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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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The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

On March 1, 2011, IBM announced the IBM SmartCloud framework to support Smarter Planet.” Smaller organizations are emerging along with a movement toward generative business models where businesses build an ecosystem of mutually supportive relationships. The role of the CLO will be to drive this change NOW! The CLO today has to be able to scan the emerging landscape and build her/his team in a way that will enable them to meet the future.

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THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

On March 1, 2011, IBM announced the IBM SmartCloud framework to support Smarter Planet.” – Wikipedia. Smaller organizations are emerging along with a movement toward generative business models where businesses build an ecosystem of mutually supportive relationships. The role of the CLO will be to drive this change NOW! The CLO today has to be able to scan the emerging landscape and build her/his team in a way that will enable them to meet the future.

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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. From 2002 until the end of 2008, Charles was the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing the global learning and performance strategy and leading the learning organisation for the firm’s 55,000 workforce.

Moving from distance learning to learning distanced: Building human capabilities in times of disruption and social distancing

CLO Magazine

In other words, enduring human capabilities are more critical than ever, and the workforce needs to be proficient in resiliency, agility, curiosity, creativity, empathy, courage and critical thinking. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have far-reaching impacts on all aspects of our lives.

Pivoting and professional growth in today’s (and tomorrow’s) workforce

CLO Magazine

That kind of agility is now a fundamental skill in business, too. Agile workers seize new opportunities, even if they seem daunting at first. Disruption vs. Agility. That’s why we prefer to focus on agility. So how do consultants remain relevant? Informed Agility.

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. 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? This notion of lifelong learning, this notion of continuous learning, what some call learning agility, has never been more critical. Jesse Jackson.

Classroom Learning: Ditch the Knowledge Dump, Mix it Up

CLO Magazine

But the traditional classroom method by itself is not the best way to learn, at least according to Bob Mosher, a senior partner and chief learning evangelist for consulting firm APPLY Synergies and Chief Learning Officer columnist. It can become this rich, wonderful, experiential, safe place where important learning takes place with practice, feedback and support,” Mosher said. Tags: ADDIE , agile , change , classroom-based ILT , learning , technology , training.

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Chief Learning Officer: Moving Forward, Looking Behind

CLO Magazine

It’s now increasingly a model that delivers learning and support at the moment of need in the flow of work using an array of sophisticated tools and technologies. That’s why the future CLO must be agile, responsive and open to new ways of working. Content expertise and mastery of the instructional domain are augmented by business savvy, sophisticated consulting and diagnosis skills and the ability to advocate and influence others across the company, not just in the classroom.

Corporate Learning’s Transformation in the Digital Age

CLO Magazine

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. Most respondents expect corporate learning — both the capabilities imparted and the agility required — to change significantly in the next three years. Homepage Top Story - Right Column Learning Delivery corporate learning corporate universities performance

6 competencies leaders need to develop right now

CLO Magazine

Over this past year, there has been no shortage of content published on the importance of leadership qualities such as resilience, empathy and agility. As Google discovered, a high-performing team starts with psychological safety. Agile execution.

5 strategies to disrupt the corporate learning and development industry

CLO Magazine

Confidence is at the root of high performance. This leads to greater team performance, employee engagement, and growth of executive and leadership presence. Consultants all over the world started making online courses.

It’s Time to Get Started with Career Mobility

Degreed

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.” Understanding the value of career mobility and adapting your organization to support it are two very different things. Transforming your culture in partnership with managers who support workforce development is critical.

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

Learning Wire

I have background in consulting and organisational development and have had different HR and Learning roles at Telenor in the past 12 years. Our onboarding approach is blended has a more local focus, with a global online module and local Face-to-Face delivery and performance support.

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

Learning Wire

Four areas were highlighted by L&D leaders as new priorities and validated by senior leaders in their organizations: support the workforce to work remotely. Given L&D’s expertise and agility, they can surely make this transition to deliver new solutions based on business needs.

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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. In our research conducted with participant startup entrepreneurs and consultants, we found that small businesses are invariably self-driven and social at work. Someone who accepts ambiguity and thrives in a setup with informal/agile structures. They get support when needed and learn everything on the job.

LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Article they wrote for CLO mag: “Become a Chief Meta-Learning Officer&#. Need to be more agile & change. With high performers, if you improve performance 1%, big impact. supportive learning environment. You can’t just assume processes will work; you have to scaffold & support them. ROI isn’t the only measure–other ways to look at business performance. Deploy people as performance consultants & coaches.

Excellence in Blended Learning

CLO Magazine

Excellence in Blended Learning recognizes vendors that have deployed a variety of tools in support of a client’s learning program that delivers engaging learning combining multiple modalities. In February 2016, the Global English digital transformation initiative was introduced, aimed at implementing an online blended language learning solution that would support self-paced and tutored digital language learning.

Excellence in Technology Innovation

CLO Magazine

The goal was to equip leaders to lead change by serving as teachers and mentors and to equip employees with the skills to support the GGP in their unique roles. Abilitie & Peak Seven Consulting. First, it worked with Peak Seven Consulting and then with Abilitie, a leadership-development simulations company, to complete the three-pronged partnership that produced its LEAP program, Leadership Excellence in Agility & Performance.

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. Sizable organizations are adopting agile methodologies in nondigital functions in an attempt to remain competitive. Millennials and their successors are coming to employers with an increased awareness of how stress impacts their health, a better sense of what gives them purpose and meaning, and a belief that businesses are about more than financial performance.

