Using microlearning to boost lean mastery

Micro-learning Head with Gears graphicsMicrolearning means accessing short lessons and running small experiments to change behavior and master new skills while you work.

According to PHA’s Principal Advisor Mark Clare, this kind of "learning on the fly" in a structured way is transforming how training is undertaken in many settings. It's especially effective for mastering group facilitation and other soft skills at the core of lean practice. Clare has a long track record in the field of microlearning. You can read about his knowledge cards technique that won a McKinsey / Harvard Business Review management prize here.

Microlearning techniques are integrated into the training and coaching you get through Purdue’s Lean First program. A good way to start building microlearning into your lean practice is with the Lean Daily Improvement online training. 


Mark Clare is Principal Advisor of Strategic Initiatives at Purdue Healthcare Advisors, and adjunct faculty at Northwestern University where he teaches leadership influence using a micro-learning method.

Mark Clare
Mark Clare
Principal Advisor-Strategic Initiatives


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