Key considerations for successful self-directed learning: Part 1

As organisations start to move away from highly-structured formal learning and towards more self-directed learning, LEO Learning’s Strategic Consulting Lead, Gareth Jones, outlines six key tips for designing successful self-directed learning programmes.

The days of organisations delivering the majority of their learning via one-off, formal training courses are fast disappearing. Today, many L&D teams are looking at different approaches to deliver effective learning to their workforces. Supporting self-directed learning is one such intervention.

A learning programme designed to support self-directed learning has the capacity to:

Empower learners to take control of their own development – creating greater motivation and commitment to learning Embed a culture of continuous learning in the organisation – increasingly needed in a rapidly evolving, increasingly-specialised business landscape Cater to modern learning habits – by enabling point of need, on-demand learning over spaced out, discrete learning events

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