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

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There’s a creeping sense of unease in the CLO role, with the future both uncertain and full of opportunity. Fortunately, Sarah Kimmel, vice president of research for Chief Learning Officer magazine , has some data to light the way. Show Notes: CLO Role of the Future Executive Summary.

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CLO Competencies: The Path for Future Learning Leaders

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That very question was asked in a recent survey by Chief Learning Officer magazine of executives who are members of its Business Intelligence Board. They agreed that the future CLO should have experience in: strategic management, general management, knowledge management, leadership skills, and learning methods and concepts. This focus on closing gaps is again rooted in the ability of the future CLO to think strategically.

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Don’t Know Much About History

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A lot of people don’t know that.”. It’s not the first time he seemed to express genuine surprise at information many Americans already know. Not a lot of people do know about the French role in the American Revolution, nor do they know much about history in general. That fact, along with the existence of the skills gap, means employers need to play a much more direct role in pre-employment education. Your employer needs you to do it.

Understanding Durable vs. Perishable Skills and How to Balance Them


How do you balance durable and perishable skills in your workforce? And why do you need to? We all know that some skills are long-lasting, and others are most relevant at a particular point in time. There are many ways to describe skills.

20 Key Takeaways from ATD 2019


Only 25% of high-performance organizations (and 10% of low performing organizations) are prepared for the capability gap arising from advance work automation. CLO Magazine found that 71% of organizations are planning to find a way to find the impact and according to another study what’s most important to organizations when it comes to the L&D program is the impact, ROI then awards. How do you get learners to make the time and invest their brain power in training?

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To Improve Learning, Don’t Be Afraid of Failure

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CLO : What is the learning economy? How do learning leaders fit into it? When we look at today’s world the challenge is that what we know right now is not going to get us where we need to go. I love the Satya Nadella quote, the Microsoft CEO, saying “The learn-it-all is going to do better than the know-it-all.” I think part of the CLO’s role is making sure that individuals see the need to prioritize learning.

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Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

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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'm not affiliated with the magazine, at all. (By

Timing is Everything

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How well do you get along with this group? Think about it at the next CLO Symposium. A landmark study by ASTD and IBM interviewed CLOs and CxOs at 26 leading companies across 11 industries (see The C-level and the Value of Learning , T+D magazine, October 2005). C-level officers want their CLO to build the foundation for transforming the company not just to get people up to speed on today’s needs.

Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

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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 November 2019 article in ATD’s TD Magazine , “Future-Ready or Not?”

7 Questions for a CFO About Learning

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What skills do entry-level professionals need to be successful? How do certifications and other development opportunities help nurture and reveal these skills? As I became more immersed in the position, I realized there was a gap between what I knew and what I needed to know to do my job. But the CMA continuously helps me do my job in terms of managing staff, acting ethically and assessing business risks.

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A Vital View on Learning

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You can’t improve the workplace if you don’t know the work,” said CEO Joe Steier, who came up with the idea for CNA training but relied on McNevin to make it happen. While moving up the ranks at McCain, she attended the CLO executive doctoral program at the University of Pennsylvania, where she first met Steier in 2007. “We McNevin joined the program to advance her career as a global CLO while Steier wanted to understand how to create a learning organization.

The Future of the Corporate University

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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. Fred Harburg, former CLO of Motorola University, said from the start corporate universities have been evolving to keep pace with changes in technology, learner needs and corporations themselves.

Listen: Upwork’s Zoe Harte makes the case for freelancers as core part of talent development strategy

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Simply put, the incentives to do so no longer exist. How do you do that? Just like everyone else, they need to understand the purpose and mission of your company in order to do their best work. As always, I’m Mike Prokopeak, editor in chief at Chief Learning Officer magazine. Justin Lombardo: Hey Mike, how you doing? Mike: Let me just do a quick introduction before we dive in. Zoe: I do. Zoe: Oh, my gosh, do we?

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Listen: Parexel’s Greg Friedman shares how learning benefits from an organizational development spin

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But learning how to do so effectively is one of the most critical skills a CLO can learn. In this episode of the Chief Learning Officer Podcast, Greg talks about the perspective his background as an organizational development professional brings to the work of employee development and what learning executives can do to set aside the busy work and do more of what’s meaningful. Justin Lombardo: Hey Mike, how you doing? Mike: I’m doing well.

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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?&#. When you talk with a businessperson, you must talk like they do. How could you do your job right without knowing where the corporation was headed? Once you know the answers to these questions, you are ready to proceed.

Listen: Interface’s Reece Roberson explains why taking risks is part of professional growth

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He knows that firsthand. The bottom line: sometimes you need to go from getting stuff done to doing big things. As always, I’m Mike Prokopeak, editor in chief of Chief Learning Officer magazine, your host of the podcast, and I am joined by my co-host, Justin Lombardo. Justin Lombardo: Hey Mike, how you doing? So from a career point of view do we need to take more risks as chief learning officers? Justin: You’ve got a squad, you know? You know?

Navigating semantics and skills: reskilling vs. upskilling

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If you’re still good at doing research and conducting interviews, he said, perhaps those skills and that time previously spent writing could be leveraged by being taught a new skill. By the end, that individual is doing a different job. Everything we do is additive.