A variety of webinars, articles, tips and tools are being circulated within our networks, so how do you find a valuable offering that will support you and your work?
Research shows that it becomes sticky when we actively engage with the information and find ways to apply it in our everyday context. Learning that is sticky or memorable supports us in finding ways to take action and have a greater impact on what we do at work. Consider:
- What is pertinent to you now?
- How is your work currently stretching you?
- What learning offers transferable skills?
- How can I set aside intentional learning space?
Make time for learning
Allot dedicated time to ongoing professional development goals and just-in-time learning needs. Recognize new learning needs that are arising due to an increase in remote-working. Seek informal and formal channels to grow your knowledge-base, capacity and confidence.
The new landscape of work, research, and learning offer opportunities to stretch our skills. These include projects or tasks that may push us outside of our comfort and current knowledge base; however, they present skill-building and personal and professional growth opportunities outside of a formal learning session.
Reflection allows us to process and think critically about what we’ve learned. Following a learning experience, consider:
- What learning stands out and why?
- How does this inform my approach?
- What can I share back with my peers?
- What learning will I put into action immediately?
- Who can I ask to hold me accountable for this learning?