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Learning Agility 
Learn Fast. Skilled Fast.

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Updated on 20 Apr 2023

Do you or your people:  

  • Feel there is no time to learn?

  • Know how to accelerate your learning?

  • Know what skills you need to learn to thrive?

  • Find it difficult to unlearn unproductive behaviours?

  • Hesitate to pick up new skills for fear of being a beginner again?

  • Know how to learn anew and find answers in ambiguous situations with no formulas? 

These are real challenges faced by busy achieving professionals.
Yet we need to overcome these challenges.

But wait...Do people really need to learn how to learn? Don’t we all learn naturally already? 
 
Yes, we all have the ability to learn content and skills. This is how we came this far. But in the absence of a course or a teacher, do we know how to direct our learning efforts? Do we know how to find answers in novel situations? Do we know how to create our environment to maximize our learning? 

Our research shows people with high learning agility learn more intentionally. Driven by a sense of purpose, using a wider range of learning strategies and routines, they learn faster and deeper in a shorter time. Whereas conventional learners are trapped in the thinking, "there is no time", "there is no opportunity to practise" or "I am not disciplined enough" and consequently do not achieve the results they want

I started on the PhD journey to find answers to the question, "How can we learn better, when machines are faster and smarter?" 4 years on, I have learnt a lot and I want to share these insights with you, in the hope that they can help make a difference!

Wendy Tan, PhD, CSP_What is Learning Agility
What if:
  • Your people are resourceful learners
  • There is a learning culture in teams and in the organization? 
  • Your workforce has the capabilities needed in the future of work? 
 
Organizations are as good as the capabilities they have. Learning becomes a key competitive advantage to thrive in the future of work.
What if you:
  • Know the skills needed in the future?
  • Have a set of strategies and tools to become a master learner
  • Accelerate your growth?
You will achieve more, be happier as who you are and enjoy more engagement, recognition and career options!

Research shows people who are

resourceful learners: 

  • Have multiple areas of expertise.
     

  • Are more insightful and multi-disciplinary in perspectives.
     

  • Think actively about what they don’t know and
    have refined strategies to find answers in every
    new situation or challenge. 

     

  • Reflect using a third-person perspective to
    improve how they learn. 

Why is Learning Agility important now? 

  • We are solving more complex and new problems with no precedence or SOPs. 
     
  • Innovative solutions often come at the intersection of different areas of expertise, e.g., HR + Tech + Data, we need fluency across different areas of expertise.
     
  • Job roles and requirements are changing. Employees may be recruited to do ABC but with the changes, they now need to do XYZ, how can they pick up quickly?
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  • Individual learning agility is a foundation for organizational agility to succeed in new business models and transformation.
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For these reasons, World Economic Forum, McKinsey, Pearson, and SkillsFuture highlight learning skills as one of the top future skills. 

EXPERIENCE THE NEW LEARNING

Join Us for a Unique Experience in Learning Agility 

This learning agility workshop helps us make sense of and be successful in a rapidly changing world where there is no set formula. 
 
This is critical because in today’s world: 
  • Rapid knowledge decay impacts everyone from recent graduates to mature employees. 
     
  • With disruptive change, a tsunamic wave of jobs will be displaced and new roles emerge.
     
  • New skill sets are needed in the digital world as we work alongside machines and create value that cannot be accomplished by machines. 
     
  • Organizations need the right skills set to implement new strategies successfully.
     
  • World Economic Forum, McKinsey and SkillsFuture have listed learning agility as one of the top critical skill to thrive in the future of work. 
     
  • Yet, we are typically not taught how to learn more effectively. 
 
 
 

 
  • Research-based strategies.  
     
  • Learning Agility Profile. 
     
  • Tech-enabled learning diagnostic and habit building platform.
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Why Choose Us?

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"Thought-provoking insightful research."
 
