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. The Imperative for CLO Agility . Developing Agility Fitness .

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No Status Quo for the CLO

CLO Magazine

There’s no playbook for becoming a CLO, and if there’s one simple fact that shines through from the hundreds of formal interviews and countless more conversations I’ve had with learning leaders, that’s it. There is no status quo for the CLO.

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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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Agility Leads to Growth at Siemens

CLO Magazine

“We made a decision that we would shift into a much more agile, high-risk, high-reward approach, focusing on productivity and revenue,” Magagna said. Uncategorized Learning Delivery Strategy LearningElite CLO LearningElite Awards Siemens

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CLO Symposium Plus: Are You Ready for the Talent Economy?

CLO Magazine

At the fall 2016 CLO Symposium Plus, presented by Chief Learning Officer magazine and held at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, learning as an influential partner in talent management wasn’t just an idea, we saw it on the ground. Eric Weiner.

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CLO Thinking (& Measurement)

Clark Quinn

I attended the CLO Symposium with my ITA colleagues Jay Cross and Jane Hart. Which is not to say there weren’t good topics on tap too: leadership development for agility, bridging the gap between IT and the learning unit, informal learning, etc. It was an interesting event, with a theme of “ Game-Changing Learning: Development for the New Normal “, held at a classy venue on the beach, and was well-organized. (You You can see Jay’s writeup here.)

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CLO Symposium

Jay Cross

Along with my Internet Time Alliance colleagues Jane Hart & Clark Quinn and several hundred chief learning officers, I attended the Fall CLO Symposium this week. It’s intended to underpin the dialog between CLO and executive management.

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What Agile/Scrum Can Teach Learning

CLO Magazine

I was recently immersed in the world of Agile/Scrum during the development process for an online course. Scrum is basically an agile framework to help complete complex projects. In many ways Agile/Scrum is a study in the learning process itself.

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A Human Way to Foster Workplace Agility

CLO Magazine

Am I far off base in saying that businesses that cultivate courage, compassion and connection — essentially embracing vulnerability — are not only fertile grounds for innovation but also ones that can move with greater agility because of those qualities — what Brown calls wholeheartedness?

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CLO Apps, Please!

CLO Magazine

Learning is changing rapidly, so we need our technologies and methodologies to be agile and rapidly adaptable. Imagine if we had an open learning app format that allowed a CLO to select an app that would work safely and securely on top of and with most learning systems. Imagine a robust and ever-changing CLO app page, with apps for learners, designers, managers and, of course, apps for the CLO. Technologies and learning methodologies must be rapidly adaptable.

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Be a Triple-Threat CLO

CLO Magazine

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. CLOs are no different. Readers of my monthly musings are well aware I’ve been an avid sports fan since childhood.

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Extremophiles & Organizational Agility

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago, I co-wrote a chapter with Eileen Clegg called The Agility Factor , that appeared in Marcia Conner & James Clawson’s excellent collection of organizational culture articles in the book Creating a Learning Culture.

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For a Limited Time Only

CLO Magazine

Being a CLO isn’t a lifetime appointment. Companies are moving to a more agile business model. The post For a Limited Time Only appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. agile business CLO Sears

Learning Agility: Re-Invention with Performer Support

Living in Learning

I sat with three other CLO-type learning leaders from Bank of America, Disney, and Sprint. In other words, learning must be designed for consumption in (or near) the workflow – learning needs to be agile. If organizations expect their workers to become more agile, they must enhance their ability to think and draw conclusions quickly. The need for agility in learning is a shot across the bow of every training department on the planet.

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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. 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. 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.

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The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning


The role of the CLO will be to drive this change NOW! joyandlife writes about The Changing Role of L&D and CLO where he mentions adaptiveness, rapid reaction times, learning agility and flexibility as key requirements. 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. What will the CLO role look like in five or 10 years? The post Career Advice: Jesse Jackson appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Burgers and Basics

CLO Magazine

I’m not talking about using agile development techniques to design a course or evaluating the success of a program on the Kirkpatrick scale. The post Burgers and Basics appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Leadership Development CLO editor's letter Learning economy

Chief Learning Officer: Moving Forward, Looking Behind

CLO Magazine

That’s why the future CLO must be agile, responsive and open to new ways of working. Over the course of three days, we’ll dive deep into the CLO role and talk about the ideas and practices that are the keys to future success.

