Michele is interested in the individual experience of learning in organizational settings and how employees learn to learn. She has developed a Learning As BehaviorS (LABS) model of expertise development that delinates five behaviors that each increase the likelihood of long-term learning, along with a new behaviorial measure of learning. The model predicts and empirical studies support the counter-intuitive finding that exerting more effort towards learning may actually impede learning and that learners have preferences to engage in certain learning behaviors and resist others.
Michele's work has led to three streams of research: refining the LABS model and testing differential antecdents to the learnign behaviors: examining the role of metacognition in learning and particularly in learning agility; and exploring the role of critical reflection in the ability to perform in novel situations. Learn more at michelerigolizzo.com.
Michele is also a Fellow at the Learning Innovations Laboratory at the Harvard Graduate School of Education which brings an academic mindset to the real-world challenges of Chief Learning Officers from all over the world.