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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. What is reverse mentoring? Typically, in a mentoring relationship the mentor is someone who has more experience in a particular area or in their career and who provides guidance to a mentee with less experience. Implementing reverse mentoring is one of many opportunities for organizations with a multigenerational workforce.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

Social media allows restaurants, hotels, airlines, and travel services to market directly to us based on our personal interests. 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.

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Status Quo? Not This CLO

CLO Magazine

By 2015 he was the new vice president and CLO. “We Daniel has been very successful stepping up into this role and after two short years, the organization cannot imagine a more suited CLO.”. One of the first initiatives Gandarilla launched as CLO was the Education Advancement Program, an overarching project to streamline learning and increase quality and access to training for Texas Health employees. Not This CLO appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

When you describe your corporate culture, is being of service to one another and the community a core value? Creating a culture of servant leadership requires certain behaviors and actions. Following are eight practices to create a culture of servant leadership in your organization. Mentor, coach and develop. The post Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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

CLO Magazine

For those still learning the ins and outs of a different culture, and perhaps struggling to achieve fluency in idiomatic/business English, work life presents daily challenges — and during these extraordinary times, such issues can seem overwhelming. The post Want a more inclusive culture?

4 Ways to Become the Mentor Your Company Needs

CLO Magazine

Mentors are an important aspect for companies to create and encourage a positive and rewarding work culture. But oftentimes, finding a mentor at work can be an overwhelming and challenging task. Actively trying to be a role model can help you find what you’re looking for in a mentor. So, the evidence supporting the need for change is there, but how do you become the mentor or role model for positive change?

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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Mentoring in the Cloud at Cardinal Health

CLO Magazine

One of the biggest challenges associated with mentoring programs is keeping executives and employees invested. The Fortune 500 health care services company headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, has 37,000 employees, and many formal and informal mentoring programs, but they never thrived, said Susan Moss, senior consultant for talent management in the leadership development group. When she was hired in 2013, one of her first mandates was to breathe new life into the mentoring culture.

Managing Career Paths: The Role of CLO

CLO Magazine

What’s a CLO to Do? So what can a CLO do to influence the way in which career paths are defined, managed and applied by the business? From each job plotted along a career path, which may resemble a spider web, employees may access the following critical resources: A clearly defined job description, which the CLO may play a role in shaping through. For many organizations, it will mean a significant change in culture that encourages internal mobility.

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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., 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. The post Kraft Heinz CLO Pamay Bassey is reimagining corporate learning with laughter and passion appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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5 strategies to diminish sexual harassment and toxicity in mentoring

CLO Magazine

Mentoring, long touted as one of the key solutions to inequality at work, may be less appealing to both men and women these days. In fact, in 2019, 60 percent of men surveyed by LeanIn.org indicated they would avoid working alone with, socializing with or mentoring women.

Mentoring Is a Two-Way Street at Ford

CLO Magazine

Ford’s leaders attribute their ability to weather recent economic turbulence in part to the company’s strong corporate culture where mentoring plays a key role in spreading values and breaking down silos that can disrupt innovation. While many companies have mentoring programs, Ford takes a different approach than most, said Gale Halsey, CLO and director learning and organization development at Ford headquarters. ERGs Mentor the Next Generation.

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. Their attitudes toward learning and failure, how they react to bad and good news, and the time they spend debriefing and learning all set examples and seed the culture. Organizations are at the dawn of a major breakthrough.

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. Unintentionally, we were creating a learning culture where only a select few got access to high-quality training.”. 5 Capabilities of an Enlightened CLO. They’ll transform company culture and performance by helping employees reach new levels of productivity, engagement and effectiveness. Fostering a Culture of Learning.

CLO Joe Ilvento is unlocking potential at Commvault

CLO Magazine

They created a role for me that didn’t exist,” said Ilvento, who became their first CLO and director of talent development in 2011. That forced them to rethink their approach to training, mentoring and career development. For his first act as CLO, Ilvento brought together the leaders of every business unit to agree on a single learning management platform. The impact has triggered a culture change in the company. Joe Ilvento knows how to sell.

