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Sydney Savion is the 2020 CLO of the year

CLO Magazine

Each year, the Chief Learning Officer of the Year Award is presented to an individual learning executive who delivers the most exemplary development and guidance, is a strategic business partner and provides essential leadership to the organizational learning and development function.

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From higher ed to PepsiCo CLO

CLO Magazine

In 2018, PepsiCo, the global food and beverage giant, was on the verge of major change. Typically the company fosters talent over many years, so that when they move high performers into leadership roles they are familiar with the company culture and ways of working.

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Want a more inclusive culture? Consider the power of peer leadership

CLO Magazine

Recently, I’ve seen firsthand how valuable peer leadership is to underrepresented employee groups, many of whom may feel isolated and uncertain right now. Other peer leaders I’ve met shared their experiences in more difficult work environments, ones in which peer leadership is absent.

Work, culture and COVID-19

CLO Magazine

The very real and immediate need to address the technological requirements of forced online work options grabs the attention, but finding IT solutions without addressing the cultural and emotional impact of COVID-19 on your employees is, at best, a half-baked quick fix.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

All industries are undergoing enormous change, mostly due to new technologies, globalization, and a very diverse workforce. Employees must learn how to use new computers and new apps, how to operate new, high tech machinery, how to be responsive to customer demands, how to create innovative products and services, how to manage a multi-cultural, multi-generational workforce, how to work effectively in cross-functional teams, and how to plan for a future that is constantly in flux.

Is your global learning strategy truly global?

CLO Magazine

My first experience leading a global learning program was in Paris for a high-tech firm. My part involved discussing the importance of culture and values in the newly acquired company. and Germany about culture? I realized that a global learning strategy is highly complicated. At present, my team and I are creating a global learning strategy. Explicitly including words such as global, multinational or international guides the intention of geographic inclusivity.

Collaborative leadership: An antidote for a turbulent world

CLO Magazine

For several years now, many management authors have been discussing how the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world in which we live requires a new set of leadership skills. What is it about these two very different leadership styles that cause failure or success in turbulent times?

Practical leadership development principles for a COVID-19 world

CLO Magazine

You may or may not have the ability to invest in leadership development right now, yet your organization needs effective leaders to stay competitive in this season of volatility. Why have traditional leadership development programs failed? Develop leadership by doing leadership.

Tight Cultures and Loose Cultures

CLO Magazine

It is because Americans come from a loose culture and Indian and Chinese leaders come from tight cultures. Robert was unable to work within the social norms of these other cultures, and vice versa. Cultural Differences. Given the critical importance of being able to build trust when doing business globally, it is important to understand and embrace national cultural differences and an individual’s ability to develop trust. Tight and Loose Cultures.

Are You Developing Global Leaders?

CLO Magazine

To remain competitive in a global economy, organizations must determine the best way to position their business and people for success; that requires strong global leadership. Whether the organization is large or small, all companies are affected by global events and need leaders savvy in both business and cultural affairs. The Problem with Global Leadership. Advances in technology have hastened globalization.

Damodar Padhi: A Global Leader in Learning

CLO Magazine

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. Damodar Padhi is the 2017 CLO of the Year.

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. Symposium Plus, a new version of CLO’s fall event, is a direct response to that. The CLO Symposium Plus ran from Sept. If you missed the live event, check out the CLO Symposium Video Library , releasing Oct.

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Cultural Immersion Resources

CLO Magazine

For organizations that don’t have the time or resources to build their own in-house cultural immersion initiatives, there are many for-profit and nonprofit organizations that offer programs and experiences geared at achieving the same outcomes in which employees and teams can enroll. As part of its efforts, it hosts corporate leadership development programs geared toward building business competencies through immersion in the communities the organization serves. Upwardly Global.

Managing Career Paths: The Role of CLO

CLO Magazine

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 globalization driving many organizations’ top-line growth means promotions and lateral assignments overseas for high-potential people. What’s a CLO to Do? Leadership Development career paths CLO competencies economy from the vault

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Company culture will never be the same: 5 ways to start rebuilding now

CLO Magazine

We all know that building the foundation for a positive and open workplace culture isn’t as easy as flipping a switch. And while working from home hasn’t completely derailed our efforts at building our culture, it has definitely taken them in a new direction. There is one thing I can say with certainty — no matter how great your culture was before the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not going to be the same after. Evaluate Culture.

