L&D Go Beyond

Design Thinking for Learning Engagement, with Keith Keating

September 01, 2021 Upside Learning Solutions Season 1 Episode 3
L&D Go Beyond
Design Thinking for Learning Engagement, with Keith Keating
Show Notes

In this engaging discussion, Amit Garg talks to Keith Keating, Global Learning Strategist at GP Strategies about design thinking for learning engagement. With a vast experience of 20 years in L&D, Keith leads clients on the development and execution of their global learning strategies. He harnesses design thinking to help fortune 500 clients tap into understanding and resolving un-met customer and employee needs. Keith finds his passion in preparing these companies for the future of work. 

While talking to Amit, Keith candidly mentioned about his journey and how he was quite obsessed about losing a job & job titles initially. His belief of being a lifelong learner led him to gain control over his own future & adopting a learning approach. Keith’s keen passion lies in enabling, encouraging and empowering talent to take control of their future.

Sharing his thoughts on learning engagement, Keith talks how learning engagement is really about the quality and quantity of learner’s participation in the training or learning experience. Keith has some great advice for learning leaders and learning designers in terms of prototyping faster and being wary of ‘too much’ engagement. He believes that motivation & inspiration are two of the biggest gaps that hamper the ability to create that learning engagement.

Here are the key takeaways from this podcast-

- Changing learner mindset from being ‘order takers’ to ‘trusted advisors’
- Culture - A desired catalyst for learning engagement
- Design thinking integration with learning engagement
- Treating technology as a tool & not as a solution

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About The Guest
With a career spanning over 20 years in learning & development, Keith Keating is a passionate advocate for the importance of learner-centricity while enabling, encouraging, and empowering talent to take control of their future through lifelong learning. Keith holds two master’s degrees and will receive his Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Chief Learning Officer program in Summer 2022.

Keith specializes in:

- Designing and executing global innovative large-scale talent learning strategies and workforce transformations
- Assembling and leading high-performance motivated teams
- Cultivating global strategic partnerships and cross-collaboration across organizations to understand and solve challenges

You can follow and connect with Keith Via:
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/keith-keating-1976963a
Email: kkeating1@gpstrategies.com

About The Host
Amit has been involved in the workplace learning domain for over 19 years. He is passionate about improving organizational performance through better learning solutions. He consults organizations around the world on resolving business and training challenges through uniquely crafted learning solutions by combining his vast experience and quick adoption of evolving trends on learning and technology fronts.

You can follow and connect with Amit Via:
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/gargamit100
Twitter: gargamit100
Email: amitgarg@upsidelearning.com