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From higher ed to PepsiCo CLO

CLO Magazine

To achieve that goal, the company needed to shift its leadership culture to adopt a more long-term view of developing and reskilling the workforce, says Sergio Ezama, PepsiCo’s chief talent officer and CHRO of global functions and groups. “It It was like doing HR for faculty,” Nagler says.

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Want to boost the development of underrepresented talent? Strengthen CLO, CDO partnerships

CLO Magazine

Not only is the role of the chief diversity officer growing and becoming more vital, but it’s evolving at a breakneck speed. Companies want to make sure the community knows the work it’s doing to be an inclusive employer to accelerate the attraction of a more diverse workforce.

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Managing Career Paths: The Role of CLO

CLO Magazine

For some organizations, the shortage of skilled executives, middle managers and individual contributors in critical roles already is having quantifiable ramifications — from decreased production capacity to drops in customer satisfaction. Many organizations have tasked such groups to make strategic investments that put the best people in suitable roles at the right time to drive performance. What’s a CLO to Do?

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

CLO Magazine

There’s a creeping sense of unease in the CLO role, with the future both uncertain and full of opportunity. In this conversation, Sarah unpacks the results to provide insights for the future of the CLO role. Show Notes: CLO Role of the Future Executive Summary.

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Experiential Learning Through Cultural Immersion

CLO Magazine

What We Can Learn From Cultural Awareness . Cultural awareness is a familiar term in global companies. In these companies managing employees across continents, cultural awareness means understanding that people from different cultures and backgrounds react differently to varying styles of communication, management and motivation, according to Lauren Landry’s “The Importance of Cultivating Cultural Awareness at Work.” Designing Cultural Immersion Initiatives.

CLO Competencies: The Path for Future Learning Leaders

CLO Magazine

They agreed that the future CLO should have experience in: strategic management, general management, knowledge management, leadership skills, and learning methods and concepts. For example, it was considered very important for future CLOs to have been involved in enterprise-wide projects such as improving operational performance, changing a culture, managing a high-profile campaign, improving a business process or launching a product — the experience side of the equation.

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Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

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? I am interested in finding out if there are any defined set of tasks that a learning consultant would do to enable organizational learning. But there would still be some baseline tasks that a consultant would do in this respect.

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. Gartner reported in 2018 that 70 percent of employees have not mastered the skills they need to do their jobs.

How Learning Leaders Can Create Accountable Cultures to Drive High Performance

CLO Magazine

And yet, most struggle to not only define it but to actually implement it into their culture. You might be asking yourself, what does a culture of accountability really look like? And do we have one? In organizations with a strong accountability culture, that lag time will be nonexistent. In cultures where accountability wanes, people might not say anything at all. The role of a leader is to shrink this gap. Accountability is all the rage.

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Learning at Large Ep4: Decentralizing L&D to support a successful learning culture

Elucidat

We talked about how to demonstrate business value early on to control groups, identifying the right business problems to solve, knowing when to push back the role of a learning team, and how to decentralize learning and development to support a more scalable learning culture. Simon: Lars, to get started, can you introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your role at Totara Learning? . And, you know, an organization is now a much more fluid term than it used to be.

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. Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption – February 17, 2017.

The 101 on a Chief Learning Officer

Continu

In fact a survey by Robert Half found a strong learning culture led to a 30 to 50 percent higher retention rate in companies. So how do you ensure learning takes center stage within your organization? You hire an individual who oversees this process, a Chief Learning Officer (CLO). And once you have a clear understanding of their role, how do you determine if you should hire one for your company? Roles and responsibilities. If so, where do I find one?

CLO Joe Ilvento is unlocking potential at Commvault

CLO Magazine

Joe Ilvento knows how to sell. They created a role for me that didn’t exist,” said Ilvento, who became their first CLO and director of talent development in 2011. For his first act as CLO, Ilvento brought together the leaders of every business unit to agree on a single learning management platform. We needed that talent data to grow the business, but we wanted to do it differently.”. Do they live and breathe the Commvault values?

What does corporate social responsibility look like in a post-pandemic era?

CLO Magazine

This pandemic is happening as we enter what has often been described as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with a number of profound cultural and technological shifts. In order to do that, organizational practice has to change. appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

When the Learner is the Teacher, Do We Need Instructional Designers?

