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5 moves that actually increase diversity, equity and inclusion

CLO Magazine

Since the protests over the police killing of George Floyd, companies are looking for ways to combat racial bias and discrimination at work. The stats are jarring. Diversity training is often the go-to after a diversity PR disaster.

L&D’s Diversity Dilemma

CLO Magazine

When Masie arrived, he ran into leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith, who lives just three blocks from Masie in New York — only to find out that Goldsmith was the other keynote speaker at the same event. Masie, CEO of The Masie Center, an international think tank focused on learning and workplace productivity, and a columnist for this publication, said the coincidence was funny but also sad. According to the data, 5.6 Diverse? The Big Picture.

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No Status Quo for the CLO

CLO Magazine

Mike Prokopeak is vice president and editor in chief at Chief Learning Officer 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.

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Accountability is key to enabling diversity and inclusion in organizations

CLO Magazine

Despite increased investment in corporate diversity and inclusion initiatives in recent years, progress remains slow. Organizations risk being perceived as lacking true commitment to building diverse workforces and inclusive cultures without demonstrating sustained, tangible impact that validates their efforts. Organizations tend to make the following mistakes when it comes to D&I: Starting with actions rather than outcomes.

The CLO Holiday Wish List

Litmos

We love tearing those ribbons and wrapping paper off and enjoying the surprise of what lies beneath. Of course, we usually just share these experiences with our loved ones, but what if we could do the same in the professional realm? Ok, I know; you can’t really gift wrap a trend, but you get the idea. These are the things that I’d like to see more CLOs perceive as gifts we get to play with more in the year to come.

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How to Become a Digital CLO

CLO Magazine

In 1994, software company Asymetrix released ToolBook, a computer-based training authoring tool that made it possible for virtually anyone to create web-based training programs. It was a defining moment that changed the way companies think about how and where employees learn. Since then, online learning has gotten cheaper and easier to create and store, making it possible for learning groups to disseminate millions of pieces of content to serve every learner’s needs.

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Continuous Learning is strategic to business

Origin Learning

‘Small Is Beautiful’ – A popular quote, derived from the book of the same name, is synonymous with the world-renowned British Economist E F Schumacher,who picked it up from his teacher Leopold Kohr. That a title of a book would go on to be listed among the 100-most influential books published since World War II bears testimony to its relevance even now! Cloud-computing, virtual, immersive learning and augmented reality too are catching up in a big way.

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. Eric Weiner.

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Listen: Researcher Sarah Kimmel on the future of the CLO role

CLO Magazine

Technology is indisputably transforming learning. The scope of learning in the organization is growing, and sometimes shrinking, as a result. There’s a creeping sense of unease in the CLO role, with the future both uncertain and full of opportunity.

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

CLO Magazine

Ekpedeme “Pamay” Bassey, CLO of The Kraft Heinz Co., has held many different personas, both in her career as a learning and development professional and beyond. She later earned her master’s in computer science from Northwestern University with the goal of working toward a career in technological development. The program, sponsored by Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) focused on applying technology as a tool for the L&D industry.

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

CLO Magazine

“We don’t just have one identity — our identities are made up of many things, both physically and culturally, and the intersections matter.” — Elise Birkhofer, global lead for Google’s largest employee resource group. Companies across the globe are striving to increase their support of women as a group. The benefits of diversity in the workplace are clear. Take networking, for example — the “do’s and don’ts” can be pretty mysterious to multicultural employees.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future. Now that my disclaimers are in place, let me explain the premise of the post title and what I intend to discuss in this post. Companies take birth and vanish; business models come and go; technology appear, evolve and transform everything. Siri , the quirky and intelligent personal assistant has been an integral part of the Apple iOS since October, 2011.

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

CLO Magazine

The rise of the contingent workforce, the ranks of which are filled with increasing numbers of men and women working for “Me Inc.,” is changing business demographics around the world. Blame it on today’s dynamic business environment. The rise of the gig economy may present new challenges for businesses and learning leaders, but it’s also creating new opportunities to capitalize on the skills and perspectives transient workers bring to each project.

