Meet the CLO Board: Kevin Wilde

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In 2007, he was named CLO of the Year. CLO: How did you first become interested in learning and development? CLO: What lessons did you learn in 2020 that you’ve brought with you into 2021? CLO: How do you enjoy spending your time outside of work?

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How to Become a Digital CLO

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Current advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence will continue this evolution by enabling an LMS to automatically predict what content learners need, and to customize it so that they only receive relevant lessons. They will fundamentally alter the CLO’s job and how their teams work. Accenture CLO Rahul Varma was one of the forward thinking learning leaders who lived through this transformation. Tags: digital CLO , engagement , LMS.

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Tech Company Grovo Hires First CLO

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She is a former principal consultant at Intrepid Learning, Inc. Salmonsen plans to expand Grovo’s microlearning library with over 1,000 new lessons over the next year. “I Homepage Top Story - Right Column Learning Delivery CLO Grovo microlearning Summer SalomonsenTags: CLO , Grovo , microlearning , Summer Salomonsen. Summer Salomonsen will lead the technology vendor in its learning and development strategy.

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Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

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I started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays. Sahana Chattopadhyay Senior Consultant at Zensar Technologies What does a Learning Consultant do? What are some of the primary and secondary functions that a business expects from a learning consultant? I am interested in finding out if there are any defined set of tasks that a learning consultant would do to enable organizational learning.

The CLO Succession Plan

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Additionally, Willett has been putting together what she calls the “CLO’s notebook” that explains different aspects of the job in detail. The other thing I do on a regular basis is talk with my staff about lessons learned as we go along. Everyone takes experiences at a different level; they don’t all derive the same kinds of lessons from those experiences. I think any CLO worth their salt comes into the job with a plan to build and a plan to transition,” Willett said.

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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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Relativity’s Dorie Blesoff shares lessons from her career

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Prior to my role as chief people officer at Relativity, I was a strategic HR consultant there focused on establishing a foundation for workforce and leadership development, which was a long-term investment leaders saw as critical. What lessons helped get you where you are? The post Relativity’s Dorie Blesoff shares lessons from her career appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. How did you start your career in learning?

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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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. What lessons have brought you here? Lessons really manifested themselves at key transitions. What will the CLO role look like in five or 10 years? The post Career Advice: Jesse Jackson appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Strategy Your Career career advice CLO focused goals learning tools lessonsJesse Jackson.

A Dedication to the Craft

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It’s a lesson Miller has carried with him throughout his career, whether as a middle school teacher or now as vice president of talent, development and inclusion at Gilead Sciences, one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies. At Harvard, Miller also took courses through Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School for Government, sparking an interest that led him to create his own consulting company after graduation.

Megan Torrance shares her career journey

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After getting a bachelor’s in communication and an MBA, I joined Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), learned Authorware (an early e-learning authoring tool) and how to write training guides … then was never staffed on a project where that was my role. What lessons helped you get where you are? A couple of years ago, consultant Kevin Suboski told me that “business is a network of relationships among people” — it’s so true! How did you start your career in learning?



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. It also involves using a performance consulting approach to identify root causes of performance problems. What would be the role of a future CLO?

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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Career Advice From Pamay Bassey

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Pamay Bassey, CLO, The Kraft Heinz Co. It was sponsored by then Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), and my career in learning was born there as a consultant. As a trained comedian, how do you incorporate comedy into your role as CLO and in your other writing and speaking efforts? What lessons helped you along the way? The most important lesson is that change can be challenging, but discomfort can be the catalyst for future success.

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VP Academy lead at JP Morgan Chase shares career advice

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I grew up in the management consulting industry, working for strategy management consulting firms after undergrad and then continuing after obtaining my MBA from Wharton. As a consultant you are a professional problem solver, but you are also a strategic communicator, a facilitator of solutions delivery and a conduit for transfer of knowledge. As a senior manager, I delivered learning sessions to new consultants, such as strategy 101 and communications effectiveness.

It’s Time to Get Started with Career Mobility


There has to be a culture where managers are actually rewarded for helping their employees progress and succeed,” Degreed CLO Kelly Palmer said. The first principle and probably the most important is experience and engagement,” said Danny Abdo, Degreed VP of Solutions Consulting. We know you don’t have time for a formal course (neither do we), so these lessons were designed to be completed in 15-20 minutes per day. The world of work is evolving, and smart companies get it.

