Episodes
Published 08/29/22
This special edition of Learning Uncut is a sequel to season two of the Learning Uncut Emergent series – Taking Bold Action. In this season the Emerging Stronger Team, Michelle Ockers, Laura Overton and Shannon Tipton explored the strengths that L&D require to take bold action. We incorporated insights from this series into our public 2022 Emerging Stronger masterclass. Emerging Stronger is now an industry initiative which is supported by a number of partners across the industry who share...
Published 08/29/22
Sebastian Tindall from Vitality is a return guest. In episode 66 he spoke about their resource-led learning strategy. He returns to discuss how this strategy has evolved since late 2020, including the introduction of digital adoption platforms and expanded use of metrics to enable and demonstrate business impact. If you are serious about taking a business first mindset and impacting organisational performance in your role as a learning and development professional, you’ll get a lot out of...
Published 08/15/22
Kelly Hopkins joins us from Kathmandu to discuss how his small L&D team has taken big strides to support learning for their workforce of 1,800 people, many of whom are frontline staff in retail outlets. The most important element of their learning strategy is coaching, which they’ve enabled not only with technology but also with smart analog resources that are easy and effective to use in their retail workplace. Kelly describes what learning looked like when he joined the organisation...
Published 07/18/22
In Episode 103 we spoke with Zoe Freeman about the Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency organisational learning strategy, titled ‘Becoming a Learning Organisation.’ She mentioned that she had worked closely with Claudia Faletolu, Kaitohutohu Mātua, Āheitanga Māori (Māori Strategy Advisor) in the Centre for Learning and Development at Waka Kotahi. Claudia joins us to discuss how Te Ao Māori (Māori world view) was deeply woven into this learning strategy. Host: Michelle Ockers Transcript...
Published 07/04/22
Becoming A Learning Organisation is the title of the Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency’s learning strategy. Their learning strategy is their roadmap to becoming a high-performing learning organisation. Zoe Freeman, the Strategic Advisor in the Centre for Learning and Development, discusses how the strategy was created. Key aspects of their approach include deep engagement across the organisation, deliberate preparation of the L&D team, and being informed by Māori worldview. The...
Published 06/20/22
In the spirit of reconciliation Learning Uncut acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present. Reconciliation is an important issue and piece of unfinished business in Australia. It is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, for the benefit of all. In this episode we will hear about how...
Published 06/06/22
Helen Sedcole, the Chief People and Culture officer at Z Energy, discuss how they are approaching leadership and leadership development for a different future. There is no pushing people through standard modules and declaring that they are ‘done.’ Rather leadership development is seen as continuous process that it is part of everyone’s work to take responsibility for and engage within the context of their work.   It’s timely that I speak with Helen this week as it coincides with the L&D...
Published 05/23/22
Today’s episode marks the milestone of Learning Uncut’s 100th episode. Nigel Paine joins us to mark this special milestone. He has a short conversation with our regular host, Michelle Ockers, about how she finds stories and guests, and puts the podcast together. The first episode came out on the 12th of June 2018. Four years later, we’ve had 118 guests who have willingly talked about their work in L&D in their organisations. Thank you to every one of those guests, as well as the...
Published 05/09/22
Lil Ryan from Anglicare SA and James Stack from Obvious Choice discuss the use of a mobile learning app by frontline workers in the aged care sector. This story is an excellent example for those who are interested in using evidence informed approaches from learning science to improve the effectiveness of learning solutions in their organisation. The app used spaced repetition and retrieval practice to build the confidence and knowledge of aged care workers supporting residential dementia care...
Published 04/25/22
In the wake of the shift to remote working during the pandemic the need to connect and collaborate effectively was amplified. We continue to explore what this looks like in evolving hybrid working models. At the same time there has been a resurgence of interest in social and collaborative learning. In the 2022 Global Sentiment Survey recently published by Donald H Taylor we saw a global rise in support over the past two years for collaborative and social learning. In light of this I’ve...
Published 04/11/22
In this episode of Learning Uncut I speak with Peta Pocock about how leadership development has changed at the Australian Bureau of Statistics since the start of the pandemic. The shift to remote work gave their L&D team to the opportunity to innovate. This is an archetypal story of learning innovation during covid times. Host: Michelle Ockers Transcript and related resources:  https://learninguncut.global/podcast/97/ Podcast information and more episodes:...
Published 03/28/22
Emma Evans, the Oceania Women’s Football Manager and Annie Kennedy from Capability Group discuss the Oceania Women’s Football Development capacity building program. While this development program preceded the Oceania Women’s Football Strategy, it’s one of a series of initiatives that is giving women more opportunities in the game and is using football as a tool for social change across eleven Pacific nations. The program supports Womens Development Officers in each country to develop their...
