Welcome to the June issue of the D- Letter.
Thank you yet again for all of your emails and calls and
contributions to my blog. It's really gratifying to feel part of a
vibrant community of doers and thinkers.
This month I want you to consider what we as learning
professionls can learn from a recent study on search users in the
Facts for Thought section, invite you to join me in
de-mystifying the implementation of LMS/LCMS, continue to share with
you what it is I do, and invite you to participate in a wonderful
and, hopefully, fun contest.
Thank you for joining me. As always, I welcome your comments and
feedback; don't hold back. My best, Lance
|Facts for Thought|
"You can't solve tomorrow's problems with the thinking of
today." Albert Einstein
|June 7th Webinar: De-Mystifying LMS/LCMS Implementation
- from Installation to Integration|
Learning management systems (LMS) are fast becoming
standard business applications supporting a wide range of
business units and functions. By their very nature they create
change within the organization; change in technologies, change
in process, change in roles and responsibilities, change in
expectations – and more. Typically, the LMS vendors focus on
figuring out the ‘hard stuff’ – getting the software and
technology working and installed. They call this
‘implementation’ when, in fact, its purpose is to only ensure
the LMS works. Making sure its used is all-to-often left for
later or not addressed at all. But, it’s been proven that it’s
the ‘soft-stuff’ – the people issues associated with getting
learners engaged, managers motivated and the organization
energized around the new system that are the most critical. In
this session you’ll learn how to truly be successful with your
LMS/LCMS by having a plan to take your organization from
installation to integration.
I look forward to seeing you online in this webinar on
Wednesday, June 7th from 2:00-3:00pmEST. Register now from the
|'What I Did on My Summer Vacation'
I'm pleased to announce the first annual Dublin Consulting
'What I Did on My Summer Vacation' Contest!
Where are your plans for this summer? What exotic locales,
fascinating explorations, daring adventures, or just good ol'
family fun do you have planned?
The contest is simple:
- Have a great summer vacation.
- At the end of your vacation send me an email with a
picture of yourself enjoying, exploring, adventuring,
- Include a one paragraph description/explanation
In September I'll post all of the pictures on
DublinConsulting.net and we'll vote on a winner. The winner
will receive a signed copy of my book "Implementing
e-Learning" and earn bragging rights.
|What Does Lance Dublin Do? ...
I like this description sent to me from a colleague in
response to the question,"So, what title should I put on my
e-learning. change. implementation.
strategic thinking and design. knowledge management.
communications. instructional design. learning.
change management. learning management systems. LCMS.
learning architecture. change leadership.
strategy. program development. training.
organizational development. stakeholder assessment.
internal marketing. change implementation.
organizational redesign. education. executive
coaching. integrated performance support. curriculum
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On My Mind
I've often referred to training as the Rodney Dangerfield
of professions. For those who don't know Rodney Dangerfield,
he was a comedian best known for the line "I don't get no
respect" and his monologues on that theme.
For the last 25 years, I've been hearing the same complaint
from training and learning professionals that they also 'don't
get no respect.' No respect from senior management, no respect
from mid management, no respect from line management, no
respect from the sales organization, no respect from IT ...
and the list goes on and on.
And what do we do about it? Most often we search for yet
another 'silver bullett'. Some quick fix or the latest and
greatest technology; a shiney new toy that everyone will want.
All the time not realizing that what we are being asked to do
is let go of what Peter Senge popularized as our 'mental
models'. To let go of being training-centric. To become
worker- focussed, performance-driven, and business-minded so
we can make learning-at-the-speed-of- work a reality at
least in my lifetime.
Isn't it about time we consider 'we don't get no respect'
because we really still just haven't earned it?
I welcome your reactions and thoughts. Find out more....