Jay Cross, who has been on the leading edge of learning for well over a decade, will be running one-day workshops on Making Informal Learning Work in Melbourne on 17 June and Sydney on 19 June. Jay has been a leading light of elearning since the outset, was CEO of eLearning Forum for five years, and has more recently been driving the informal learning movement, recently publishing a book titled Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways That Inspire Innovation and Performance, in which he says that ‘Most corporations invest their training budget where it will have the least impact.’ I’m sure these will be great workshops (but don’t overlook our Top 100 Australian Web 2.0 Applications Launch Event on the same day as Jay’s Sydney workshop :-) )
I first met Jay many years ago, probably when we were both speakers at KMWorld, and we’ve kept in touch and regularly bounced ideas around. He is one of a handful of people in the world who are consistently pushing learning into new spaces. I still refer to his ideas on workflow learning, while he is now integrating the lessons of Web 2.0 into how organizations support learning.
Jay and I will catch up for a drink on the evening of 19th – I may post details here for others to join us if they’re interested.