A1. What’s Really Going on with Informal Learning: A Worker’s Perspective

A1. What’s Really Going on with Informal Learning: A Worker’s Perspective

The Conference Board of Canada research suggests that as much as 60% of learning in the workplace occurs informally. But little is known about that learning: what do workers learn informally? How are they learning it? How much work time is spent on learning-related activities? To what extent do workers feel supported in that learning? And what might that mean to broader efforts of performance and learning professionals to support and promote informal learning in the workplace.

This session presents the results of The Conference Board of Canada’s new study of the informal learning habit of workers in all industries and at all levels of the organization, as well as perspective on the results that would help participants apply the findings in their own work.