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Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Judy Whitcomb

CLO Magazine

CLO: How did you become interested in learning and development? Regardless of the organizations I worked or roles I’ve held (including business functional roles), I’ve always led with learning. CLO: What lesson(s) did you learn in 2020 that you’ve taken with you into 2021?

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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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Manager's Role in Learning and Performance Improvement

The Performance Improvement Blog

What should be a manager’s role in employee learning? 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. So back to the question: “What should be a manager’s role in employee learning?” The answer is that managers have an essential role.

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The role of communication in a hybrid workplace

CLO Magazine

Leaders who are learning agile — in other words, those who learn from experience and apply those learnings in new ways — will be most successful in navigating the transition. The post The role of communication in a hybrid workplace appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

CLO Thinking (& Measurement)

Clark Quinn

I attended the CLO Symposium with my ITA colleagues Jay Cross and Jane Hart. And the keynotes that I saw were in synch: Stephen Covey talked about the need for trust and Jon Katzenbach on how to build culture were both excellent, as was Dan Pontefract’s story on making collaboration intrinsic to Telus. We got questions about how the role of the learning unit changes, about myths and new tools, and about measurement.

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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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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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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. This milieu gives agency for an employee within their own role and organization to be curious, to fail, to wonder, to try — to learn. This is sparked by a strong learning culture.

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Learning’s critical role in eluding the silo mentality

CLO Magazine

The silo mentality can prevent learning, reduce agility and create unnecessary conflict as teams stay stuck in — and defend — what is important to their small group versus what serves the overall organization. Other factors can play a role too.

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How this 3D printing company improved its culture and talent management strategy

CLO Magazine

When founder and CEO Amir Mansouri started the company in 2014, cultivating culture was easy. There’s a major difference between maintaining a company culture in a small, close-knit startup with five employees and a fast-growing, mature business with 60 employees and counting.

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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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. Learning’s role is getting bigger not smaller in this economy,” Prokopeak explained. Symposium Plus, a new version of CLO’s fall event, is a direct response to that. The CLO Symposium Plus ran from Sept.

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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.”.

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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Learning’s Role in Innovation

CLO Magazine

Agility and the ability to adapt is imperative. Provided that learning and development leaders could and should have a central role in innovation, what is the chief learning officer’s responsibility? Steven Johnson, in his 2010 book, “Where Good Ideas Come From,” discusses the role of networks to support innovation, and again the notion of time comes into play. Appropriately reconciling roles will be a critical determinant of success. What is L&D’s Role?

6 Building Blocks of a Modern Learning Culture

Allego

Today’s CLOs have a strategic responsibility to reshape the role and nature of learning to impact business success directly. Today’s CLOs have a strategic responsibility to reshape the role and nature of learning to impact business success directly. Building Block 3: Agility.

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. So what role do the learning leaders play? Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey.

Take a look at the evolution of the CLO

CLO Magazine

It’s been almost a quarter century since the formalization of the position of chief learning officer: In 1994, Jack Welch made Steve Kerr the CLO of General Electric. But what has happened to the CLO during this period? Has the role kept pace with the evolving needs of the workplace?

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Psychological safety: an overlooked secret to organizational performance

CLO Magazine

A second potential source of inspiration is the Agile method of creating Scrum teams. The first value of the Agile manifesto is “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools,” which acknowledges that organizations and teams are made up of human systems.

Leverage AI to foster a learn-it-all culture

CLO Magazine

This statement exemplifies the culture change that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been instilling within his organization. Since he took over the role, Microsoft’s share price has almost tripled. It’s also a great way to retain critical factors, such as institutional knowledge and cultural integrity, that are lost when people are replaced. Not only does this approach directly impact bottom-line results, but AI-driven learning also makes companies more agile.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

They will play a strategic role in helping organizations collaborate with such talent pools for the mutual benefit of all. Mobile devices will be ubiquitous and play a critical role in professional development – We still have the luxury of debating whether workers will access the learning program via a laptop or a tablet. Moreover, a global talent pool will require cultural sensitivity and an inclusive mindset from L&D, HR and the organization.

Chief Learning Officer: Moving Forward, Looking Behind

CLO Magazine

The role of learning leader evolved along with it. We documented your stories as learning executives took on ever-growing roles and responsibilities at the forefront of business. Chief learning officers play a primary role in helping organizations get there. That’s why the future CLO must be agile, responsive and open to new ways of working. Your role is more than skill development and training.

Work in the flow of learning

CLO Magazine

Perhaps it was just a cultural difference, I thought, for I could not yet see anyone gripping the edges of their seat. Different functions often need the same competencies to be developed, such as an agile way of working or customer centricity.

