Wednesday, May 28, 2014

On the Radio... with the other Michael Jackson MixFM South Africa | Talking CPLP and All Things Learning

Earlier this year I had the great pleasure of taking the stage with motivational speaker and keynote presenter "the other" Michael Jackson during the USB Showcase at the MeetingsAfrica conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Once referred to as a "national treasure" by the late South African President and global leader Nelson Mandela, Michael travels around the world - as I do - speaking on the complexities of life and our accelerated rate of change in the 21st century.

It is in this non-stop, ever-changing - VUCA - global landscape that we find ourselves - people and organizations - trying to survive - and thrive.

To do so means we have to be adept and agile at changing with our environment - we must learn, unlearn, and re-learn at an increasingly rapid pace.

This concept of 'learning agility' - the ability to learn and adapt in changing contexts (Mitchinson and Morris, 2012) - is key to success in the workplace and life in general.

Learning agility in the world of the "new normal" - and its impact on how we redefine learning and performance within the workplace - is the basis of my discussion with Michael during his "In Conference" MixFM radio show, broadcasting live every week from Jo'burg. 

Michael and I discuss the importance of implementing organizational learning cultures and using consistent framworks - like the ASTD Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP) credential - to guide, "upskill," and transform training and development >> to >> learning and performance.

Radical transformation of learning & performance - not changing what is, but actively creating what's new.

By equipping and empowering ourselves and others - with the right mindset, tools, and collaborative spirit - we can embrace and promote a global learning culture and together create a world that works better.


~ trish