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CLO Podcast: Visa’s Karie Willyerd on Learning Strategy

CLO Magazine

She’s been at the forefront of corporate learning for a couple of decades, leading the learning function at companies like Lockheed Martin, Heinz, Sun Microsystems and SuccessFactors/SAP. She’s an author, futurist and a successful tech entrepreneur who took her education technology company from startup to sale in just over a year. And now, after years away, she’s a chief learning officer again. She took on the brand new role of global CLO at Visa in 2018.

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Excellence in Technology Innovation

CLO Magazine

Excellence in Technology Innovation recognizes vendors that have rolled out an innovative learning technology for a client such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, apps, video, social collaboration tools or games and simulations.

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A digital learning strategy provides criteria and rationale for adopting new technologies

CLO Magazine

Do you have moments when you realize you don’t have a clear grip on your digital learning ecosystem? It can be challenging for learning leaders to actively manage and tell a convincing story about the digital tools and platforms we have in our portfolio. We tend to focus on one or two larger systems (learning management systems or learning experience platforms), often at the expense of our complete range of tools and platforms. Establishing a Digital Learning Strategy.

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. Your background as a learning professional is rich and varied. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

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The Innovation Award

CLO Magazine

The Innovation Award is for learning executives who have marshaled resources and applied innovative practices, processes and/or technologies in a new and groundbreaking way to address a significant business or organizational opportunity.

Innovative Learning Group’s Lisa Toenniges shares her career insights

CLO Magazine

Lisa Toenniges, owner and CEO, Innovative Learning Group. What attracted you to learning and development? This is pretty cool and our “why” at Innovative Learning Group. Tell us about creating Innovative Learning Group in 2004.

Innovation Thoughts

Clark Quinn

So I presented on innovation to the local ATD chapter a few weeks ago, and they did an interesting and nice thing: they got the attendees to document their takeaways. As an aside, I’ve written separate articles on L&D innovation recently for both CLO magazine and the Litmos blog so you can check those out, too. I started talking about why innovation was needed, and then what it was. There was interest but some lack of clarity around meta-learning.

The Technology Award

CLO Magazine

The Technology Award is for learning executives who have delivered new and unique applications of emerging technology to employee learning and development. Learning and development solutions were duplicative and cost the company more than $80 million annually.

Everything You Need to Know About Learning and Development Modernization

InfoPro Learning

With significant investments in content development, companies should search for ways to re-purpose content across various learning programs. Here at InfoPro Learning, we believe that modernization is a key to success for learning programs that lead to business performance results. Modernization strategies are not just for old content, but also creating new content for strategic reuse and increased engagement. Learn how to maximize your training ROI today!

Let’s change our focus on always adding more

CLO Magazine

It takes courage to be a leader willing to say “stop” or “end” in the learning field. Our field is always excited about the new or shiny object, emerging technology or hot leadership theory book. I’m personally exhausted by the endless chant of “start, add, extend, supplement” to make learning strategies more effective, and I know I’m not alone. The learning ecosystem cannot be focused on adding. The learning leader had the courage to hit the “end” button.

Beyond the status quo: how enlightened CLOs can enable true employee readiness

CLO Magazine

There’s a massive shift underway in the world of learning and development. It’s a perfect storm of pressure, in which chief learning officers weigh ROI and manage digital disruption across industries as they pivot from the age of the customer to the age of the employee. CLOs face intense pressure to build learning cultures in which geographically dispersed teams can engage with relevant content “on-demand” to reskill. 5 Capabilities of an Enlightened CLO.

Targeted Training and Formal Education: Fitting the Pieces Together

CLO Magazine

” A learning strategy requires a comprehensive environmental scan. In the current world of rapid change and innovation, the result is more likely to be dangerous than successful. Consider two critical types of learning — formal education and targeted skills training.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

When you need solid advice about learning strategy and technology, which blogs come to mind? But as an independent analyst, I spend my days investigating which companies excel at driving learning technology forward. Instead, they want to add value by helping you stay ahead of the technology curve. They want to be a relevant, useful voice in today’s learning community conversation. A must-read for learning technology decision makers.

The 101 on a Chief Learning Officer


In fact a survey by Robert Half found a strong learning culture led to a 30 to 50 percent higher retention rate in companies. So how do you ensure learning takes center stage within your organization? You hire an individual who oversees this process, a Chief Learning Officer (CLO). What is a Chief Learning Officer? He hired Steve Kerr, then a consultant for the company, to be the Chief Learning Officer overseeing employee development. Innovative thinker.

