Nomadic helps organizations connect, engage, and prepare leaders for a rapidly changing world.
To develop the next generation of leaders, you first have to get their attention. And then you have to keep it.
We engage emerging leaders with social/mobile learning designed for the digitally native, media saturated, permanently connected generation. Learn More
We are not just re-imagining how leaders learn, but what they learn.
Drawing on our multi-year research program into the core competencies of 21st Century Leadership, we address the critical challenges and unique opportunities facing today's leaders. Learn More
Our learning system and production process let you customize your leadership development program more effectively and less expensively than ever before.
We blog and tweet about the latest research into the competencies leaders need to thrive in uncertainty. Connect with us and join the conversation.
In our hyper-connected global economy, the next generation of leaders lives on the social/mobile web. To effectively engage and develop these leaders we need to re-imagine how we create and deliver learning experiences.
To keep pace with the problems today’s leaders face, digital learning has to move seamlessly across the devices and social networks where they actually live and work.
Nomadic goes with learners wherever they are, from their PC or Mac to their tablet and smartphone—even into a classroom. The result is a continuous learning ecosystem that helps leaders solve real problems and adapt to changing environments.
We live in a world saturated with high-quality media, available 24/7. To earn the attention of busy leaders, learning products must match and surpass the benchmarks set in the rest of their lives.
Nomadic creates learning content that is elegantly designed, professionally produced, and attention-grabbing. A careful blend of different types of media and user experiences increases engagement and addresses multiple learning styles.
Our core unit of learning is the "Field Manual": Short, self-contained modules of learning designed to rapidly and effectively teach core leadership concepts and principles that translate into immediately improved performance.
We use the best practices from the social web to keep learners coming back and staying for longer. Individuals learn from their colleagues as much as from the content we produce, with online debates, user generated content, and peer feedback all driving meaningful collaboration and a personal stake in the learning.
A recognition system, which rewards contributions other learners find valuable, encourages thoughtful discussions and a more collaborative learning environment.
As the world changes beyond recognition we need to re-prioritize and re-imagine the subject matter of leadership education as rapidly as we re-imagine the format in which it's delivered.
We use our proprietary competency framework, curriculum development model, and close client feedback to develop learning that addresses the core skills and perspectives leaders need to thrive in a increasingly complex and interconnected world.
The center piece of Nomadic's Learning system is the "Field Manual," our re-imagining of the online course for the social/mobile age. Field Manuals combine text, video, illustrations, quizzes, polls, games, and debates in seamless, rigorous learning experiences that take less than 20 minutes to complete.
Our first Field Manuals focus on leadership challenges around Problem Solving and Strategic Thinking
Mastering the art of discovering, framing, and articulating complex problems.
Using time-tested experimental techniques to make better choices.
Understanding the gravity of a decision and recognizing common biases.
Cultivating an iterative approach to learning from experience.
Thriving under conditions of confusion, complexity, and rapid change.
Seeing and seizing real opportunities in rapidly changing environments.
Building momentum and taking decisive action when the moment is right.
Perfecting the art of maneuver in the face of fast-moving competition.
Designing and executing strategies that concentrate resources at the right point.
Maintaining the delicate balance between consistency and flexibility.
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We are busy building new Field Manuals to add to our collection. We are building Field Manuals on Leadership Values in partnership with the Oath Project, on Organizational Development and on Social Influence.
Nomadic’s innovative system for designing, building and delivering learning helps clients to customize learning cost effectively, integrate Nomadic’s content with existing learning programs and systems, and accurately measure learning impact.
Every Field Manual is a building block, a self-contained learning experience that can be arranged in multiple patterns and sequences. This modularity allows Nomadic to rapidly re-combine Field Manuals into more in-depth learning experiences, tailored to organizational objectives and identified skills gaps.
The same modular, self-contained format also allows learners to personalize their own learning experiences.