A Learning Culture That Spans Borders

CLO Magazine

While learning tech can improve outcomes and engagement, learning culture can unlock a step-change in productivity across supply chains or transform customer service and sales outcomes. Executives that build a learning culture transform learning from occasional to immersive. Building culture is a challenge that intensifies for global organizations whose workforces are increasingly fragmented across multiple regions. Leadership Alignment.

How Coaching Can Help the Majority Culture Understand Difference

CLO Magazine

Yet managers, often representatives of the dominant or “majority culture,” may not always feel comfortable or confident in addressing foreign national employees with regard to cultural disconnects. As Professor Erin Meyer put it : “Stereotyping people from different cultures on just one or two dimensions can lead to erroneous assumptions. His communication protocol, informed by home country cultural norms, did not align with that of the staff he was now managing.

CLO Podcast: Visa’s Karie Willyerd on Learning Strategy

CLO Magazine

She took on the brand new role of global CLO at Visa in 2018. It’s no secret that talent is at the center of the modern business agenda and it’s our hope that you’ll hear tips and ideas from this podcast that will help you succeed in business, whether you’re a long-time CLO with decades of experience, whether you aspire to the role in the future or maybe you’re just passionate about the future of learning in today’s organizations.

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3 Guidelines to Consider as a CLO

Training Industry

On the other, how do we actually impact behavior in a complex, diverse global environment? The goal is to inculcate an organizational culture, set of leadership principles, ethical standards, diversity and inclusion values, or strategic direction. When discussing training, the debate rages. How long is short enough and how short is long enough?

Cleveland Clinic expands its leadership development program thanks to a $23 million gift

CLO Magazine

The gift will go toward creating additional space on the clinic’s Health Education Campus specifically dedicated to leadership development. Cleveland Clinic has renamed its leadership development program the Mandel Global Leadership and Learning Institute in honor of the benefactors’ foundation. Leadership development is one of the five pillars the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation seeks to promote through its financial contributions.

How to Combat the Leadership Crisis

CLO Magazine

Leadership development is failing. The leadership pipeline is low, and executive search firms are growing thanks to a pronounced need for talented leaders at all levels. Part of the problem is that too often leadership has been a solo sport. In their book “Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader,” James M. Learning leaders need to: Ensure that learning fits the organization’s culture and goals.

The Cultural Revolution

CLO Magazine

Instead of crafting a future that ensures both the skills development for all of its employees and a healthier, more engaged organization itself, they satisfy those orders, issue reports on the attendance, and generally fail to demonstrate a more thoughtful level of long-term leadership. I believe the L&D function has a fiduciary obligation to the organization’s culture, its purpose and overarching future. There’s a greater responsibility of leadership they can take.”.

Accelerate Female Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

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. There have been so many studies that show empowering women and putting more women in leadership positions isn’t just the right or the nice thing to do.

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

CLO Magazine

Ekpedeme “Pamay” Bassey, CLO of The Kraft Heinz Co., More recently, she was the global head of learning for investment management corporation BlackRock in New York. Now, after coming on board as CLO for Kraft Heinz in Chicago last December, Bassey is reimagining the company’s approach to corporate learning. One of Bassey’s areas of focus as the company’s CLO is developing the framework for new academies in Ownerversity.

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The Leadership Development Millennials Want and Need

CLO Magazine

Harvard Business Publishing recently released its 2018 State of Leadership Development research report, which found that only 40 percent of leaders 36 and younger described their company’s L&D programs as “excellent.”. According to the report, which is based on the results of a global online survey of 734 L&D and line of business practitioners, L&D programs need to be reinvented to adapt to transformational business needs.

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

Learning Wire

As the first part of his follow up to these articles and their relevance within the Nordic markets, Jan recently spent some time with Joakim Slorstad Senior VP L&D at Telenor Group discussing the concept of As Global as Possible as Local as Necessary, and what this means for both Joakim and Telenor. 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.

Becoming the Amazon of Training: Managing a Global Training Operation

Training Orchestra

Globalized workforces are the new normal, and so is global training. The data is clear: in 2010, 52% of global GDP was produced in developed economies, but by 2030, today’s developing and emerging countries will produce 65% of the global wealth! But the fast growth of emerging markets is shifting the global economic power structure. An expert in planning, logistics, and operations , delivering the right training, at the right time, on a global scale.