5A Learning for the digital age

CLO Magazine

The dramatic impact of digital technologies is disrupting businesses and business models across industries. The “consumerization of IT” ushered in by the five digital forces — social, mobile, big data and analytics, cloud, and AI and robotics — has changed the way we work, interact and learn. What began as a technological change has swiftly transformed into a sociological change that has had an impact on almost all aspects of our lives and work. Learning in the New World.

At Accenture, Truly Human Learning Pays Off

CLO Magazine

In 2017, the talent and learning organization of global management consulting firm Accenture aided the firm in its effort to help clients with the digital transformation of the world through a future-oriented strategy. With more than 425,000 employees in 120 countries and 40 industries, the sheer scale and scope of the learning efforts at the world’s largest independent technology services provider makes the firm stand out.

10 New Years Resolutions for Learning and Development Professionals


To some New Years Resolutions are cliched, but as Learning & Development professionals, growth mindset is in our DNA and starting off the year with goals and ambitions is not only natural but mission critical to learning, growth, and achieving success. We’re at an incredibly exciting juncture as a team – we have two successful years behind us and a new CLO at the helm with decades of experience in technology, entrepreneurship AND intrapreneurship.

We Must Address the Leadership Strategy Mortality Rate

CLO Magazine

Right now, somewhere in a sunny boardroom, a leadership strategy is being born. Learning leaders are clicking through a fully researched, neatly packaged, well-rehearsed presentation, unveiling a stark reality about the senior management team. Growth, technology, globalization, culture change and leaders retiring all have conspired to create imminent leadership shortages beyond the limits of current or near-term capability.

Evaluating Sales Training Programs


A study by CLO Magazine reported 70% of employees surveyed felt more motivated to learn when they could access the training on their mobile devices, while 72% reported increased engagement with mobile learning. Micro-learning. Along with accessibility, look for whether the training program delivers the information in bite-size courses, otherwise known as “micro-learning.”. Technology is also a major factor in sustained behavior change.

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Learning Never Ends at McKinsey

CLO Magazine

New regulations, global competition, economic shifts and rapidly evolving technology can make it feel impossible to stay ahead. The world is changing at an extraordinary pace, and our clients expect McKinsey to be ahead of the curve,” said Nick van Dam, global chief learning officer for McKinsey. Nick van Dam, global chief learning officer, McKinsey and Co. Providing employees with ongoing learning opportunities not only improves client engagements.

Pop-up Learning

CLO Magazine

In that story, there’s a smart marketing lesson for savvy chief learning officers. Consider a pop-up learning model to make a splash. Take some learning dollars and instead of putting it to work for a traditional e-learning course create a limited-time learning event tied to a critical business issue or exciting new development in your industry. Put together a pop-up learning blitz on honing negotiation skills. It’s in inspiration and innovation.

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The New Face of Apprenticeships

CLO Magazine

Most would associate apprenticeships, a teaching model that combines on-the-job training with classroom instruction, a development strategy for the construction industry. The Ultimate Learning Job. They see increased productivity, reduced waste and greater innovation. In this blended learning apprenticeship model, apprentices take online college courses developed by EPCE employers’ industry subject matter experts as part of their required related technical instruction.

Learning & Development Conferences for 2020

Limestone Learning

What strategies were successful for you this past year? For many L&D/T&D professionals, a conference is an opportunity to delve into a community of practice where you can see how other professionals are incorporating new innovations and tools into their work.

Chief Learning Officer announces its 2019 Learning In Practice Award winners

CLO Magazine

Chief Learning Officer has revealed the winners of the 2019 Learning in Practice Awards. The winners and their final rankings were announced during a special awards luncheon Monday, October 14, at CLO’s Fall Symposium in Chicago. Since 2003, the Learning In Practice Awards have recognized learning leaders who demonstrate excellence in the design and delivery of workforce learning and development programs. 2019 CLO OF THE YEAR.

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Chief Learning Officer announces the 2019 Learning In Practice Award finalists

CLO Magazine

Chief Learning Officer has revealed the finalists for its 2019 Learning In Practice Awards. The awards were established in 2003 to recognize learning leaders who have demonstrated excellence in the design and delivery of employee development programs. Finalists will win a gold, silver or bronze award during a special awards luncheon on Monday, October 14, at the Fall CLO Symposium in Chicago. Kamila Townsend, Learning & Development Manager, Ally.