Learning and eLearning Conferences to Attend in 2019


Address top-of-mind issues in a conversational exchange among industry thought leaders, enabling participants to share lessons, expertise, leadership skills, and practical tools. Chief Learning Officer’s CLO Symposium Spring 2019. Developed and driven by the editors of Chief Learning Officer, the CLO Symposium is where learning, training and development professionals come together to learn from each other. CLO Leadership Summit.

Combat Content Overload

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The last thing they do is consult their learning organization. Given the digital landfill bombarding today’s work environments, people know that consulting Google in order to learn something will give them millions of options — and that the top results might not be the best for them. It’s a lesson I learned at an offsite event for a tech company. In my years as a CLO, I’ve encountered numerous similar problems at organizations around the world.

Is L&D Ready for “The New Learning Era”?

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Early lessons from these turbulent times indicate that: This crisis is further driving digital transformation. In reviewing and sharing lessons on corporate learning from the previous crisis, the expected impact on financially troubled industries will be far higher. In addition, performance consulting skills and a solid learning governance can help ensure the necessary alignment with business stakeholders and their priorities, to ensure a truly value-added result.

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Uncertainty is the key to unlocking opportunity

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The difficulty involved in grappling with uncertainty means the lesson learned, knowledge gained or experience garnered will be that much more lasting. They were once consultants, managers and engineers before they became professional educators. 1 learning organization in the Chief Learning Officer LearningElite in 2017 and Jim being named CLO of the Year in 2019. The post Uncertainty is the key to unlocking opportunity appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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A not-so-white paper on succession

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To be sure, Jack Welch left us many lessons, but what about the lessons of Ken Frazier of Merck, Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Carlos Rodriguez of ADP, Lisa Su of AMD and Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo?

Partnering With the C-Suite

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The CLO is strategically positioned to focus on business objectives, outcomes and costs. Organizations that have been first to market and to capitalize on their lessons have historically dominated their competition, and their products have become permanently etched into common language. With a single-minded focus on investment showing ROI, the CLO becomes an unbiased business partner, strategic consultant and team player in the C-suite.

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The little things matter when making big changes

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Finding a way to make learning nuggets or moments go viral should be an essential part of the CLO toolkit. That’s a lesson a group of Italian architects and engineers learned the hard way in the latter part of the 12th century. The tools for success as a CLO include more than the ability to build and execute effective learning programs. The post The little things matter when making big changes appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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Rockstars on the Road: Hear Marty Rosenheck Speak at These Events

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Marty Rosenheck recently joined our team as the director of talent development consulting, enabling our Custom Solutions team to provide an even wider array of services to our clients. Marty brings a wealth of expertise in talent development, learning experience design, and learning technology ecosystem consulting. Audience: Novice to advanced designers, project managers, managers, directors, and senior leaders (VP, CLO, executive, etc.).

Workflow Learning and The 5 Moments of Need with Bob Mosher


I’m a Performance Consultant. Bob once wrote an article for the CLO magazine that got probably the largest visceral, frank reaction from his business. He had lesson plans and vocabulary and was going to model and do all kinds of stuff.

The 50:50 learning model

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In our research conducted with participant startup entrepreneurs and consultants, we found that small businesses are invariably self-driven and social at work. For instance, if they notice a senior sharing or saving the lessons, they get the idea-sharing culture of a firm.”. We hire a consultant and ask him or her to guide the team to execute the project,” Potukuchi said. Videhi Bhamidi is a product consultant and Kasper Spiro is CEO for Easygenerator.

Shattering the way L&D thinks about measurement

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5), consulting more deeply with the business (No. A Lesson from Marketing. It’s time for another lesson, this time on data. The post Shattering the way L&D thinks about measurement appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Square peg. Round hole.

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Career advice from Dave Rude

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The consulting firm that a colleague and I co-founded focuses on helping organizations thrive through collective EQ — and to do that, we have to start with each leader tapping into their own EQ and honing their reflective skills. What lessons helped you get to where you are? The post Career advice from Dave Rude appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. How did you start your career in learning?

