. Over the past few years Ray has been dedicated to the development and creation of https://www.situationexpert.com/. Ray is the author of Microlearning for Disruptive Results (soon to be released), Microlearning Impacts Report, 3-Minutes eLearning, Scenario-Based Learning, Do-It-Yourself eLearning, Story Impacts Learning and Performance eBook and Story-Based eLearning Design.
Ray has worked with American Bankers Association, Neiman Marcus, the U.S. Air Force, NASA, Blue Cross, Goodwill Industries, Pixar Studios, Edison Missing Group, Dendreon, Netafim, Progressive Insurance, Bridgepoint Education and California Institute of Technology, to name a few. He is the Chief Learning Officer of www.VignettesLearning.com and architect of https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/. He has taught at the University of California, Irvine; University of Texas Southwest Medical Center, Dallas; Assumption University, Bangkok and Open Learning University, Hong Kong. He is a sought-after expert and workshop facilitator for Training Magazine, eLearning Guild and ATD Conferences.
Workshop participants describe Ray as “fun,” “engaging,” “technically savvy,” “provocative,” “inspiring,” and “has depth and experience in Story-based eLearning Design.”
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