Health pandemic? Won’t stop the spread of knowledge

CLO Magazine

Has the coronavirus disrupted your organization’s learning and development strategy? Dr. Jim Guilkey has spent more than 20 years in the instructional design space working with clients to create immersive learning and development strategies for their businesses. Here, Guilkey shares some insight on why learning leaders may need to have a new, flexible approach to their L&D strategy, especially in the face of a health crisis.

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Our Top 10 Picks to Keep You On Top


Harvard Business Review’s, “ Great Businesses Scale Their Learning, Not Just Their Operations ,” by Deloitte’s John Hagel and John Seely-Brown. Most learning strategies are built to share existing knowledge. LeapGen’s “ Digital Learning on the Road to 2020 ” report. RedThread Research’s “ Learning Technology Landscape: The Wild, Wild, West ” report. This report is a simple, clear analysis of what learning technology vendors are offering.

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From Three Days in a Class to 30 Seconds on a Smartphone

CLO Magazine

According to Bersin’s most recent “Corporate Learning Factbook: Benchmarks, Trends and Analysis of the U.S. Training Market,” published in August 2015, corporate learning investments have been increasing by 10 percent or more each year since 2010. Learning is now a board-level priority as organizations prepare their workforces for the digital future; leaders see learning as key to employee success and satisfaction in an increasingly competitive talent market.

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CLOs, Move From Conduit to Curator

CLO Magazine

In 2017 and beyond, learning leaders will play a significant role in engaging five workforce generations. They’ll need to readjust learning strategy and programming to support more than just compliance, using the right technology and systems to appropriately reskill and right-skill workers. CLOs will need to embrace content curation and move away from being conduits for organization learning. Personalize employee learning experiences.

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Scalable Learning Will Be the Strategic Differentiator in the 21st Century

CLO Magazine

At the 2017 Deloitte Chief Learning Officer forum, management consultant John Hagel said scalable learning is the new reason for large organizations to exist. It’s a big statement and it has profound implications for the role of corporate learning in the 21st century.

Change of Plans: Updates on Degreed Events


For now, we must forgo face-to-face and embrace the technological tools that can still keep us connected. Join us for a town hall on current market challenges through the eyes of Degreed’s CEO, Chris McCarthy and CLO, Kelly Palmer. The discussion-style session will cover community best practices and real client strategies that can help us solve current challenges together. Learn more about this event and register here. . Learn more about LENS 2020 and register here. .

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Think like a CEO: What CEOs want from their CLOs

Training Orchestra

Jack Welch laughed and proposed that Steve became the Chief Learning Officer instead. He had a lot of freedom to design a learning strategy and develop programs, but he was under constant pressure to prove the impact of his work. Since then, CLOs have become essential to companies and the learning industry has grown more and more complex. But being engulfed in learning industry challenges, methodologies and literature can make it hard to take a step back.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy


I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. When we talk about social learning, we are talking about the fundamental organizational structure of a business. The current failure of organizations to integrate social learning stems from their bolt-on strategy.

Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum – Looking back at 2013. What is coming in 2014

Learning Cafe

We speak to a panel of learning and performance managers and consultants to review the year that was and the next one. We discuss: Panel Discussion 1- CLO Forum. Business drivers for Learning in 2013. How Learning design and delivery has changed. Influences changing the business model of Learning. Current pet interest in Learning. CLO Panel. Julie Catanach – Executive Manager Learning, Organisational Design and Development at Suncorp.

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The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

We have our very own Learning Stage at DevLearn this year! Stop by the eLearning Rockstar stage—conveniently located near the eLearning Brothers booth—to learn new techniques, see new tools, and become an eLearning Rockstar. During this session, You will learn how complementing your training materials with games will boost employee engagement and yield significantly increased retention. Rockin’ Responsive Design Strategies. Microvideo Strategies for Rockstars.

10 Must-Attend eLearning Conferences in the US in 2016


Want to keep up with all the T&D technologies? The new year is a perfect opportunity to learn new ways of developing employees and increasing your company’s well-being. The conference is intended to explore the latest trends in learning technology. 2016 Fall CLO Symposium.

Investing in Our Customers’ Success: Degreed Welcomes LinkedIn L&D Leader, Kelly Palmer, as New Chief Learning Officer


Kelly Palmer, LinkedIn’s former Chief Learning Officer, recently joined Degreed to take on the newly created role as our own CLO. Kelly adds to a long roster of A-list hires from across the corporate learning, enterprise software and consumer edtech spectrum. Our customers – 100 of the world’s most sophisticated pioneering learning, talent and HR leaders (and counting) – want a partner who can provide more than a beautiful new technology.