Learning for the Long Run: 7 Practices for Sustaining a Resilient Learning Organization

  • 5h 44m
  • Holly Burkett
  • Association for Talent Development
  • 2017

Make your learning organization truly indispensable.

If you’re planting the seeds of improved organizational and individual effectiveness, you are a true learning leader. You know better than anyone that learning is an evolution, not a singular event. But what if your organization isn’t on the same page? Or worse, what if you find that your efforts are the first to go when there’s a change in the C-suite, or when budget cuts loom?

Learning for the Long Run tackles sustainability concerns head-on. Discover seven proven practices businesses use to ensure continuity in learning and development. Original case studies from the public and private sector put these practices into action, while self-assessments and job aids show you how to attain a sustainable mindset.

Explore how FlightSafety International leveraged its measurement capabilities to drive results and improve its avionics safety system. How the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Career College built and bent its change capabilities to prepare the next generation of Army officers, amid labor shortages and complex global threats. How the Tennessee Department of Human Resources led an award-winning shift to transform a tenure-based environment into a performance-driven learning culture. And more.

In Learning for the Long Run, innovative change leader Holly Burkett demystifies how to earn credibility and grow the learning function into a mature enterprise that will weather today’s frequent business disruptions. Now’s the time to build lasting organizational value and resist the temptation of the quick fix.

About the Author

Holly Burkett, SPHR, CPT, has more than 20 years of experience helping diverse, global organizations achieve strategic change impact with workplace learning and talent management initiatives focused on leadership development, succession planning, career development and coaching, and performance improvement. Formerly with Apple, she is now principal of Evaluation Works, a performance consultancy in Davis, California.

She is author of Learning for the Long Run: 7 Practices for Sustaining a Resilient Learning Organization, wrote the “Talent Manager as Change Agents” chapter in the ATD Talent Management Handbook, and was a contributor to the Human Resource Certification Institute’s (HRCI’s) The Rise of HR: Wisdom From 73 Thought Leaders, an e-book distributed to more than 1.5 million HR professionals around the globe.

Burkett holds a doctorate in human capital development, along with a master’s of human resources and organizational development, and is a frequent conference presenter, international facilitator, and writer.

In this Book

  • Managing the Learn Amid the Churn
  • The Sustainability Cycle for Learning Organizations
  • Practice 1: Lead With Culture
  • Practice 2: Develop and Distribute Leadership
  • Practice 3: Execute Well
  • Practice 4: Drive for Results; Continuously Improve
  • Practice 5: Build and Bend Change Capabilities
  • Practice 6: Foster Collaboration, Connection, and Community
  • Practice 7: Embrace the Art of Innovation
  • Final Thoughts