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Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Judy Whitcomb

CLO Magazine

CLO: How did you become interested in learning and development? Regardless of the organizations I worked or roles I’ve held (including business functional roles), I’ve always led with learning. CLO: What lesson(s) did you learn in 2020 that you’ve taken with you into 2021?

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Sydney Savion is the 2020 CLO of the year

CLO Magazine

Each year, the Chief Learning Officer of the Year Award is presented to an individual learning executive who delivers the most exemplary development and guidance, is a strategic business partner and provides essential leadership to the organizational learning and development function.

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How to select candidates for executive coaching in your company

CLO Magazine

From CEOs and other members of the C-suite to vice presidents, directors, and senior and middle managers, it’s important to note that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to designing coaching engagements. A prospective candidate for executive coaching should possess each of the following.

Bend & Flex: Building Learning Agility

CLO Magazine

I now see this feedback as the ultimate compliment, for my manager felt I had learning agility. Learning agility is openness to new information and the ability to gain and apply insights derived from this information. Learning-agile people aren’t perturbed by shifts in direction. Consulting firm Green Peak Partners collaborated with researchers from Teachers College at Columbia University in New York to assess the value learning-agile individuals bring to their organizations.

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Is Your Learning Organization Agility Fit?

CLO Magazine

For CLOs, it has become a business imperative to develop agility and capability to meet the talent needs of organizations that are rapidly changing in such a turbulent environment. From an employee development perspective, how prepared are CLOs to demonstrate the agility to lead the change in culture, programs, processes and policies that were originally designed for full-time employees to an expanded talent portfolio increasingly represented by contingent workers?

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Develop Your MVPs: Coaching for Goal Achievement

CLO Magazine

They know how they got there: It takes years of practice, dedication, coaching, teamwork, failures, adjustments and skill building. The players — their team’s top talent — get regular coaching to refine their skills and consistently deliver peak performance to achieve the ultimate goal of winning their league’s top prize, earning well-deserved recognition in the process. While most business environments may not share the same levels of dynamism and grit (and physical talent!)

Be a Triple-Threat CLO

CLO Magazine

” “Today’s educators,” she said, “must wear multiple hats — entertainer, personal coach, emergency responder, gizmo wizard and social media guru — to be judged as informed and effective.” At the same time, learning leaders have to juggle more than just the agile design, delivery and deployment of high-quality employee development methods that live up to learners’ expectations. Today''s educators must wear mutiple hats.

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Take a look at the evolution of the CLO

CLO Magazine

It’s been almost a quarter century since the formalization of the position of chief learning officer: In 1994, Jack Welch made Steve Kerr the CLO of General Electric. This was more of an emblematic recognition of the importance of learning within a successful business. The Academic CLO.

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The Business Partnership Award

CLO Magazine

Transitioning from a regional service delivery model to a global business services model is not one-size-fits-all. That’s why WarnerMedia’s Account Business Services partnered with their People Development team to implement the six-pronged One World, One Team strategy.

Manager's Role in Learning and Performance Improvement

The Performance Improvement Blog

Four trends are making continuous learning an essential part of doing business today. Employees need agility when it comes to information. Managers have control of their own learning, not corporate trainers, HR, or a CLO. Accountability: Hold learner and organization accountable for business results; measure impact. What should be a manager’s role in employee learning?

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A learner and a teacher at heart

CLO Magazine

But by the end of her four years at Vanderbilt, she had become more interested in the corporate world and wondered what a career in business might look like for her. Butters knew she’d found her CLO. So, we have become very agile in our approach.”.

Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

Do your actions display service as a cornerstone to how you do business? It is specifically good for business to practice servant leadership within your organization. Mentor, coach and develop. Become a mentor, seek out windows of coaching moments, initiate career conversations and create development opportunities on a consistent and continuous basis throughout all levels and areas of your organization. Stay agile.

