Activity

2b.A1

(Domain 2)

Creating a Learning Organization

Look at your programmatic area and consider what you can do to promote a culture that encourages learning for all staff.

For example, do you...

  • Recognize and allow for different learning styles, including cultural differences?
  • Allow staff to bring mistakes to your attention and use them as learning opportunities (rather than as punishment)?
  • Mentor new staff in needed aspects of their work?
  • Serve as a mentor to incoming new staff?
  • Bring new resources and articles in for discussion and learning?
  • Support staff in training session attendance?
  • Ask staff to present what they learned from training to you and others in the unit or program area you supervise?
  • Offer a “book club” or “article swap” or otherwise encourage ongoing learning?

Assess your agency’s learning organization culture by completing Worksheet 2b.A1.

GOAL:

To build an organizational culture in your sphere of influence that promotes learning and development.

RELEVANT FOR:

  • Executive
  • Middle Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Caseworker

APPROVAL or SUPPORT needed.