109 episodes

Learning Uncut is about real conversations around real learning solutions and real experiences with real advice from real people.

We’re all about keeping it “real.”

Here’s an overview of our approach:

Strategy and tactics. We want to unpack the strategy and how-to’s of creating great learning solutions, frameworks and teams.

CONVERSATIONS, NOT SCRIPTED DISCUSSION
Our podcasts are professional but not so edited and polished that they lose their authenticity. We want our audience to hear real people having real conversations and sharing real examples and advice.

PROGRESSIVE
We want to showcase the “unsung L&D heroes” out there doing great work, being brave and trying new things.

PRACTICAL
We invite our guests to share tips and strategies to help listeners take their solutions to the next level. We aim to provide actionable takeaways for our listeners through show notes, links and downloads wherever possible.

Learning Uncu‪t‬ Michelle Ockers & Karen Moloney

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Learning Uncut is about real conversations around real learning solutions and real experiences with real advice from real people.

We’re all about keeping it “real.”

Here’s an overview of our approach:

Strategy and tactics. We want to unpack the strategy and how-to’s of creating great learning solutions, frameworks and teams.

CONVERSATIONS, NOT SCRIPTED DISCUSSION
Our podcasts are professional but not so edited and polished that they lose their authenticity. We want our audience to hear real people having real conversations and sharing real examples and advice.

PROGRESSIVE
We want to showcase the “unsung L&D heroes” out there doing great work, being brave and trying new things.

PRACTICAL
We invite our guests to share tips and strategies to help listeners take their solutions to the next level. We aim to provide actionable takeaways for our listeners through show notes, links and downloads wherever possible.

    Upskilling African engineers for Industry 4.0 – Roti Balogun

    Upskilling African engineers for Industry 4.0 – Roti Balogun

    In our first story from Africa, Roti Balogun speaks about an initiative he kicked off in 2016 when he was the Chief Learning Officer for GE in Africa.  Inspired by a conversation he had at a World Economic Forum conference about what a partnership between industry and academia could look like, he forged a partnership with African Leadership University to help both GE and Africa to build the digital skills of engineers to prepare for the fourth industrial revolution. 
    Host:  Michelle Ockers
    Guest: Roti Balogun
    Resources:
    Why every company should offer digital skills training, article by Roti Balogun http://bit.ly/2P2Sqbb Africa Industrial Internet Program http://bit.ly/37Gv3dM Africa Industrial Internet Program teaser video https://bit.ly/3upw83C Overview of capstone projects undertaken by AIIP participants - view video 3 ways to nurture collaboration between universities and industry, World Economic Forum http://bit.ly/3kc3SwF Industry 4.0 Is Africa ready for digital transformation? Deloitte report https://bit.ly/3sjU4ne Debunking common myths and stereotypes about Africa, Aperian Global http://bit.ly/3un8ggN Adeola Fayehun TED Talk – Africa is a sleeping giant – I’m trying to wake it up. http://bit.ly/3aKsTvW If you are an L&D leader who wants to create business value and build your credibility take a look at the Emerging Stronger masterclasses and community https://emergentmasterclass.com/
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    A Risk Management Solution that passes the Water Cooler Test – Rachel Gillott

    A Risk Management Solution that passes the Water Cooler Test – Rachel Gillott

    Before creating a learning solution for risk management in a legal firm, Rachel Gillott formed a working group to conduct a holistic analysis to identify what  would make it easier for people to adopt desired behaviours – looking beyond knowledge and skills.  She also partnered effectively with their IP insurance provider to bring the outside in.  Going beyond the ‘one-shot’ training approach too often used for risk management, this is a multi-faceted learning solution that caters to different levels of workforce experience and continues to evolve over time.
    Host:  Michelle Ockers
    Guest: Rachel Gillott
    Resources:
    Shine Lawyers - https://www.shine.com.au/ Minimise Risk eLearning Design Concept https://bit.ly/3rLpRwL If you're interested in another example of use of the superhero theme in a learning solution listen to Episode 54: Low Budget, High Impact – Learning at Forty Winks: Debbie Key. https://bit.ly/Ep54LU  More Episodes & Info:
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    • 53 min
    DIY A Smart Learning Technology Solution - Jess Griffin and Jody Dollisson

    DIY A Smart Learning Technology Solution - Jess Griffin and Jody Dollisson

    Don’t let limited resources and budget stop you from using technology smartly.  The small James Hardie APAC L&D team built their own mobile-enabled, automated solution to support skill assessment on the shop-floor.  They created a better user experience and business results while getting control of their data and records.  The way they experimented, worked with their LMS provider (Go1) and engaged stakeholders provide lessons and inspirations for all L&D professionals.
    Host:  Michelle Ockers
    Guests:
    Jess Griffin
    Jody Dollisson
    Resources:
    James Hardie website - https://bit.ly/39oogGZ Go1 website - https://bit.ly/3asoWL1 Zapier – Connect your apps and automate workflows https://zapier.com/ Google forms - http://bit.ly/2YlqyR0 Emergent Masterclass – For L&D leaders. Work through your business challenges with leading industry experts and the collective wisdom of peers. https://emergentmasterclass.com/ More Episodes & Info:
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    • 45 min
    Mike Taylor, Arun Pradhan, Shai Desai – Modern Professional Development Approaches

    Mike Taylor, Arun Pradhan, Shai Desai – Modern Professional Development Approaches

