Learning Journeys

What are learning journeys?

Learning is much more than attending a training.

When you look at personal and organizational growth from the perspective of the learner(s), the focus shifts dramatically.

  • Learning is working and working is learning. The idea of the learning organization must permeate all activities: from retrospective to career planning, from product review to emergent strategy.
  • Learning objectives become more differentiated: at the beginning of a learning journey knowledge is gathered, with practice and in exchange with other practitioners competence is 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 people say “every Jeck is’ different”, people are different. Similarly, there are different learning types, levels of competence, 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 provides tools for the stages of personal learning journeys:

  • Typical scenarios for motivated entry.
  • Learning journeys as guided curricula with defined contents as e-learning formats, oriented towards the qualification portfolio of the DACH30 exchange group.
  • Maps and reference models provide an overview of related information
  • On every trip, there need to be aid stations. These are our Tapas – compact and concentrated the most important.

Competence: knowledge, skill, mastery

Competence comes in different forms and changes with experience.

At the beginning of the journey, the focus is on knowledge building. I need guidance, as training or companionship. Guidance for action, knowledge of methods and practical tips are more useful to me than the big picture view.

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

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

Lernreise Ueberblick

I plan my learning journey

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

  1. What interests do I have? This is a very personal question – but if I don’t have any experience with agile working, I might be able to come up with a Orientation Course gain more clarity.
  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 part I aspire to.
  3. Where do I stand – in terms of experience in the relevant area and role. We use the outline SHU-HA-RI. It depends on which mix of forms of knowledge acquisition is optimal for me. In 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 journeys 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 und Lernreise

Learning journeys in an organisational context

Knowledge, skills, competences of employees are a key element of the company’s ability to operate successfully in the market.

The composition and shaping of these competences, i.e. strategic personnel development, is deeply integrated into the development of the organisation as a whole:

Entstehung einer Lernreise


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