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Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Sydney Savion

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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

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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

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Not only is the role of the chief diversity officer growing and becoming more vital, but it’s evolving at a breakneck speed. Implement clear objectives that can be measured to ensure DEI efforts are having the desired impact. Attract a more diverse workforce.

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5 moves that actually increase diversity, equity and inclusion

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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

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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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Meet the CLO Board: Kevin Wilde

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As we welcome the new year, Chief Learning Officer would like to recognize and highlight its Advisory Board, comprising individuals who have long and varied histories in the learning and development space. In 2007, he was named CLO of the Year.

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L&D’s Diversity Dilemma

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

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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.

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

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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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No Status Quo for the CLO

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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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Learning’s critical role in eluding the silo mentality

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Have you ever learned about a project that you should have been involved in just as it was about to go live? Or, in the same vein, have you ever received news about a change that seemed to only help a few groups, but not the entire organization? Other factors can play a role too.

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The Economic Virtue of Teaching Diversity

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

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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.

Honest feedback plays a critical role in building cultural D&I

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Organizations are modeled on the principle that competence is the primary factor in promotion decisions. This principle is a logical outcome of the reality that human organizations are primarily, and optimally, organized around competence hierarchies.

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CLO Symposium Plus: Are You Ready for the Talent Economy?

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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.

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The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning


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.

‘Black Mirror’ or better? The role of AI in the future of learning and development

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The hit TV anthology ‘Black Mirror’ has captivated viewers with speculative tales of how emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning and intelligent automation could go horribly awry. How can AI be used in learning? What you can do to mitigate the risks.

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Do your D&I efforts consider socioeconomics?

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In discussions about equity, diversity and inclusion, gender and racial/ethnic identity often dominate the conversation. Financially secure employees are more likely to hold leadership roles, though there is little evidence they are more effective as leaders.

Talent Economy’s Guide to Diversity and Inclusion

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

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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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Integrate DEI into your leadership development

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Early in the maturity of an organization’s diversity and inclusion educational strategy, DEI offerings are often experienced in a vacuum, isolated from the various business-critical learning and development strategies that both new and experienced leaders alike require.

DEI training in historic times: Lessons learned and the path ahead

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2020 was a double-whammy year for diversity, equity and inclusion training: First, there was the forced shift away from in-person to digital learning methods caused by the pandemic, followed by a heated spotlight on DEI issues due to broader social awareness of current events. .

A not-so-white paper on succession

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Montgomery was famous as legal counsel for Bobby Seale and the Black Panthers. Later, Jones got to do legal work for major tech firms and eventually made the jump to become CEO of tech firm Aeris. A few concepts can help learning professionals widen the path for nontraditional leaders.

Women and Diversity in the Workplace: Do Your Inclusivity Initiatives Measure Up?

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“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.

Psychological safety: an overlooked secret to organizational performance

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Chances are you could probably answer these questions without even knowing the full definition of this concept. We have worked in both situations, and the differences in effectiveness are stark. Psychological safety is the why behind our responses to the questions, “Can I speak up?

L&D’s DEI blind spot: Perpetuating inequity?

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However, if you read the Drucker quote in its entirety, it says, “What gets measured gets managed — even when it’s pointless to measure and manage it, and even if it harms the purpose of the organization to do so.” Yet, only 38 percent of chief learning officers are women.

Who leads your DEI function, and how do you support them from an organizational perspective?

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Having diversity, equity and inclusion that is well-incorporated with an organization’s overall business strategy, as well as having someone at the helm of the function, has been a goal for leaders for some time now, but recent social unrest has escalated these efforts across the United States.

Translating talent into opportunity

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I recently attended the Annual Summit of the Women’s Business Collaborative, where I chair one of their action initiatives. The need to close the talent and opportunity gap is urgent. Their comments included: “Coach her on the need for proper boundary setting.”.

Top Chief Learning Officer Conferences of 2019


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.

Competencies and collaborations for 2022

Chief Learning Officer

Since 2022 is likely to be rife with unknowns and uncertainties, the need for paradigms that reach across all modes of work is crucial. The research was conducted at the heart of the pandemic, and surveyed three key corporate constituencies: talented women, their managers and their mentors.

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

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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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The Sherlock Holmes effect

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The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” — Arthur Conan Doyle. Despite new strategies, repackaged training, fanciful phrases (e.g., You need only click on an organization’s “Who We Are” page to see the evidence. Follow the trail.

Seeking Targeted Talent Development

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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. According to 2019 data from Catalyst, women — particularly minority women — are still scarce in corporate leadership roles: In S&P 500 companies, women represent 26.5 On Feb.

Re-entry in a recession

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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. Dealing with the downturn.

My post-pandemic learning list

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Whenever things change, I want to dive in and learn new skills, perspectives, procedures or approaches to be ready. As we emerge from the work-at-home chapter of the pandemic, my learning list is filled with cool topics that I want to explore and master.

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Inclusion is practice

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When it comes to advancing organizational diversity and inclusion, too often leaders rely on the latest off-the-shelf training program or policy, but these initiatives do little to change employee behavior. Talent Management diversity and inclusion

How to build inclusion into your learning strategy

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Learning leaders can often make the mistake of thinking too narrowly about “inclusion.” For most CLOs and learning leaders, the word inclusion is synonymous with diversity, and diversity has become synonymous with the differences that you can see.

Can better leadership skills unlock greater wellbeing at work?

CLO Magazine

In the summer of 2021, after over eighteen months of hardship and experimenting with new ways of working and learning, an HR leader friend of mine logged onto Zoom to discover his colleague having a full-blown panic attack. He knew the signs.