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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. Another area that was considered important for the future CLO was knowledge of and experience with day-to-day general management activities such as business-case development, operational planning, financial planning, budget management, personnel management and ROI calculation.

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

CLO Magazine

Many of the HR and organizational practices at enterprise organizations have been in place since the first industrial revolution and will no longer be relevant or effective in this new digital age. The concept of total quality management, or TQM, was about eliminating waste, especially in HR, with an underlying quest to find methods, processes and talent that could accomplish tasks in an exponentially faster way. In order to do that, organizational practice has to change.

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Get on board with reverse mentoring

CLO Magazine

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. These differences add value to how we do our work, communicate and collaborate and can ultimately enhance performance.

Virtual reality and augmented reality: overhyped or new industry standard?

CLO Magazine

When you hear the words “virtual reality,” do you feel like you’re in a sci-fi film? But do you? I posit that learning and development professionals should consider AR and VR training because they can be incredibly effective. Is AR Just As Effective As VR?

Employee Development in the Era of Screen Time

CLO Magazine

We all know what it refers to: the physiological rewards of “screen time.” What do screen time expectations mean for employee learning and development? Only a handful of companies are effectively adapting to the changing needs of the modern learner. The only way to close this gap is through effective employee development. How can companies effectively develop employees in the era of screen time? Tap, look, feel rewarded. Tap, look, feel rewarded again.

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How to Get What You Want from Vendors

CLO Magazine

CLOs and learning leaders who have strong relationships with learning technology vendors know, when substantial learning technology investments are at the center of the conversation, honest and thorough discussions are vital. AnnMarie Kuzel : How far in advance should the CLO start communicating with the vendor? What sort of information is vital to communicate in order to ensure that CLO and vendor work together efficiently? Kuzel: How do course corrections work?

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.

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

Lambda Solutions

Most of the time, companies collect big data from external sources to help the business serve customers more effectively, become more efficient, and increase profits. But some research suggests that the differences between contexts and courses play a major role in effectively predicting whether learners will pass or fail. For some companies, learning analytics has a ripple effect throughout the business. It’s the most recognized method of evaluating a training program’s ROI.

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

Dreams do come true, kids. We know that with great power comes great responsibility. Games deliver lots of actionable data to measure effectiveness, both individually and through group learning, showing gaps and areas to optimize for a continuous cycle of improvement. In this session, you will learn how to take that existing content and allow it to be effectively used across multiple devices, as well as the best ways to create new content in a responsive format.

The Evolution of Leadership Skills: Don’t Become Extinct

CLO Magazine

As the world becomes flatter through technological advances and agile processes, the traditional hierarchical structure for running a business is becoming an outdated method for achieving business success. Leadership and management practices are evolving in today’s workplace.

Creating learning experiences that don’t suck

CLO Magazine

Instead, prioritize learning objectives and be willing to do less in the name of excellence. The learner needs to exit the learning engagement with a memorable experience that reminds them of resources, strongly imprints a personal understanding of what they need to do differently and leaves an indelible memory of what can happen if they do or don’t follow up. Use ‘Next Practice’ Learning Methods. We know how learning works in real life.

10 Ways Experiential Learning Creates Long-Term Performance Impact

CLO Magazine

As learning leaders work to develop new learning strategies, they are challenged to find the most effective methods to sustain training impact, while producing ROI. Doing, versus listening, has power. Every CLO should be aware of these 10 benefits of experiential learning: It’s personal. Anytime there is a gap between when a decision is made and a consequence experienced, it allows an individual to justify and rationalize an outcome.

Dive In

CLO Magazine

Done effectively, leadership development can have a positive impact on the business (sales, customer satisfaction, operational efficiency), ultimately leading to a beneficial ROI. Deloitte’s “High-Impact Leadership” report shows that these result in a widening capability gap for building great leaders, with weak cross-industry leadership pipelines. However, there is a difference between knowing what good leadership looks like and being able to do it.

Four Ways to Assess Learning

CLO Magazine

• Prioritizes gaps and needs to enable triage. There are four steps that comprise a rapid needs assessment process that can immediately be put to effective use. Before diving into the development of workshop materials, this individual could conduct a quick needs assessment by asking questions, such as: • What roles do the participants have, and whom do they need to influence? • How well do the participants understand their stakeholders’ needs?

Ep10: Socializing your learning design to support global audiences


Having spent almost 30 years in sales and marketing, he knows what makes a great salesperson. Can you tell me a bit more about your role there and what you do? Our sales enablement efforts are primarily training— the Sandler training methodology —as well as incorporating that methodology into, really, everything we do, which includes our. And I still love doing that, I just don’t get to do it as much as I used to. They do great work as a result of that.

Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

CLO Magazine

In a recent survey conducted by Wiley Education Services and Future Workplace,“Closing the Skills Gap 2019,” fewer than half of the 600 surveyed HR leaders reported spending $500 or more to upskill individual employees. A coaching client recently shared his conundrum: “I don’t know which is worse: Do I try to chime in and interrupt and come off as too aggressive? Or do I stay quiet, knowing it’s inappropriate at my level not to contribute?”

Curated Insights: The Human Side of Extracting Business Value from Information

CLO Magazine

But how do you meet that challenge? Is their role limited to setting up the processes and machines that spit out numbers and charts, or do we rely on the minds of humans to form the insights as a result of information they consume? Content curation is not a new phenomenon.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

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. Sushant Singh Even i am interested to know about the same, can anybody help please. I don't know if that's true for mid-sized companies.).

The Future of the Corporate University

CLO Magazine

But technology’s pace of change and the emergence of digital learning aggregators have brought the effectiveness of the traditional corporate university model into question. Daniel Gandarilla, vice president and CLO at Texas Health Resources University, said the corporate university is not dead — it’s being redefined. Senior Vice President and CLO at Northwell Health Kathleen Gallo said the term is outdated.



Charles has deep experience in both the business and learning practitioner sides of performance improvement and effective learning solutions. He also knows ‘what works’ in the world of strategic talent. Learnnovators: How do you look at the radical shifts happening in learning paradigms (such as social learning, flipped classroom, Bring-Your-Own-Device , etc.) Where do you see today’s organisations in the midst of these radical shifts? How do you compare both?

The State of Association E-Learning: Cloudy with a Chance of Sunshine

WBT Systems

7% of them aren’t sure if they have one—if you don’t know, you probably don’t—so let’s make that 77% without a strategy. More questions from Tagoras: What value do your e-learning programs offer that is different from, or potentially superior to, the value offered in your face-to-face educational offerings? And, the report cautions, you must be wary of the gap between what people say they will do and what they will actually do.

The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond


Charles has deep experience in both the business and learning practitioner sides of performance improvement and effective learning solutions. He also knows ‘what works’ in the world of strategic talent. Learnnovators: How do you look at the radical shifts happening in learning paradigms (such as social learning, flipped classroom, Bring-Your-Own-Device [BYOD], etc.) Where do you see today’s organisations in the midst of these radical shifts?

BE a businessperson

Jay Cross

That question is this: what would Andrew do? Your objective will often be to do convince Andrew what you say/do is worthy of investment. When in doubt about ROI, just ask yourself “What would Andrew Carnegie do?&#. Results do not exist inside the training department.

In Learning, Size Matters

CLO Magazine

Retention: IDC research and anecdotal data shows that knowledge retention from traditional learning methods is 20 percent at best. Facilitating a platform on which it is easy to consume and contribute is a solid component of an effective microlearning strategy. Given available technologies, they can record their actions or their voice to enable those who need to know. Enabling those who are required to know is the next challenge in a microlearning strategy.

Free learning & development webinars for August 2020

Limestone Learning

It’s an addiction where one has the need to do everything more quickly, with fewer moving parts and less manual repetition. Let PowerPoint do the heavy lifting for you! Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 11AM – 12PM PT: Managers Matter: Making the Most of Limited Resources to Drive the Most Impact (Free for ATD members) Delivering effective training and employee development for your entire employee base can be daunting, especially with limited or reduced resources.

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


It’s jam-packed full of helpful terms, bookmark it so that you are always in the know. It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. CLO (Chief Learning Officer). Skill Gap Analysis.

Self-Awareness Can Help Fix Your Talent Problems

CLO Magazine

Talent and development leaders can use more scientific methods to identify talent, reinvent their leadership development strategy to grow skills that are others-focused and collaborative, and help people develop better awareness of themselves. Chief Learning Officer : Why do companies need to care about their employees’ level of self-awareness? Your work colleagues can’t see your internal story that is shaped by our personality, values and motives for doing things.

6 Best Practices We Can All Get Behind

CLO Magazine

Experienced and successful learning leaders know something their less successful peers don’t. They know that to see long-term sustained behavioral change and performance improvements they need to attend to a number of practices that have proven to be highly effective over the past several decades. Learning leaders across a wide range of industries are leading the charge to bridge the gap between what participants learn in the classroom and what happens on the job.