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From higher ed to PepsiCo CLO

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In 2018, PepsiCo, the global food and beverage giant, was on the verge of major change. So when she was offered a position as director of academic planning at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, it felt like a perfect fit. “It Executive education is like consulting,” Nagler says.

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Damodar Padhi: A Global Leader in Learning

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2017 CLO of the Year Damodar Padhi, center, with Mike Prokopeak, left, and John Taggart of Human Capital Media. His current position as global head of talent development for Tata Consultancy Services is no exception. The result has been a move to digital delivery as the way to keep an accelerated pace and deliver on a global scale. So far, business performance results have borne out the validity of that approach. Damodar Padhi is the 2017 CLO of the Year.

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How to Become a Digital CLO

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They will fundamentally alter the CLO’s job and how their teams work. Technology has changed how quickly and efficiently learning leaders craft and deliver employee training to reach diverse learner populations, what skills they need to succeed, and what purpose they serve in the organization, said Tonya Corley, head of the global center of excellence on digitization and learning for McKinsey and Co. At the same time, the global economy was changing.

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Jim Woolsey is the 2019 CLO of the Year

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In fact, before leaving his office the day before hopping on a plane to attend Chief Learning Officer ’s 2019 Fall Symposium in Chicago, where he would receive this year’s 2019 CLO of the Year award, he sent a note to his team about setting up the next step in evolution they will head at DAU. Even before joining DAU, Woolsey already knew the defense acquisition business inside and out, thanks to positions he held previously. But his path was not entirely unusual for a CLO.

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Jim Woolsey is the 2019 CLO of the Year

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In fact, before leaving his office the day before hopping on a plane to attend Chief Learning Officer ’s 2019 Fall Symposium in Chicago, where he would receive this year’s 2019 CLO of the Year award, he sent a note to his team about setting up the next step in evolution they will head at DAU. Even before joining DAU, Woolsey already knew the defense acquisition business inside and out, thanks to positions he held previously. But his path was not entirely unusual for a CLO.

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CLO Q&A: Keeping the Outsider Perspective on L&D

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Lesley Hoare is a global talent executive who until recently was vice president of global talent development at cloud software company VMWare. She sat down with Chief Learning Officer at the CLO Breakfast Club event in San Francisco in April and shared her perspective on the role of a learning executive, her career path into talent development and the best career advice she ever received. For more highlights from the event series, visit the CLO Breakfast Club library.

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Managing Career Paths: The Role of CLO

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Despite the threat of an economic slowdown, the demand for people with exceptional abilities and transferable skills will exceed the supply for years to come, particularly in today’s dynamic and increasingly global business environment. The groups that succeed will be those who keep in mind not only the business’ demands for talent, but also the career demands of today’s workforce. What’s a CLO to Do? Do they reflect the dynamic business plans of your organization?

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Kraft Heinz CLO Pamay Bassey is reimagining corporate learning with laughter and passion

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Ekpedeme “Pamay” Bassey, CLO of The Kraft Heinz Co., At Northwestern, she was selected to be an Andersen Consulting Corporate fellow, which was her introduction to L&D. The program, sponsored by Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) focused on applying technology as a tool for the L&D industry. As she progressed down her newfound career path, Bassey launched her own e-learning design and consulting company in 2003 called The Pamay Group.

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What’s the CLO’s Role in the Gig Economy?

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is changing business demographics around the world. Seventy-five percent of respondents in Korn Ferry Futurestep’s January 2017 “Talent Forecast,” a global talent acquisition leader survey, report using contingent workers on a regular or as-needed basis, and those numbers are rising. Blame it on today’s dynamic business environment. Employees come. They go. Sometimes they come back. Often they don’t.

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The Business Impact Award

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The Business Impact Award is for learning executives who have implemented a significant measurement or evaluation program that has demonstrated exceptional business impact from their workforce development programs. Kristin Cassino, Manager, Learning Services, Liberty Mutual Insurance Global Risk Solutions. Aligning their own distinct business values with practical data collection tactics proved worthwhile when presenting their findings to business partners.

