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. Engage leadership.

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?

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Video: Striving for inclusive diversity

CLO Magazine

Giving people the chance to share personal stories and experiences can lead to greater levels of connection. An inclusive conversation series launched by Allstate has led to some of these deeper connections and allowed those within the organization to be respectful of one another and learn about different perspectives, says Aisha Ghori Ozaki, Allstate’s manager of inclusive diversity. We’re really lucky that it’s built into the fabric of the organization.

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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. Furthermore, companies rarely measure diversity.

L&D’s Diversity Dilemma

CLO Magazine

Elliott Masie was invited to give a keynote address in Taiwan at an Association for Talent Development leadership conference. 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. Here we are in Taiwan, in Asia, where they were doing training and learning way before the U.S., According to the data, 5.6

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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.

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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. Organizations risk being perceived as lacking true commitment to building diverse workforces and inclusive cultures without demonstrating sustained, tangible impact that validates their efforts. Organizations tend to make the following mistakes when it comes to D&I: Starting with actions rather than outcomes.

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.

Video: Supporting D&I initiatives and inclusive leadership through a crisis

CLO Magazine

This pandemic has exacerbated some of the challenges faced by people on the margins of society. Therefore, especially now, it’s critically important to not let diversity and inclusion initiatives fall by the wayside, according to Stephen Frost, chief executive officer of diversity and inclusion consulting firm Frost Included. Crisis Leadership Talent Management Coronavirus covid-19 crisis leadership diversity and inclusion

Embrace design thinking to advance diversity, equity and inclusion

CLO Magazine

Despite best intentions, our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts often fail. Let’s consider two questions: How can we challenge the thinking and assumptions in DEI from past decades to redefine our ways of working to effectively solve problems? The core of DEI work is people.

What is leadership, and who is a leader?

CLO Magazine

We talk about leaders and leadership nearly every day in the business world, but have you ever tried to actually define leadership? What is Leadership? Once the CEOs found their definitions, their answers ran the gamut. Creating Leadership Filters.

Video: Supporting D&I initiatives and inclusive leadership through a crisis

CLO Magazine

This pandemic has exacerbated some of the challenges faced by people on the margins of society. Therefore, especially now, it’s critically important to not let diversity and inclusion initiatives fall by the wayside, according to Stephen Frost, chief executive officer of diversity and inclusion consulting firm Frost Included. Crisis Leadership Talent Management Coronavirus covid-19 crisis leadership diversity and inclusion

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How to make remote leadership development work for your business

CLO Magazine

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent millions of Americans home to clock in from their couches and join meetings via Zoom. While some employees will eventually return to the office, many employers have seen the benefits of offering flexible hours and remote work. One survey by Gartner found that 74 percent of chief financial officers expect at least some workers to work remotely on a permanent basis, even after the pandemic passes. What should the focus be?

Effective Leadership is Transformational

CLO Magazine

Effective leadership is a transformational journey made up of four “spheres of influence.” These are self leadership, one-on-one leadership, team leadership and organizational leadership. The bull’s-eye in the middle — self leadership — is the heart of the four spheres. It comes first because effective leadership starts on the inside. Team leadership is all about team development and building a community.

Mind over matter: leadership mindsets and actions to drive results

CLO Magazine

A leader’s mindset might be one of the greatest predictors of success and also one of the most elusive elements to pin down. Leadership happens in the nuanced shifts that occur first in the leader’s mind. The Big Four.

Accelerate Female Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Zsuzsanna Tungli will never forget one of her earliest experiences of gender inequality in the workplace. 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. It’s actually the smart thing for businesses,” Tungli explained. “To

Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

Servant leadership is all about enriching the lives of others, building better organizations and ultimately creating a world that is more caring and equitable. When you describe your corporate culture, is being of service to one another and the community a core value? It is specifically good for business to practice servant leadership within your organization. Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership” by James W.

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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Leadership Traits That Transcend Gender

CLO Magazine

A tough work ethic, being task-oriented, a willingness to put in long hours, dedication to one’s career, and having the right connections are a few characteristics that immediately come to mind. However, research shows that the small number of women who have risen to top positions in business often possess leadership traits quite different from those associated with successful men. Think of the post-World War II U.S. It was the era of “the man in the gray flannel suit.”

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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Kung Fu Leadership

CLO Magazine

Mike Prokopeak is Chief Learning Officer’s editor-in-chief. It’s not just me that enjoys the occasional martial arts flick. That’s not to mention the success the genre’s stars have gone on to experience since kung fu burst onto the global cinema scene in the 1970s. Academy Award-winning directors Ang Lee and Quentin Tarantino tackled the genre in breakthrough films like “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and the “Kill Bill” series.

