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Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 10:07 AM
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Subject: NERCOMP - Learning Organization Academy - Register Now

 

Dear friends,
Seats are filling up for the Learning Organization Academy (LOA). Don't miss out on this exciting NEW opportunity!

IT'S FAST AND EASY TO REGISTER:
http://nercomp.org/index.php?section=events&evtid=156

Please note: Seating is limited. Registrations are due on or before June 1, 2012, or until sold out.
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WHEN: July 9-11, 2012

WHERE: Wellesley College Club, Wellesley, MA

What is LOA?
It’s a “TEDTalks Meets Studio Space Meets Soul Train” kind of professional development experience and we think it’s pretty wonderful!

LOA is a 3-day immersion experience in July. You will:
• design a project to promote learning in your workplace;
• hear from inspirational speakers share their research and perspectives;
apply what you learn to the design and practical implementation of your project; and
• receive ongoing support from LOA–beyond the summer and throughout the academic year–as you implement and evaluate your project and learn from your LOA colleagues.

You’ll play. You’ll work (including homework!). You’ll reflect. You’ll be part of a smart and supportive team.

You'll explore questions like these:
• What practices support thriving people and thriving organizations?
• How do we continue to evolve to meet business needs while staying engaged and happy in our work?
• How can people within their organizations draw on past experience, assess current context, envision and contribute to a future state worth evolving toward?
• What possibilities do we see for creating optimal circumstances for individual and organizational thriving?

You should attend LOA if you:
• are committed to bringing about positive change in your organization;
• thrive in immersive and vibrant environments;
• want to be part of a responsive, flexible and relevant team;
• find healthy project environments engaging and fun; and
• are ready for a year-long challenge to roll-up-your-sleeves and make a difference.

We especially want to hear from you if you represent a Library and/or IT organization that wants to emphasize individual staff and group learning in the face of rapidly evolving environmental demands.

PRICE:

NERCOMP member:
Option 1 - $750 Full Program (recommended option) Includes July immersion, coaching support + 3 additional one day sessions (This represents a savings of $155 over a la carte pricing , plus coaching and peer support included)
Option 2 - $500 Three day July Immersion Program Only

Non-member:
Option 1 - $875 Full Program (recommended option) Includes July immersion, coaching support + 3 additional one day sessions (This represents a savings of $545 over a la carte pricing , plus coaching and peer support included)
Option 2 - $625 Three day July Immersion Program Only

Registrations are due on or before June 1, 2012, or until sold out – seating is limited.

HOW TO REGISTER:
It's easy to register here http://nercomp.org/index.php?section=events&evtid=156


LOA Summer Speakers include:
• Unlock the learning process with Chris Jernstedt <http://www.dartmouth.edu/%7Epsych/people/faculty/jernstedt.html>, cognitive scientist from Dartmouth College. His research has been featured on the Discovery Channel Canada and in Wired Magazine and The New York Times.
• Cultivate a community of practice with Bill Snyder <http://www.businessofgovernment.org/bio/william-m-snyder>, a leading consultant and writer in the field of organization theory. Bill believes the future of organizations involves creating informal networks.
• Apply lessons from extreme sports to your work team with Daniel Wilson<http://pzweb.harvard.edu/pis/DW.htm>, professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, researcher at Project Zero, and creator of the Learning Innovations Laboratory.
• Think like a commander with Jim Martin, Dean of U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Jim will focus on the Army's new doctrine of "Full Spectrum Learning," intended to create new informal ways, across institutions, to support learning amidst the on-the-job complexities faced by soldiers. He will teach you to think in real time by sharing practical advice for decision-making in times of stress and rapid change.
• Unblock your team’s creativity by creating a positive and collaborative workplace culture with Marcia Conner <http://marciaconner.com/bout/mlcbackgrounder.html>, columnist for FastCompany, Fellow with The Altimeter Group, and author of several books including The New Social Learning. Marcia believes that social learning is a key element of organizational change.
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The Learning Organization Academy (LOA) is sponsored by NERCOMP and brought to you by Colleen Wheeler, Gina Siesing, and David Wedaman, collectively the legendary organizers or co-organizers of a myriad of NERCOMP SIGs, NERCOMP SIG-Master Days, NERCOMP annual conferences, slightly wacky NERCOMP conference presentations and seminars, the EDUCAUSE-NERCOMP Management Series, NERCOMP’s Leading Your Organization by Design program, the BNN Future of the Academy Series, the NERLA Learning Analytics Symposium, the Academic 15 Survey of Staff Perspectives on Curricular Change, the MBMH Seminar Series, and many other delightful learning opportunities. And by Daniel Wilson, creator of the Learning Innovations Laboratory.