How to become a Modern Professional Learner

In the modern workplace there is no longer such a thing as a job for a life – only a life of jobs – so it’ll be up to everyone to continually update their knowledge, skills and productivity and become an independent modern professional learner.

This e-book contains 100 short Tasks (based around the 10 Principles of Modern Professional Learning) to help you make the most of your work life and take control of your career (see Table of Contents below).

Special Introductory Price: £25
(Also ideal for organisations that are promoting self-learning. Site licenses are available. Contact Jane Hart)

Available mid-October, pre-order your PDF copy now and join the support group where you can share your thoughts and experiences on the Tasks, as well as ask and answer questions about Modern Professional Learning.


  1. Take responsibility for your own self-improvement, learning and development – it’s your career so you need to be in control of it. Intermittent training is no longer enough, you need to be continuously curious and finding things out.
    TASKS 1-4
  2. Spend some time reflecting on your daily work experiences – so that you can learn from your difficulties and challenges as well as your successes.
    TASKS 5-7
  3. Address your own performance problems – become self-reliant and learn to solve your own problems particularly by power-searching on the Web and validating your sources.
    TASKS 8-15
  4. Make the most of your manager – continuously ask for feedback on your current activities and help in moving forward in your work.
    TASKS 16-18
  5. Learn from your team members – ask them for help and to share their experiences – and share what you learn with them too.
    TASKS 19-26
  6. Build and maintain a diverse professional network – so that you have a collection of people around you who you value, and with whom you interact and learn on an ongoing basis.
    TASKS 27-50
  7. Make a point of learning something new everyday – it doesn’t have to be work-related and it certainly doesn’t have to involve study. Make the most that the Web has to offer.
    TASKS 51-69
  8. Keep up to date with what’s happening in your industry or profession – not just by attending an annual conference but continuously from daily knowledge flows that come from relevant curated resources. Connect the dots between random pieces of information, and avoid information overload.
    TASKS 70-85
  9. Manage your own professional development –  set your own professional goals, work on them in the right way for you, document your progress, and evidence your performance in a digital portfolio.
    TASKS 86-99
  10. Establish your own personal learning toolkit – build a set of resources, tools, networks and services that help you continuously learn, grow and develop.
    TASK 100