Conversation Topic – Do you work in a Learning Organization?
How would you know?
The term “Learning Organization,” popularized by Peter Senge in the 1990’s, was defined as a place "where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free..." (Senge 1992)
In this Baltimore City ATD Community of Practice session, we will explore some of the key research and best practices of organizations that espouse the values of the “Learning Organization”: systems thinking, personal mastery, mental models, building shared vision and team learning. Through our discussion, we’ll expand upon this base knowledge and share our experiences and questions. For example – Whose “job” is it to develop and manage these organizational structures and broad competencies? Leadership? The “Training” group? HR? Managers? Outside consultants?
Jennie Toner-Algin, M.Ed. is the leader of the Baltimore City Community of Practice, which she helped to co-found in 2017. She has over 15 years of domestic and international experience working in the U.S., Turkey, Ecuador, Cambodia and Japan in the areas of instructional design, talent development, learning facilitation and other education-related randomness. In 2017, she and her family repatriated back to Baltimore from Istanbul so that she could start her MSPH (Master of Science in Public Health) in Health Education and Health Communications at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. They were pleased to find that they “actually like” Baltimore. Jennie works in the Clinical Education group at CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, where she helps to create education to support employee, patient and physician education, as well as supporting population health management and other company initiatives.
This event is open to ATD Maryland Members and prospective members. If the topic piques your interest, join us for a lively discussion and to see what ATD Maryland has to offer!