Origin Learning Gets Shortlisted at the 2014 Learning In Practice Awards

Origin Learning

And it gives us immense happiness to share with you all that we have been announced as one of the finalists for the “Providers” category at the 2014 Learning In Practice Awards by the CLO Magazine in Chicago. Provider awards recognize qualified service providers, vendors and consultants for their work on behalf of a client organization. The celebration will feature a keynote address from 2013 CLO of the Year Rob Lauber, former vice president of Yum!

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CLO Investments Focus on Relevance and Technology

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Budgets, which declined in 2008 and 2009 in reaction to the global financial crisis, have grown each year since. Conversely, performance consulting seems to be declining in importance. This month IDC surveyed Chief Learning Officer magazine’s Business Intelligence Board on CLOs’ investment portfolios, how companies are investing their training dollars, in what learning technology and learning services areas, and where spending will change between 2013 and 2014.

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

Learning Wire

Over the last few years Jan Rijken, Learning Director at Wiley Crossknowledge and Visiting Professor at IE Business School, has published a series of articles looking at topics that are fundamental to any L&D department. In today’s globalizing business environment it is a risk for the L&D function to hang-on to traditional structures and remain focused on the local business and workplace. Efficiency – cost saving at global level. Global control.

Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

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As workforces continue to grow more diverse, human resources and learning and development teams have embraced language training programs, such as Business English and ESL, for multicultural employees. As they advance in their careers and seek roles requiring leadership and higher-level communications skills, their development needs will likely not be met by ESL or Business English programs. Leadership Development business english multicultural leadership

Are You Sharing Global Information?

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To broaden cultural intelligence across a global organization, build a knowledge management system that can gather, house and disseminate it. Organizational silos often inhibit employees from easily accessing global intelligence, and the larger the organization, the more likely it is that critical information is not being shared. This is problematic because CLOs are now responsible for helping to drive globalization in their organizations.

CLO Podcast: Stephanie Speights of Children’s Health on Centralizing Learning

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Since this episode was recorded, Stephanie took on the CLO role at Parkland Hospital and Health System, one of the largest health systems in Dallas. Plus, co-host Justin Lombardo talks about the three things to look for in a new CLO role and why he thinks centralization is the way to go for the modern learning function. She just landed a new gig, it’s still in Dallas, as senior vice president, talent management and development and CLO at Parkland Hospital and Health System.

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THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

Companies take birth and vanish; business models come and go; technology appear, evolve and transform everything. The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. The role of the CLO will be to drive this change NOW! I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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The Business Impact Award

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The Business Impact Award is for learning executives who have implemented a significant measurement or evaluation program that has demonstrated exceptional business impact from their workforce development programs. Chris Bower, Global Director, GM Center of Learning. In a highly competitive market, providing educational and motivational training is key to preparing sales consultants to discuss and compare the product to its competitors.

A Life of Learning

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He really lives learning,” said Kayvan Kian, a junior partner at global management consulting firm McKinsey & Co., Kian has participated in a number of McKinsey leadership programs and co-facilitated one of the company’s flagship programs, the Young Leaders Forum, with van Dam, who joined McKinsey in 2013 as global chief learning officer. Let’s assume you’re a consultant and you get assigned to work for the financial services industry tomorrow,” van Dam said.

The Business Partnership Award

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The Business Partnership Award is for learning departments that have partnered in a progressive way with business partners or external organizational divisions and functions such as the sales and marketing department or external customer groups to develop and deliver a targeted employee development program that supports the partner’s goals. To accomplish this, GM had to develop successful partnerships with regional learning leaders and business partners.