Investment in leadership development continues to be critically important

CLO Magazine

If you saw the title of this article and thought to yourself, “This is nothing new,” you’re half right. The truth is that the topic might not be new, but investment in leadership development continues to be critically important — and the need to spread the word persists. Organizational success is driven by strong leadership, and companies that invest in leadership training consistently appear on most-admired and best-of lists.

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

CLO Magazine

Technology is indisputably transforming learning. The scope of learning in the organization is growing, and sometimes shrinking, as a result. There’s a creeping sense of unease in the CLO role, with the future both uncertain and full of opportunity.

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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. Companies across the globe are striving to increase their support of women as a group. The benefits of diversity in the workplace are clear. Take networking, for example — the “do’s and don’ts” can be pretty mysterious to multicultural employees.

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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Reflecting on the evolving leadership landscape

CLO Magazine

I’m excited to celebrate two important milestones in my life this year: the 40th anniversary of The Ken Blanchard Cos. The biggest change in leadership I see today compared with 40 years ago is the marked increase in servant leadership advocates and practitioners around the world. Top-down leadership is slowly but surely becoming a thing of the past. Where can you find people with strong leadership potential?

Re-entry in a recession

CLO Magazine

Six months into COVID-19, organizations are moving away from work-from-home concerns to focus on employee re-entry, with an eye toward talent engagement and retention — all amidst newly heightened awareness around diversity, equity and inclusion. What a challenging, unique and opportune time for HR and talent professionals to rise to the occasion. So, what are the key concerns in this transition journey, and how should organizations navigate them in light of so many changes?

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.

Leadership Development Pushes Past Comfort

CLO Magazine

Even though business is good and the organization is humming along, challenging leaders to break out of their comfort zones and develop the skills needed to sustain and grow the business can provide for a stronger future. Leadership expert Lorraine Grubbs said a company CEO she worked with on the book “Beyond the Executive Comfort Zone” was certain of this when he approached her for leadership develop help for his team.

The critical first step to building strong organizational DEI

CLO Magazine

Many organizations have publicly pledged to better weave diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and programs throughout all levels of the business in order to establish a more supportive, inclusive culture. And we realize now that this was not the right approach.

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Mentors: Keeping talented women career-focused in uncertain times

CLO Magazine

have had to pivot to meet the needs of various constituencies amid the uncertainty that is reshaping the business world. Here are the highlights. Mentors use a variety of strategies to keep the mentoring relationship powerful, despite being unable to meet live.

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

CLO Magazine

There’s a constant push and pull taking place in the learning function. Sometimes there’s a need for more control and consistency across the organization. Stephanie Speights has been at the forefront of that debate for more than a decade. And that ability to tie learning into the organizational strategy is in demand. Thank you to our episode sponsors: This episode of the Chief Learning Officer Podcast is brought to by Bridge, the makers of Practice.

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Seeking Targeted Talent Development

CLO Magazine

26, Chicago voters narrowed the giant field of 2019 mayoral candidates from 14 to two in an historic election that sent two African-American female candidates to an April runoff election. The winner, Lori Lightfoot, will be the city’s first African-American female mayor. It’s an exciting time, as more women and people of color are moving into leadership positions in both government and business. On Feb.

The kids are alright

CLO Magazine

The millennial and Generation Z experiences have primed “kids” to be valued contributors in jobs with greater relevance. Celebrate the Noobs. It’s easy to default to stereotypes, but for leadership development, the single difference that matters most is: being new.

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. Rob Lauber never intended to be a learning leader. After graduating in 1985 from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania with a degree in communications and marketing, he began working at Dun & Bradstreet Information Services as a business analyst. Take the hill teamwork.

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Top Chief Learning Officer Conferences of 2019

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If you have recently become a Chief Learning Officer or are looking to expand your skills, attending a chief learning officer conference is a great way to master the latest industry trends. As you may know newer generations like millennials value learning higher than other company benefits. Plus, empowered employees with the necessary tools to do their jobs successfully are more willing to stay and grow with your organization than looking for a new job.

Embrace Learning As a Driver for Change, Inclusion

CLO Magazine

Walgreens Boots Alliance Global Chief Diversity Officer Steve Pemberton. The Spring 2017 CLO Symposium officially began on Monday in Bonita Springs, Florida. I’ve been to a lot of these events, and I’m biased — I work for Chief Learning Officer after all — but the sense of family is always palpable. It’s the mark of a good conference, I think. But the really good conferences? They teach, you learn, and you feel at home, while you’re away from home.