From Lessons Identified to Lessons Learned
Welcome to 2014! As the year closes, most of us take time to reflect back upon our past accomplishments and evaluate our achievements. Did we fulfill our resolutions? Can we do some things better/differently this year? With the New Year comes new opportunity and new promises!
Kick off the New Year with new learning. This month we’ll feature discussion on how to get an entire organization to learn. What does “organizational learning” mean? How do we identify the lessons that people have learned and translate them into lessons for the organization? How do we know when they’ve been learned? To discuss these important topics, we feature leaders from our own community who will share their approach for capitalizing on lessons learned and moving from individual insights to organizational knowledge. Come by for a fun and informative session.
January 31, 2014
7:30 am – Light breakfast & networking
8:00am – Topic: From Lessons Identified to Lessons Learned
Ø Understand how to convert individual learning into organizational learning.
Ø Practical exercise using the basic LL methodology.
Ø Learn how to assess an organization’s situation, determine the applicable lessons, and recommend actions to institutionalize those lessons for the long run.
Ø Discuss common roadblocks and how to overcome them.
Ø Q&A along the way.
8:40 am – Small Group Discussions & Additional Practice
Paul McVinney and Tom Fuhrmann
Paul McVinney is Deputy Director of U.S. Air Force Lessons Learned. He has led the development of the USAF lessons learned community since 2004, developing the lessons learned methodology and establishing USAF policy and training for lessons learned.
Tom Fuhrmann is an USAF fighter pilot who worked in USAF lessons learned for six years, applying the LL methodology to uncover lessons in combat and command situations, and working with USAF staff offices to apply the lessons. He and Paul recently established Knowledge Management Partners, LLC and plan to bring this methodology to corporate clients.