Some leaders are very good at their job but they do not know how to coach staff or promote learning to help the staff be self-driven learners. Leaders can foster a learning culture within the organisation by promoting learning as a key value in the organisation.
They can be good role-models for learning by upgrading their own skills and knowledge continuously and sharing their knowledge and skills through coaching and mentoring.
LEADERSHIP for Workplace Learning
Leadership Practices that Foster a Learning Culture
The organisation establishes policies and practices that foster a learning-friendly culture.
Leaders consistently communicate that learning is essential for the organisation’s growth and success in the medium and long term. Promoting continuous learning at work is recognised as an essential leadership task.
Fostering a learning culture through enlightened leadership practices includes:
- Strengthening the skill of leaders to coach, mentor and motivate staff to learn
- Acting as positive role models for continuous learning
- Supporting and motivating staff in their learning and development
- Providing opportunities, platforms and resources to support peer learning
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