LEARNING & EXPERIENCE DESIGN

Strategies for organisational learning

The ability to learn and adapt is one of the most essential capacities for an organisation to thrive in the 21st century. We support you in developing a learning strategy that is intentional about where, when, how, and why to learn. This provides a strong foundation for making sense of internal and external changes at an organisational level, as well as for increased engagement and more joy at work.

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Who is it for?

  • Leaders within complex organisations and networks who wish to implement a participatory and adaptable learning strategy to guide and evaluate their efforts 
  • Leaders of projects and programs with a strong learning component

What’s included?

  • Initial assessment of the status quo, which can include document review and conducting interviews
  • Co-developing or fine-tuning the existing strategy, rooted in a shared intention and understanding
  • Setting up an evaluation framework to track success stories and challenges, and inform your decision-making

Duration

  • Due to the participatory nature of our approach, co-developing a learning strategy usually takes 2-4 months. 
  • Further implementation and support can run for the length of the project or a specified time period, e.g. 1 or 2 years.

Expected Outcome

A well-implemented and meaningful learning strategy can provide: 

  • An internal toolkit and language to use for regular exchange, innovation, and responding to acute challenges 
  • Mechanisms for effective information and knowledge sharing
  • A framework for capacity development, including talent development and acquisition
  • More connection, felt sense of meaning and joy at work
  • Reliable data for strategic decision-making, as well as for internal and external communication

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Our Approach

This isn't just another strategy paper that is destined for the to-be-implemented-soon list or, even worse, the drawer. Developing a learning strategy means starting with its relevance for daily work and connecting it with meetings and gatherings that are already happening. 

Working with us means engaging in a participatory process. We start with lived experiences inside your organisation, and from there develop the learning strategy with colleagues to create a shared sense of ownership.

We do this by: 

  • Developing guiding questions for interviews on organisational learning, with a corresponding methodology to analyse the outcomes.
  • Hosting participatory formats to discuss key findings and suggested elements of the strategy.
  • Sharing resources and templates from our Living Library
  • Setting up an evaluation framework with indicators and metrics, rooted in our regenerative approach to measurement and evaluation.
  • Ongoing support to implement and adjust the strategy, including reflection calls, hosting learning formats, and analysing the results of the evaluation.
Working with Unity Effect allowed us to pause and reflect on how learning was already happening across our organisation, giving us an external perspective on our strengths and weaknesses. They provided useful recommendations based on their strong understanding of the role of a network. Unity Effect’s approach/methodology is interesting because it is pragmatic, based on ‘experiential learning’: thanks to this, they could easily relate to our context and come up with robustly grounded analysis.

Peggy Sailler

Peggy Sailler

Executive Director, Network of European Foundations

It is fantastic working with an organization that knows us so well and can jump on board smoothly. Unity Effect has added real value from minute 1 to all projects.

Ruth Fernandez Audera

Ruth Fernandez Audera

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Pricing

Based on our core principles to empower collaboration and solidarity we aim at a pricing that feels fair and appropriate for both parties. 

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Day rates apply due to the customised nature of this service.

The exact day rate is determined together with the customer, based on what feels fair and appropriate for both parties. 

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Let's have a quick call to get to know each other and identify options to enhance your event and / or program.

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