    This is the second of a two-part Learning Uncut special on Professional Development to kick off 2021. Michelle speaks with series of guests about approaches that have been very powerful for her own development and career direction in recent years. Today we explore Mike Taylor’s Personal Knowledge Mastery practice and look at mental models with Arun Pradhan and Shai Desai.  See the resources section below for a listener discount code for the ModelThinkers app.
    Host:  Michelle Ockers
    Guest:
    Mike Taylor
    Arun Pradhan
    Shai Desai
    Resources: 
    Mike Taylor’s website – read past newsletters and sign up for future editions https://mike-taylor.org/ Feedly https://feedly.com/ How to use Twitter lists https://bit.ly/2LouBsw Personal Knowledge Mastery Introduction https://jarche.com/pkm/ ModelThinkers https://modelthinkers.com/ Use code LEARNINGUNCUT for discounted subscription to the Model Thinkers app.  Valid to the end of February 2021. Learn2Learn – Arun’s free app to develop learning agility https://bit.ly/33ZAKSn Michelle’s What I Learned this month video collection https://bit.ly/33ZAMJZ Professional Development mentoring by Michelle Ockers -here’s how it works: https://bit.ly/39VPBRs More Episodes & Info:
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    • 50 min
    Jane Hart, Nicole Lam and Harold Jarche – Modern Professional Development Approaches

    Jane Hart, Nicole Lam and Harold Jarche – Modern Professional Development Approaches

    In this first episode of Learning Uncut for 2021 Michelle speaks a series of guests about approaches that have been very powerful for her own development and career direction in recent years. Listen to learn about modern workplace learning, Working Out Loud and Personal Knowledge Mastery.
    Host:  Michelle Ockers
    Guests:
    Jane Hart
    Nicole Lam
    Harold Jarche 
    Modern Workplace Learning Resources:
    Jane Hart on Twitter https://twitter.com/C4LPT Upcoming Modern Workplace Learning workshops from Jane Hart https://bit.ly/36hgw8i Learning Uncut episode 67: Helen Blunden - Work, Connect and Learn: A Collaborative Approach. An example of a guided social learning program informed by Jane Hart’s approach https://bit.ly/Ep67LU L&D Capability Map from the Learning and Performance Institute https://bit.ly/3lmjsVc Working Out Loud Resources:
    The Five Elements of Working Out Loud (Revisited) https://bit.ly/39rTEEQ Working Out Loud Circles - https://bit.ly/2JlXoNk Learning Uncut Emergent Series Ep 11: John Stepper & Katharina Krentz - Working Out Loud https://bit.ly/11MOES Thank you WOL! By Nicole Lam https://bit.ly/3o3NO0H Working Out Loud Circle Reflection by Michelle Ockers https://bit.ly/3li7ewP Running a First Wave of Working Out Loud Circles in an Organisation by Michelle Ockers https://bit.ly/39wY7GF Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM) Resources:
    Personal Knowledge Mastery Introduction https://jarche.com/pkm/ Lillia Efimova – one of Harold Jarche’s early inspirations for his PKM framework Harold Jarche’s blog https://jarche.com/blog/ Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson https://amzn.to/3q8WPY6 Show Your Work by Austin Kleon https://amzn.to/2VivTH3 Commonplace books, mentioned by Harold as a place where people collected knowledge until the 19th century https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonplace_book More Episodes & Info:
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    2020 Year in Review – Amanda Ashby

    2020 Year in Review – Amanda Ashby

    In the final episode for 2020 long-time friend of Learning Uncut, Amanda Ashby, is back.  It’s been a big year with podcast downloads increasing from 20,000 to over 50,000.  This included the two special series, Disruption and Emergent. 
    In this episode we look at the heartbeat of Learning Uncut – the regular fortnightly episodes featuring real stories from real learning professionals (and the occasional business leader).  We reflect on themes, insights, and favourite episodes.
    Host:  Michelle Ockers
    Guest: Amanda Ashby
     Emerging Stronger: https://bit.ly/EmergentSummit
    If you are an L&D professional who is in a place to make or influence change in your organization take a look at Emerging Stronger.  Emerging Stronger will help you to look at problems and opportunities in a fresh way in order to make change happen in your organisation and drive business value.
    Brought to you by Learning Uncut Emergent Series co-hosts - Michelle Ockers, Laura Overton and Shannon Tipton.  We’ll be joined by experts from the podcast series to guide you through a hands-on experience with peers from other organisations to identify and take breakthrough actions. This masterclass series and ongoing community of peers will help lift your credibility and build the business reputation of L&D.
     Resources:
    Here’s the shortlist of Amanda and Michelle’s favourite 2020 episodes
    Ep 56 Making Learning Human – Kristina Tsiriotakis https://bit.ly/Ep56LU Ep 52 WD40: A Learning Obsessed Culture Gary Ridge https://bit.ly/Ep52LU Ep 55 Micro-credentials: What’s Not to Love? - Tony Dunford https://bit.ly/Ep55LU Ep 62 Digital Skills Uplift at PwC - Luke Warwick https://bit.ly/Ep62LU Ep 56 Making Learning Human – Katrina Moss https://bit.ly/Ep64LU More Episodes & Info:
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    • 51 min

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29 Ratings

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Insightful, informative and jam packed with inspiration!

Highly recommend this podcast - Michelle does a great job of bringing out the best with everyone she interviews. Always find a gem or two in every episode!

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Good insights.

Enjoyed the latest episode on HCD. Great insights and they were delivered in an entertaining way!

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It’s all good

Being back into the L&D space I need to get up to speed quickly. This podcast helps me do that. I started by picking and choosing episodes that I was particularly interested in but then I realised “it’s all good”! So I listen to each one now. Really concise, practical and useable. Thanks guys! Looking forward to more and, maybe, contributing one day! 👍

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