March 20- March 23, 2017
Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA

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2017 CLO Week Agenda

March 20- March 23, 2017 | Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf, San FranciscoThis four day summit will uncover ways to:Enhance their 21st century learning ecosystem with social, mobile, collaborative, and bitesized learningCreate behavioral change – redesigning entire processes or ways of thinkingAccelerate the impact of leadership development... Read More

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Anticipated Attendee List

The following are a list of anticipated attendees that will chat about L&D in the digital disruption age, and new learning expectations to keep pace with the ever-evolving organizational skill sets. If you would like a copy sent to your inbox, please email... Read More

A Letter To Convince Your Boss

Present your approving manager with this customizable letter detailing the reasons why you should attend the 4th Annual Corporate Learning Week and you'll be sure to receive permission to join... Read More

CLO Week: Silicon Valley Current Attendee List

(updated 2.17)Take a look at the current registered attendees that will be joining you at CLO Week: Silicon... Read More

Make All Your Learning Instantly Available On-Demand

Brought to you by our Event Partner, Hemsley FraserThe future of learning is an on-demand model of easy access, says Lynsey Whitmarsh.The likes of Google, YouTube, Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and BBC iPlayer have shown us how information and entertainment can be searched and accessed on-demand. Forward thinking organisations are now... Read More

2016 CLN Post Show Executive Report

While Dallas is a destination for cowboy boots and foodies, it’s also the home of new ideas, networking and brainstorming for L&D solutions. Take a look at this past November's biggest CLN event and see for yourself. If you are interested to learn more, come find us this March in Silicon... Read More

CLO Week: Silicon Valley Top Technologies

CLN recently surveyed a few of our L&D leaders. Here's what they had to... Read More


14 Great Corporate Learning Infographics

14 corporate learning infographics that are interesting, insightful and inspiring. The infographics touch on topics such as learning & development, gamification, mobile, LMS systems and are tied to sessions at Corporate Learning Week that cover similar topics.... Read More


Speaker Feature: Frank Nguyen

CLN interviewed Frank Nguyen, VP of Learning at Sears and discusses what Sears has in store for... Read More

Speaker Feature: Dr. Robert Kegan

Meet one of Amazon's best selling authors in Workplace Development: Dr. Robert Kegan, Meehan Professor of Adult Learning at Harvard University & Author as he discusses and pinpoints the reason why organization's waste... Read More

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Help! One of the Team is Tearing Us Apart

When a team is working together they are more than a collection of individuals; they are a functioning entity that can accomplish more than each individual thought possible. Unfortunately, a single person can destroy that team synergy, changing a smoothly functioning team back into a group of individuals. Read how to handle this type of... Read More

Shifting to a Strategy of Innovation: The Key Role of Leadership in Consumer Packaged Goods

The recommendations in this report have been prepared by Penn State Executive Programs, Innovative-Thought, and the Penn State Leadership and Innovation Laboratory (collectively the Penn State team). The Penn State team is comprised of Sam Hunter, Pete Steinberg, and Maria Taylor. Please refer to the attached experience... Read More

Drucker on Learning & Development: A Mini e-Book

Peter F. Drucker is the most respected management thinkers of all-time. Almost every major issue and challenge related to managing change, developing people, aligning training with corporate goals, and dozens of other topics were identified, analyzed, and prescribed for by Drucker.   He, however, addressed these topics as sub-themes throughout... Read More

Developing Leaders Gives You the Competitive Edge

Why should you worry about leadership development? Gallup's famous American Workplace survey found that approximately 70% of American employees are either not engaged or are actively disengaged and that's costing corporations $450 - $550 billion per year. Learn why leadership development is critical to your future... Read More

ansrsource: Improving Critical Thinking Skills

Corporate Learning Network and Ansrsource teamed up and surveyed learning and training leaders at corporations around the globe on how they measure knowledge investment. Take a look at Ansrsource's findings, ultimately confirming that critical thinking training is the greatest unmet need. If you would like to have a copy sent to your inbox... Read More

Kill Your Performance Ratings - Neuroscience shows why numbers-based HR management is obsolete

“According to the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), a management research group, surveys have found that 95 percent of managers are dissatisfied with their PM systems, and 90 percent of HR heads believe they do not yield accurate information.” Take a look at the evidence brought to you by  CLW’s featured keynote, Josh Dallas, Head of... Read More

NeuroLeadership Journal: The Science of Making Learning Stick: An Update to the AGES Model

