Meet the CLO Advisory Board: David Vance

CLO Magazine

Vance is the founding and former president of Caterpillar University and the author of “The Business of Learning.” In 2006, he was awarded CLO of the Year. I grew up in South Bend, Indiana, not far from the campus of Notre Dame.

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The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

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. I am not doing (at least trying not to) today what I did five years back–not only in terms of professional and personal growth but with respect to the demands of the time. Technology has brought about unprecedented changes at a pace that is challenging all notions of flexibility and adaptability. I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

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. I am not doing (at least trying not to) today what I did five years back–not only in terms of professional and personal growth but with respect to the demands of the time. Technology has brought about unprecedented changes at a pace that is challenging all notions of flexibility and adaptability. I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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At the edge

Clark Quinn

Each also represents a diversity of settings and needs. These represent some folks working at the edge, away from the ‘event’ Mark Britz , facing more experts than novices, structured his corporate university as a network, not a series of courses. Communities of Practice served as a model for this thinking. Instead of courses, the solution connected those with demonstrable skills to mentor those who could benefit.

Beyond Best Practices

CLO Magazine

Pardon my French, but best practices are a bunch of B.S. That probably sounds strange coming from the editor of a magazine dedicated to finding, analyzing and sharing successful examples of corporate learning. Month after month in this magazine and day in, day out on our website we share thought-provoking stories and practices from leading learning executives. Their work exemplifies best practice. There are just practices.

Allison Anderson Learning Together at Intel at Corporate U Week

Learning Visions

allisonanderson Learning Together: How Intel’s Learning Community of Practice Role Models “New” Learning with Allison Anderson 50+learning orgs at Intel – well over 650 people taking care of learning…Most people don’t have learning or training in their titles…hard to say exactly how many. Highly diverse population – lots of people with lots of different needs. No CLO – completely decentralized. Do lots of synch and asych dialog.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

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. I am not doing (at least trying not to) today what I did five years back--not only in terms of professional and personal growth but with respect to the demands of the time. Technology has brought about unprecedented changes at a pace that is challenging all notions of flexibility and adaptability. I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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May 2011 Review

Jane Hart

But first a review of May 2011. First of all, although I had been a regular, if not a daily blogger, I found that I was spending more and more time sharing resources and links in Twitter that I didn’t have time to do my daily posts. So I decided to try an experiment and that was to use the Twitter Tools plugin in WordPress to create a daily digest of my tweets. Roles in communities of practice , Joitske Hulsebosc, Lasagna and chips, 9 May 2011.

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Top of Mind: Experimenting with Social Physics

CLO Magazine

Allison Horn is the managing director of learning and leadership development at Accenture. MIT professor Alex “Sandy” Pentland, often called the father of social physics, defines social physics in his 2015 book, “Social Physics: How Social Networks Can Make Us Smarter,” as “a quantitative social science that describes reliable, mathematical connections between information and idea flow on the one hand and people’s behavior on the other.”

Key social learning resources: Part 4

Jane Hart

This is the fourth and final instalment of my weekly articles curating key social learning resources for TrainingZone’s social learning month. Clark Quinn in his latest blog post talks about the importance of Reflecting socially. Creating a representation of your understanding is valuable in and of itself, to make your thinking concrete, but sharing and getting feedback is even more powerful.” Jay points out the importance of this for organisations too.

Troubling Trends in Organizational Networks

Jay Cross

Business Intelligence, CLO magazine, December 2008. For all the talk about networks and knowledge sharing, it appears many organizations aren’t practicing it. In the middle of 2008, a notice appeared on the Informal Learning blog (informl.com) requesting participation in a survey of informal and Web 2.0 learning practices. A total of 235 responded. The results of the survey served as a catalyst for asking questions rather than proof of what’s going on.

Learning & Development Conferences for 2020

Limestone Learning

For many L&D/T&D professionals, a conference is an opportunity to delve into a community of practice where you can see how other professionals are incorporating new innovations and tools into their work.

Social Learning: An Ongoing Experiment

CLO Magazine

In a famous series of experiments to demonstrate his theory, Bandura studied children’s behavior after they watched a human adult model act aggressively toward a Bobo doll — a toy with a rounded bottom that returns to an upright position after it has been knocked down. It’s a compelling theory, and many organizations incorporate social learning into their learning and development function, especially with the growing array of technologies available today to facilitate such learning.

