Is it possible to foster a culture of continuous learning in a whole team?

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Community Manager (IT and InfoSec) in Travel and Hospitality, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
based on your recent activity, I thought this question on team culture may be of interest. Would love to know your thoughts!
Vice President of Software Development in Finance (non-banking), 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Yes, it is possible, but not easy. For this to happen, collaboration should be at its best. Having a growth mindset is very important. Attitude of learning and let learn is essential. Having an inclusive mindset is super important. Having a shared goal takes the team a long way.
Vice President Information Technology in Finance (non-banking), 201 - 500 employees
Yes, it is very much possible. We as a leader have to set examples and show them the its importance and benefits from their career perspective.
CIO in Education, 201 - 500 employees
Absolutely - must start at some level of 'top' to model and drive that culture.
VP of IT in Media, 201 - 500 employees
Yes it is possible, like everyone commented, it’s important for the whole organisation to understand the value of educating one’s self at whatever position he/she might be. That allows the habit to permeate across the organisation.
Chief Information Security Officer in Healthcare and Biotech, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
I feel yes... Leaders should plan and align the business goals with continuous learning; at the same time the plan should communicate and declare the forecasting if any deviation come, leaders will get appropriate feedback as well.

This way employees will get a hands-on experience in various matters and innovation will come. 
Director of Engineering in Services (non-Government), 2 - 10 employees
Maybe not for your current team, but you can make it your team culture. Team members will self-select accordingly over time. Remember “culture is what you do”.
VP of Engineering in Software, 201 - 500 employees
Continuous learning is very important on team's technical capability building. We have been using different forms of mechanisms to keep learning interesting as well, like BBL, webinar, conference, periodic meeting of information sharing, off site TB etc. So far it has been great!
Principal Consultant in Services (non-Government), 51 - 200 employees
It Absolutely is possible for the team and for an organization to adopt a continous learning model, especially across a team of teams model, but it requires work and intentionality.

I'm curious, how big is the team in the example?
Director of IT in Manufacturing, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
Its possible to foster a culture of continuous learning in a whole team, if we use policy in our organization 

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