Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

Part of the learning leader’s job is to develop organizational learning strategies. For one thing, organizations aren’t reviewing their learning and development strategies very often. The State of Learning and Development 2014: Coming of Age,” a study from Brandon Hall, revealed that less than 18 percent of organizations reviewed or revisited their learning and development strategies at least annually over the past five years and 28.8

Leadership Development in the Collaborative Era

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And it comes with bottom-line benefits — namely, increased quality, innovation, proactivity, resiliency and learning. They may learn the competency lists but may not find them applicable to the real problems back home. For the sake of learning, leadership development facilitators may accelerate the process by exposing them to problems or dilemmas to see if they can “learn their way out.” But how does the CLO manage this collective learning process?

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Beyond the status quo: how enlightened CLOs can enable true employee readiness

CLO Magazine

There’s a massive shift underway in the world of learning and development. It’s a perfect storm of pressure, in which chief learning officers weigh ROI and manage digital disruption across industries as they pivot from the age of the customer to the age of the employee.

Make Learning Learning Viral-Worthy to Make It Last

CLO Magazine

Substitute learning for any number of ideas or causes an organization is trying to sell, and it’s easy to chuckle at the thought of something like, say, an operations management course ever breaking the internet. But the premium on making an impact through learning is high. By incorporating these and other characteristics into learning, Jones said organizations can increase the likelihood employees will remember what they’re taught.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

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Any company, faced with these kinds of disruptive forces must keep learning. Employees must learn how to use new computers and new apps, how to operate new, high tech machinery, how to be responsive to customer demands, how to create innovative products and services, how to manage a multi-cultural, multi-generational workforce, how to work effectively in cross-functional teams, and how to plan for a future that is constantly in flux. Learning is just-in-time, on-demand.

Old habits die hard, but good leaders can change

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How they make decisions and take action — playing it safe. No matter how many brainstorming sessions executives hold for employees to come up with“breakthrough” innovative new products or marketing ideas, the ideas are likely to be incremental improvements on what is already in place.

Sprinting Toward the Finish Line

CLO Magazine

As former football great Peyton Manning and country music crooner Brad Paisley banter back and forth on television commercials telling viewers and customers alike that “Nationwide is on your side,” it wouldn’t be a stretch for the pair to riff off the popular jingle by adding that the insurance giant is also on the side of its 31,000 employees when it comes to learning and development. Enabling learning is much more a part of everyone’s role here,” said Diane L.

Cohort-based programs can develop leaders at all levels

CLO Magazine

In today’s turbulent, fast-moving business environment, what’s the best way to build intellectually nimble, innovative and self-confident leaders, equipped for the challenges of constant change? 2: Cohort Learning Programs Should Be Designed to Support Current or Emerging Business Goals.

Partnering With the C-Suite

CLO Magazine

The CLO is strategically positioned to focus on business objectives, outcomes and costs. Successful chief learning officers understand that business longevity is defined by an ability to innovate and adapt. They know that unless organizations can learn faster than the competition — and faster than the rate of change — they are destined to take a back seat in the marketplace.

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Creating learning experiences that don’t suck

CLO Magazine

says the executive vigorously shaking my hand at the end of a learning engagement. Reflecting on this reaction made me want to share what I have learned about creating powerful learning engagements. After more than 25 years in the learning profession, from new-hire orientation programs to senior team development at Fortune 100 companies, I have captured a lot from observing so many learning programs and initiatives. Commit to the ‘True Few’ Learning Objectives.

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Power Up Your L&D Partnerships

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In fact, as of March 2016, more than 50 percent of enterprises outsource at least some of their learning and development needs according to the International Data Corporation. As a result, suppliers are being constantly pushed to provide updated and innovative solutions that offer real business results. With a strong, compatible relationship, an organization can enhance its learning function beyond its own in-house capabilities. growth, innovation).

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Learning During Times of Growth

CLO Magazine

Many CLOs and other learning executives are walking with a bit more spring in their steps these days, and perhaps smiling a bit more often. They are coming out of budget meetings feeling less like “executioners” ready to cut payroll and more like “executors,” ready to execute learning and knowledge management strategies in support of growth. The role of learning in supporting rapid organic growth can be seen in several initiatives being taken by Mike Barger, CLO of JetBlue Airways.

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See the Forest for the Trees

CLO Magazine

The highest aspirations of the learning profession prescribe organizational development — a direct effort to increase a company’s effectiveness. This means strategically deploying learning to further a company’s mission — the goal employees work to accomplish. But focusing on this too much may mean learning leaders lose their grip on what is essential to the success of their companies: people. The best time to provide learning to people is when they need it,” he said.

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So, We Talked to a Vendor About Learning Technology…

CLO Magazine

Technology is absolutely everywhere, and like it or not, a great deal of the innovations that have evolved in the past few years are quite useful — for everyone. Learning leaders are no exception. Tried and true development methods like classroom instruction will never die, but for every class, there’s an e-learning or virtual course waiting in the wings. How important is technology for today’s learning leaders? Technology eases this burden for learning leaders.

Highlights From Day Two of the Spring 2011 Chief Learning Officer Magazine Symposium

CLO Magazine

Day two of the Spring 2011 Chief Learning Officer magazine Symposium continued with more innovative learning strategies in Amelia Island, Fla. I attended DAU’s Learning Road Map for the Future where Christopher Hardy, director of the Global Learning and Technology Center of Defense Acquisition University, detailed how DAU provides learning and job support assets needed to fill the gaps supporting learning on the job for over 125,000 employees.

Searching for a Higher Purpose

CLO Magazine

Almost equally uncommon is millennial satisfaction with learning programs. Millennials aren’t getting what they want out of leadership development programs and learning leaders need to know why. Then thinking about the goals of that initiative and how you can create action learning projects to make that applicable,” she said. Lindsey Pollak, a multigenerational workforce expert, said companies could benefit from simply refreshing their examples in learning programs.

Kevin Bruny: Man of the People

CLO Magazine

For Kevin Bruny, chief learning officer for Chesterfield County, Va., According to Kevin Bruny, chief learning officer of Chesterfield County, Va., Chesterfield has received numerous awards — including seven consecutive years on the Training Top 125, the only local government to receive such recognition — due to the evolution of its learning and talent development initiatives. “You would have a hard time finding a better learning officer anywhere.