Debunking the Meritocracy Myth

CLO Magazine

That morning, I was chatting with Annie McKee, director of the University of Pennsylvania CLO program. Additionally, numerical data can help the entire organization progress to a culture of conscious inclusion, based on hard facts about what needs to change. Women are often less likely than their male colleagues to understand the importance of mentoring relationships, especially early on in their careers.

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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. So how can organizations focus diversity and inclusion efforts to address cultural groups’ unique needs and build fluid, cross-cultural communities that promote collaboration and avoid pigeonholing? Provide specialized coaching/mentoring.

A learner and a teacher at heart

CLO Magazine

Sullivan credits former colleague and mentor Greg Till, now the executive vice president and chief people officer for Providence St. Butters knew she’d found her CLO. The learning also had to fit with the company’s unique culture, so generic or off-the-shelf content probably wouldn’t work. The post A learner and a teacher at heart appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Profiles & Case Studies CLO profile learning Lifelong learning

Develop Your MVPs: Coaching for Goal Achievement

CLO Magazine

Fostering a culture of feedback, development and engagement helps prevent the major pitfall that sidelines even the most well-intentioned goals: the “too busy” trap. The post Develop Your MVPs: Coaching for Goal Achievement appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Talent Economy coach coaching high performer mentor top performerNo one who makes it to the Super Bowl is ever genuinely surprised.

The Feedback Phenomenon

CLO Magazine

It’s often referred to as “imposter syndrome” and needs to be addressed by women themselves, their managers, their mentors and their organizations if women are to take full advantage of career-advancing feedback. The post The Feedback Phenomenon appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Leadership Development career growth diverse teams feedback cultureRosina L. Racioppi is president and CEO of WOMEN Unlimited Inc.

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CORPORATE INSTRUCTION IS STILL DISCONNECTED FROM MILLENNIAL LEARNING STYLES – A LIST BASED ON OBSERVATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE

Wonderful Brain

CLO’s it seems, unless really enlightened, have not passed down by policy the need to make learning aligned to what will soon be their largest contingent (25%) of employees. The company I just left dictated to the CLO that webinars would be the mode of choice for sales enablement and product knowledge – and they were level set to be 60-90 minutes. Change Disruptive Learning ELearning Instruction Instructional Design Learning Development Management Social Media

#MeToo in Mentorship

CLO Magazine

And nearly half feel uncomfortable participating in common work activities with women, including mentoring them. This consequence of #MeToo is occurring just as the value of mentoring women is clearer than ever: Our latest leadership re-search found that of the nearly 2,500 companies studied those with at least 30 percent women leaders — and at least 20 percent women senior leaders — have a major competitive edge.

Searching for a Higher Purpose

CLO Magazine

While Fierce, a small, growing company, doesn’t have a formal leadership development program, Engle said company leaders and mentors taught her how the business works and gave her a sense of connection to the company. By understanding millennials’ expectations and perceptions regarding leadership development, companies can retain more millennials, improve company culture and benefit the bottom line.

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. Greg also shares why culture change work is risky for CLOs and how and why he’s rethinking performance management at Parexel to focus less on ratings and more on meaningful conversation. Mike: How much experience did you have with OD when you were doing CLO gigs? So for example, if you’re trying to shift the culture, OD can say what we’re going to do is restructure this way.

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Molly Nagler of PepsiCo shares her career journey

CLO Magazine

Everyone has a different journey to CLO. As CLO, I endeavor to use research-backed methods in our learning solutions, and I also want to teach associates to critically examine their own initiatives. Were there any particular mentors or supportive figures who were helpful along the way? We have new leadership programs, a new learner experience platform, more learning in the flow of work, more leaders as teachers and more investment in our learning culture.

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Commit yourself to learning

CLO Magazine

One of them, my friend, mentor and co-author Norman Vincent Peale, famously said, “If you stop learning, you may as well just lie down and let them throw dirt on you — because you’re already dead.”. First, to help sustain our warm and friendly company culture, I know it’s important for me to make that frequent connection with each person. Some read, some listen to podcasts, some learn from mentors.