The Business Partnership Award

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that has demonstrated exceptional business impact from their workforce development programs. But when playing on a global level, the stakes are higher. To improve these soft skills, Bechtel University created an interactive, business-relevant program that works for all types of learners. With more than 37,000 patents in the telecommunications industry and 40 percent of global mobile traffic running through its networks, Ericsson Inc. Learning in Practice Awards 2016.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

Companies take birth and vanish; business models come and go; technology appear, evolve and transform everything. The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. The role of the CLO will be to drive this change NOW! I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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When Learning Meets the Business, Success and Revenue Follow

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But it is her business savvy, how she’s used her background in mathematics and her experiences in business and academia to strategically align learning with the business that makes her so instrumental in the story of learning at Ericsson. In 2014, for instance, the company saw a glaring business challenge within its North America market. Add-on selling can be seen as a pushy sales approach, said Corin Birchall, founder of retail and marketing consultancy Kerching!

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

If you’re familiar with Talented Learning, you know we’re fiercely independent consultants focused on one goal – to help you choose the best extended enterprise LMS for your needs. But if you need direct guidance at any point, feel free to contact me to request a preliminary phone consultation at your convenience. WEBINARS – In-depth sessions focused on key extended enterprise LMS issues and related business strategies. Business data is vital.

At Accenture, Truly Human Learning Pays Off

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In 2017, the talent and learning organization of global management consulting firm Accenture aided the firm in its effort to help clients with the digital transformation of the world through a future-oriented strategy. In 2014, Accenture also won the CLO LearningElite award, when they had 305,000 employees and $30 billion in revenue. Accenture’s future-oriented strategy drives forward the firm’s own business and the businesses of its clients.

Is Your Learning Organization Agility Fit?

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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. A 2016 McKinsey Global Institute report estimated freelancers comprise 20 to 30 percent of all workers in the U.S. The Imperative for CLO Agility . The results of the assessment serve as the pre-workout physical for a CLO’s agility fitness plan.

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A learner and a teacher at heart

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But by the end of her four years at Vanderbilt, she had become more interested in the corporate world and wondered what a career in business might look like for her. I am a learner and a teacher at heart, but I wanted to do it differently from my parents,” explained Sullivan, who now serves as the chief talent officer for PerkinElmer, a global, $2.8 A Consultative Approach. And I knew how to do that because I’d been a consultant for years,” Sullivan said.

Career Advice: Jesse Jackson

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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. 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?

Curated Insights: The Human Side of Extracting Business Value from Information

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For decades, employees have attempted to collect and sort information, and management has sought to derive associated quantitative business value — largely to no avail. Insights have been referred to as the new currency of business, and today’s economy is often referred to as the insight economy. Consultancies and think tanks have made it clear: To compete today, companies must rely on critical-thinking experts sharing insights. Measuring Business Value.

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Learning Never Ends at McKinsey

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New regulations, global competition, economic shifts and rapidly evolving technology can make it feel impossible to stay ahead. the global management consulting firm headquartered in New York, the pressure is even greater. When other companies need help to understand the trends affecting their industries, they rely on McKinsey’s 10,000 consultants and 2,000 research and information professionals to help them navigate these changes.

There and Back Again: A Journey of Learning

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Paul, Minnesota-based Ecolab, a global water, hygiene and energy technologies and services company. Prior to it, she oversaw learning strategy and execution for one of the company’s largest global lines, the institutional business that provides clients with products and services like onsite employee training and inspections. The importance of performance management in business growth and success also bubbled up in the Destination Ecolab discovery process.

Congratulations to the 2020 LIP Award winners!

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The winners and their final rankings were announced during a virtual awards ceremony Tuesday, October 20, during CLO’s Virtual Fall Symposium. They do so through a combination of qualities including leadership, vision, business acumen and strategic alignment.

Congratulations to the 2020 Learning in Practice Awards finalists

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Finalists will win a gold, silver or bronze award during a special virtual awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 20, during CLO’s Virtual Fall Symposium. At the same time, the prestigious CLO of the Year will be named! THE BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP AWARD.

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.

Listen: Booz Allen’s Lisa Doyle on leadership and learning

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She’s been a public servant, consultant, a Fortune 100 executive, as well as recipient of the CLO of the Year award from Chief Learning Officer magazine. In order to teach people you have to meet people where they are – where they’ll hear you, understand you and make it their own” said Lisa, now vice president of global learning at Virginia-based management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. There is no single path to becoming a leader. Lisa Doyle is a case in point.

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