Executive Education Excellence

CLO Magazine

IESE Business School, the graduate business school of the University of Navarra, consistently ranks on the Financial Times ’ annual twin rankings of executive education programs worldwide; the publication does separate rankings for open-enrollment programs and customized courses. Headquartered in Barcelona, IESE is the first European business school to establish a permanent residency in the U.S.,

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.

The 7 Trends Reshaping Talent Development

CLO Magazine

Tried and true ways of doing business are being rapidly upended by new technologies, new competitors and sky-high customer expectations. To respond and thrive, organizations need digitally savvy, future-fluent leaders who are agile, strategic, data-driven and resilient. What you can do: Help leaders at all levels to harness the power of technology and data to propel your business forward. What you can do: Build a coaching culture.

Learning to Innovate

CLO Magazine

“I wanted to know what it was like to work in a business, and I wanted to do that in Paris because I loved France and knew how to speak French,” she said. ” In an industry like aeronautics, where fast-paced technological advancements, creative business models and new market players like Elon Musk’s SpaceX have set the stage for major disruption, the ability to adapt and refresh has never been more important.

Keep Growing Your Organizational Learning Pyramid

CLO Magazine

Robust offerings would bring together the technology, behavioral and functional skills needed for the employee to perform their role effectively based on the business context and the need of the organization. Careers are no longer narrowly defined by jobs and skills but through experiences and learning agility.”. Rapidly advancing technologies and agile and team-centered business models are driving organizations to redesign themselves.

Women and Diversity in the Workplace: Do Your Inclusivity Initiatives Measure Up?

CLO Magazine

In a culturally agile workplace, all functions need to play together. Provide specialized coaching/mentoring. Women from multicultural backgrounds can benefit from having a coach or mentor with whom they can surface unconscious biases , discuss options and hone their communications skills. This, in turn, leads to tangible business benefits: greater cross-collaboration, productivity and organizational health. appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

The Reskilling Revolution versus the ‘clay layer’

CLO Magazine

Both reports are recommended reading for academics and learning professionals, business executives and government officials who are responsible for shaping corporate strategy, institutional planning and governmental policy related to economic growth fueled by human ingenuity.

6 competencies leaders need to develop right now

CLO Magazine

As strategies and business models evolve, organizations are realizing they need different kinds of leaders in this new era. Over this past year, there has been no shortage of content published on the importance of leadership qualities such as resilience, empathy and agility.

3 C-Skills for the C-Suite

CLO Magazine

Earlier this month Forbes Coaches Council laid out more than a dozen skills next-gen leaders need today that weren’t essential a decade ago. Influences like globalization and the rise of digital technology have deepened the complexity of today’s business environment, revealed areas of opportunity for industry disruptors, challenged traditional business models and transformed how work gets done.

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5 ways reading makes you a better leader

CLO Magazine

Rather, I’m referring to that deep, thoughtful reading you experience with books, both fiction and nonfiction, or deeper reporting in publications like The Atlantic , The Economist or Harvard Business Review. As an executive coach, that kind of reading is core to what we do.

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The 50:50 learning model

CLO Magazine

Corporate L&D is a key component of any business’s overall strategy. Yet startup businesses may not have enough funds or resources available to make this learning happen for their employees. Structures in a startup are informal and agile. People, roles and responsibilities tend to change fast, and a default training program is not agile enough to keep up. Someone who accepts ambiguity and thrives in a setup with informal/agile structures.

Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey

CLO Magazine

Amid the traditional, something new is trying to emerge — an enterprise that is more fluid and agile, ecological, innovative and quick to recognize and mine insights from problems. Learning is fundamental to agility, innovation and responsiveness.

Social Learning Cannot be a Bolt-On Strategy

ID Reflections

Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe's posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. When we talk about social learning, we are talking about the fundamental organizational structure of a business. Becoming a truly social business is an inside out change.

