Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Sydney Savion

CLO Magazine

Chief Learning Officer recently sat down for a conversation with Sydney Savion, chief learning officer at Air New Zealand. Savion began her professional career in the U.S. In 2020, she was recognized as CLO of the Year. Number one is co-ownership with the business.

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Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Christyl Murray

CLO Magazine

Chief Learning Officer recently sat down with Christyl Murray, VP Academy lead and vice president of firmwide talent development for JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Learning Officer: Where is your hometown? I was born in Sacramento, California, but grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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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. In November 2020, LinkedIn reported that CDO was the fastest-growing C-suite title of the year , expanding at a rate of 84 percent compared with 2019.

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5 moves that actually increase diversity, equity and inclusion

CLO Magazine

Since the protests over the police killing of George Floyd, companies are looking for ways to combat racial bias and discrimination at work. The stats are jarring. Diversity training is often the go-to after a diversity PR disaster.

The future of diversity and apprenticeships in construction

CLO Magazine

Construction requires a highly diverse job set and skill set, and yet, diversity within the construction workforce is still underrepresented, despite the variety of roles available. But there is still a long way to go: Women make up 15 percent of the U.K.

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Managing cultural diversity in today’s workplace

CLO Magazine

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way that we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others,” said author and coach Anthony Robbins. Communication across the globe now happens within a click.

Video: Striving for inclusive diversity

CLO Magazine

Giving people the chance to share personal stories and experiences can lead to greater levels of connection. Read the full transcript of Ghori Ozaki’s interview below: So inclusive diversity is a core value at Allstate. We have an exciting enterprise diversity leadership council.

Roundtable Learning Receives Silver CLO Learning in Practice Award

Roundtable Learning

22 , 2021) — Roundtable Learning announced they have won Silver in Chief Learning Officer’s Learning in Practice Awards for Excellence in Blended Learning. Developed in collaboration with Lincoln Financial Group, the winning program is for leaders within the organization and combines virtual instructor-led training and 360-degree virtual reality for a scalable, remote learning experience. “We About Roundtable Learning.

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The CLO Holiday Wish List

Litmos

We love tearing those ribbons and wrapping paper off and enjoying the surprise of what lies beneath. Of course, we usually just share these experiences with our loved ones, but what if we could do the same in the professional realm? Ok, I know; you can’t really gift wrap a trend, but you get the idea. These are the things that I’d like to see more CLOs perceive as gifts we get to play with more in the year to come.

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Video: Positioning remote learning for diversity, equity and inclusion

CLO Magazine

The shift to remote work, and therefore remote learning, presents a number of different challenges and opportunities in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion, says Charlie Chung, vice president of business development and solutions consulting at NovoEd.

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L&D’s Diversity Dilemma

CLO Magazine

When Masie arrived, he ran into leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith, who lives just three blocks from Masie in New York — only to find out that Goldsmith was the other keynote speaker at the same event. Masie, CEO of The Masie Center, an international think tank focused on learning and workplace productivity, and a columnist for this publication, said the coincidence was funny but also sad. According to the data, 5.6 Diverse? The Big Picture.

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A diversity training success story

CLO Magazine

Like many organizations in 2020, Ansira’s leaders have been trying to improve their approach to diversity, equity and inclusion. George Floyd’s death in May and the social unrest that followed left us wondering ‘what is the appropriate response?’”

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Podcast 28: How Tasty Is Your Product Training? – With Mike Martin, CLO of SAP Litmos

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 28 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW. To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 28 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Today I have the pleasure of talking with someone who is both an experienced learning practitioner and an instructional technology innovator. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Product training can be a source of strategic advantage.

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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.” If the timeline is short, what is the rush?

Accountability is key to enabling diversity and inclusion in organizations

CLO Magazine

Despite increased investment in corporate diversity and inclusion initiatives in recent years, progress remains slow. While there are many factors that contribute toward this trend, several challenges stem from a lack of organizational and individual accountability to drive the change needed.

