Lifelong learners who are not only always learning, but who also model, share, and foster a culture of learning in their communities.
The origin of the term ‘Lead Learner’ has been attributed to Roland S. Barth— an author, consultant, school leader, former Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty member, and former teacher and principal. The term describes school principals and other leaders who are ‘lifelong learners’ who are not only always learning, but who also model, share, and foster a culture of learning in their communities. The ‘Lead Learner’, in this guide, refers to the person responsible for coordinating the content development team, facilitate discussions, set deadlines, and keep things moving along week by week in order to stay on track.
A statement that describe the ‘ideal state’ of the learner, after they’ve completed the training. These goals should be stated in such a way that it would be easy to measure whether or not the training was effective in helping learners achieve this goal or not. If the result is vague, this statement needs to be more specific—perhaps more quantifiable. A good question to ask ask might be "What might the learners need to be able to do (or do differently) in order to eliminate the performance issue we’ve decided to address?”
People who are recognized by others in the company as top performers, content experts, or both. They can clearly articulate what skills, structures, and processes it takes to do the job.
People who are skilled written and/or visual communicators and can help turnaround high-quality deliverables quickly.
People who are reliable, enthusiastic about the topic, energized by people, and skilled in presentation & facilitation of large and small groups.