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Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

CLO Magazine

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. By strengthening communications skills and building a “same language” framework for the workforce, these initiatives not only foster individual development, they enhance collaboration and productivity and contribute to cultural cohesion.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future. Now that my disclaimers are in place, let me explain the premise of the post title and what I intend to discuss in this post. Companies take birth and vanish; business models come and go; technology appear, evolve and transform everything. Siri , the quirky and intelligent personal assistant has been an integral part of the Apple iOS since October, 2011.

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

CLO Magazine

There’s a constant push and pull taking place in the learning function. Sometimes there’s a need for more control and consistency across the organization. Stephanie Speights has been at the forefront of that debate for more than a decade. And that ability to tie learning into the organizational strategy is in demand. Thank you to our episode sponsors: This episode of the Chief Learning Officer Podcast is brought to by Bridge, the makers of Practice.

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3 C-Skills for the C-Suite

CLO Magazine

Earlier this month Forbes Coaches Council laid out more than a dozen skills next-gen leaders need today that weren’t essential a decade ago. Influences like globalization and the rise of digital technology have deepened the complexity of today’s business environment, revealed areas of opportunity for industry disruptors, challenged traditional business models and transformed how work gets done. Bravetta Hassell is a Chief Learning Officer associate editor.

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Re-entry in a recession

CLO Magazine

Six months into COVID-19, organizations are moving away from work-from-home concerns to focus on employee re-entry, with an eye toward talent engagement and retention — all amidst newly heightened awareness around diversity, equity and inclusion. What a challenging, unique and opportune time for HR and talent professionals to rise to the occasion. So, what are the key concerns in this transition journey, and how should organizations navigate them in light of so many changes?

The kids are alright

CLO Magazine

The millennial and Generation Z experiences have primed “kids” to be valued contributors in jobs with greater relevance. Celebrate the Noobs. It’s easy to default to stereotypes, but for leadership development, the single difference that matters most is: being new.

Closing the Skills Gap with AI, VR, D&I, and Jazz

NovoEd

Closing the skills gap is an urgent issue. That’s just one of many insights shared during the Future Workplace CLO Leadership Summit on October 10-11, 2019 at Infor’s New York City headquarters. But why the urgency and what can we do about it? jobs are unfilled as of last June and the skills gap widened over the past year. Today, IBM leaders now point to behavioral skills as the most critical for the workforce.

Seeking Targeted Talent Development

CLO Magazine

26, Chicago voters narrowed the giant field of 2019 mayoral candidates from 14 to two in an historic election that sent two African-American female candidates to an April runoff election. The winner, Lori Lightfoot, will be the city’s first African-American female mayor. It’s an exciting time, as more women and people of color are moving into leadership positions in both government and business. On Feb.

The Business Partnership Award

CLO Magazine

Learning in Practice Awards 2016. For learning executives who have implemented a significant measurement or evaluation program. that has demonstrated exceptional business impact from their workforce development programs. There will always be competition in the marketplace. But when playing on a global level, the stakes are higher. To secure a place at the table, excellence is a top priority. After one year, the program had an ROI of 807 percent.

Year In Review - 2017

The Performance Improvement Blog

As I usually do at this time of year, I’ve selected five blog posts from the past year that seem to have had the most interest from readers. With the publication of my new book, Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy , I have continued to focus my blog posts on a manager’s role in supporting continuous learning for all employees in the workplace. And managers will be at the center.

What is leadership, and who is a leader?

CLO Magazine

We talk about leaders and leadership nearly every day in the business world, but have you ever tried to actually define leadership? As part of the research for my new book, “The Future Leader,” I interviewed more than 140 CEOs around the world and asked them each to define leadership.

Inclusion is the X-factor for agility and innovation

CLO Magazine

Given the rising importance of diversity and inclusion, many organizations are building internal D&I initiatives and teams to track diversity metrics and apply best practices for inclusion. While D&I numbers are improving across the nation, many feel that the rate of growth in hiring (and retaining) diverse workers is too slow. Many companies have experienced product failure due to a lack of diversity. The Coca-Cola Co.