Nomadic is obsessed with content. We have more than three decades of combined experience in producing premium content for leadership development programs. Our team includes award-winning writers, graphic designers, data visualization experts, illustrators, independent filmmakers, and curriculum designers. Clients can leverage our diverse team to create custom case studies, short films, and curricula for and about your organization or industry.
Learning is delivered through flexible web and mobile apps that can be readily integrated with Learning Management Systems and enterprise social networks. We can also map our content to existing classroom-based leadership development programs, while teacher editions help bring new ideas and inspiration into the classroom.
Nomadic’s approach to learning creates powerful new ways to measure the effectiveness and impact of your leadership development programs. As well as collecting detailed data on subject expertise and engagement, our social learning tools open up new methods of assessment based on peer influence and social capital. Administrators, teachers, and facilitators have access to robust data and clear reports that allow for the careful monitoring of learning and ROI.
Nomadic is a team of teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and filmmakers who are passionate about making better education experiences for next generation leaders.
As the founders and leaders of businesses in China, the US, and UK, we have lived the challenges of 21st Century leadership. As curators of the 50 Lessons library we have heard from 100s of CEOs about the challenges their organizations face. And as teachers and curriculum developers we know first hand what it takes to create effective learning experiences.
Our mission is to build a new approach to leadership education that is scalable (unlike classroom learning), that is effective (unlike lots of web-based learning), and that reflects the realities of a radically changing world (unlike much of today’s business education).
Welcome to Nomadic.
Matt Burr Co-Founder & CEO
Matt co-founded Nomadic and is the Company’s CEO. He is the driving force behind content design, production, and overall strategy. Matt is the former CEO of 50 Lessons, a ﬂuent mandarin speaker, an independent ﬁlmmaker, and the author of the ﬁrst-ever Field Manual.
Tim Sarchet Co-Founder & President
Tim co-founded Nomadic and is the Company’s President. He leads product design and development, as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of the business. Tim is the former Snr. VP of Product Development at 50 Lessons, President of 50 Lessons China, a long-term China resident, and occasional surf explorer.
Jun-Ho Kim Lead Developer
Jun-Ho is Nomadic’s lead developer and a founding team member. He leads the engineering and coding of all Nomadic products, creating robust, elegant and scalable solutions that support the Company’s learning and business objectives. He is the former Snr. Developer for 50 Lessons and can usually be contacted between the hours of 2pm and 4am.
Maura Theriault Client Development
Maura is building Nomadic’s global client network. She has decades of experience in the learning space, having held senior sales and marketing leadership roles at McGraw-Hill, Thomson Learning and, most recently, The Economist. At Economist Education, Maura led the articulation of the group’s go-to-market strategy, brand messaging, and value proposition alongside her responsibility for the development and onboarding of Fortune 500 clients.
Christiaan van Oordt Finance
Chris oversees all aspects of Nomadic’s ﬁnances, from fundraising to accounting. Christiaan began his career in UBS’ investment banking division in London, after which he joined Merrill Lynch’s M&A group, focusing on Media. Chris was closely involved in the repositioning and eventual sale of 50Lessons to Skillsoft.
Todd Tauber Business Development
Todd leads Nomadic's business development efforts, seeding demand and forging partnerships. Before joining us, he shaped corporate strategy, did M&A deals and created two new businesses at The Economist - most recently as VP of Strategy & Operations for their corporate learning division, Economist Education.
Amanda Burr Production
Amanda runs Nomadic ﬁlm production efforts, creating stunning video case studies, interviews, and mini documentaries. She is a writer, independent ﬁlm producer, and a former Associate Programmer for the Tribeca Film Festival.
Nomadic collaborates with a diverse group of amazing illustrators, independent ﬁlmmakers, graphic designers, and other artists. With our collaborators, we are building beautiful, engaging learning materials that your future leaders will love to use.
|Tatiana McCabe||Film Editor & Motion Graphic Artist|
|Bryan Connor||Graphic Design & Data Visualization|
If you have any questions or would like to know more about what we are
doing, we’d love to hear from you. The best way to reach us is via email.
Contact us at the address below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
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