Launching Virtual:
Oct. 28, 2024

Fast-tracking New and Aspiring CLOs

The Chief Learning Officer Accelerator is a two-day, in-person, comprehensive and experiential development program focused on the most important topics and the latest CLO research and best-practice findings for high-level learning executives. Aligned with CLO LearningElite organizational criteria, the Accelerator places a premium on learning from not only its esteemed faculty, but — equally important — your fellow learning professionals. You will participate in building the body of knowledge by sharing real-world experiences and lessons learned in discussion groups and missions and build a robust network to serve your role as CLO and help build your contemporary career. The program comprises personal action plan development and case study application presentation with feedback from the entire Accelerator faculty.

Launching Virtual:
Oct 28, 2024

Meet the Faculty

Adri Maisonet-Morales, MBA, MSOP, PMP

Vice President Talent Management, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Diana Thomas

Executive Coach and Advisor,
Winning Results LLC

Judy Whitcomb

Founder, Storybook Leadership
Consulting LLC

Justin Lombardo

Former Chief Human Resources and Staff Development Officer,
Archdiocese of Chicago (Retired)

Kevin D. Wilde

Executive Leadership Fellow, Carlson School of Management,
University of Minnesota

Lisa Doyle

Learning Strategist & Advisor

A two-day certification course unlike any other!

Course Details

Developed by a faculty of award-winning chief learning officers, the Chief Learning Officer Accelerator is a development program focused on the most important topics for learning executives, including leadership challenges and opportunities, strategy development, funding and infrastructure, learning technology and creating your personalized career development plan.

Who Should Attend

The Chief Learning Officer Accelerator is a next-generation learning experience designed specifically for learning and development leaders. This interactive program is tailored to the needs of aspiring and newly appointed CLOs (and even experienced CLOs looking to sharpen their edge, broaden their network or expand into a new role), across all organization sizes and sectors. The program — designed by CLOs, for CLOs — will increase and quicken the learning curve to skills proficiency and offer a gateway to an exceptionally strong network, accelerating both your readiness for the CLO role and your impact within that role.

Learning Outcomes

The Chief Learning Officer Accelerator aims to provide its graduates with numerous tangible and theoretical outcomes:

  • Increased knowledge of the learning space and the CLO role, particularly in the areas of leadership demonstration, strategic decision-making, technology and infrastructure, and preparing for the future of learning.
  • A solid understanding of the business impact that learning is making in your organization; the knowledge to achieve, measure and demonstrate business results through learning.
  • A certificate of completion of the course, issued by Chief Learning Officer.
  • A personal development plan for your journey of impact as a CLO.
  • A strong network of learning leaders, both seasoned and accelerating in their careers.
  • CLO is proud to share that many of our Accelerator graduates have gone on to win industry awards and recognition and promote to significant, senior roles in their career.

What You’ll Gain

  • Digital professional credentials for your resume, Linkedin profile and email signature.
  • Recertification credits.
  • A certificate of completion of the course, issued by Chief Learning Officer.
  • Knowledge and leadership from our faculty of widely-respected industry experts.
  • Network opportunities with our highly-engaged community of aspiring, newly appointed and experienced CLOs.
  • A post-event invitation to a private LinkedIn alumni group where the conversation continues.
  • An invitation to pursue 1:1 coaching with select faculty members.

The CLO Accelerator Scholarship Program is a prestigious initiative aimed at supporting the education and career development of talented individuals with a passion for learning and growth.

Get in touch today to learn more about this unique scholarship sponsorship opportunity.

Learning Modules We’ll Cover

Demonstrating CLO Leadership

Becoming More Strategic:
Mindset & Map

Infrastructure & Measurement

Building a Learning Culture

Technology and the Future of Learning

Creating Action Plans


Earn Professional Development Credits (PDC’s) for attending CLO Accelerator


Earn up to 12 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at


BetterWork Media Group is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 12 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


BetterWork Media Group has been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute to offer programs that can be used toward initial eligibility and recertification of the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials. This program has been approved for a maximum of 12 points.

What Alumni Are Saying

“[I] enrolled to gain an understanding of [the] CLO’s role and org value. Experience-driven insights from both the teachers and speakers provided a good understanding of the value creation and challenges. Overall the course provided an end-to-end framework on how to build a CLO-driven competency, especially in a large, complex organization.” — Sudhakar Ravada

“Thank you so much for sharing your expertise during the CLO Accelerator course. I learned so much in a three-month window that I wish I would’ve known five years ago prior to stepping into L&D Leadership. I’m already applying aspects of my plan and excited to keep growing! Thanks again!” — Kelly Barefoot

“I often think of myself as the plumber who isn’t fixing one’s own plumbing, and the Accelerator was a perfect way to make time for my development and increase my knowledge, influence and strategy from an executive viewpoint. My learning partners are senior- to executive-level, and this was deeply valuable to better understand how my partners think and how to be an influencer at a broader, higher level. In fact, I’ve already passed on strategy learned in this program to one partner to help her to have more of a voice with her C-suite leaders and speak their language. It has also led to increased consulting opportunities for me, just within a few months of this program. Thank you for the well-thought-out topics and numerous resources to equip all of us to be better business leaders while still being focused on the people.” — Tonya Tiggett

“Thanks for sharing your expertise in the recent CLO Accelerator program — I learned a lot and, excitingly, I have already won my first CLO role with a startup here in Melbourne. I’m looking forward to continuing to apply my learnings. All the best.” — Katy McDevit