Xyleme

It’s about harnessing the new ways of learning that are enabled by a new breed of technology, and a cultural shifts in how we use it. The role of an instructional designer needs to evolve to learning experience designer; someone that facilitates learning and collaboration rather than dictating it. How do you create learning experiences that meet the audience where they are? Your users will tell you what they want, what’s working, and where the gaps are.

Get on board with reverse mentoring

CLO Magazine

One such practice is to encourage and support reverse mentoring and incorporate it as a norm within your organizational culture. Reverse mentoring is the same concept but often featuring a younger employee imparting know-how and improved methods to an older, perhaps more workplace-experienced worker. It acknowledges that you can have gaps in skills on both sides and helps motivate the younger as well as more experienced employees to push out of their comfort zone.

The 7 Trends Reshaping Talent Development

CLO Magazine

Tried and true ways of doing business are being rapidly upended by new technologies, new competitors and sky-high customer expectations. First-timers who fail: All-star contributors who excel in functional roles are often rewarded with promotions into leadership. What you can do: Proactively identify the competencies first-time leaders need to succeed in your company and your market sector. What you can do: Help your team build its change endurance.

Learning on the Line

CLO Magazine

When John Palmer finished his bachelor’s program in 1999 at Baylor University with a degree in communications, he didn’t know where his career would take him. When Randall Stephenson became CEO and chairman of AT&T in 2007, he brought with him a focus to align the workforce around a common culture, strategy and priorities. Palmer said reskilling work isn’t confined to AT&T’s technology-focused roles. Those who do not participate may be limiting their career options.”.

Resolving Issues with Dignity: Q&A With Donna Hicks

CLO Magazine

Donna Hicks’ new book “Leading with Dignity” focuses on the significant role of dignity in the workplace. Donna Hicks has 25 years of international conflict resolution experience under her belt and uses her expertise to improve workplace culture within companies. Chief Learning Officer editorial associate Aysha Ashley Househ spoke to Hicks about leaders’ role in establishing dignity in the workplace and how chief learning officers can implement her advice.

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Building Your Upskilling Strategy: Data vs. People

Degreed

And you probably have teams that are focused on upskilling in areas where they have gaps. People-driven : Crowdsourcing the skills needed through conversations with those doing the work, and crowdsourcing the data that tells the story of what they’re actually doing.

8 steps white leaders can take to affect change post-diversity training

CLO Magazine

A common statement I hear from white mid- and senior-level leaders during or after participation in racial equity or diversity and inclusion training is, “This is complex, it’s systemic; I just don’t know what I can do to change things.” You will make some mistakes as you do this.

Committee work as intentional professional development and learning

CLO Magazine

As a matter of fact, there is real opportunity for tangible professional development through committee work, but how do we ensure it really occurs? Second, the group leader’s mindset and role should support opportunities interwoven throughout the group’s primary work functions.

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Listen: Parexel’s Greg Friedman shares how learning benefits from an organizational development spin

CLO Magazine

But learning how to do so effectively is one of the most critical skills a CLO can learn. In this episode of the Chief Learning Officer Podcast, Greg talks about the perspective his background as an organizational development professional brings to the work of employee development and what learning executives can do to set aside the busy work and do more of what’s meaningful. Justin Lombardo: Hey Mike, how you doing? Mike: I’m doing well.

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6 competencies leaders need to develop right now

CLO Magazine

As we all know, right now, years are happening in weeks: The pandemic has accelerated the shift away from physical stores to digital shopping by about five years. What may be out there that I don’t know about … that’s what I worry about the most.

Data, People, or Something In Between: Clearing Your Path to Career Mobility

Degreed

And you probably have teams that are focused on upskilling in areas where they have gaps. And yet, how do you choose a path for your company when you’re being asked a key question from within your organization: How will we know and build the skills we need in the future?

Why businesses need an internal career marketplace for skills, ASAP

CLO Magazine

I was all set to look outside my department, and perhaps outside the company, since our PR team had plenty to do already. But I had someone on my team with the necessary skills — I just didn’t know it. She knew how to do exactly what I needed.

Chances Are You’re Buying Too Much Talent. It’s Time to Build and Borrow.

