This week we hear the thoughts and opinions of LPI member – Daniela Cervini
What does the changing nature of Learning & development mean for L&D professionals?
In my opinion L&D professionals change the role of Facilitator compared with Classic Trainer. He/she must keep participants engaged in the online classroom because participants are not under the watchful eyes of the trainer and he/she must grab their attention from the start to the end of the session. Besides he/she must understand the audience. Their needs and which gaps need to be filled by the training initiative.
What in your opinion are the most effective ways of encouraging staff to become self-directed learners?
In my opinion the most effective ways of encouraging staff to become self-directed learners are:
Decide to take part and register into a course because they are interested into it and they choose them-self to participate on it, not push from the Company or chief/boss.
Ask support if they don’t understand the topics.
Play back the post recordings if they want listen again the lesson or if they don’t understand a topic.
Participants must use the facilitator’s evaluation process.
“To Do”, because the best way to learn is to do.
There has been a great deal of publicity and conversation around MOOC’s this past 18 months – what do you think the future look like for MOOC’s?
I think that the future for MOOC’s will be more expansion because many people that don’t have time to attend courses because they are busy or want reduce costs (travel and accommodation) can register on MOOC’s.
Is Learning and development going through an evolution or a revolution?
In my opinion it is an evolution because the Facilitator uses a similar approach as a classic trainer but he/she evolves her/his skills.
Who or what is informing your thinking around the L&D?
My company keeps me informed around L&D
What advice would you give to someone looking to take up a career in learning?
If someone looking to take up a career in learning, I would tell him/her to think that it’s very important to arrange the session with appropriate tools and slides. Besides he/she must understand the audience and estimate the correct time that go on each sessions.
Daniela Cervini hails from in Milan – Italy and works as a trainer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, International Law Firm for their Milan and Rome offices.