John Seeley Brown Keynote at #ASTD2013

Learning Visions

10,000 or so training and development people here to extend their practice. We have been in a period of instability and it won’t be stable for a long, long time…. Corporations have yet to organize in high-end guilds like world of warcraft. The half life of any skills is shrinking to less than five years. Stocks = assets that we packaged (the old order of corporate training). A lot of it is still tacit. Our ways of working need to be reframed.

A Vital View on Learning

CLO Magazine

She was the chief learning officer for Signature Healthcare, a provider of long-term care, rehabilitation and health care services with 148 facilities in 11 states and more than 22,000 employees. A majority of the company’s staff are certified nursing assistants who spend their days fulfilling basic quality of life needs for patients, including bathing, dressing and feeding them. The two of them immediately bonded. It was the worst educational experience of my life.”.

How to Build a Learning and Innovation Performance Lab

CLO Magazine

Few industries can keep theory and practice as proximate and immediate as learning, and treating everyday needs as an opportunity to experiment can lead to better results and innovation. Instead, use a systematic approach with a combination of push-and-pull resources, some that come automatically, as well as a select few requiring initiative. Keep a running list of ideas to try out. These are the bigger ideas, and usually only one or two of these is feasible each year.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

I am copying a discussion we have been having on LinkedIn as a part of the Training&Development group. The discussion that evolved has been one of the most insightful for me and I thought it should be shared with those who may not at present be a part of the T&D group on LinkedIn. What are some of the primary and secondary functions that a business expects from a learning consultant? 2) Understand the parameters of performance analysis.(KPI's

Learning Agility: Re-Invention with Performer Support

Living in Learning

Last November I had the privilege of participating in a panel of experts at the Learning 2008 Conference sponsored by Elliott Masie in Orlando. The focus of the panel, moderated by Dr. Conrad Gottfredson and Bob Mosher, zeroed in on best practices intended to improve accessibility of learning to learners in their moments of learning need. I sat with three other CLO-type learning leaders from Bank of America, Disney, and Sprint.

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What’s in Your Toolbox?

CLO Magazine

Content, audience, environment and available technology each play a role in how learning is delivered, and all of those continue to evolve. Asynchronous e-learning is increasingly seen as the preferred delivery method to train a group with varied skill levels, and classroom remains the most significant form of training, in spite of alternatives. Economy Driving Small Shifts CLOs are using the full range of options for learning delivery.

Learning Tools: Change Is Coming

CLO Magazine

The most significant of these tools are semantic systems, analytics and richer tracking mechanisms. Semantics offer an extra layer of detail for content being developed and accessed, adding machine-readable descriptions and more focus in the level of granularity in the content. Tighter definitions of the components and rich descriptions produce higher-quality elements and the ability to start delivering different combinations to meet different needs.

Learning to Play by Ear

CLO Magazine

Citi CLO Cameron Hedrick didn’t always dream of becoming a corporate executive. He just loved jazz, and he took care of us,” said Hedrick. I didn’t have the skills for any of the roles in his department, but he connected me with another colleague who took a chance on me.”. At the time, turnover in that department was about 70 percent because most of the reps failed their exams. He spent a total of seven years at Fidelity in various leadership roles.

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What About the Future?

Jay Cross

Most CLOs I talk with are so busy taking care of today’s business that they spend little time preparing for the future. Short-term thinking is good for responding to incremental change, but deciding things one step at a time doesn’t prepare you to thrive in a world of systemic, wholesale change. Rather, they provide alternative views of the future. At Online Educa, some of us used the scenarios to reflect on what we were hearing from speakers and the grapevine.

Sun, Elite, and the future

Jay Cross

Awash in multiple distractions, most have the attention spans of gnats. Ye Gods, most of them don’t read email any more, much less books. They live in the fast lane, skittering across the top of important issues without ever getting to the heart of the matter. And before you know it, they will graduate and become employees of our companies. I asked a newly minted college grad what she thought of eLearning. College kids are different these days.

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Come Together

Jay Cross

Organizations have woken up to the power of people working together. Collaboration gets things done and is the most powerful learning tool in the CLO’s playbook. Today’s organizations are learning the power of people working together in real time. The use of instant messaging migrated from high school to corporate life. Information is not captured for reuse or the building of peer-rated FAQs. Come Together, Right Now. Jay Cross.

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Building a Performance Ecosystem

CLO Magazine

By combining the power of the human brain with technology in a way that facilitates work, collaboration and communication, leaders can turn learning into multifaceted performance support. Things are moving faster, and organizations have to be more nimble, responding to changes in their audiences, competitors and the context of work. Lots of the opportunities to improve come through the network, through the people we learn with and from.