Degreed

Before we talk about how skills grow and evolve, let’s make sure we understand how companies that do stand the test of time grow and evolve. In fact, it’s been shown that assessing that gap is the most important factor in determining the success of a growth strategy.

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Leadership in the time of Coronavirus

CLO Magazine

After all, training and development, culture change initiatives and succession planning understandably take a back seat as the business tries to figure out how it will maintain basic operations. This is not to say that you do not continue to drive necessary accountability, but be more patient.

Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

CLO Magazine

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.

LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Article they wrote for CLO mag: “Become a Chief Meta-Learning Officer&#. If you don’t know the solution & need to network/collaborate to find it, that’s learning. How networks evolve: hierarchies are crumbling, rate of change much faster–we don’t know what’s coming next. What is the Chief Meta-learning officer to do when we don’t know what’s coming? Most CLOs don’t think CoPs do their jobs at all.

Movin’ On Up: How Internal Mobility is all About People

Degreed

Whether you’re onboard with the idea of a skills gap or not, the numbers don’t lie. Right now, those numbers are clearly indicating that the skills gap is real. The problem, however, is that there is a lot of “you should pay attention” data, yet little advice on how to address the inherent people, process, technology, culture challenges, along with the solutions to overcome them. Managers may not know how to help individuals.

Developing the next generation of physician leaders

CLO Magazine

Truly progressive organizations are looking to engage physicians in becoming a part of the essential organizational leadership roles addressing these critical issues and ultimately in decision-making. In his article “What Leaders Really Do,” John P.

Instructional Design in the VUCA World

ID Reflections

The L&D needs to comprise some of the following roles to cater to the changing needs of the future of work: Instructional Designer/Learning Designer- including needs analysis, designing learning in line with adult learning principles, structuring learning events for different delivery channels, and so on Learning Delivery- including facilitation / presentation of learning events, engaging learners, making best use of different media. Some are yet to become recognized roles.

To Improve Learning, Don’t Be Afraid of Failure

CLO Magazine

CLO : What is the learning economy? How do learning leaders fit into it? When we look at today’s world the challenge is that what we know right now is not going to get us where we need to go. I love the Satya Nadella quote, the Microsoft CEO, saying “The learn-it-all is going to do better than the know-it-all.” I think part of the CLO’s role is making sure that individuals see the need to prioritize learning.

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Allergan VP of Talent Soni Basi thrives amid disruption

CLO Magazine

Throughout her career, the current vice president of global talent for Allergan has worked through multiple mergers and acquisitions, shepherding thousands of employees through massive cultural and structural change as their companies and teams were merged or dissolved.

Learning at Large Ep3: Digital first learning strategies, at scale

Elucidat

We talk about digital first learning strategies and how to build a successful culture in your organization. Simon: I know you’ve got some really strong opinions about what effects digital learning can have on learning programs—more generally, in the learning ecosystem. We could put a financial value on the amount of time you spent doing compliance learning versus how many customers we were able to serve. Some of the stuff we were doing was around running focus groups.

The Essential Guide to Learning Analytics in the Age of Big Data

Lambda Solutions

But some research suggests that the differences between contexts and courses play a major role in effectively predicting whether learners will pass or fail. How much do participants find the training favourable, engaging and relevant to their jobs? Skill (“I can do it right now”).

5 moves that actually increase diversity, equity and inclusion

CLO Magazine

We’re sharing five things you can do that can help reduce bias and discrimination in your workplace. Many workers have heard off-color jokes or comments that hiring women, parents or a Black person will kill the “fun” culture at work.

Allergan VP of Talent Soni Basi thrives amid disruption

CLO Magazine

Throughout her career, the current vice president of global talent for Allergan has worked through multiple mergers and acquisitions, shepherding thousands of employees through massive cultural and structural change as their companies and teams were merged or dissolved.

Transitioning to a Data Driven Learning Department

CLO Magazine

So why do we let the group responsible for improving the value of our most important asset get by without any accountability for results? How do we let them get by without being able to demonstrate and quantify the impact of improving the knowledge and performance of our people? First, data can create an agile culture of continuous improvement. It’s hard to get better not knowing if the changes are improving results. We live in an increasingly knowledge-based economy.

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