MAEA Graduates' Showcase and Networking Event
- DePaul University, School for New Learning , Chicago IL
Learning agility, or the ability to learn and adapt in changing contexts (Mitchinson & Morris, 2012), is central to success in the workplace and life in general. A recent study by the Korn/Ferry Institute identified learning agility as the top ranking predictor of leadership success, while estimating that only 15% of the workforce is “highly learning agile” (De Meuse, Dai, & Hallenbeck, 2010). In addition, learning agility is also a component of organizational agility, which is proving to return significant bottom line benefits for those who make it a strategic priority (Glenn, 2009).
In this two-day Institute module led by Pamela Meyer, Ph.D. with Catherine Marienau, Ph.D., participants will discover the dimensions and dynamics of learning agility; they also will learn and develop strategies to help learners in their practice setting develop the competence, capacity and confidence for learning agility.
Note: The Institute sessions are from 9AM-4PM, with a one hour lunch break each day.
— Understand key dynamics and dimensions of learning agility
— Learn and develop strategies to enhance your own and others’ learning agility in your practice setting
— Discover how to connect learning agility to individual and organizational success
Multi-modal strategies will be used throughout the Institute, including:
— Participatory presentations integrating lecture and interaction
— Large and small group discussion and reflection
— Learning agility demonstrations (both facilitator and participant led)
— Experiential learning activities
— Graphic facilitation
Participants will receive:
— Materials packet with readings and Institute handouts
— Access to the dedicated online group site for additional resources and continued dialogue with Institute participants and the facilitator
— A copy of Pamela Meyer’s book, From Workplace to Playspace: Innovating, Learning and Changing Through Dynamic Engagement (Jossey-Bass, 2010)
— A follow-up session 3-4 weeks after the Institute to discuss learning application in your practice setting.
Who Should Attend
About the Facilitators
Pamela Meyer, Ph.D. is the Director of the Center to Advance Education for Adults, housed at DePaul University’s School for New Learning (SNL). In addition to her role as Director, Pamela teaches courses in organizational agility and innovation in SNL’s graduate programs overall, and adult learning theory in SNL’s Master of Arts in Educating Adults (MAEA) program. She is also President of Meyer Creativity Associates where she works with organizations that want to be more innovative and agile. Pamela is the author of three books on innovation, learning and change, including From Workspace to Playspace: Innovating, Learning and Changing Through Dynamic Engagement (Jossey-Bass, 2010).
Catherine Marienau, Ph.D. is professor and faculty mentor in the School for New Learning at DePaul University in Chicago. She teaches, writes, and consults in the areas of adult learning and development, experiential learning, outcomes-based curriculum and assessment, self-assessment, and women's development. Dr. Marienau is also a founding member of the leadership team for DePaul’s Center to Advance Education for Adults and has co-authored several books and articles on adult learning, including Developing Adult Learners: Strategies for Teachers and Trainers (Jossey-Bass, 2000)
De Meuse, K. P., Dai, G., & Hallenbeck, G. S. (2010). Learning agility: A construct whose time has come. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 62(2), 119-130.
Glenn, M. (2009). Organisational agility: How business can survive and thrive in turbulent times: Economist Intelligence Unit.
Mitchinson, A., & Morris, R. (2012). Learning about learning agility. Greensboro, NC: Center for Creative Leadership Teachers College Columbia University.
Register Before April 4th and receive Early Bird Rate of $495.00!
After April 4th, registration is $595.00
The Center to Advance Education for Adults (CAEA) creates community among adult learning practitioners across sectors to exchange ideas and inspire imaginative strategies for learning in diverse settings.
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