The future is people, not technology

Jay Cross

CLO magazine, June 2009. My last column in CLO called for the abolition of corporate training departments. That first round of e-learning largely failed for precisely this reason. People learn more efficiently at the time of need, in the context of work, from people in the know and through virtual conversation. An active community of practice is a different animal from a bottom-up knowledge management network or a corporate news channel.

Highlights From Day Two of the Spring 2011 Chief Learning Officer Magazine Symposium

CLO Magazine

Day two of the Spring 2011 Chief Learning Officer magazine Symposium continued with more innovative learning strategies in Amelia Island, Fla. Bill Whitmore, CEO of AlliedBarton Security Services began the morning with a keynote on how to drive business performance through leadership branding. Whitmore asked the audience if their company can distinguish value and explained why a company’s leadership brand matters in the context of creating business results.

Top 25 Posts and 4 Hot Topics in January - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. See First Top 25 eLearning Posts of 2010 - Best of eLearning Learning for the first Best of Post for the year. And subscribe to the best of to receive these in an ongoing basis. This post covers the Best of from January 15, 2010 to January 31, 2010. The Secret to Podcasting Like a Pro - Learning Putty , January 25, 2010 The word “podcasting” strikes a certain fear and awe into the hearts of many trainers.

Time for the Training Department to be Taken Seriously

Xyleme

The enterprise content management software market currently exceeds $4B, so it’s quite clear that the vast majority of organizations place strong emphasis on their ECM strategy – a strategy that the training organization unfortunately typically takes no part in. If there is any question as to why the training department has become increasingly marginalized and the CLO role quickly diminishing, this should provide some good insight. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. We would welcome lots of discussion. Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning. Analytics will be the buzzphrase of the year. Mobile learning development for tablets will become one of these sub-disciplines.

Here Come the MOOCs

CLO Magazine

Since bursting onto the scene a few years ago, the medium allowing anyone to take high-quality online courses for free has called into question the viability of traditional higher education. MOOCs also have a potential role in corporate learning and development — an industry reliant on technology and always in search of greater quality and efficiencies. It could mean open in the sense that everything is free; there is no monetization of the learning transaction.

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Power to the People: Deloitte’s Nick van Dam

CLO Magazine

By providing a career map and a variety of learning opportunities, Deloitte encourages employees to be proactive about their own development. “I’ve been teaching since I came out of university in the evening in addition to my full-time job and then that turned into full-time learning and development.” The bulk of his responsibility is as global chief learning officer for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd.,

LearnTrends: Backchannel

Jay Cross

The back channel becomes part of the overall message. Moderator (Harold Jarche): traditional training & education has driven much of our self-direction and creativity out of us - need to relearn. Moderator (Clark Quinn): we're the people who've retained our love of learning despite our education. kelly_smith01: Reminds me a bit of Rummler. Jenna Papakalos: Communities of practice belong to training. kelly_smith01: wisdom of crowds.

e-Learning: In Search of a Better Definition

Big Dog, Little Dog

One of the first definitions for e-learning is ASTD's , who define it as covering a wide set of applications and processes, such as Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual classrooms, and digital collaboration. It includes the delivery of content via Internet, intranet/extranet (LAN/WAN), audio- and videotape, satellite broadcast, interactive TV, and CD-ROM. The author misses the mark on this one as a major part of "e-learning" is of course "learning."

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0 - trainingwreck , April 18, 2010 I’m lucky to be a member of the 2.0 As a member, I have access to a plethora of sharing, information and intellect as it relates to how individuals are driving Enterprise 2.0 Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010 Premise : Learning communities or networks thrive because its members possess certain skills and capabilities.

New skills for learning professionals

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

world, where learning and performance solutions take on a wider variety of forms and where churn happens at a much more rapid pace, what new skills and knowledge are required for learning professionals?&#. Here is how I described some of the roles learning professionals will need to fill in our brave new world: This is not entirely original. Ellen Wagner, Curt Bonk and I spent our 30 minutes facilitating a discussion on the topic of ‘New Roles for Learning Professionals’.

Rethinking conferences

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I’ve learned a whale of a lot from these events over the last twenty years. Through their presentations at conferences, Allison Rossett, Elliott Masie, Gloria Gery, and scores of other awesome teachers have shaped the thinking of the greater learning and development community of practice. Nonetheless, the patience of those of us who have paid our dues in Orlando, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Chicago, and L.A. of the network era.