Develop a Workplace Learning Environment

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Assessment Tool 2 – Written Questions 1. How can learning and development specialists help managers design and develop effective learning programs? In-house specialists will have experience in converting the organisational needs into learning objectives using their industry expertise and understanding of learning requirements to formulate or acquire appropriate training materials. External specialist can provide external viewpoints that are not restricted by organisational politics or emotions. They can provide expertise that is not readily available in-house and can show a demonstrated competence in the learning that is required. 2. Why is it desirable to maximise individual and team participation in leaning events and how can this be done? Maximising participation in learning events allows the organisation to create efficient procedures to promote a positive learning environment. By establishing a learning environment the organisation is better prepared to conduct business, retain staff and ensure the organisational goals are met. The creation of the learning environment is cyclic in nature and results in a better trained, more competent workforce. Maximum participation can be achieved by ensuring that the employees affected by the training are involved in some manner in the decision to provide training. This may be in the design or development of the training or simply running a skills audit on the individual or team to determine what training is required and if the proposed training is directly related to the needs of the individual, team or organisation. However some barriers may need to be overcome such as reluctance to change or urgency of tasks. 3. What role do managers play in facilitating and promoting learning? Managers play an important role in fostering workplace learning. They provide opportunities for learning; involve
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