Organizations That Learn

Course Portfolio

Since the content and structure of the course will evolve with from our discussions, a detailed syllabus will have to be developed retrospectively. The following table provides both an ongoing record of class proceedings and a prospective look at what's coming up. It's designed to be a work in progress.

 

When

Where

What

How

1

01/20

Zehmer B

Organizations that learn?

Preliminary readings
Journal

Outcomes
Initial Hypotheses

  • Welcome, background & caveats
  • Activity
  • Reflection & discussion
  • Break
  • Group activity - Hypotheses about organizations that learn
  • Group report out
  • Wrap up
  • Path forward

2

01/27

C'ville Coffee

7:00 - 9:00

 

Purpose & principles (I)


Why are we here?
How will we proceed?

Readings
Journal

Outcomes:
"An Organization That Learned To ..."


  • Group meetings:
    "An Organization that Learned to ..."
  • Report back, wrap up, path forward

3

2/3

Zehmer B

7:00 - 9:45

 

Purpose & principles (II)


Why are we here?
How will we proceed?


Readings
Journal

Outcomes

 

Agenda

  • Set up: Group meetings - shared vision
  • Sign up: Group reports & selection
  • Take off: Steering
  • Path forward

4

2/10

Zehmer B

7:00 - 9:45


Coda


Take a breath
See a film


Readings
Journal

Agenda

5

2/17

Zehmer B

8:00 - 9:45


TBD


LOST Meeting
Class Discussion


Readings

Agenda

6

2/24

Zehmer B

7:00 - 8:30


"An Organization that Learned to ... " - Revisited


Class Discussion


Readings
Journal

Agenda

7

3/3

Zehmer B

7:00 - TBD


Evaluation, Documentation & Integration


Class Discussion


Readings
Journal

Agenda

  • Activity: "An Org That Learned to ..." - Wrap Up
  • Activity: Evaluation, Documentation & Integration - Next Steps
3/10

TBD

 

BREAK

8

3/17

Darden
Sponsors Hall Function Room

7:00 - 9:30

Food: Ignore

Experiential Learning


Agenda

  • Team Learning - Lou Centini
  • Class Discussion

9

3/24

C'ville Coffee
7:00 - 9:00

Food: Evolve

D.I.E.
Documentation, Integration, Evaluation

Readings
Conclusions to DIE For

TBD
by Ryan, Stephanie, Mary Ellen

10

3/31

Zehmer B
7:00 - TBD

Food:
True Learning

Groups

Readings

Agenda

  • Open forum
  • Group: EVOLVE
  • Group: Undynamic Duo
  • Open forum

 

11

4/7

TBD

Food: LOST

Groups

Agenda

  • Open forum
  • Group: ToolTime
  • Group: Ignore the Rules
  • Open forum

 

12

4/14

TBD

Food: REAL

Groups

Agenda

  • Open forum
  • Group: TrueLearning
  • Group: REALearning
  • Open forum

 

13

4/21

Pavilion I

7:00 - TBD

Food:
Tool Time

OTL: The Next Generation

14

4/28

TBD

Food: The Undynamic Duo

OTL Syllabus (aka Voltron), Retrospective & Celebration

 

 

Sample "Syllabus"

We understand that some (probably most) students will feel some anxiety as a result of this initial lack of structure. The first few sessions will be devoted to moving from chaos to the appropriate level of structure and control.

To help you crystallize your own thinking about our topic here's one possible structure for the course that more closely resembles a traditional syllabus. This is one among many approaches.

Session

Main Theme
Suggested Topics

Text
Additional readings in Toolkit

1

A. Introductions & context setting

 

 

2-3

B. What’s learning?

  • Mental models
  • Double loop learning
  • Anxiety & learning
  • Knowledge and practice
  • Personal mastery

Senge, The Fifth Discipline

Morgan, Images of Organization

3-5

C. What’s an organization?

  • Systems thinking & paradigms
  • Shared vision/purpose
  • Culture, values & language
  • Team learning – dialogue & discussion

Senge, The Fifth Discipline

Morgan, Images of Organization

6-7

D. What’s a learning organization?

  • Environment
  • Tension, conflict & opposition
  • Chaos & order
  • Leaders & leading

Quinn, Beyond Rational Management

8-13

E. Projects, dialogue & reflection

Student/group projects and seminars

 

TBD

14

F. Review & wrap-up

 

Revised based on sessions 1-3 :

Session

Topic

1

A. Introductions & context setting

2-3

B. Purpose, Principles & Groups

4

C. Coda

5-11

D. Projects, dialogue & learning

12-13

E. Reflection & learning

14

F. Review, syllabus & wrap-up

 

 

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