L&D: A Safe Place for Women

CLO Magazine

Kathy Gallo, SVP and CLO at Northwell Health, said she didn’t face any obvious challenges in her career because of her gender. Organizations are going to have to create cultures and environments where women can move through a pathway. Women on the boards and women in senior executive roles can help create the environment and the culture necessary for an equitable workplace.”. The post L&D: A Safe Place for Women appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Career advice from Dave Rude

CLO Magazine

I’m glad you asked that question because it’s a testament to the power of mentoring and taking a chance on a new career. At the time, I was directing a $48 billion financial management portfolio — and loving it — yet, I trusted this person who I considered to be a mentor. To get to the C-suite meant I had to learn and apply the same characteristics as a dog with a chew bone: laser-focused, unrelenting, motivated, and a recognition that mentors and coaches were invaluable.

Mitigating the effects of implicit bias

CLO Magazine

This is the third and final article in a series exploring implicit bias by CLO contributor Michael Bret Hood. Preparing yourself and others to overcome these hidden biases is a difficult proposition, but one that must be addressed if you value organizational culture.

Inclusion is practice

CLO Magazine

Managers can support their employees in practicing equality by providing continuous one-on-one coaching, mentoring, development and feedback. Making inclusion a practice starts with creating a learning culture. Transforming the behaviors, norms and cultures in organizations begins with paying attention to the inequality moments, managing them and, more important, learning from them. The post Inclusion is practice appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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. But even organizations practicing diversity-based recruiting don’t always succeed in creating an inclusive, welcoming culture that encourages retention.

Reflecting on the evolving leadership landscape

CLO Magazine

To me, a culture that serves both internal and external customers is essential for companies everywhere today — period. The biggest trend I see in the future is mentoring, though I shouldn’t call it a trend because that suggests it’s just a passing fad. The mentoring process has countless benefits for both mentor and mentee. The post Reflecting on the evolving leadership landscape appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Progressive Insurance gives interns an entry-level lesson in the new reality of office work

CLO Magazine

Perhaps the most valuable aspect of an internship is building relationships with mentors and executives while observing an organization first-hand from the inside.

The Reskilling Revolution versus the ‘clay layer’

CLO Magazine

Sales, marketing and content, as well as people and culture, are on the list of the top growth areas for the jobs of the future. The post The Reskilling Revolution versus the ‘clay layer’ appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Relativity’s Dorie Blesoff shares lessons from her career

CLO Magazine

In my early career in health care, I started to experience the trend of major strategic and culture changes. At one organization, I founded an employee chorus group to highlight our mission, cultural diversity and to build community. There are many ways to grow, express your passion or make a difference, be it through teaching, mentoring, volunteering or any opportunities that help you grow. How did you start your career in learning?

Lessons for learning leaders from COVID-19

CLO Magazine

PSJH CLO Darci Hall said that while COVID-19 hasn’t affected their thinking and strategy around learning, it has fostered innovation and speed to implementation. Every business faces unique obstacles based on their industry, offerings, financial well-being and culture.

The 50:50 learning model

CLO Magazine

These traits were closely connected to the learning habits and attitudes expected in a startup culture: •Attitude to self-learn, be self-driven. Someone who not only excels at a technical level but with a flair to train/mentor others. Benefits include real-time and direct feedback, and knowledge sharing helps teams level up and reinforce a culture of learning. For instance, if they notice a senior sharing or saving the lessons, they get the idea-sharing culture of a firm.”.

Does Your Organization Need HR or L&D?

eLearningMind

In order to be effective, L&D must trigger a cultural shift within the organization: Not just items on a checklist, learning opportunities should be a daily occurrence for those who want to be successful. Instead of a mandatory compliance training, L&D might be something like assigned in-office mentors, a voluntary weekend conference, online course opportunities, and even using social media as a medium for information-sharing.

A chief of learning and positive thinking

CLO Magazine

She did a short stint as an executive recruiter, and then her college mentor helped her land a job at Staples. By that time she had figured out that the key to transforming a learning culture is to convince decision makers that you can add value to the organization. “I

Empower Talent to Become Leaders Who Drive Change

CLO Magazine

Establishing a culture that invites all employees to be a part of leading the change is key for this kind of success. Reinforcing the premise that agility is a part of developing the self and others, enabling employees to take risks and being open to pushing out of one’s comfort zone helps cultivate a culture that embraces change. An organizational culture that espouses and enacts behaviors that reinforce an openness to change leads the way for change.