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Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Judy Whitcomb

CLO Magazine

CLO: How did you become interested in learning and development? Leveraging these natural talents and applying them to real-life experiences in the workplace with strong mentors and formal education in adult learning sparked my interest and passion in learning and development.

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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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Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

When you describe your corporate culture, is being of service to one another and the community a core value? Creating a culture of servant leadership requires certain behaviors and actions. Following are eight practices to create a culture of servant leadership in your organization. Mentor, coach and develop. Stay agile. The post Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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. In the chapter, we talked about organizational equivalents to these extremophile mechanisms, including tolerating diversity, monitoring the environment, extreme mentoring, and more.

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

CLO Magazine

CLOs face intense pressure to build learning cultures in which geographically dispersed teams can engage with relevant content “on-demand” to reskill. Unintentionally, we were creating a learning culture where only a select few got access to high-quality training.”.

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.

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. The onboarding experience should provide opportunities for fresh trainees to imbibe the culture of the organization, preparing them to be productive from day one. Formal coaching and mentoring initiatives would also help.

A learner and a teacher at heart

CLO Magazine

Sullivan credits former colleague and mentor Greg Till, now the executive vice president and chief people officer for Providence St. Butters knew she’d found her CLO. So, we have become very agile in our approach.”. Learning is in Jennifer Sullivan’s blood.

Manager's Role in Learning and Performance Improvement

The Performance Improvement Blog

Employees need agility when it comes to information. Managers have control of their own learning, not corporate trainers, HR, or a CLO. One of the major barriers to learning is a culture that does not value learning. Coaching Management Organization Culture Organizational Learning Training human performance improvement manager development manager''s role organizational learning What should be a manager’s role in employee learning?

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Develop Your MVPs: Coaching for Goal Achievement

CLO Magazine

Fostering a culture of feedback, development and engagement helps prevent the major pitfall that sidelines even the most well-intentioned goals: the “too busy” trap. With managers and employees clear on the goal, and aligned on how to achieve it, organizations can remain agile, easily adapting to changing business priorities, driving positive business outcomes. The post Develop Your MVPs: Coaching for Goal Achievement appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

#MeToo in Mentorship

CLO Magazine

And nearly half feel uncomfortable participating in common work activities with women, including mentoring them. This consequence of #MeToo is occurring just as the value of mentoring women is clearer than ever: Our latest leadership re-search found that of the nearly 2,500 companies studied those with at least 30 percent women leaders — and at least 20 percent women senior leaders — have a major competitive edge.

The Reskilling Revolution versus the ‘clay layer’

CLO Magazine

Sales, marketing and content, as well as people and culture, are on the list of the top growth areas for the jobs of the future. A Reskilling Revolution will depend critically on a mentally agile workforce that is willing and able to change as the demand characteristics for labor change.

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. These traits were closely connected to the learning habits and attitudes expected in a startup culture: •Attitude to self-learn, be self-driven. Someone who accepts ambiguity and thrives in a setup with informal/agile structures. Corporate L&D is a key component of any business’s overall strategy.

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.” At Degreed, we believe that a strong career mobility program rises on four pillars: Culture Skills strategy Technology Implementation strategy. Culture: Managers Make the Difference. The world of work is evolving, and smart companies get it.

Empower Talent to Become Leaders Who Drive Change

CLO Magazine

Establishing a culture that invites all employees to be a part of leading the change is key for this kind of success. Reinforcing the premise that agility is a part of developing the self and others, enabling employees to take risks and being open to pushing out of one’s comfort zone helps cultivate a culture that embraces change. An organizational culture that espouses and enacts behaviors that reinforce an openness to change leads the way for change.

A message about learning from the C-suite

CLO Magazine

Beyond technology, companies like ours need more agility, innovation and self-management from everyone. But they do little to create the learning culture that makes it possible to quickly recognize problems or to support each other’s development along the way.

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John Seeley Brown Keynote at #ASTD2013

Learning Visions

Building a community of peer-mentors. They come with agile minds. The CLO will need to become the Chief Organizational Architecture. If your culture doesn’t work that way, you need to change your culture. Kineo. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. These are my live blogged notes from the opening session at the ASTD International Conference and Expo (ICE) -- happening this week in Dallas, TX.

LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Article they wrote for CLO mag: “Become a Chief Meta-Learning Officer&#. Need to be more agile & change. psychological safety: safe to share–org culture. These things don’t just happen–you have to take responsibility for creating this kind of culture. Clark: need more mentoring, performance reviews don’t replace that.

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. The post The Strategy Award appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Diamonds in the Rough

CLO Magazine

Finally, there are organizations that focus on developing participants’ mental resilience tools to increase their leadership agility. The idea is that by developing the capacity to activate the parasympathetic system intentionally, these leaders are evolving their ability to center themselves on demand so they can respond in a more flexible and agile way to challenging experiences. Acquire skills working across cultures and within groups with diverse ways of thinking.

Team Learning Up With Talent

CLO Magazine

Halogen customers are pushing for more agile and seamless connections between learning and performance from the cloud-based software company. “It’s The Value of Virtual Mentors. This demand for on-the-spot learning also has driven internal social media use to make learning and mentoring a more seamless part of the employee experience. These tools turn end users into mentors.

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Social Learning Cannot be a Bolt-On Strategy

ID Reflections

In such cultural settings, social learning naturally fails in spite of state of the art enterprise collaboration platforms and other technology. Most organizations are still missing the cultural aspect of it. It's a strategic approach to shaping a business culture, highly dependent upon executive leadership and corporate strategy, including business process design, risk management, leadership development, financial controls and use of business analytics.

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

Learnnovators

Organisations are becoming generally less hierarchical, flatter, ‘softer’ at the edges and more agile. However, if the requirement is to engender attitude and culture change, then bringing people into a face-to-face event is one of the most effective and best ways to achieve successful outcomes. The way in which the 70:20:10 model is communicated will depend on individual organisational cultures. What would be the role of a future CLO?

How Learning Can Regain Relevance

CLO Magazine

This accelerated change forced companies to assume higher capital risks to remain agile in the marketplace. The clash between corporate cultures and people factors figures prominently as a critical risk in most mergers and acquisitions. Flextronics embedded strategic components where they could affect the agility of the organization in the market while leaving the tactical or transactional components to continue their direct support of the three global organizations.

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The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond

Learnnovators

Organisations are becoming generally less hierarchical, flatter, ‘softer’ at the edges and more agile. However, if the requirement is to engender attitude and culture change, then bringing people into a face-to-face event is one of the most effective and best ways to achieve successful outcomes. The way in which the 70:20:10 model is communicated will depend on individual organisational cultures. What would be the role of a future CLO?

Free L&D webinars for April 2018

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: The Down-and-Dirty Realities of Modern Learning: Beyond Buzzwords (free for ATD members) You know the buzz—from “embedded” to “micro” to “agile.” However, no amount of new terminology can convey the true and lasting importance of building a modern learning culture. Please join Litmos CLO, Mike Martin, for this one-hour webcast for new insights on: Earning executive support to champion the criticality of training.

Listen: Interface’s Reece Roberson explains why taking risks is part of professional growth

CLO Magazine

” So when you look at that and we used to see it in the CLO sample. So this is different than a mentor. One is around our obsession with culture. One of the things that I get to do is I lead our cultural assessment and then working with the teams to build action plans against those results. Where we have put energy and effort towards those opportunities we had in our culture we move the needle through the measurement. Mentoring programs.

Reflecting on the first half of 2009

Jay Cross

Any remaining training staff will become mentors, coaches and facilitators who work on improving core business processes, strengthening relationships with customers and cutting costs. 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. The scope of the job of the CLO is mushrooming.

SOCIAL LEARNING CANNOT BE A BOLT-ON STRATEGY

Learnnovators

In such cultural settings, social learning naturally fails in spite of state of the art enterprise collaboration platforms and other technology. Most organizations are still missing the cultural aspect of it. It’s a strategic approach to shaping a business culture, highly dependent upon executive leadership and corporate strategy, including business process design, risk management, leadership development, financial controls and use of business analytics.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

In such cultural settings, social learning naturally fails in spite of state of the art enterprise collaboration platforms and other technology. Most organizations are still missing the cultural aspect of it. It’s a strategic approach to shaping a business culture, highly dependent upon executive leadership and corporate strategy, including business process design, risk management, leadership development, financial controls and use of business analytics.