Learning Journeys

What are learning trips?

Learning is much more than just taking part in a training course.

When looking at personal and organizational growth from the learner’s perspective, the focus shifts dramatically.

  • Learning is working and working is learning. The idea of the learning organization must permeate all activities: from retrospectives to career planning, from product reviews to emergent strategies.
  • Learning objectives are more differentiated : At the beginning of a learning journey, knowledge is collected, with practice and in exchange with other practitioners, skills are acquired and new practices are tried out. Learning needs change with competence, as in the SHU-HA-RI model.
  • Everyone learns differently and according to their own path . The Cologne native says “every Jeck is different”, people are different. There are also different types of learning, skill levels, life and work situations, job requirements, colleagues and many other parameters that influence how one acquires skills and becomes competent.

Learning becomes modular

For agile role descriptions , Radical Focus offers tools for the stages of personal learning journeys:

  • Typical scenarios for a motivated entry.
  • Learning trips as guided curricula with defined content as eLearning formats, based on the qualification portfolio of the DACH30 exchange group .
  • Maps and reference models provide an overview of related information
  • Refreshment points are needed on every trip. These are ours Tapas – compact and concentrated, the most important things.

Competence: knowledge, ability, mastery

Competence comes in different forms and changes with experience.

At the beginning of the journey, the focus is on building up knowledge. I need orientation, as training or as support. Instructions for action, knowledge of methods and practical tips are more useful to me than the big picture.

With experience, my focus shifts from training to workshops or “basecamps”, from guided formats to more self-study and specific practical knowledge about my tasks.

The more confident I become, the more I benefit from exchanging ideas with my “peers” and expanding my experience. I choose new content very individually and use it more and more as a source of ideas.

Learning journey overview

I am planning my study trip

When planning my learning journey, I consider the context for optimal career planning:

  1. What are my interests? This is a very personal question – but if I have no experience with agile work, I might be able to gain more clarity with an orientation course .
  2. What role do I see for myself? Lean-agile organizations typically have a different structure and therefore different roles than traditional ones. I choose which role I want to aim for.
  3. Where do I stand – in terms of experience in the relevant area and role. We use the structure SHU-HA-RI . It depends on which mix of forms of knowledge acquisition is optimal for me. At the beginning of my journey I need more structure, as I progress I create my own structure.

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Career plan and personnel development

Learning trips have two addressees: the learners and the company

on the part of the learner is the focus:

Building knowledge, skills, competencies

  • follow interests and inclinations
  • Career Planning
  • improve personal chances on the labour market

on the part of the company is important:

Strategic personnel development

  • Building the right mix of competencies, strategic human resources development
  • Securing the implementation of the strategy
  • Alignment with portfolio and technology competence
Skills and learning journey

Learning trips in an organizational context

The knowledge, skills and competencies of the employees are a key element of the company’s ability to operate successfully in the market.

The composition and design of these competencies, i.e. strategic personnel development, is deeply integrated into the development of the organization as a whole:

Creation of a learning journey


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