The Unit for Learning from Success and Ongoing Collaborative Learning in Human Service Organizations
MJB’s Unit for Learning from Success and Ongoing Collaborative Learning in Human Service Organizations develops and implements innovative learning practices to help organizations provide high-quality, appropriate, and beneficial services to the populations they serve.
The Learning from Success (LFS) approach seeks to create environments that encourage ongoing collaborative learning within organizations. The LFS approach is based on three types of interconnected, collaborative learning methods:
The “retrospective method,” for learning from past successes.
The “prospective method” for introducing a learning process with respect to an important unresolved issue, implementing the conclusions, testing them out, and measuring the results. This process includes learning from past successes that might be found within the organization.
The “Learning about Learning for Action method,” for introducing ongoing reflection-based learning on the process of learning itself.
As one of the major strategies to implement the LFS approach broadly, the Unit trains “learning companions” to develop and disseminate learning processes within their own or other organizations.