AFH 051: Industrial Learning with Marian Willeke and Don Gray [PODCAST]

Marian Willeke (@mhwilleke) and Don Gray (@donaldegray) joined me (@RyanRipley) to discuss industrial learning, how small experiments can lead to big changes, and how to structure workshops for the greatest possible impact.

Marian Willeke Presenting on Learning

Marian is passionate about ensuring effective learning experiences are created to improve people’s lives. She seeks to foster a learning mindset whether working with academic programs or corporate teams. She has many great resources available at mhwilleke.com and truly believes that our potential for agility is limited only by our capacity for learning.

Don is a friend and mentor to me, and a valued member of the agile community. He has contributed to multiple books including: CENTER ENTER TURN SUSTAIN: ESSAYS IN CHANGE ARTISTRYREADINGS FOR PROBLEM-SOLVING LEADERSHIP, and AMPLIFY YOUR EFFECTIVENESS. He co-teaches one of the top agile and leadership workshops available – Coaching Beyond the Team – with Esther Derby.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How to foster a learning environment in your organization
  • Key considerations for putting together a workshop
  • Why being aware of bias is critical to adult learning

Links from the show:

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  • Great podcast! “if you are not learning you are losing” – Don Gray! What a wonderful quote.