What Is Diversity Fatigue, Anyway?

CLO Magazine

Diversity fatigue is a term that first emerged in the 1990s when equal opportunity became a major initiative among corporations. According to a 2017 article in The New Yorker , “The Year in ‘Diversity Fatigue,’” the term was used to describe the feelings of stress and exhaustion associated with trying to recruit talent from diverse pools and create opportunities for more diversity within companies.

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No Status Quo for the CLO

CLO Magazine

Mike Prokopeak is vice president and editor in chief at Chief Learning Officer magazine. There’s no playbook for becoming a CLO, and if there’s one simple fact that shines through from the hundreds of formal interviews and countless more conversations I’ve had with learning leaders, that’s it. The backgrounds of learning leaders are diverse, fascinating and often surprising. According to recent research, that’s not the case anymore.

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How to Become a Digital CLO

CLO Magazine

In 1994, software company Asymetrix released ToolBook, a computer-based training authoring tool that made it possible for virtually anyone to create web-based training programs. It was a defining moment that changed the way companies think about how and where employees learn. Since then, online learning has gotten cheaper and easier to create and store, making it possible for learning groups to disseminate millions of pieces of content to serve every learner’s needs.

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Doing workplace diversity and inclusion properly

CLO Magazine

Earlier this year, on the morning of June 5, Sephora closed all of its U.S. This was following backlash the makeup giant received after American R&B artist SZA tweeted about Sephora employees accusing her of stealing and calling security on her while she shopped at a California store. locations so its 175,000 employees could complete a four-hour anti-bias training program, also following a racial profiling incident in a Philadelphia store.

CLO Q&A: Learning is a Technology Role

CLO Magazine

Ashley Williams is deputy chief learning officer and chief operating officer, learning and development, for McKinsey & Co. where she’s worked in learning for the last 12 years. She sat down with Chief Learning Officer at the CLO Breakfast Club event in Atlanta in May and shared her perspective on the role of a learning executive, her career path and how learning and technology are increasingly intertwined.

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The Economic Virtue of Teaching Diversity

CLO Magazine

After traveling the United States in the early 1800s, French political scientist Alexis de Tocqueville noted, among other things, that cooperation and association are not easy virtues to learn, but embracing both makes possible freedom and democracy. If today Tocqueville toured an American university or corporation with a diversity and inclusion program, I believe he would see freedom and democracy at work. Diversity is inclusion; that’s what we say here.

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CLO Roadmaps: Collaborative Learning

CLO Magazine

Leaders can then complete competency assessments to establish baselines and identify training to further develop these competencies,” said Mike Gaines, director of strategic alliances at Halogen. Invite business leaders to learning teamwork sessions. Use these meetings to get a sense of the perceived and measurable business value of current learning offerings and what you can do to improve, Jackson said. Model the life cycle for each employee.

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There’s no excuse for lack of diversity in talent sourcing

CLO Magazine

Sourcing and including diverse candidates in all hires and promotion considerations is a vitally important way to make sure your team comprises the highest-quality talent. To get the best talent possible, you need the widest and deepest pool of candidates possible.

Diversity and leadership development go hand in hand

CLO Magazine

I was recently reviewing a number of articles in the business press about needed changes in leadership development. There were many excellent takeaways, including the need for more individualized leadership programs and the importance of not limiting growth and development to formalized programs, as well as valuable insights from heads of learning and development in major organizations. Never in the history of corporate America has the workforce been more diverse.

Cognitive diversity leads to cognitive friction, which leads to growth

CLO Magazine

Cognitive diversity, having different ways of thinking, can lead to cognitive friction. Read the full transcript of Snow’s interview below: Cognitive diversity is about having different ways of thinking. If you think about diversity meaning an array of things that are different, a lot of times in culture we’re meaning about external things, your skin color, your gender, your height, your age. You’ve seen the world differently.