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Front-line Workers: Gateways to Better Business

CLO Magazine

As health care delivery transforms and employers battle increasing skilled-worker shortages, health care organizations across the country are focused on building a pipeline of well-trained workers and providing growth opportunities for front-line staff. Over the past 20 years, Fairview’s pipeline programs have helped hundreds of workers develop new careers and fill critical positions within Fairview Health Services.

From bystander to upstander

CLO Magazine

We’ve changed the laws. We’ve mandated sexual harassment prevention training. Up until a couple years ago, anti-harassment training was usually organized in response to a specific incident or public moment. Cynical employees could immediately spot this as the HR “check-the-box” effort that it was. HR departments in almost every industry went into overdrive, amending company policies and making sexual harassment training integral to organizational practices.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities

Learnnovators

The world has gotten complicated. Organizations are struggling to keep up with the shifts: in technology that are vastly impacting how people work, in the demography of their workforce which has become culturally diverse, multi-generational, and globally dispersed, in the nature of work that has moved from complicated to complex and emergent, and with the general fragmentation and breakdown of all aspects of the known ways of doing things.

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Is Your Learning Organization Agility Fit?

CLO Magazine

Developments in such diverse fields as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, 3-D printing, biotechnology, robotics, machine learning and genetics are all building on each other and creating a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment, VUCA for short. 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. In 2006, The U.S.

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2019: The Year of Learning and Development

CLO Magazine

It’s a good year for learning leaders and their vendors. After decades of fighting for budgets and justifying their existence, these L&D professionals are finally getting the respect and resources they deserve. Almost of half of learning leaders report that in 2019 their budgets are increasing, 77 percent say they are adding staff, and 82 percent say their executives actively support efforts to engage employees in professional development.

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MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 4: ROLE IN CORPORATE UNIVERSITIES

Learnnovators

The world has gotten complicated. Organizations are struggling to keep up with the shifts: in technology that are vastly impacting how people work, in the demography of their workforce which has become culturally diverse, multi-generational, and globally dispersed, in the nature of work that has moved from complicated to complex and emergent, and with the general fragmentation and breakdown of all aspects of the known ways of doing things.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

(This article was initially posted on the Hospitality eResources blog on February 7, 2017.). All industries are undergoing enormous change, mostly due to new technologies, globalization, and a very diverse workforce. For example, in the hospitality industry smartphones put scheduling and reservations at our fingertips, literally. These services are competition for established companies and are changing the industry and guest expectations.

There and Back Again: A Journey of Learning

CLO Magazine

Roz Tsai’s fascination with learning is rooted in her history. My kids grew up in the U.S. They have access to libraries everywhere, and when I was growing up, most libraries were closed for examinations and censorship,” she said, recalling the distance she had to walk to reach a neighborhood bookstore, only to find empty shelves. Life has shown her that learning should not be taken for granted. Leadership at the $13.5 A few key learnings emerged.

Agile by fire: how the tech industry is transforming learning

CLO Magazine

When it comes to the fourth industrial revolution, machine learning and artificial intelligence are at the center of the universe. Move aside, elite and longstanding establishments of formal education — the tech industry is advancing both theoretical and applied learning at a faster rate than Apple can push out an iOS update. It is “agility by fire” — the ability to move quickly but not easily, and still excel. The No.

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Accelerate Female Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Zsuzsanna Tungli will never forget one of her earliest experiences of gender inequality in the workplace. Tungli, the founder and managing partner for Developing Global Leaders Asia, and her team recently designed two new leadership programs specifically for women: an advance and thrive course for women in senior management and an acceleration course for women with five years of experience. It’s actually the smart thing for businesses,” Tungli explained. “To

The Training Technology Conundrum

CLO Magazine

By the early 2000s, human resources developed a reputation in some circles as being a bit of a stick-in-the-mud, no-fun-allowed department, its trainings a necessary distraction from “real work.” The Perfect Learning Cocktail.

It’s Time to Rethink the Value of Training and Development

CLO Magazine

The business and technology training and development market is booming. In fact, estimates indicate that training expenditures reached more than $93 billion in 2017, which marks roughly a $23 billion increase from the previous year.