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50 Activities To Use When Implementing 70-20-10


We all know what the 10% can consist of when it comes to the 70-20-10 model.

That's really easy. It's courses, workshops, microlearning sessions etc - the formal learning bit.

But where you might feel a little limited is in the 70-20 stages.

Just what activities can you include in those apart from coaching and mentoring.

Here are 50 activities to help...

70% - Learn & Develop Through Doing

  • Make decisions outside your remit and authority (with permission)
  • Deputise for your manager
  • Ask your manager to delegate new work to you
  • Take on new and challenging projects/assignments
  • Be a change champion for a specific initiative
  • Speak at internal or external events
  • Take on more and new responsibilities
  • Learn the roles of others
  • Understand different departments within the business
  • Become a subject matter expert
  • Take part in a project review
  • Become a team member in a project where you have no knowledge
  • Facilitate and chair team meetings
  • Introduce new strategies and ways of working
  • Cover for others roles while they are on holiday
  • Conduct client tours and manage VIP visits
  • Train others Implement learning and take action from the 10%
  • Become an internal leader – social, community, committee, volunteer etc
  • Network and interact with senior leadership team
  • Work in groups to solve real business issues
  • Become a mentor for others
  • Get seconded for a temporary time in another department
  • Apply best practices from company associations and bodies

20% - Learn & Develop Through Others

  • Receive formal coaching on a regular basis
  • Receive coaching from others
  • Receive feedback from others on performance and outputs
  • Use 180/360 degree feedback as tool for improvement
  • Buddy up with a co-worker for sharing experiences and knowledge
  • Use PDR process for self-reflection and learning
  • Get mentored by a senior manager
  • Knowledge share with others – what works, what doesn’t etc
  • Use Action Learning Sets and work/learn with others
  • Always be asking others for feedback, opinions and guidance
  • Learn from industry associations and key figures
  • Build and learn from your network – physical and online
  • Follow and participate with leading industry blogs – join the conversation
  • Download whitepapers and research papers
  • Watch youtube videos
  • Listen to podcasts

10% - Learn & Develop Through Courses

  • Attend physical courses and workshops
  • Attend industry specific conferences and events
  • Attend LIVE and recorded webinars
  • Attend distance learning courses
  • Take eLearning courses
  • Take professional qualifications and certifications
  • Attend college or university
  • Take microlearning or mLearning courses
  • Experience training simulations
  • Take part in gamified courses and workshops  

So there are 50 activities to get you started!

70-20-10 Implementation Whitepaper

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