Next week unconference organisers L&D Connect will be running an unconference in London entitled Bold L&D.
The aim of the event is to challenge L&D professionals on their approach to L&D and to discuss ways of becoming more effective as a function within the organisation.
To promote the event, the organisers posed eight questions for L&D professionals:
- Do you want to be challenged in your thinking?
- Do you want to meet other L&D professionals and have proper debate with them?
- Do you want to hear about some of the latest thinking in the L&D space?
- Do you need to take time to reflect on what you do and if it’s still fit for purpose?
- Are you curious about new ways of doing things?
- Are you befuddled by some new fangled terminologies like ‘MOOCs’, or ‘social learning’?
- Do you believe in the power of letting people find their own solutions?
- Are you an advocate of finding natural ways of making things happen without being lost in process?
Unconferences do not have a formal agenda, it is created on the day by the participants.
Organisers say: “We’re going to be actively sharing stories about what has worked, what hasn’t, and really working to make this concept of ‘Bold’ real and practical. As it’s not sponsored by any one company, and there are no exhibitors, there’s no one selling anything to you. There’s no case studies, just real life examples of things people are doing.”
[Disclosure: we are a part of the organising team so hope to see you there!]
The video is of the first L&D Connect unconference which took place last year.