Learnapalooza 2020

Born in Seattle but this year available worldwide - LFG is proud to sponsor the this years Learnapalooza conference which offers anyone anywhere the special chance to hang out with and learn alongside the Seattle L&D community. Seats though are limited, so grab your spot and join us for the only conference dedicated to innovation and disruption in Workplace Learning and People Ops! See you there.

Event Website and Sign Up Here

Join Our Online Course in September

We are excited to partner with the Future Workplace Academy and Intrepid Learning to launch a new online course in September. The course is called - Radical Learning Transformation: Disrupt Yourself and Rethink your Corporate Learning Strategy.

It's your chance to never let a crisis go to waste, and to reset your L&D strategy alongside a cohort of peers, and guided by an amazing faculty of amazing Learning Leaders.

View the course and enrol here

Meet The Faculty Live Seminar

We are excited to partner with the Future Workplace Academy and Intrepid Learning to launch a new online course in September. The course is called - Radical Learning Transformation: Disrupt Yourself and Rethink your Corporate Learning Strategy.

In this live seminar ahead of the class, you will meet two of my amazing faculty partners Michael Bland CLO at TIIA, and Karie Willyerd CLO at Visa, who will join me to talk about the transformation they are driving and CLO life post Covid19. There is no cost for the seminar.


Sign up here and join the conversation

Train Like A Champion Podcast

Catch Chris with Brian Washburn, the nicest guy in the training business, on his podcast last month. Train Like a Champion is a great podcast for training professionals, in this episode we talk about business case for training and an economic downtime.

Listen and subscribe here

Read Our Articles On Training Zone Magazine

We are delighted to partner with TrainingZone Magazine, who share our UK roots and are headquartered in the lovely West Country city of Bristol, to share our thoughts, and prompt a conversation on the future of L&D.  Here's a collection of our articles.

Access our Articles (and much better ones by other people) at TrainingZone Magazine Online

Human Capital Institute

We teamed up with The Human Capital Institute and PeopleFluent for a seminar on one of our favorite topics - Why your Job is not your job!  It this one hour webinar we share some of our findings, the approaches of leading edge companies from Microsoft to Airbnb,  and prompted a discussion about how L&D teams can be a strong ally for recruiters in this extraordinary Post Covid19 talent market.

Download the slides, or watch the recording here

JBA Live

We're signed up for the first ever Josh Bersin Academy conference announced recently for June at the incredible USC campus in LA.  Sign up now for earlybird pricing. See you in LA in June.


Sign Up Here and get a free JBA Membership

There is such a thing as a free lunch and a free workshop to boot.

The communications skills gurus at Mandel and offering a free presentation skills workshop exclusively for learning professionals in Seattle on March 20th. There are only 50 seats so sign up now, We, the LFG will be hosting a Talent Leader panel discussion before lunch on the topic or Power Skills. Event is hosted by Redfin and the Learnapalooza team.


Sign Up or get on the wait list Here and tell them the LFG sent you

Online AI for HR Course From Future Workplace

We're participating in Future Workplace Learning's four week AI for HR course hosted on the Intrepid platform, there are still a few places left to lern alongside a cohort of smart Talent Leaders - consider joining us.


Sign Up Here

Our Gift To You - Try Text Based Learning Over The Holidays

Keep learning over the break. We've teamed up with LFG Network Members Arist to develop a TBL version of our Learning Disruptors Handbook. You can try if for free - just register at the link below to get started. You will get a short lesson every day sent to you by SMS or Facebook Messenger over the following 13 days. Share your thoughts on our course here, and possible use-cases for TBL and we'll send you a hard copy of the handbook.


Sign Up For our Text Based Course

Excited To Speak and Support #LT20UK

Chris is headed to his native UK to present at Europe's Leading Workplace Learning Event in London. The Learning Technologies 2020 event is a combination conference and a massive exhibition - We are planning to present in the format of a Live Learning Is The New Working Podcast with live guests and rich audio and visual material. What could possibly go wrong?

Details and Registration

Join Chris online at the Bersin Academy for the 'Agile Learning Organisation' Program staring August 21st

These are complex times to be in the business of learning. Organizations are under constant pressure to grow in directions that are, at times, counter intuitive; more agile, but also more globally aligned; more innovative, but still familiar and stable to our long-term customers. The key to survival is the ability to constantly learn and grow—as individuals, teams, and organizations. This five week online program challenges us to think differently, to learn new approaches, and to re-imagine the power and purpose of learning more broadly. You will study at your own pace along with a virtual  cohort of 30 - 50 other leaders over 5 weeks, addressing topics such as; -

  • The new L&D,
  • Learning From Experience,
  • Learning from Each Other,
  • Learning by Design,
  • and Learning Continuously.

The program is staring August 21st is staggeringly inexpensive and you'll rub shoulders with some amazing thought leaders and practitioners.

Hope to see you there.

Tak a tour of the JBA here

September Learning Leaders Conference Washington DC

Very excited to be part of  the inaugural Learning Leaders Conference along with Kimo Kippen, Fernando Sanchez-Arias, Dave Vance and Tamar Elkeles, Former talent leaders at Hilton, Home Depot and Caterpillar and Qualcomm respectively. We will be recording an possibly broadcastsing episodes of the Learning is the New Working podcast live from the event and participating in the Collectives run by Stacia and Dani from ReadThread Research. The event is billed as including access to award-winning mentors, three days of balanced work and play, and creative space. Sounds good to us.

Drop me a note at Chris@LearningFuturesGroup.com and I can share a special discount code to sweeten the deal.