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. Learning’s role is getting bigger not smaller in this economy,” Prokopeak explained. Symposium Plus, a new version of CLO’s fall event, is a direct response to that. Eric Weiner.

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DEI: Why hiring alone isn’t a magic fix

CLO Magazine

There’s no question hiring a diverse workforce is critical. But when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion, DEI, you must look at the whole picture. Diverse organizations are stronger. In the case of ethnic and cultural diversity, the findings are equally compelling.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future. 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. This brings me back to the point I started my post with.

3 Guidelines to Consider as a CLO

Training Industry

When discussing training, the debate rages. On the one hand, how do we optimize the limited time employees can spend on learning and keep their attention in our fast paced world? On the other, how do we actually impact behavior in a complex, diverse global environment? As with many critical questions, the answer is dependent on the specific situation. Similarly, circumstances and goals should drive our selection of training tools.

Driving DEIB with inclusive learning content starts behind the scenes

CLO Magazine

As you got acquainted with new responsibilities, people and systems, you likely sat down to watch a few required training videos — perhaps on your organization’s approach to diversity in the workplace or sexual harassment. Build diversity into the production process.

Chief Learning Officer’s most-watched webinars of 2020

CLO Magazine

Chief Learning Officer hosted webinars on a wide variety of topics in 2020, including the challenges surrounding virtual learning, engaging a remote workforce, building a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, and the future of learning and development.

Video: Overcoming the narrative of racial difference: Why the controversy?

CLO Magazine

Diversity has become a controversial topic amid today’s political climate. At the same time, many organizations feel that deeper discussions about diversity, race and unconscious bias are due, says Howard Ross, social justice expert and a founding partner at Udarta Consulting.

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5 ways to integrate DEI into L&D

CLO Magazine

Diversity, equity and inclusion are words we are hearing much more often these days, and cultivating a culture of DEI to recruit and retain talent is a challenge many organizations are facing, especially during The Great Resignation. Equity is being on the planning committee.

Do your D&I efforts consider socioeconomics?

CLO Magazine

In discussions about equity, diversity and inclusion, gender and racial/ethnic identity often dominate the conversation. At the individual level, disproportionate representation in leadership can perpetuate social immobility, a pervasive worldwide challenge.

Talent Economy’s Guide to Diversity and Inclusion

CLO Magazine

This editor’s letter originally appeared in the newest quarterly publication of Talent Economy. To check out the full guide to diversity and inclusion , visit quarterly.talenteconomy.io. . The weeks leading up to the springtime deadlines for this publication were full of notable accomplishments for black Americans. Beyoncé performed at Coachella, making her the first black woman to headline that festival. People want diversity.

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How to reduce bias in talent review meetings

CLO Magazine

One of the many advantages of an internal talent review succession strategy is the opportunity to increase the diversity of a leadership team. These meetings can provide multiple data points, ideas and perspectives about the talent in the group, which helps decrease bias.

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

CLO Magazine

Ekpedeme “Pamay” Bassey, CLO of The Kraft Heinz Co., has held many different personas, both in her career as a learning and development professional and beyond. She later earned her master’s in computer science from Northwestern University with the goal of working toward a career in technological development. The program, sponsored by Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) focused on applying technology as a tool for the L&D industry.

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THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future. 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. This brings me back to the point I started my post with.

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Collaborative online learning breaks down silos

CLO Magazine

Learning on your own is, frankly, dull,” notes a senior learning leader at a global payments technology company. That kind of learning allows people to grow much faster.”. It really expanded the power of an hour-long live panel, having the collaborative wrap-around.

Failure: The key to success in overcoming bias

CLO Magazine

During the first lesson, the instructor took a string of wobbly, nervous nine-year-olds into the middle of the rink, lined them up, and told everyone to fall. The scariest part is falling,” they said. You will never learn to skate if you are afraid to fall.

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