Agile career paths for dynamic organizations

CLO Magazine

The importance of adaptation and agility as keys for survival has been amply demonstrated. But businesses do not adapt themselves; it’s employees who are accountable for business success and, in particular, demonstrating agility. Think career lattice ; think agile.

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Agile learning for the business of border security

CLO Magazine

However, during the agency’s early years, the learning strategy wasn’t always as agile. The post Agile learning for the business of border security appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.


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Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Judy Whitcomb

CLO Magazine

CLO: How did you become interested in learning and development? CLO: What lesson(s) did you learn in 2020 that you’ve taken with you into 2021? CLO: How do you enjoy spending your time outside of work? CLO: In your opinion, what are some components of a robust L&D program?

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Meet the CLO Advisory Board: David Vance

CLO Magazine

In 2006, he was awarded CLO of the Year. CLO: What was your official first job in learning and development? CLO: What lessons did you learn in 2020 that you plan on taking with you into 2021? Vance was awarded CLO of the Year in 2006.

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Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Diana Thomas

CLO Magazine

Chief Learning Officer recently sat down with longtime CLO Advisory Board member Diana Thomas, executive coach and advisor for Winning Results LLC. In 2014, she received CLO’s Norman B. CLO: How did you first become interested in learning and development?

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Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Diane August

CLO Magazine

CLO: What was your first official job in learning and development? CLO: What lessons did you learn in 2020 that you’ve brought with you into 2021? CLO: How do you enjoy spending your time outside of work? . Develop and implement an agile learning strategy.

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Executive’s guide to developing change agility in your organization

CLO Magazine

Change agility is the key to the future success of your organization and team. In essence, an agile organization can adapt swiftly to a circumstance and revert with an almost instantaneous response to changes in markets, competitors, products, services and customers.

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5 ways L&D teams can contribute toward making organizations agile

CLO Magazine

Agility is defined as the ability to move quickly and easily. In a corporate context, we can think of agility as the ability of a company to change its ways of doing business quickly and smoothly in response to changes in the business environment.

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Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Justin Lombardo

CLO Magazine

CLO: How did you become interested in L&D? CLO: What lessons did you learn in 2020 that you’ve brought with you into 2021? CLO: How have you seen the role of CLO change throughout your career in L&D? CLO: How do you like to enjoy your time outside of work?

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Sydney Savion is the 2020 CLO of the year

CLO Magazine

The Air New Zealand CLO was experiencing an ultra-rare moment for 2020, disconnected from the virtual world during the Learning in Practice Awards ceremony on Oct. 20, when she was announced as the 2020 CLO of the Year. She became Air New Zealand’s CLO in February 2018.

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Agile innovation in the face of COVID-19

CLO Magazine

Agile innovation, the profitable application of creativity, aims to design breakthrough solutions that optimize efficiency, improve market position through new product development or result in new enterprise structures. Crisis Leadership agile innovation Coronavirus covid-19

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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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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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Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Adri Maisonet Morales

CLO Magazine

She has more than 29 years in the learning and talent development industries, and in 2016, she was awarded CLO of the Year. CLO: What was your first official job in learning and development? CLO: What lessons did you learn in 2020 that you’ve taken with you into 2021?

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Agile Teams Create Agile Learning Organizations

CLO Magazine

Agility is the emerging trend for companies in thinking about how they structure teams to accomplish work. Agile methodology began with software development, but, with its focus on adapting to change rather than following a process, it has become relevant in other areas as well. Radical changes will be necessary for companies to become agile learning organizations that will be able to continuously learn and adjust to disruptions more swiftly.

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ChoiceU supports thousands of hotel franchises with an agile learning strategy

CLO Magazine

There was no script for Choice to follow to manage the new scenarios the pandemic presented to the industry, and agility and flexibility were key factors to embrace if the hotel wanted to make it past this unprecedented event.

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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Agile by fire: how the tech industry is transforming learning

CLO Magazine

It is “agility by fire” — the ability to move quickly but not easily, and still excel. Academia alone are not the keyholders to the new world of work anymore — they too had to become agile by fire. As the sector continues to evolve, it survives by being agile by fire.

