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This isn't just an L&D book.
This is my story.

The Modern Learning Ecosystem - A New L&D Mindset for the Ever-Changing Workplace is my practical, humorous, personal take on the role L&D must play in building disruption-ready organizations. 

Follow along as I discover what it takes to help organizations navigate nonstop workplace change over my 20+ years in operations and talent development with Disney, Kaplan, AMC and Axonify.

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Whether he’s tapping into his wry wit or weaving his worldly wisdom, JD will draw you into the magic and practicality of the Modern Learning Ecosystem. 

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Ecosystem launches on Substack in late 2022!

JD's approach is causal, conversational, and  deceptively hard hitting. Read this book to improve your organization's ability to learn, adapt, and compete. 

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Reimagine the role of L&D in the the Modern Workplace

How can we possibly keep up? This question is front and center in today’s workplace thanks to the downright ridiculous pace of change. There’s a never-ending stream of new processes, regulations, products, and technologies with which employees must contend. And in the middle of everything—between executives, stakeholders, managers, IT, subject matter experts, legal, and employees—sits L&D, charged with making sure people have the knowledge and skills needed to execute but rarely provided with the time and resources to get it done.

The Modern Learning Ecosystem outlines a practical approach for navigating nonstop workplace change. Inspired by decades of operations and talent development experience with the world’s most dynamic companies, learning and enablement expert JD Dillon challenges the traditional L&D mindset with a tried-and-true framework that makes right-fit support a meaningful part of the everyday workflow. This book provides step-by-step instructions for architecting a disruption-ready learning ecosystem that will help employees solve today’s biggest problems while building the knowledge and skills needed to seize tomorrow’s opportunities.

Do you believe workplace learning is about more than courses? Do you struggle to gain stakeholder buy-in for alternative learning strategies? Do you want to make smarter decisions when it comes to solution design, technology application and measurement practices? Grab your copy of The Modern Learning Ecosystem and make sure the people you support are always ready for what comes next.

JD does a phenomenal job breaking down what is one of the most misunderstood concepts in our industry - in a way only JD could do.

Christopher Lind

The MLE Framework

The foundation of The Modern Learning Ecosystem is a framework that helps L&D rethink how we apply our tried-and-true tactics to bring to life a "learning all the time, everywhere" mindset. Rather than apply a new strategy for every project, a modern L&D team leverages a consistent toolset to provide a familiar, scalable learning and support experience. 

The Modern Learning Ecosystem (MLE) Framework™ can be applied by every organization - regardless of industry, size or use case.

Modern Learning Ecosystem Framework

This book brilliantly brings the framework to life with context, humor, real-life examples, and tons of valuable tips making it easy to understand and apply. 

Thom Schrader

MLE Resources

Check back for new resources in the coming months!

JD offers his readers a blend of insightful advice, witty-yet-practical metaphors and usable tools that are grounded in the reality of the modern workplace.

Becca Wilson

About the Author

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JD Dillon is a lifelong Philadelphia Flyers fan, extreme Back to the Future aficionado, former Disney cast member and veteran talent development leader.

Over the past 20+ years, JD has worked in operations management, instructional design, content development, L&D leadership, technical product management and corporate development strategy. He spent time with AMC, Disney and Kaplan before becoming Axonify's Chief Learning Architect and the Founder of LearnGeek.

JD is a respected author, keynote speaker, podcaster, and online host with a passion for helping people do their best work every day. He specializes in enabling frontline workers in industries like retail, grocery, finance, logistics, hospitality, manufacturing and more.