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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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How to Respond to the Rise of the Agile Workforce

CLO Magazine

As the rise of the agile workforce continues, terms like temp, consultant or freelancer will continue to blur along with it. Businesses will be challenged to further integrate this employee group into their talent management strategy. After all, almost half of companies are committed to building an agile workforce model, according to a December 2016 report from staffing firm Randstad. Many misconceptions about agile employment are beginning to fade as well.

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THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

Companies take birth and vanish; business models come and go; technology appear, evolve and transform everything. The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. The role of the CLO will be to drive this change NOW! I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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The Continued Evolution of the CLO

CLO Magazine

Amid ongoing transformation of the CLO role, today’s learning leaders need to continue to hone their business acumen. As CEO of Korn/Ferry’s leadership and talent consulting practice, Ana Dutra has a window into the internal workings of many of the world’s largest companies. For the 10-year anniversary of the magazine, Chief Learning Officer asked Dutra how and why the role of CLO has shifted from order-taker in chief to a strategic business partner.

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The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

Companies take birth and vanish; business models come and go; technology appear, evolve and transform everything. The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. The role of the CLO will be to drive this change NOW! I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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Career Advice: Jesse Jackson

CLO Magazine

My role as a CLO for JPMorgan Chase, specifically with our consumer community banking business, is a bit nontraditional. I spent time in our consumer community banking group as a general manager moving through various roles, predominantly for our branch banking business. Additionally, I supported the business, specifically the commercial bank, as a client service manager for our global network. What will the CLO role look like in five or 10 years? Jesse Jackson.

Learning to Innovate

CLO Magazine

Photo by Brian Flaherty In 2000, Louise Kyhl Triolo was a fresh-faced, newly minted master’s program graduate in Copenhagen, helping fellow Danish citizens find jobs through her role as an outplacement consultant, when she made the decision to move to Paris. “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.

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. A Consultative Approach. Her vision and communication skills, which contribute to her success in managing such a global team, were likely honed during her past experience as an L&D consultant, Luck said. And I knew how to do that because I’d been a consultant for years,” Sullivan said.

Chief Learning Officer: Moving Forward, Looking Behind

CLO Magazine

Chief learning officers, who in some cases were a glorified trainer in chief, continued to develop into full-fledged business executives. We documented your stories as learning executives took on ever-growing roles and responsibilities at the forefront of business. And we watched as business changed around you and the future became a little less defined and quite a bit more complex. That’s why the future CLO must be agile, responsive and open to new ways of working.

Classroom Learning: Ditch the Knowledge Dump, Mix it Up

CLO Magazine

According to a survey of the Chief Learning Officer Business Intelligence Board, more than half of learning departments use the classroom for business skills training, developing core competencies, leadership development, onboarding and new hire training, and technical skill development. Masie agreed that the development models ADDIE and AGILE are for a specific kind of classroom — “a person at the front, lots of PowerPoint, teach it so they memorize it.”

THE 70:20:10 MODEL – TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. Charles has deep experience in both the business and learning practitioner sides of performance improvement and effective learning solutions. Organisations are becoming generally less hierarchical, flatter, ‘softer’ at the edges and more agile.

How to select candidates for executive coaching in your company

CLO Magazine

Engagements for managers or more junior executives might last four to six months and begin with a workshop or initial virtual consultations and get-acquainted sessions via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime or Go-to-Meeting.

5 strategies to disrupt the corporate learning and development industry

CLO Magazine

Here’s what we can do to shift the learning ecosystem to bring about significant change and ultimately achieve greater business outcomes. Consultants all over the world started making online courses. We have an enormous opportunity right now to change the face of employee education.

3 C-Skills for the C-Suite

CLO Magazine

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. They’re often a by-product of how business leaders manage and express their priorities and behavior, and promote values like collaboration, continuous learning, risk taking, transparency and trust.

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Change of Plans: Updates on Degreed Events

Degreed

Join us for a town hall on current market challenges through the eyes of Degreed’s CEO, Chris McCarthy and CLO, Kelly Palmer. In this time of uncertainty, many are looking for new technology solutions to help keep businesses nimble, promote collaboration, upskill employees, and be more responsive in the future. Current events have certainly altered life as we know it. For now, we must forgo face-to-face and embrace the technological tools that can still keep us connected.

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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.

It’s Time to Get Started with Career Mobility

Degreed

The most resourceful business leaders are embracing career mobility — investing in their people, growing talent, and helping workers manage their careers. In July, researchers at McKinsey recommended that organizations looking to pivot, adapt, and thrive amid disruption “ revamp their upskilling and retraining approaches and adopt an agile approach to strategic workforce planning.” The world of work is evolving, and smart companies get it.

