Exploring the Expanded Talent Development Ecosystem – Resources Shared at #ATD2015

2015-05-18_10-25-19On May 18th, I had the pleasure of speaking at the 2015 ATD Conference & Expo. I led a discussion titled Exploring the Expanded Talent Development 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. In the context of talent development, ecosystems also exist in the workplace. Understanding the structure and dependencies of an organizational ecosystem can help you build a better talent development strategy. In this session you will explore the expanded scope of a learning and performance ecosystem, examining the numerous components that contribute to talent development. You will also learn how these individual components can be combined into a single cohesive strategy. You will leave this session with a new perspective on how to view talent development in your organization and the role you play in supporting it.

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
Marc My Words: In Learning and Performance Ecosystems, the Whole is Greater Than the Sum of the Parts (Part 1) by Marc Rosenberg
Marc My Words: In Learning and Performance Ecosystems… Part 2 by Marc Rosenberg
Learning and Performance Ecosystems: Current State and Challenges Guild Research Report
The 2016 Learning and Performance Ecosystem Conference
Visualizing Your Learning and Performance Ecosystem by David Kelly
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

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