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All things learning, performance and social in a networked organisation
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Love the analogy Mark! 

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This is great Ignatia. Lots to learn and consider and I especially like how you have posed some questions about where you want to be regarding your networks.  There's also lots of tools to use that I will explore.  Admittedly, I've never thought about my PLN in any great detail, I just let it happen but I can see how this may also create gaps if you don't actively create new networks to fill skill and knowledge gaps.  Thanks for sharing! 

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Hello Sylvia, thank you for this document.  This is a useful and great tool that also works well in the corporate world.  That is, our stakeholders always want a 'one pager' on pulling together all the elements of programs and learning 'assets' so that they can see the whole program in its entirety.  Do you mind if I use something like this idea for myself and my internal clients?  They'd be all over something like this. It's visual, it's simple, easy to read and gets them excited that there's a 'plan'.  Of course I will attribute the idea to you.

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It's the only way! 

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I know how THAT feels! :-(

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What a great post Rick and for calling out the joy and spontaneity in PLNs. Of course, that is the most important and I recall the same.  I think you hit the nail on the head with that.  It was having these feelings that only motivated me more to continue building and creating the PLN. I'd hate to think that they were mandated by senior people in an organisation - it simply wouldn't work. 

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Great post, and like this widget thing that is G+ onto your blog.  And here was me trying to find this discussion in G+ to see if I could contribute and instead, click on 'Comment' and threw me into this section that I could write into it directly! (So now, I'm going to have to do this for my own blog so thank you for this as I have wonderful conversations in Google+ and like the idea that you can have them linked to your blog).

I've waffled enough... now to your question.

I've rolled out lunch time classes called "Twitter for Professional Development" which have been quite popular.  I've redesigned them to also be rolled out as live online events but yet to roll one out which will occur after this restructure/reorg is over (and if I'm still around).  I seem to be the 'go to' person for LinkedIn as people have questions about setting up their profile and have a bit of a reputation in the office for being the social media freak and get asked many questions.  

I have created Yammer Groups on: (a) Twitter for Professional Development and (b) Connected Workers - Networked Artisans of the Future Workplace which has grown to 52 members already where people share resources, links, references to future skills and growing their learning networks.  I recently advertised the North Western University cMOOC called Exploring Personal Learning Networks in this group and there'll now be a small group of us undergoing this course together.  Interesting to note that many of the people in this group are not Learning and Development.

With a colleague, we rolled out the first YamJam a few months ago that took everyone by surprise and they asked for more of them. It was based on how tweetchats occur.  The topic was around how to get more people to collaborate and broaden their networks.

My next goal is to incorporate all these 'modules' such as the Twitter, Yammer and the LinkedIn and create more of them around digital literacy skills and roll them out as part of a cMOOC but use our own platforms we already have such as Yammer and Sharepoint to inspire people to learn more about them.  I've got support by many people in the business who are already 'change agents' who want to be part of the people coaching/teaching/mentoring/supporting others.  There seems to be a hunger for change but there's still some people unsure of what it all means.  The biggest resistors have been my own department in Learning and Development but I'm inspired when I go outside to the wider organisation and find people who are curious, motivated, love to learn, share, collaborate - and just give something a go.

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Brilliant!!!!
I found a few more choice #Melbourne Mockbuster posters, seven in total.

Make sure to read the fine faux-credits featured on the bottom of a few of them.

Image credit: Mitchell Toy
(Instagram: @toyillustration)

http://www.news.com.au/national-news/victoria/if-melbourne-was-a-movie-it-might-look-something-like/story-fnii5sms-1226697960952
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