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. Hall’s role leading this effort earned him the Learning in Practice Bronze Strategy Award in 2020. The business of national security requires a powerful corporate learning and development strategy.


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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. The role of L&D teams.

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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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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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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: Justin Lombardo

CLO Magazine

Lombardo has held numerous roles in learning and development at the C-suite or executive level at Motorola University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and Baptist Health. CLO: How did you become interested in L&D?

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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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CLO Thinking (& Measurement)

Clark Quinn

I attended the CLO Symposium with my ITA colleagues Jay Cross and Jane Hart. We got questions about how the role of the learning unit changes, about myths and new tools, and about measurement. 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.

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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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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. So back to the question: “What should be a manager’s role in employee learning?” The answer is that managers have an essential role. This is the question I will be answering in an ASTD-sponsored webcast on September 24, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. .

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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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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.

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.

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 was a time when the majority of learning leaders grew up through traditional learning and development roles. They worked in general management roles or business-facing jobs. While the paths to the role are many, there are commonalities.

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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.

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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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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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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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What is the future of skills, roles and workforce development?

CLO Magazine

It is not just learning in general, but agile, active learning that is key. Equipping employees/learners in organizations with agile capabilities is crucial to our workforce preparedness and competitive advantage and is a business concern across the globe. Celeste R.

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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?

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 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. After sitting on a similar panel the previous year, I noticed immediately that the role played by just-in-time learning had increased in these three leading companies. In other words, learning must be designed for consumption in (or near) the workflow – learning needs to be agile. The need for agility in learning is a shot across the bow of every training department on the planet.

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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.

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.

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. It can’t just be the role of somebody three or four layers removed from the CEO who has no understanding of the long-term growth strategies of the organization.

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The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning


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. The role of the CLO will be to drive this change NOW! I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future.

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.

For a Limited Time Only

CLO Magazine

Companies like GE and Motorola created some of the first modern corporate universities and established the new role of chief learning officer to run them. Being a CLO isn’t a lifetime appointment. It’s a business role like any other. 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



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. The role of the CLO will be to drive this change NOW! I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future.

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Chief Learning Officer reveals the 2020 LearningElite award winners

CLO Magazine

Each year, the LearningElite awards program recognizes companies that have a strong and agile learning and development function. This year’s winners demonstrate the critical role of L&D in business. Measurement 2020 LearningElite CLO LearningElite Awards LearningElite

Work in the flow of learning

CLO Magazine

Different functions often need the same competencies to be developed, such as an agile way of working or customer centricity. She is now looking for an agility project to polish her newly acquired skills, but there isn’t a project available right away in her function.

Losing a step is inevitable; losing the game isn’t

CLO Magazine

And it’s a reminder that chief learning officers have a critical role to play as uncertainty and volatility become the reality of business. Agility and adaptability are. Experience plays a bigger role when skills and athleticism diminish.

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. The agile learning organization should approach innovation as a continual process of adjusting learning resources to optimize outcomes for learners and the business.

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Build commitment to change through high-involvement change leadership

CLO Magazine

Help them feel inspired and excited about the future and their role in the change. The post Build commitment to change through high-involvement change leadership appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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. I spent time in our consumer community banking group as a general manager moving through various roles, predominantly for our branch banking business. It was in that role where the opportunity to transition into the chief learning officer role emerged. Specifically, moving from one job role to the other. Jesse Jackson.

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.”.

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. 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.