Lessons from Nature: The Organic Learning & Performance Ecosystem – Resources Shared at #EcoCon

2015-03-22_9-59-03On March 26th, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Learning Solutions Conference & Expo. I led a discussion titled Lessons from Nature: The Organic Learning & Performance Ecosystem. Here’s a description of the session:

In nature, an ecosystem refers to the combination of a community of living things, the non-living elements that make up their environment, and the many ways in which those individual elements interact. In order for an ecosystem to thrive, the individual components must connect and support one another, balancing each other so that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Ecosystems exist in the workplace as well. Understanding the structure and dependencies of an organizational ecosystem can help you build a better learning and performance strategy.

In this session you will examine the expanded scope of a learning and performance ecosystem, examining the numerous components that contribute to learning and performance improvement. You will also explore how these individual components can be combined into a single cohesive strategy in which the whole is more than the sum of its parts.

This blog post is being set up primarily as a follow-up resource for those that attended the session, and it may also serve as a resource for anyone that wants to learn more about the technology trends that are shaping the future of learning.

Session Slides

Additional Resources
Learning and Performance Ecosystems: Current State and Challenges Guild Research Report
Learning and Performance Ecosystems: Strategy, Technology, Impact, and Challenges by Marc J. Rosenberg & Steve Foreman
10 Reasons to Build an Ecosystem-Focused Learning and Performance Strategy by David Kelly
Are You Creating an Environment in Which Learning Can Thrive? by David Kelly
What is a Learning Ecosystem? by David Kelly
5 Future Trends That Will Impact the Learning Ecosystem by Andrea Saveri
On Ecosystems and Learning Strategy by Catherine Lombardozzi
What I Learned at Ecosystem 2014 by JD Dillon