MOOC The Magic of a Learning Culture

Your organization alive!

"In a world that is becoming increasingly connected and complex, the only source of sustainable competitive advantage is an organization's ability to collectively learn, unlearn and relearn faster than the competition. Learning therefore, needs to be woven into the cultural fabric of every organization to ensure that it can maintain a perpetual state of readiness to respond to the unexpected." 

This can be read in the introduction of the book "Workplace Learning", by Nigel Paine. He is a specialist on the subject of developing a Learning Culture. 

With the Society for Organizational Learning we developed a Massive Open Online Course, titled "The Magic of a Learning Culture". Focussed at creating learning, lean and living organizations!

The Problem:

How do we create meaningful learning and working environments in which participants acquire skills "on the job" with which they can participate sustainably in new (working)situations, in order to solve challenging issues in a continuously changing society? 

The Solution:

With a Learning Culture everything falls into place. With effects that reinforce each other. Working on your fundamental LEARNING CAPACITY that empowers staff, teams and organization to constantly improve, innovate, adapt and learn from it. 

This MOOC "The magic of a Learning Culture" is organized in the following way:

  1. Introduction: We start the MOOC with sharing our SOL-vision on why we think it is important to create a Learning Culture for our focus group (the Learning & Development professional). We challenge every participant to do the Learning Culture test (baseline measurement / reality versus aspirations) and to write an Action Plan along the way.
  2. WHY?: We continu discussing the question why it is important to create a Learning Culture for your own organization.
  3. HOW?: In this module we start giving answers to the question of how to realize, implement and maintain such a Learning Culture in practice.
  4. WHAT?: In this module we present and discuss good practices of Learning Cultures in organizations located in several countries around the world.
  5. Results: We conclude this Learning Journey with a reflection. What did you learn? What are you going do with the results? Start putting theory into action and share your vision with colleagues and management and / or fire up one or more experiments.

We focus ourselves in this MOOC on the learning team within organizations (Learning & Development / Human Resources / Talent Management). If you follow all the steps, you automatically create an Action Plan to create a (more) learning culture in your organization. If you share your inspiration, action plan and/or learning story with the SOL Community you receive the SOL Learning Culture Certificate.

 MOOC "The Magic of a Learning Culture"

The cost for personal use of this MOOC is € 195,- per year (individual login / exclusive VAT). You receive a 20% discount when you make a MOOC registration for 2 or more persons.

Members of the SOL Community have free access to this MOOC "The Magic of a Learning Culture" (this is included in the SOL membership fee of € 295,- / exclusive VAT)

If you are interested in purchasing SOL memberships or MOOC-logins for your staff, click on this link or

 ask SOL for the possibilities.