How L&D Can Build a Corporate Learning Culture

June 8, 2022
4 minutes
Andrew Barry joins #IDIODC.

Building a learning culture is the latest trending priority within many organizations.  It's a daunting task. However, it's not impossible. Even the smallest shift in the corporate culture towards a learning culture can offer significant outcomes.  But where do we start?

The most important step is to define a culture of learning within your organization. While there will be significant similarities at the strategic level for many companies, the systems, processes, and resources will be unique in each case. Once you've defined what the future learning culture should look like, then you should assess your current culture. You never know, you might already have a learning culture but it's just hidden beneath a tyranny of bureaucracy. So, let's start this conversation.

Andrew Barry joined us to discuss his approach to developing learning cultures. You can also read more at his substack:

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About Andrew Barry

Andrew Barry is the founder of Curious Lion, a learning culture advisory firm with clients ranging from PagerDuty, to Pinterest, Brex to Bolt, and the NBA to KPMG.

Prior to starting Curious Lion in 2017, he was Head of Content for KPMG's Executive Education, responsible for curating, designing and delivering leadership training to KPMG clients. Prior to this role, he spent 10 years training KPMG's leaders from new hire through Partner as part of the KPMG Business School. 

He is the creator of Course of Action, a self-paced program and community for aspiring course creators working towards making Andrew's vision that "everyone has an online course in them" a reality.

He is also the founder of the Course Creators Collective, a 12-month accelerator and online home for Entrepreneurs who want to become Superstar Teachers.

Before this Andrew was the Program Director for the first and only On Deck Course Creator Fellowship in early 2021. His program generated over $350K in revenue, awarded over $40K in scholarships, and taught 150 people how to create their own online course.

Andrew is originally from South Africa and now lives in New Jersey with his wife and son.


Instructional Designers in Offices Drinking Coffee (Affectionately known as IDIODC) is a weekly live videocast and podcast that helps instructional designers with pain points and provides best practices and industry insight.  

Every Wednesday morning at 10am ET hosts Brent Schlenker and Chris Van Wingerden guide us through an upbeat and candid conversation with their guests from the eLearning and training world. The live cast session encourages peers to participate in the chat and share their own personal insight! After airing live, you can catch the learning podcast on all major streams such as Spotify, Apple, and Google Play podcasts, as well as on YouTube.

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