Collaborative Learning: How to Upskill from Within and Turn L&D into Your Competitive Advantage

  • 4h 2m
  • Nick Hernandez
  • Kogan Page
  • 2023

Collaborative Learning explains how to leverage the knowledge and experience of existing employees to upskill your entire workforce from within.

This practical guide explains the basics of collaborative learning, outlines its many benefits, and explores why it is needed in a nimble, fast-moving business world. It also explains the science behind shared expertise and how to encourage people to learn from each other. This book illustrates how a culture of collaborative learning can combat low learner engagement and employee burnout, as well as how it can guide the full employee journey from pre-boarding and onboarding through to promotion and progression. This book also explains why collaborative learning is not a top-down cascade of information from the most senior employee to the most junior, but is an inclusive approach to learning across functions and teams, across hierarchies, and across job titles or tenure.

This book is full of expert discussion about why collaborative learning is a culture enhancer and skills enabler, and contains advice for overcoming common obstacles when making collaborative learning part of a company's learning strategy. Packed with case studies and examples from global firms who have implemented and benefitted from collaborative learning including Mitsubishi Electric, Slack, AlphaSights, and Safran. This book is a blueprint for all L&D professionals who are looking to embed collaborative learning in the workplace and upskill from within, but aren't sure where to start.

About the Author

Nick Hernandez is the CEO and Founder of 360Learning, and a leading advisor and investor in the SaaS technology industry. Driven by his passion for improving the way we solve problems together through learning, Nick founded 360Learning in 2013, and has since grown the company into a leader in the EdTech sector. In late 2021, Nick and his team secured funding from Sumeru, SoftBank, and Silverlake for 360Learning to continue championing upskilling from within through collaborative learning. He is based in Paris, France.

In this Book

  • Foreword—Powerful, Memorable, Impactful—How Upskilling from Within Drives Better Learning
  • The Courses You Loved vs the Experts You Know—The Shift from Top-down Learning to Upskilling from Within
  • The Collaborative Learning Blueprint for Upskilling from Within
  • Why We Need Collaborative Learning Today
  • The Science of Shared Expertise
  • Territorial, Defensive, Siloed—A Story of Everything Wrong with Prescriptive Top-down Learning as We Know it
  • Collaborative Learning as a Culture Enhancer
  • How Upskilling from Within Through Collaborative Learning Can Guide the Employee Journey
  • Common Obstacles to Realizing the Value of Collaborative Learning – and How to Overcome Them
  • How the World’s Leading Experts are Leveraging Collective Knowledge to Solve Impossible Problems
  • Convexity—How We Set People Free and Bring Collaborative Learning to Life at 360Learning
  • How Can We Make Upskilling from Within Through Collaborative Learning more than Just Another Hot L&D Trend?
  • Does the Shift to Upskilling from Within Through Collaborative Learning Spell the End of L&D as We Know it?
  • How Collaborative Learning Helps Prove Learning Impact
  • How Collaborative Learning is Transforming Industries
  • The Future of Upskilling from Within Through Collaborative Learning
  • Conclusion


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