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. Of course, senior managers, often within human resources, had been responsible for workplace training for decades prior to the creation of the CLO role. But what has happened to the CLO during this period? How have the skills required to be an effective CLO changed? The Academic CLO.

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Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey

CLO Magazine

Many forces, including technology and digitization, global competition, communication, social media innovations and expectations of new workforce members, are causing incremental changes. Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey. Every day, people in formal leadership roles and those with special expertise or influence have many opportunities to help others learn. Organizations are at the dawn of a major breakthrough.

We Must Address the Leadership Strategy Mortality Rate

CLO Magazine

Right now, somewhere in a sunny boardroom, a leadership strategy is being born. If something isn’t done immediately, the business will soon face crippling leadership shortages. Growth, technology, globalization, culture change and leaders retiring all have conspired to create imminent leadership shortages beyond the limits of current or near-term capability. Truth is, most leadership acceleration plans will fail. Isolate your top leadership priorities.

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Beyond the status quo: how enlightened CLOs can enable true employee readiness

CLO Magazine

CLOs face intense pressure to build learning cultures in which geographically dispersed teams can engage with relevant content “on-demand” to reskill. As Julie Dervin, Cargill’s global head of corporate learning and development, told Harvard Business Review , “We really only had the capacity to reach about 10 percent to 15 percent of the total relevant population in a given year when delivering a particular learning program. 5 Capabilities of an Enlightened CLO.

Are You Sharing Global Information?

CLO Magazine

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.

Becoming the Amazon of Training: How to Manage a Global Training Operation

Training Orchestra

Globalized workforces are the new normal. The data is clear: in 2010, 52% of global GDP was produced in developed economies, but by 2030, today’s developing and emerging countries will produce 65% of the global wealth ! But the fast growth of emerging markets is shifting the global economic power structure. No industry exemplifies this trend better than the financial industry, one of the most interconnected industries on the global stage.

Developing Modern Global Leaders in the Age of Digital Disruption

NovoEd

Those who fail to adapt will fail to survive,” asserted Michael Fenlon, Chief People Officer of PwC in his kickoff presentation at Future Workplace’s Annual Fall CLO Summit at Infor’s headquarters in New York City on October 11, 2018. Stakes are high for upskilling and progressive companies are committing to NELB (No Employee Left Behind, my new phrase) and fostering cultures of perpetual learning. Staying Ahead When the Future of Work is Gaining on Us.

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

CLO Magazine

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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A Taste for Growth: CLO of the Year Rob Lauber

CLO Magazine

To solve Yum Brands’ challenges, CLO Rob Lauber has created a learning strategy that helps the business and employees grow, making him this year’s CLO of the Year. Since then Lauber has redefined Yum’s corporate university into a learning engine for both the company and franchise leaders globally. He has made programs more accessible through technology, more portable through field-based delivery and more globally consistent to reinforce the company’s culture.

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6 competencies leaders need to develop right now

CLO Magazine

Over this past year, there has been no shortage of content published on the importance of leadership qualities such as resilience, empathy and agility. And they know that creating a strong culture is a key source of competitive advantage in attracting and retaining top talent.

Top Chief Learning Officer Conferences of 2019

Continu

Yates, Learning Technology Manager, McDonalds; Rupalli Thacker, Global Learning Products and Programs Leader, Amazon; Jeanne Tari, Global Head of Education Programs, Facebook, and many more. CLO Exchange. The CLO Exchange is a yearly conference that is invitation only. HCI Learning & Leadership Development Conference. This yearly conference highlights leadership, learning and innovation from a soft skills angle.

Learning Technology’s Role in Recruiting for Culture Fit

CLO Magazine

However, there’s another option: use MOOCs to gauge cultural fit in the recruiting process. The traditional recruiting process is built to gauge technical skill well, but it often does not take into account cultural fit, according to Bonnie Evans, global client services director at Xerox Global Learning Solutions. This is problematic since replacing an employee because of poor cultural fit can cost a company 50 to 60 percent of that employee’s salary.

It’s a Brand New Ballgame

CLO Magazine

As a CLO, it’s easy to feel like you’re up to bat in the late innings, behind in the count and your team down a couple of runs. But there’s a compelling case made by Tamar and other forward-looking executives for learning leaders to focus on the bigger game — identifying top talent, creating powerful employee experiences, building a robust talent ecosystem that incorporates assessment, development and rewards, and building on company culture. Mike Prokopeak, Editor in Chief.