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Learning Agility and its Role in Leadership

CLO Magazine

Learning agility, which focuses on the ability to perform in the future, provides an answer. Warner Burke, professor of psychology at Columbia University, has studied learning agility for six years and describes it as being in an unfamiliar situation, not knowing what to do and figuring it out. Ross School of Business, summarizes learning agility as involving two elements — speed and flexibility. Learning agility can be a leadership game-changer.

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Inclusion is the X-factor for agility and innovation

CLO Magazine

The company is working to develop skills, capabilities, knowledge and an agile mindset among its leaders so they can effectively navigate an uncertain future. “We The post Inclusion is the X-factor for agility and innovation appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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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. A few months back, our research team at Chief Learning Officer decided to conduct a first-of-its-kind survey about the CLO role, asking practitioners to share their career path, how they developed themselves, the scope of their responsibilities and how they work.

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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. Bill Sullivan, president and CEO of Agilent, described the measures that have led Agilent to impressive success as the world’s premier measurement company. ” Agilent relentlessly surveys customers.

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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. Organizations need to reinforce their culture and learning mechanisms to make themselves more agile and more resilient, and that adaptation is possible on principled grounds.

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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. “It’s a matter of not only being agile, but the cost, quality and effectiveness of how we get our solutions to market,” Magagna said. Uncategorized Learning Delivery Strategy LearningElite CLO LearningElite Awards SiemensTags: LearningElite , CLO LearningElite Awards , Siemens.

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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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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. Symposium Plus, a new version of CLO’s fall event, is a direct response to that. The CLO Symposium Plus ran from Sept. If you missed the live event, check out the CLO Symposium Video Library , releasing Oct.

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Cheers to alignment and agility in 2020

CLO Magazine

The need for agile, rounded leaders remains high in our ever-changing business environment, and executive education and leadership development continue to be an important area of investment: 44 percent plan to increase investment and 40 percent plan to keep it the same (Figure 3).

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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. After all, almost half of companies are committed to building an agile workforce model, according to a December 2016 report from staffing firm Randstad. Chief Learning Officer : More companies are on board with building an agile workforce than five years ago. Many misconceptions about agile employment are beginning to fade as well.

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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. So, the central question here is: How does Agile/Scrum address the challenges organizations are facing not only in software development but with change in general? Strategy agile/scrum development planning process

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Are You Truly Agile?

CLO Magazine

Let go of old learning approaches and embrace the latest in agile software. If I appear to be speaking a foreign language, then the hottest thing in agile software — and now learning content — hasn’t hit your radar yet. Although agile development grew out of failed deployments on the software side — which we’ll outline in a bit — the similarities on the organizational development side are fairly staggering.

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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? Mind Over Matter agility learningTags: agility , learning The post A Human Way to Foster Workplace Agility appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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

CLO Magazine

5 Capabilities of an Enlightened CLO. But workforce readiness today demands more than just learning, content or collaboration by itself; it demands an agile approach that combines all three to drive measurable business impact.

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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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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Agile Leaders: Born or Bred?

CLO Magazine

Leaders who can thrive in any business environment share one important trait: agility. As disparate as the two business environments are, there’s a common denominator — something a leader who can thrive anywhere would need to move forward in either scenario — learning agility. Dutra said that one of the greatest indicators of potential in leadership performance and success is learning agility, which comprises five key factors: Self-awareness. Mental agility.

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Pull Technology Boosts Agility

CLO Magazine

In October, the Human Capital Media (HCM) Advisory Group, the research arm of Chief Learning Officer, published a study that asked some 600 learning leaders where there was an opportunity for a learning organization to make a business impact, and most pointed to agility and promoting the workforce’s ability to quickly adapt to change as an answer. Change can be good and bad, but it is constant in today’s global business environment, and leaders know it.

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5 long-lasting lessons from 2021 to speed up workforce competitiveness in an accelerated world

CLO Magazine

The post 5 long-lasting lessons from 2021 to speed up workforce competitiveness in an accelerated world appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Commentary & Opinion agility learning agility ROI learning ecosystem proficiency