Click Here to see the website and register

Projectline Services - The future of Work here in Seattle

Great Opportunity to speak to the employees of Seattle based Project Line Services and talk about how to to take advantage of the great learning culture their leadership is committed to build as a differentiation in the marketplace. Great Q&A and an opportunity to frame our thinking for individual participants rather than learning leaders. Thanks for the opportunity - recording is coming soon and you can link to my article reflecting on the experience here...

Click Here to see the website and register

The June 2018 LFG Newsletter

Here's whats going on this month at The LFG Yes! Really! Oprah!

Read the Newsletter

Winter is the new Summer!

We are excited for the opportunity to trek down under to keynote the L&D Innovation & Techfest event in Auckland, New Zealand this July. Consider joining us and sign up early for a sweet deal on registration.


Check out the video of Chris' Talk

LITNW Season 2 Available Now

We are excited to announce the second season on Learning is the New Podcast Series featuring conversations with learning leaders from Airbnb, Axonify, Degreed, LinkedIn, Visa, and more. We've had over 2.5 Thousand listens to the podcast so far. Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or your favorite podcast service platform, leave us a nice review, or see the whole archive at the link below.

Click to subscribe directly to ‘Learning Is The New Working’ on iTunes  Spotify GooglePlay SoundCloud

... or go to the archive

The July LFG 2018 Newsletter

Here's whats going on this month at The LFG

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learnapalooza in Seattle

Seattle is becoming an amazing hub for workplace learning innovation and practice, with great innovation going on in large enterprise such as @Tableau @Microsoft @Amazon @Starbucks @Boeing as well as startups and software pioneers like @Intrepidlearning @skilljar and @oxygenexp

But much of the energy here comes from the vibrant community of practitioners, instructors, coaches, makers, and learning designers that make Seattle their home.

This week I'll be at Learnapalooza - Seattle's 1.5 Day Conference Code name: Super Hero You! Built by, and for, that community and scheduled for May 2 & 3rd at the amazing Rem Koolhaas designed Seattle Library.


Watch the Recorded Live Stream of the Pannel Here

Chris Joins the Josh Bersin Academy Senior Faculty

We are delighted and humbled that Chris has been selected for the first cohort of Senior Faculty members at the newly launched Josh Bersin Academy. The fourteen initial faculty members are drawn from a wide variety of industries and specialize in all areas of HR practice. Each faculty member has decades of experience in HR and is highly regarded in their respective fields. You’ll meet and interact with faculty in the JBA online Community, in our quarterly webinars, and in each Program.


Learn more about the JBA at this link https://bersinacademy.com/

Learn More about the JBA and Senior Faculty Here

LITNW Season One is Live

LFG is excited to launch the first two episodes of Season One of our podcast Learning is the New Working - Read all about it and where you can subscribe here:

Press Release 

Podcast Page

LITNW on iTunes


Fantastic Energy and a wealth of experience and talent at the ISA Business Retreat. LFG was excited to present our philosophy and thoughts about the future of workplace learning to the illustrious collection of Learning Provider owners and CEOs at their annual retreat. Thanks for the opportunity, the coaching, the great questions and a ton of ideas.

If you run a learning services company you should engage.

The May 2018 LFG Newsletter

Here's whats going on this month at The LFG Yes! Really! Oprah!

Read the Newsletter

Learning is the New Working

Learning Futures Group: we’re going to open up a whole new set of conversations for Chief Learning Officers, vendors of Learning Tech, and HR leaders charged with developing human capital potential.

Click Here to the Pre-Announcement

The (Near) Future of Sales

It's Q1 and our thoughts turn to revenue and sales targets. What better time to invest in the skills and capabilities of our sales teams. Join us as we share our thoughts on the state of Sales Training Industry with Ray Makela CEO of Seattle's mighty Sales Readiness Group (SRG).  What have you done for your sales team recently?

Click here to view the recording of our conversation on YouTube

There's no i in Team

Here at LFG we've been thinking deeply about the relationship between teaming and learning in the modern workplace - here we share with David Wentworth of the Brandon Hall Group a Microsoft Sales Training case study using the fabulous Intrepid platform, with 'Learning for Teams, and Teaming to Learn' as the core theme.

Click here for a link to the recorded webinar

The Redzone Podcast

I love that RedZone CEO @Bill Murphy indulges his natural curiosity by publishing a regular podcast series, and honored to record a session with him earlier this year - Check it out, or better still listen in on much more interesting guests such as Naveen Jan or Alex Tapscott or Lisa Kay Solomon

Click here for a link to the podcast

LFG Proud to Support ATD Taipei

Always a pleasure to support the great work of The Association for Talent Development, and we’re honored to be keynoting the ATD Asia Pacific 2018 Conference in Taiwan (November 4 and 5).This year the theme is Learning Innovation for Future Talent - That sounds like our kind of discussion! Hope to see you there.

Click here for the conference website

Join us in Sydney, Australia

Thanks to the Eventful group for a great event in Sydney - fantastic energy and local innovation as well as big global presence:

Click here for the conference website

International Red Cross

LFG’s Chris Pirie dialoged with Bill Pelster (Deloitte) and Aarathi Krishnan (IFRC) in a special Facebook Live Session broadcast from Geneva to the global Red Cross Community on the Future of Workplace Learning.

Watch a recoding of the session here

Singularity University Summit

Watch LFG’s Chris Pirie on a special panel MC-ed by Lisa Solomon (Chair and Managing Director of Transformational Practices, Singularity University) with participants including Dani Johnson (Co-Founder & Principal Analyst, RedThread Research) on the future of Adult Learning

Watch the panel discussion and other great SU content here