Excellence in Technology Innovation

CLO Magazine

The goal was to equip leaders to lead change by serving as teachers and mentors and to equip employees with the skills to support the GGP in their unique roles. Abilitie & Peak Seven Consulting. First, it worked with Peak Seven Consulting and then with Abilitie, a leadership-development simulations company, to complete the three-pronged partnership that produced its LEAP program, Leadership Excellence in Agility & Performance.

A new recipe for learner engagement (and how to bake it)

Learning Wire

In today’s fast paced business and L&D – HR environment, change is our only certainty and employees are required to be agile and employable, meaning they should continuously fine-tune and develop their skillset throughout their careers (Molloy & Noe, 2010). Learners who feel responsible for their learning are performing better and are more confident in their workplace (Xanthopoulou, Bakker, & Ilies, 2012) with a strong desire to try new skills in their job.

The Strategy Award

CLO Magazine

American Express is now expeditiously building a strong foundation among their next-generation leaders that encourages innovation, speed and agility, all required to succeed in today’s marketplace. ATB launched Degreed to support this strategy.

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

CLO Magazine

Companies across the globe are striving to increase their support of women as a group. 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? Focusing on diversity only in recruitment, for example, could backfire unless it’s reinforced at other touchpoints , from hiring and onboarding to performance reviews and L&D.

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. This required the learning function to be agile and make real-time adjustments to courses and on-demand learning resources to prepare tax professionals for the changes in tax law.

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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. From 2002 until the end of 2008, Charles was the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing the global learning and performance strategy and leading the learning organisation for the firm’s 55,000 workforce.

Create High-Impact Learning

CLO Magazine

First, as in prior years, some of the keys to success in high-performing learning and development teams include: Strong business alignment — delivered through a formal governance process, steering committees and business liaison roles. A strong leader — or CLO. Among the 500-plus organizations that participated in this research, we found that high-performing organizations had some other things going for them: They are capability-focused.

L&D’s Diversity Dilemma

CLO Magazine

JP Morgan Chase CLO Jesse Jackson said learning leaders should be loud and proud about their objective to recruit the best and brightest diverse talent. Our L&D folks are on the platform, providing intervention and performance consulting with their internal clients all the time,” he said. “We Jackson said the business case for D&I is about ensuring that companies can support and serve the markets they operate in more effectively.

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If We Had To Do It All Again

CLO Magazine

There’s no specific right way to become a CLO. That’s what makes the CLO role so vibrant. Whatever path you take, there are some key competencies you need to succeed as a CLO. You also need learning agility to immediately apply what you’ve learned, as well as emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills to be self-aware and build important relationships. That’s the support you need in an organization — an opportunity to take risks.

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Power to the People: Deloitte’s Nick van Dam

CLO Magazine

Whereas many CLOs fortuitously find themselves in the learning and development world as their careers progress, Nick van Dam has been a player in the learning sphere in some capacity for as long as he can remember, beginning with his first job in 1985 as a learning consultant. At the time, he supported customer education at Nixdorf Computer, which was acquired by Siemens in 1989.

Reflecting on the first half of 2009

Jay Cross

We are shifting our focus from training to performance. Agile Instructional Design. These qualities are at the heart of the discipline of agile programming. Hence, I am exploring how well the principles of agile programming might be incorporated into a new framework for instructional design. Companies should embrace network-supported informal learning because it works better, not because it reduces labor costs. The scope of the job of the CLO is mushrooming.

LearnTrends: Backchannel

Jay Cross

AgileBill4d: did someone say Agile? Jenna Papakalos: Nope @Agile, said fragile. Moderator (Clark Quinn): world as biosphere, org as performance ecosystem. Moderator (Clark Quinn): but things are moving too fast, networks where everyone is thinking towards the same goal) is where agility (yes, I said agile ) can flourish. Chris 2: Agile networks require collaborative learning across companies. What is distracting CLO's from taking ownership of it?

Uncertainty: Learning’s Final Frontier

CLO Magazine

George Binney, leadership consultant and co-author of the book “Breaking Free of Bonkers: How to Lead in Today’s Crazy World of Organizations,” says our increasing uncertainty is often articulated in this simple real-world question: “Who is my boss this week?”. The growing chaos organizations face is the result of complexity, according to Cheryl Stokes, a partner specializing in leadership development at the executive search and consulting firm Heidrick & Struggles.

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SOCIAL LEARNING CANNOT BE A BOLT-ON STRATEGY

Learnnovators

A truly social business encapsulates the necessary preconditions for social learning — transparent, supportive and collaborative. It requires CEO / CLO intervention and strategic thinking to create an environment where the behaviours that construe social learning can thrive. They are learning agile, embraces change and are not afraid to put themselves out there.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

A truly social business encapsulates the necessary preconditions for social learning — transparent, supportive and collaborative. It requires CEO / CLO intervention and strategic thinking to create an environment where the behaviours that construe social learning can thrive. They are learning agile, embraces change and are not afraid to put themselves out there.

Listen: Vulcan’s Tim Mulligan talks about how companies can teach employees to be happier, healthier and more resilient

CLO Magazine

That’s somebody that can also be developed in a way [or] put into a team or organization that can support them in a better way. It’s that feeling of belonging, support in the community. And also what are those processes and rituals you have in place that support and build that resiliency muscle I was talking about. Whether it be a software program, like your performance management program, it needs to be branded. Something’s not working at work.

Free learning & development webinars for August 2020

Limestone Learning

Learning Consultant, walks you through the ins and outs of building professional interactions in just minutes using Storyline 360. You need an agile methodology that you can use to support strategic pivots. “ Corn, Maze, Crop ” by Andrew Martin is licensed by Pixabay.

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