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. In addition, we’ve gleaned insights through experience with corporate universities, including McKinsey Academy, our firm’s digital offering, which serves consultants and clients alike. He is also a professor of learning and development at Nyenrode Business University.

Finding, Engaging and Developing Talent in a New Reality

CLO Magazine

It is fast-paced, complex, agile, digital and demands organizations be innovative, inclusive and purpose-driven. Three key trends characterize this new business landscape: The emergence of new business models. Large iconic businesses of the past struggle to adapt while nimble start-ups respond quickly to new data or fresh opportunities. Sizable organizations are adopting agile methodologies in nondigital functions in an attempt to remain competitive.

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. Abilitie & Peak Seven Consulting.

L&D, as global as possible, as local as necessary – finding beauty in the balance

Learning Wire

Over the last few years Jan Rijken, Learning Director at Wiley Crossknowledge and Visiting Professor at IE Business School, has published a series of articles looking at topics that are fundamental to any L&D department. In today’s globalizing business environment it is a risk for the L&D function to hang-on to traditional structures and remain focused on the local business and workplace.

Practical leadership development principles for a COVID-19 world

CLO Magazine

Business is difficult in the shadow of a pandemic. But you also know that if you stop developing your talent and your leaders, your business could suffer long-term negative effects from being passive with your learning and development goals during these challenging times.

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.

Is L&D Ready for “The New Learning Era”?

Learning Wire

While big retailers like Amazon and Walmart are hiring 100K+ new staff to meet growing customer demands, airlines and other businesses in the tourist industry have been forced to lay-off large portions of their staff. Given L&D’s expertise and agility, they can surely make this transition to deliver new solutions based on business needs. We’ve all been hit hard by this pandemic in both our personal and professional lives.

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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. Abilitie & Peak Seven Consulting.

Excellence in Blended Learning

CLO Magazine

GP Strategies is a global performance improvement company focused on: sales and technical training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. This resulted in a learning solution that was flexible, relevant and reflected the speed and agility that BMS expects from managers. Thus, Boeing decided to redesign the course using a blended learning approach addressing several of the company’s business challenges and accessible to any qualified CTL.

5A Learning for the digital age

CLO Magazine

The dramatic impact of digital technologies is disrupting businesses and business models across industries. These digital technologies are revolutionizing the very nature of business processes of enterprises globally, leading them to adopt new business models. The Business 4.0 Creating exponential value: Adopting business models that leverage value from transactions at multiple levels and address new markets. The Business 4.0

What Happens in the Classroom Doesn’t Stay in the Classroom

CLO Magazine

Amid constant changes, constant improvements are necessary — both for professional services consultants and the organization itself. As mass amounts of data become available for teams in basically any business unit, the L&D function of any organization relies on data to support its business impact. Agile learning is especially important to KPMG, as one of its key metrics is retention. A regular on the LearningElite list since 2013, this year KPMG cracked the Top 5.

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.

Excellence in Content

CLO Magazine

Noncompliance can negatively impact the success of the business by driving up costs, slowing its responsiveness and, in the worst case, preventing international business. With the business environment continuously and rapidly changing, Johnson Matthey, a global sciences and chemical company, realized it needed to work on developing “ready now” midlevel leaders. The post Excellence in Content appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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

CLO Magazine

In facilitating a learning initiative at a Big 4 consulting firm, I heard from a young Asian woman struggling to understand what was appropriate: “How do I promote myself without coming across as too showy or aggressive? In a culturally agile workplace, all functions need to play together. This, in turn, leads to tangible business benefits: greater cross-collaboration, productivity and organizational health. appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

10 New Years Resolutions for Learning and Development Professionals

Degreed

We’re at an incredibly exciting juncture as a team – we have two successful years behind us and a new CLO at the helm with decades of experience in technology, entrepreneurship AND intrapreneurship. We’ll continue to use our agile, user-centered design approach to build bespoke products and experiences that will equip our workforce with the capabilities and knowledge to maintain a leadership position in digital commerce.” Support employees at the speed of business.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

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.

The Strategy Award

CLO Magazine

The Strategy Award is for learning executives who have demonstrated exceptional business acumen combined with forward-looking vision to develop and execute a comprehensive learning strategy that clearly aligns employee development with broader organizational strategy. During a period of business transformation, American Express has been executing against a multi-year corporate strategy that addresses external and internal business challenges.