Ar
chana Karthik
APAC Learning Leader, IBM Consulting

LEARNING AGILITY WORKSHOP:
LEARN HOW TO LEARN BETTER

 

Research-based learning strategies by Wendy Tan
By joining us for this research-based, interactive and personal workshop, you will: 
 
  • Learn research-based learning strategies to accelerate your learning process
     
  • Understand your personalised Learning Agility Profile; your motivation, attitudes, process and workplace conditions
     
  • Identify the future skills that leverage your experience and strengths for career success
     
  • Motivate yourself and create routines for learning consistency
     
  • Transfer learning to application and impact at work
  

Using our ARCS™ model and our tech-enabled learning platform, we will focus on: 
 

  • Aim: process to clarify the direction of your growth based on values, curiosity and trends.
     

  • Realise: identify blindspots, strengths and areas of development and how to solicit feeback for learning.
     

  • Commit: Overcome challenges in learning by developing metacognitive ability and improving one's learning process.
     

  • Skill: Develop the habit of learning as continuous loops ever deepening and broadening one's skills.

how to cultivate learning agility
Here is the course outline:
 
Pre-class work - Learning Agility Profile
 
Day 1,  9.00 am to 5.00 pm
 
  • What is learning agility and why is it important now
  • Learning motivation based on purpose, career success and stimulation
  • Development compass distilling your learning direction
  • Learning attitudes and identifying barriers in your learning mindset
  • Blindspots and growing through the eyes of other
  • Learning process towards accelerated skill mastery
  • Strategies to learn, unlearn and relearn
  • Structure of reflection from insights to actions
  • Planning and acting on development activities
  • Workplace learning conditions
  • Designing a learning rich job and feedback routines
     
Bridge assignments - Implement learning activities and receive bite-size
learning resources
Day 2,  3 weeks later, 9.00 to 11.30 am
 
  • Metacognitive strategies and review 
  • Peer learning
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Facilitator: Wendy Tan, PhD

Here are the tools you will use:

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Who Should Attend

Any one who wants to improve their learning motivation, mindset and process to master new skills efficiently in a no-time environment.

Organizations that support employees in their career development will reap the benefit of retaining, engaging and developing skilled talent. 

Check out what others say...

The Learning Agility workshop has triggered a lot of deep thinking on what we need to do to get to where we want in our careers. The tools and discussions gave me clarity on my direction. The DevelopforLife portal is easy to use and facilitates self-awareness. With the changing trends, this program can serve as a bridge to help people think beyond their current job scope and instill the learning mindset that learning begins with each one of us.
 

Ong Pei Ling
HR Talent and Learning Partner, Financial Industry (2022)



Learning Agility is an important skill where we learn how to pick up other skills easily and quickly. I found the Learning Agility Profile very helpful for one’s self-awareness and giving ideas on to improve how one learns. This is a great course for companies who aspire to build a learning culture in the organization.
 

Joseph Chee
Manager, APJC Learning and Development (2022)



Still unsure? No worries, just
book a chat to find out more :)

Here are more resources!


Listen to the Money FM 89.3's
Interview with Wendy Tan
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Synopsis of Agile Learning: A Necessity for the Future of Work 

Lifelong learning, which we all know is a necessity, has had to embrace a new ways due to the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
In Career 360, Howie Lim speaks to Wendy Tan, co-founder of The Flame Centre on how the much coveted skill of agility and adaptability now extends to the way we learn.

Check out this article on TD,
a leading periodical by
Association of Talent Development

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Check out our infographics for individuals and organizations

Check out our blog posts
and 90s videos

How to Improve Learning Agility
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Other Ways We Can Help Improve Learning Agility in Your Organization

Frequently Asked Questions

Who usually attends your workshops? 

  • Working professionals who wants to improve their learning productivity to master new skills efficiently in a no-time environment.

  • A manager who cares about being more effective in developing their team.

  • An organization who wants people with relevant skills for the future.
     

Why is Learning Agility beneficial for professionals and teams? 

  • Disruption is leading to changing job roles and skills required to adapt and thrive.

  • The ability of your workforce to learn and develop becomes a key competitive advantage. 

 

How do I know you’re the best in this topic? How is this different from other “learning how to learn” courses?

  • This is not about memory techniques, how the brain works or pedagogy (how to design learning interventions). 

 

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