Akiba Smith-Francis of Egon Zehnder talks about her learning career

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Akiba Smith-Francis, Consultant, Egon Zehnder. What lessons helped you get to where you are now? The post Akiba Smith-Francis of Egon Zehnder talks about her learning career appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. How did you start your career in learning? I got into coaching rather unexpectedly and was surprised by how much I loved it.

How upskilling turned everyday employees into ardent advocates for change

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PwC may be best known as a tax and auditing services firm, but its consultants are expected to be knowledgeable about all financial and business trends. PwC clients rely on their consultants to help them navigate the digital landscape and to implement solutions that will make their businesses more efficient. “So A key element of the program is that it isn’t just for consultants. Sarah McEneaney, digital talent leader for PwC.

Innovative Learning Group’s Lisa Toenniges shares her career insights

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What lessons throughout your career helped you get to where you are now? I’ve consulted with many corporations, and let’s face it, the job of a learning leader is not easy. The post Innovative Learning Group’s Lisa Toenniges shares her career insights appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Lisa Toenniges, owner and CEO, Innovative Learning Group. What attracted you to learning and development? Helping people and organizations.

Why we hate to lose: using emotion to drive learning objectives

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researcher and learning consultant for Saba Studio Charlotte Hills. Try to remember a lesson you learned at some point and whether it was a good feeling or a bad one once the lesson was over. The post Why we hate to lose: using emotion to drive learning objectives appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. We have to admit that winning is pretty fun.

How the World Cup Teaches Us Role Clarity

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is a management consultant with LeadershipX. In the case of the 1999 World Cup championship game, the lesson about team chemistry boils down to role clarity. The post How the World Cup Teaches Us Role Clarity appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. John Gillis Jr. He recently co-authored “Powerhouse” with Olympic gold medalist and world champion soccer player Kristine Lilly and business school dean Lynette Gillis.

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What is your POV?

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I share this reflection as I think back on the many lessons I have learned from mentors in the course of my career. One valuable lesson that I learned about 15 years ago came from a planning session that I was having with Steve Arneson, who was a consultant then and has since become a good friend. appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. It is funny how certain people and experiences can really shape you in a lasting way.

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Doing the Wrong Things with High Potentials

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As organizations struggle to execute more at a faster pace, we would be well-served to use our high potentials as guides for lessons in the application of great performance. Warner is the founder of Like Minds Advisory, a consultancy for veteran executives. Tags: high potential , leadership development The post Doing the Wrong Things with High Potentials appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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The Growing Role of Microlearning

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LMS and learning platforms are evolving into video learning solutions; employees want consumer-like learning experiences; experts in all domains are creating videos, MOOCs and YouTube lessons. Josh Bersin is founder of Bersin, known as Bersin by Deloitte, and a principal with Deloitte Consulting. Tags: microlearning , MOOCs , videos , YouTube The post The Growing Role of Microlearning appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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Taking the High Road

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And if we haven’t learned these lessons from our family, then colleges can pick up the mantle and teach us to lift our speech to a higher level. In the early 1970s, management consultants began using the phrase “think outside the box” to encourage businesspeople to consider any number of options for a solution. The post Taking the High Road appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Classroom Learning: Ditch the Knowledge Dump, Mix it Up

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But the traditional classroom method by itself is not the best way to learn, at least according to Bob Mosher, a senior partner and chief learning evangelist for consulting firm APPLY Synergies and Chief Learning Officer columnist. When the amount of time allotted for a lesson gets cut from five days to one day, for example, teachers are forced to cram it all in, he said. Traditional classroom-based instructor-led training remains the most used learning delivery method.

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Learning and eLearning Conferences to Attend in 2018


CLO Symposium 2018. At the Spring 2018 CLO Symposium, we’ll examine the forces driving corporate educators to adapt the learning experience and explore the most effective ways to remain relevant in this rapidly changing environment. Sessions are all vetted and then created and delivered by senior executives from leading organizations — no speaking slots are sold — resulting in a high-caliber learning experience with real-world lessons and practical takeaways.

A new recipe for learner engagement (and how to bake it)

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In sharing personal lessons and research we have identified 4 clusters that boost learner engagement in your organization. In addition CLO’s can achieve efficiency, higher quality and consistency in their L&D operation by leveraging the global-local matrix framework. The authors of this article are Jan Rijken (director of the CLI) and Anja Emonds (business learning consultant).