Present on the first ideas call Martin Couzins, Meg Peppin, Kevin Wyke, Flora Marriott, Natasha Stallard, Jon Bartlett (briefly until phone aliens abducted them; skype fail), Sukh Pabial.
I went to Learning and Development Connect Unconference #LDCU at the (LBI) recently when we were there we discussed a number of topics and common themes were about the future of learning
How this call came about:
- Wouldn’t it be good if we could open the doors now and let a load of graduates in
- What if there was a conference 50/50 grads
- Talked about approaching Uni
- Talked about approaching Job Centres
- How good it was for me (KQ) being invited to an invent where i learnt so much and got useful feedback from such experienced people, people who like fun, who believe in fun, creative, engaging work places. It’s a really good boost, and it’s the kind of boost people need.
- People seemed to like the idea, i kept tweeting about it, people still liked the idea. HERE WE ARE!
Points of discussion:
Discussed the idea of "Give" and "Gain"
Event allows you to give and gain by it's very nature. Here's a very rough idea :
GRADUATEs/SCHOOL LEAVERS can GIVE, BUSINESS/L&D can GAIN:
- What the future of business looks like
- What are businesses doing wrong?
- What businesses are getting it right?
- Feedback on the co-created agenda
- What are you daily communication essentials, where is the place to communicate online? social media channels, email?
- How to graduates want to learn the skills necessary to complete the tasks in their new role?
GRADUATEs/SCHOOL LEAVERS can GAIN, BUSINESS/L&D GIVE:
- Advice from careers professionals, personalised to their situation
- Mentors, connections and learning professionals and contacts to stay in touch with
- Feedback and insights on co-created agenda
- What are graduates doing well?
- What can graduates bring to the workplace (examples)
Does it have to be limited to graduates?
The good thing about unconferences is there is enough to get people in a room, they are responsible for creating the agenda and are a part of what happens.
LACK OF STRUCTURE : How do you get them in the room?
2 fold purpose
1) What can we learn – old grumpy from the kids out there. What can we get from them.
2) They can challenge us in our thinking. Creating an opportunity. There's something in it for them to challenge our thinking and to do it better.
- Create a space to help the ideas seeds grow: Flora created "Give and Gain" this very space whilst on the call
- Invite more collaborators into the space, more recent graduates to help shape ideas
- Keep sharing ideas, through Twitter, through our own personal blogs e.g. Grad to be of help. Facebook might be exclusive
- Another call in a few weeks or so to discuss more ideas.
There's no rush. Aim for maybe early next year but essentially see what happens with the idea. Is it interesting, does it take off? Do people want to contribute to the ideas, how long does it take to grow etc.
Exciting, lots of ideas, lots of scope and room to grow. Can't wait to see what happens next.
POST SKYPE CHAT MESSAGES:
[21:11:41] Flora Marriott: http://connectinghr.org/group/generation-game-give-gain
[21:13:32] Flora Marriott: http://connectinghr.org/group/give-gain
[21:23:00] Flora Marriott: thanks all, that was fun!
[21:23:12] Flora Marriott: :)
[21:25:41] Martin Couzins: Nice one :) Excited and well done Kayleigh for kicking this off
[21:28:02] Megan Peppin: (y) Give and gain. Love it.
[21:29:22] Kayleigh Quelch: Thank you all "Give and Gain" seed in the soil, ready for lots of water and sunshine and cultivators to help it grow into some kind of wonderful plant...:)
[21:35:05] Natasha Stallard: (y) love it!!
Hi all. Fab write up from Kayleigh, and a huge round of applause to you (Kayleigh) for kicking this off. I totally take Sukh's and Martin's points of the need to create a space online where we can have this discussion. And do it openly.
Here on CHR is a good space, I think. BUT I didn't realise that you need to be a member to comment. (You don't need to be a member to view this group though - I set it up as 'public'). Is that a problem that a person has to join to comment? If so, we could easily create a completely open space using something like Google Sites or Google Groups. Kayleigh and me have a lot of experience of using that so we could knock up a website with a discussion forum very quickly.
What do you think? Happy with this CHR group or wanting a totally open online place?