A lesson in adaptability from man’s best friend

CLO Magazine

The post A lesson in adaptability from man’s best friend appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. adaptability adapting to change agility Commentary

Learning to Innovate

CLO Magazine

For example, in 2017 she ran an executive master class around agile leadership that brought together North American leaders to work on relationship building and tackle current business issues.

Keep Growing Your Organizational Learning Pyramid

CLO Magazine

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.

Learning Transformation: 4 Best Practices


EMPLOYEES AND ORGANIZATIONS MUST MASTER AGILITY Frequent, unexpected change is now the norm in both professional and private lives. Practice agility by learning from failures, as well as celebrating and replicating successes.

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Learning Transformation: 4 Best Practices


EMPLOYEES AND ORGANIZATIONS MUST MASTER AGILITY Frequent, unexpected change is now the norm in both professional and private lives. Practice agility by learning from failures, as well as celebrating and replicating successes.

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Classroom Learning: Ditch the Knowledge Dump, Mix it Up

CLO Magazine

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.” Tags: ADDIE , agile , change , classroom-based ILT , learning , technology , training.

Try a Learnathon: Crowdsourced UX

CLO Magazine

Elliott Masie is CEO of The Masie Center, an international think tank focused on learning and workplace productivity, and chairman and CLO of The Masie Center’s Learning Consortium.

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Top of Mind: Learning in the Age of Acceleration

CLO Magazine

It is an age in which entire industries are being reshaped with routine business models being rendered useless in favor of more agile people, plans and processes. However, the great news is that the clues to reimagine a more agile L&D organization abound. Jesse Jackson.

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#ICE #ASTD2013 conference recap

Challenge to Learn

One thing that I noticed was that agile and agility are increasingly hot. Michael Allen with SAM (and a packed Ballroom), agile processes are presented as the answer to the ever increasing speed of change. So my first ICE ASTD conference is finished.

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Jay Cross is rethinking the agile instructional design approaches and expands on some fresh ideas in his very interesting blog posting ” Agile instructional design ”. “ Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse February 20th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment February’s collection, enjoy!:

Excellence in Academic Partnerships

CLO Magazine

In 2015, Agilent Technologies Inc., To ensure the success of this new direction, Agilent CEO Mike McMullen launched a massive restructuring to make the company more efficient, nimble and customer-focused.

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Design Thinking: Level-Up the Learner Experience

Bottom-Line Performance

Two years ago I was at a CLO conference in Austin, Texas. I see it as compatible with both agile philosophy and instructional design methodology. The keynote speaker asked a question that gave me pause then – and continues to drive me now.

Skills Are the Currency of “The Expertise Economy”

CLO Magazine

CLO : What motivated you to write “The Expertise Economy”? CLO : What do you view as the most effective way to learn? CLO : With machine-learning and artificial intelligence, how do problem-solving, critical thinking and emotional intelligence play a role in jobs?

Leaders Define Leaders: Q&A with Robert Anderson and William Adams

CLO Magazine

CLO : What is unique about this book? CLO : What does an effective leader look like? CLO : Can you describe the difference between high-reactive and high-creative leadership? We won’t create the type of agile, innovative organization from a reactive mindset.

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The 50:50 learning model

CLO Magazine

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.

Closing the Skills Gap with AI, VR, D&I, and Jazz


That’s just one of many insights shared during the Future Workplace CLO Leadership Summit on October 10-11, 2019 at Infor’s New York City headquarters. From a formal, in-person setting to an informal, agile one. Closing the skills gap is an urgent issue.

Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

Stay agile. The post Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Servant leadership is all about enriching the lives of others, building better organizations and ultimately creating a world that is more caring and equitable.

Business Is Learning

CLO Magazine

In some ways, this is a return to the early days of the CLO role. The post Business Is Learning appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Mike Prokopeak is vice president and editor in chief at Chief Learning Officer magazine.