CLO Breakfast Club – San Francisco 2019

Join us at the CLO Breakfast Club where we’ll be discussing the trends, technologies and practices transforming employee development into an even more powerful force for sustained success.

CLO Symposium Fall 2019

Developed and driven by the editors of Chief Learning Officer, the CLO Symposium is where learning, training and development professionals come together to learn from each other. By connecting with people and teams who have faced similar challenges and goals, you can learn practical applications that will help you and your team achieve the results your organization expects. This conference isn’t just for CLOs, though. Get the most out of the experience by bringing your team so you can all learn together. The Symposium is held in the spring and fall in different locations each year, so if one event doesn’t work for your learning department, consider attending the other. We look forward to seeing you there!

CLO Breakfast Club – Washington, D.C. 2019

Join us at the CLO Breakfast Club where we’ll be discussing the trends, technologies and practices transforming employee development into an even more powerful force for sustained success.

CLO Breakfast Club – Boston 2019

Join us at the CLO Breakfast Club where we’ll be discussing the trends, technologies and practices transforming employee development into an even more powerful force for sustained success.

Taking Flight: Progressive Leadership Development at the NBA

Coming off of the highly successful launch of strategic leadership initiatives in 2015 and 2016, the National Basketball Association’s learning and development team entered 2017 flying high and anticipating that the most rigorous design work was, at least for a time, behind them. Spoiler alert: It was not. While the more tactical, day-to-day leadership development programming was not “broke,” it became clear that the new standards of practice could no longer be met by undertaking a simple refresh. In other words: If it ain’t broke, break it. By applying the lessons learned in the course of designing more advanced and targeted leadership offerings to ground-level transitional programs, they were able to accelerate the development of a new suite of progressive leadership development products that supported the development of people managers companywide and yielded tangible gains in employee engagement across a wide range of manager-specific measures by mid-2018. In this session, Mike Kennedy, the NBA’s learning and development leader, will discuss some of the team’s learnings, such as:
• Culture trumps competencies: You cannot teach that which is not reinforced.
• Building one transitional leadership development at a time is a fool’s errand. Commit to concurrent development, or don’t bother.
• Don’t assume that senior leaders are “above” discussing leadership basics. There is a significant body of leadership content that is level-agnostic — in many cases, facilitation tactics should vary across levels, but the subject matter itself should be relevant across seniority levels.

How to Adopt a Servant Leadership Mindset at Your Organization

In most organizations, the leaders are the ones that hold the power. Their leadership style resembles one of a traditional hierarchy, where the leaders sit on a pedestal while making commands, have the control, and demand certain outcomes from their employees. Servant leaders are disrupting this traditional style of leading by putting the employees first, and research is finding that this disruption of the leadership status quo has many benefits.
Join Libby Powers from BizLibrary, as she explains the positive outcomes of leading from last. Adopting a servant leadership mindset will not only improve the leadership skills of the person who leads, but the whole organization will flourish with improvements in common business challenges like employee engagement and retention.
In this webinar, you’ll learn:
– The qualities of a servant leader
– How to transform command-control leadership into a serve-first mindset
– Why companies need more servant leaders

How High Performing Employees Learn and why it Won’t Show up in ROI

Time spent learning is a common metric for measuring knowledge gained and learning ROI. However, this metric assumes learning and working are mutually exclusive, and an employee cannot learn and produce at the same time. Yet, in reality, employees often learn in short bursts in concert with their workflows.
In this webcast, you’ll learn about:
• Define and provide the science behind performance adjacent learning behavior
• Explore how performance adjacent learning tools enable this valuable way of learning
• Discuss ways to measure the efficacy of performance adjacent learning activity

Data for Dummies: How to Apply Data to Learning

A recent Bersin survey pointed out that just 28 percent of organizations have “good” or “very good” levels of proficiency in basic data literacy skills. And that makes sense, because it often feels like you need a statistics degree to understand HR analytics. But the truth is, you don’t need a degree. You just need to know what to look for and how to turn that into meaningful conclusions.

This webcast will help you understand the connection between data and learning, including important learning analytics to look for and how to draw insights from data sets.