Embracing long-term virtual team and leadership training

CLO Magazine

They include formal training in a virtual classroom led by facilitators, practice lab facilitated sessions to practice crucial skills with colleagues, and one-on-one or small group peer coaching. The producer is ultra-agile, calm under pressure and technologically savvy.

3 Employee-Centric Best Practices

CLO Magazine

The ever-evolving needs of customers, market changes and leadership demands pose constant challenges for chief learning officers looking to keep large-scale workforces agile, relevant and productive. CLOs are tasked with creating and fostering a positive and continuous learning culture that links to business goals, engages employees and can be measured. Business goals and learning goals must go hand in hand.

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Excellence in Technology Innovation

CLO Magazine

The company moved from multiple business segments that manage multiple brands to one singular Newell that managed them. This major structural change unified the company, which developed a single business strategy across all brands: the Growth Game Plan. Intrepid Learning’s platform — called the Growing Newell Hub — used both Harvard Business Publishing content and Newell custom content to teach people how to better execute the GGP. LEARNING IN PRACTICE AWARDS 2016. .

Corporate Learning’s Transformation in the Digital Age

CLO Magazine

Corporate academies or universities are entering their second century just as the businesses that created them are transforming themselves for the digital age. Most respondents expect corporate learning — both the capabilities imparted and the agility required — to change significantly in the next three years. Effective learning, however, calls for deep expertise in its design and delivery and in all processes and systems that support it and integrate it with the business.

CLOs Help Veterans’ Translate Military Competencies into Private Sector Skills

CLO Magazine

As part of the four-month LMLP, veterans are given coaching, instruction and numerous group exercises. As part of the development process, veterans are also given an assessment that measures learning agility and self-awareness — proven predictors of future success. Learning-agile individuals can apply past experiences and lessons learned to new situations and first-time challenges.

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Your job is being updated

CLO Magazine

In the old days we would talk about changing jobs, systems or skills as complex and difficult processes, often requiring training and coaching over relatively long periods of time in order to overcome resistance.

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Excellence in Blended Learning

CLO Magazine

BMS wanted learning to be easily consumed; to capture managers’ attention and engage them in skill development like coaching, giving and receiving feedback. GP Strategies introduced an online learning platform to help managers improve their skills in coaching and drive performance. This resulted in a learning solution that was flexible, relevant and reflected the speed and agility that BMS expects from managers.

Digitization Requires Soul-Searching for L&D

CLO Magazine

To compete in today’s transforming economy, businesses cannot afford to get stuck mired in what worked in the past, suggests a new forecast by Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Learning leaders will continue to see this trend unfold as firms create tools centered around a more transparent, agile, continuous feedback-based approach. If the new year promises anything, it’s that the behavior of current companies just won’t cut it.

5 strategies to disrupt the corporate learning and development industry

CLO Magazine

Authentic skill building, coaching and individualized learning is key to achieving this vision. Here’s what we can do to shift the learning ecosystem to bring about significant change and ultimately achieve greater business outcomes.

LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Article they wrote for CLO mag: “Become a Chief Meta-Learning Officer&#. Need to be more agile & change. Learner Population : We thought of businesses as walled off. Now that businesses are ecosystems, we should be training customers, vendors, etc. Jay: We need to think about ourselves as business problem solvers. ROI isn’t the only measure–other ways to look at business performance.

Developing the next generation of physician leaders

CLO Magazine

The health care environment, like all business environments in 2020, faces challenges never seen before. In today’s business environment, there is recognition that the person in charge can have a large impact on the company’s workforce and its outcomes.

Five Practices to Build Emotionally Intelligent Leaders

CLO Magazine

They are agile and can adjust their approaches and responses based on the situation and needs of others. Lastly, they are relationship builders, inspiring others, influencing effectively, coaches, people developers, team collaborators and can manage conflict and change. 5) Reinforce qualitative and quantitative metrics to measure outcomes: Learning organizations appreciate the value of data analytics to make the business case to support development initiatives.

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