Published 03/14/22
Jane Calleja discusses how Weber develops the product knowledge and confidence of independent retailers to sell their range of barbecues. When covid limitations and travel restrictions made face-to-face workshops impossible they had to come up with a new approach to provide the critical elements of a product and flavour experience. In a period of skyrocketing demand in the homemaker segment in 2020 they achieved impressive participation levels in this optional program and successfully...
Published 02/28/22
Boldness is the willingness, confidence and courage to take risks. The recent Learning Uncut Emergent series explored core strengths that L&D needs to take bold action. In today’s solo Elevate episode Michelle Ockers discusses why it’s important for L&D to take bold action right now. While gaining credibility and respect are strong internal motivators for many, there is a far greater calling for L&D right now. Organisations need to reimagine work, restore trust and genuinely...
Published 02/21/22
Explore the use of interactive 360 Virtual Reality simulation for training on protocols for acute stroke patient hospital admission. Jatinder Minhas, consultant physician in an acute stroke team, and video director Laura Cade from Video Interact discuss how the video was planned, filmed and produced, and the rich, high-fidelity user experience. This is a great example of learning innovation generated because of the constraints on face-to-face training during the pandemic. Host: Michelle...
Published 02/14/22
What do you do when you can’t find the technology that you need to realise your vision for digital learning in your organisation? When faced with this situation Siva Kulasingam form Coles Group went out to the market to find a partner who was bold and open enough to experiment, test and learn with them. He is joined by Rod Beach from Liberate Learning to discuss how they took risks and pushed boundaries to create App e-Learn. Host: Michelle Ockers Transcript and related resources:...
Published 02/01/22
Emergent podcast hosts Michelle Ockers, Shannon Tipton and Laura Overton discuss key themes from Season 2: Emerging Stronger – Taking Bold Action.  In this season we explored the core strengths that L&D professionals need to take bold action. In the first five episodes of the season we spoke with five L&D professionals about the their experience of taking bold action, the core strengths they drew upon and how they developed these. In our final two episodes we drew on insights from...
Published 01/25/22
After speaking with five L&D professionals about their personal experience taking bold action it’s time to bring in expertise from other domains. What can we learn from behavioural science to help us develop core strengths to take bold action? Andrea Day shares insights from her work leading Best At Digital, who draw upon behavioural science extensively to design and develop digital solutions that drive change. Learning Uncut founder and podcast host, Michelle Ockers, shares her personal...
Published 01/24/22
After speaking with five L&D professionals about their personal experience taking bold action it’s time to bring in expertise from other domains as we explore strengths for L&D to take bold action. Change is the key theme of this discussion. Psychologist, Dr Celine Mullins, shares insights from cutting edge research in neurobiology and neuroscience on how we can play the inner game to support bold action, even in tough times. Seasoned industry leader Laura Overton shares her personal...
Published 01/17/22
Exploring strengths that L&D professionals need to take bold action. We ask Catherine Tibbs and Dinye Hernanda, participants in the Emerging Stronger 2021 masterclass, three big questions: What are the opportunities for L&D professionals who seek to create change and impact? When the going gets tough, what core strengths help L&D professionals to thrive? What can we do to build these strengths? Host:  Michelle Ockers Transcript and related resources:...
Published 01/10/22
Exploring strengths that L&D professionals need to take bold action. We ask Myra Roldan three big questions: What are the opportunities for L&D professionals who seek to create change and impact? When the going gets tough, what core strengths help L&D professionals to thrive? What can we do to build these strengths? Host :  Michelle Ockers Transcript and related resources: https://learninguncut.global/podcast/em-24/ Podcast information and more episodes:...
Published 01/03/22
Exploring strengths that L&D professionals need to take bold action. We ask Hayley Curcio three big questions: What are the opportunities for L&D professionals who seek to create change and impact? When the going gets tough, what core strengths help L&D professionals to thrive? What can we do to build these strengths? Host:  Michelle Ockers Resources:  Hayley Curcio LinkedIn profile GO TO RESOURCE Learning Uncut podcast Ep 9: Creating a Culture Shift: Danny Ginsberg &...
Published 12/27/21
Exploring strengths that L&D professionals need to take bold action. Laura Overton asks Adam Harwood three big questions: What are the opportunities for L&D professionals who seek to create change and impact? When the going gets tough, what core strengths help L&D professionals to thrive? What can we do to build these strengths? Host:  Michelle Ockers Resources: 70:20:10 by Charles Jennings & Fuse GO TO RESOURCE Workflow Learning and the 5 Moments of Need (Article), Bob...
Published 12/20/21