August 02, 2017

Alumni testimonials

Hear briefly from two of our spring 2017 alumni as they share feedback from their participation in the CLO Accelerator program:


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July 06, 2017

The Right Skills for CLO Leadership

We sat down with the 2016 CLO of the Year to ask about the attitudes, skills and strategies she thinks are essential to success as a senior learning leader. Here are just a few of the nuggets she shared:

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March 28, 2017

Being strategic is critical for effective leadership

Helping our training leaders grow and be more successful is a passion of mine.

One of the things that have made my time with CLO Accelerator so rewarding has been getting to empower students taking the Module 2 course I lead to look more strategically at their role as learning leaders.

Former participants have shared that the course made them take a step back and view their work as CLO more holistically. Others have said embracing a more strategic perspective has improved their confidence as they’ve considered a role change or looked for new opportunities for growth and advancement.

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March 23, 2017

CLOs, Move From Conduit to Curator

Reskilling the workforce requires a shift in mindset. CLOs will need to embrace content curation and move away from being conduits for organization learning.

Millennials are in the workforce in force, and employers are struggling to adjust to the shift in demographics. This new generation of digital natives comes to the workplace with a different set of expectations. They grew up with digital tools that are intuitive and always at their fingertips. Meanwhile, baby boomer and Generation X employees will wonder if they are positioned to win or lose in this new world where workplace culture, corporate structure and so many other workplace facets are transformed to cater specifically to them.

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March 23, 2017

Strategy for Learning Leaders

Tough times require tough decisions about learning resources. Yet, many learning units lack a strategy. Without it, how do you decide what to do?

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March 23, 2017

Learning Leaders, Get Used to Disruption

Traditional learning technology systems like the LMS are being pushed aside in favor of learning experience platforms and tools that fit today’s content and visual learning-driven development needs better. 

Over the past several years, we have seen a continuous disruption in the corporate learning market, and it threatens some of the more traditional tech tools like the learning management system. Let me explain.

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March 23, 2017

See the forest for the trees

The highest aspirations of the learning profession prescribe organizational development — a direct effort to increase a company’s effectiveness. This means strategically deploying learning to further a company’s mission — the goal employees work to accomplish. But focusing on this too much may mean learning leaders lose their grip on what is essential to the success of their companies: people.

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March 09, 2017


 As learning and talent leaders, we fight daily for truth, justice and the company way.  We strive to make a difference in the lives of employees, relying on our good intentions and abilities.  Yet, the dark forces of ignorance and chaos are growing stronger and often we find ourselves falling short in our mission to serve – as well as our own career aspirations. 

Perhaps it is time to step back and acquire new super hero powers.

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February 17, 2017

Building Effective Partnerships

Explore with Chief Learning Officer the keys to building effective partnerships and how it can lead to continue success throughout anyone's role as a learning leader.

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Driven to be — or to be a more effective — chief learning officer? There’s no better place to accelerate the pace of your professional development than the CLO Accelerator.

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January 25, 2017

The C-Level Stumbling Block

Before the resources or budget for any new initiative or program can be approved, the C-suite asks the all-important question: “How will this affect the bottom line?”

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