“Learning Autopsies” to Feature Learning Project Failures at Elliott Masie Conference

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“Learning Autopsies” will highlight the failures and unexpected outcomes of the best intended projects at Elliott Masie’s Learning 2016 Conference.

Learning Autopsies to be featured at Learning 2016

“Where do learners dissect a good idea that didn't work when put into widespread practice? Yes, we want to hear about the failures and unexpected outcomes of best intentioned projects." - Elliott Masie, Host & Curator, Learning 2016

It is time to add “Autopsies” to Conference Events. Sure, it is wonderful to hear success stories and case studies. But, when do we hear about the ideas, projects and innovations that Fail? When can attendees find out the real truth about cool ideas that didn’t work – and why?

“Learning Autopsies” will be a new element at Elliott Masie’s Learning 2016 conference, exploring in-depth hopeful projects that never produced the desired results. Participants can come into the “Learning Autopsy” and explore the pathology of several learning failures.

“Where do learners dissect a good idea that didn't work when put into widespread practice? Yes, we want to hear about the failures and unexpected outcomes of best intentioned projects. That's been on my mind as our team is designing Learning 2016,” said Elliott Masie, Host & Curator.

So, he invented "Learning Autopsies" - Truthful Stories About Failures & Unexpected Outcomes!

Elliott and his team have been chatting with many colleagues who are planning to open the seal on learning failure stories.

One example is "Gaming for Learning at Desks Didn't Fly & Too Playful Didn't Work".

This autopsy comes from an organization that piloted a gaming approach to learning, only to find that social stigmas prevented learners from wanting to play the game at their desks. For example, people around them thought they were simply playing – not learning. Also, the gaming interface was too “playful” for the organization to take it seriously. Now, the learning team is recalibrating its efforts, having pushed the boundaries of what its culture can embrace, and will relaunch its gaming for learning efforts in the coming months.

The Learning Autopsy will explore what the organization learned from the learning failures or backfires and how they reacted to or canceled the program. Participants will hear the hopes and then the realities of challenges in the implementation. Participants will be able to ask very pointed and revealing questions about why the learning approach didn't work!

Check out our unique "Learning Autopsies" session category model and role at Learning 2016. Details: http://www.learning2016.com/item/learning-autopsies

Learning 2016 takes place October 23-26 in Orlando, FL. Learning 2016 is produced by The Learning CONSORTIUM, a collaborative of 200 global corporations, focused on improving workplace learning and training. Hosted and curated by Elliott Masie, Learning 2016 brings together several thousand learning professionals as they focus on the changing nature of workplace education and development. This year’s keynote speakers include NASA astronaut Captain Scott Kelly, George Takei on Storytelling, Tiffany Schlain on Science of Character, Karl Kapp on Gamification, Nancy DeViney on Women & Learning, Richard Culatta on Compliance and many more.

Content and early registration discounts at http://www.learning2016.com

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Mollie Kavanagh
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