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. “We’re activating a sustainable cultural change, helping our leaders change their mindsets and ways of working. ” Instilling Change Igniting and sustaining a cultural change is no easy feat, however.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

They will play a strategic role in helping organizations collaborate with such talent pools for the mutual benefit of all. Mobile devices will be ubiquitous and play a critical role in professional development – We still have the luxury of debating whether workers will access the learning program via a laptop or a tablet. Moreover, a global talent pool will require cultural sensitivity and an inclusive mindset from L&D, HR and the organization.

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Let’s change our focus on always adding more

CLO Magazine

Our employees already live in a world of increased change and shifting roles and business models. Would the employees not adapt to the culture without it? Ironically, one of the most powerful things a CLO can do is to bravely and authentically say, “stop.”

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The 7 Trends Reshaping Talent Development

CLO Magazine

To respond and thrive, organizations need digitally savvy, future-fluent leaders who are agile, strategic, data-driven and resilient. First-timers who fail: All-star contributors who excel in functional roles are often rewarded with promotions into leadership. Few women in senior roles: The business case for promoting women into leadership is compelling. Root out unconscious bias in your systems and culture. What you can do: Build a coaching culture.

A learner and a teacher at heart

CLO Magazine

Butters knew she’d found her CLO. Sullivan joined PerkinElmer in June 2017 and, two years later, was promoted to her current role as chief talent officer, where she now has the added responsibility of overseeing global talent acquisition. So, we have become very agile in our approach.”.

What is leadership, and who is a leader?

CLO Magazine

It can be much harder than you may think, but taking the time to define leadership and what makes a leader is crucial to building a cohesive culture and developing future leaders. With new leaders come new approaches to leadership, which impacts overall culture and employees.

Keep Growing Your Organizational Learning Pyramid

CLO Magazine

Robust offerings would bring together the technology, behavioral and functional skills needed for the employee to perform their role effectively based on the business context and the need of the organization. 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.

Let’s catch up on Learning Pool’s hybrid events from 2021

Learning Pool

The evidence is there – women, particularly those of ethnic minority, are still severely mistreated in the workplace and gender stereotypes remain to play a huge role in this divide. Life of a CLO: A Fireside Chat. The role of the Chief Learning Officer .

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Celebrating one year of Learning Impact

LearnUpon

CLO of NASA, Dr. Karen L. Gilliam, believes training has to be practical, relevant and respectful of experience, in order to support adult learners in their roles. NASA’s CLO, Karen L.

How corporate universities fit into hybrid learning strategies of the future

CLO Magazine

The 800-room leadership and learning center in Westlake, Texas was important both to build skills and build culture. Deloitte also had its eye on strengthening agility in its learning programs. The organization began to focus on skills-based learning rather than role-based learning.

Being Great at One Thing Can Kill Innovation

CLO Magazine

to champion a learning culture. Taylor wrote that Ridge conquered that paradox by overhauling the company culture to prioritize learning, “transforming a stale, insular business into something agile and open-minded.”. But that reality was a blessing and a curse, Ridge told Taylor: “We had such huge growth opportunities, but people were afraid to step out of their roles. In a Sept.

Are You Giving Employees Tools They Actually Want to Use?

CLO Magazine

The chief learning officer has a pivotal role to play to help companies increase their organization’s capability, but the role is changing. The role of learning and development is shifting from a top-down approach to one that empowers employees to take charge of their own development. Here are six strategies shaping the CLO role today that successful learning leaders are using to enable their workforce to continuously skill up. . Create a learning culture.

Mind over matter: leadership mindsets and actions to drive results

CLO Magazine

If we can bring a different attitude to our role as a leader, if we can shift our mindset, we can impact our behaviors. A growth mindset, we believe, is one of the big four, and perhaps the biggest but not the only attitude we want our leaders to bring to their role. An Agile Mindset.

Leadership in the Great Acceleration

CLO Magazine

It’s an approach that lets companies be agile instead of reactive. Good managers also improve employee morale and workplace efficiency — a key to corporate agility. For how can companies be agile when they are weighed down by struggling managers, unhappy employees and poor productivity?

The inclusive human-centered leader

CLO Magazine

Additionally, as leaders intentionally role-model vulnerability, sensitivity and regard for others’ feelings, it demonstrates a respect and value for others that can be equally motivating and inspiring. But how do leaders build an inclusive, human-centered culture?

Building Your Upskilling Strategy: Data vs. People

Degreed

JP Morgan Chase is working with MIT to forecast a future in which skills and roles intersect, with a focus on technology roles. Out of 5,500 team members, several hundred auditioned for the role of G Evangelists, or champions of the change, and 50 were selected.

The inclusive human-centred leader

CLO Magazine

Additionally, as leaders intentionally role-model vulnerability, sensitivity and regard for others’ feelings, it demonstrates a respect and value for others that can be equally motivating and inspiring. But how do leaders build an inclusive, human-centred culture?