By: Josh Davis, Maite Balda, David Rock, Paul McGinniss and Lila DavachiIn the ever-changing world of modern business, one constant is the need to learn. With the rapid pace of change and the unpredictability of technologies and markets, there is no way to teach all that is necessary prior to entering the workforce. And continued learning once on... Read More

Pay Attention! Why Attention Is the Foundation for Self-Management

By: By Jeremy Hunter, PhDThis article, the first in a series of articles/webinars by celebrated Drucker-inspired executive effectiveness expert, Dr. Jeremy Hunter, presents the building blocks of self-management and how they fit together to create mindfulness, that is, self-awareness & self... Read More

How's Your Learning Culture

By: Marcia ConnerConduct a learning culture audit to begin the process of creating a learning culture and to enroll others in the effort. Although there may be no single best way to do this, using this diagnostic can help you assess your organization and your management team’s orientation to learning. While this learning culture audit is not... Read More

The New Social Learning - Sample Chapter

By Marcia Conner & Tony Bingham Take a look at the sample chapter from CLW's Keynote Marcia Conner's latest book: The New Social Learning. In this newly revised and updated edition of The New Social Learning, Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner dispel organizational myths and fears about social... Read More

Hey Managers: It’s OK Not To Be Liked

by Sebastian Bailey Managers have one of the most difficult yet important roles in company life: deliver the company strategy through their... Read More

Can You Catch Rudeness Like A Cold?

By Sebastian Bailey, Author of "Mind Gym: Achieve More by Thinking Differently”, CEO and Co-Founder The Mind GymResearch has shown that when managers feel they are being treated unfairly they pass this mistreatment onto their own employees. Everyday micro-aggressions – seemingly small, often unconscious behaviors that make others feel excluded... Read More

Killing the Money Myth. 5 Ways to Revive Rewards

Brought to you by Keynote Speaker, Sebastian Bailey, Author of "Mind Gym: Achieve More by Thinking Differently”, CEO and Co-Founder The Mind GymMind Gym's 30 minute webinar reveals:Why recognition is worth more than monetary rewardThe most common pitfalls of recognition, and five ways to get it rightWhat managers should be doing to get the most... Read More


Welcome to the Future of Learning: Leading with Strategic Thinking

Aaron Olson, Chief Talent Officer at Aon plc, discusses the compelling link between leadership practice and business results, the clear implications of disruption, and strategic thinking makes leaders more effective. Also examples provided on what it means to lead strategically, how to thrive in the midst of disruptive change and more!... Read More

Transforming the First 90 Days to Reimagine Performance Development

Director of Learning & Development at Intuit Inc., Don Yager, presents on challenges such as curriculum for care agents primarily instructor-led, and learner experience primarily lecture and watching. Also what happens underperforming agents, the future state of L&D, root cause analysis, the E2E performance-based training model, and the... Read More

Cultivating Learning Innovation: Evolving Your Platforms & Strategy to Solve Real L&D Needs

H&R Blocks Director of Learning Innovation & Strategy, Wendy Wright Zeller, presents on Lessons from their “Innovation Evolution,” the four core innovation principles such as; Design with the end in mind, Innovation (necessarily equals) technology, know your stakeholders, and solving for the business problem. She also discusses the... Read More

Linking Learning to Strategy

Doug Bolger, Chief Executive Officer and Founder at Learn2, presents on connecting learning to strategy, leadership development, the one million dollar leader challenge, customer retention solutions, and how to vocalize value. ... Read More

Activating Gamification & Simulation for More Powerful Learning Outcomes

Mira Mendlovitz & Stephanie Daul, Learning Development Consultants at Grainger, discusses the benefits of gamification within learning techniques, research on Meta-Analysis vs Empirical, the different types of games that could transfer into a tool for learning, and how to get your game created.... Read More

Linking Business Acumen to Organizational Strategy and Learning Out comes

Kevin Cope, President & CEO at Acumen Learning, speaks about The 5 Business Drivers; Cash On Hand Generation, Growth Top Line Bottom Line, People Employees Customers, Profit Revenues Expenses, Assets Strength Utilization, and how they are all connected. Plus much more!... Read More

Making Something Out of Nothing: Learning Support on a Shoestring Budget

Kim Stewart, Chief Learning Officer at First Citizens Bank, presents on learning and development and learning support at FCB, gives example of a case study, lists available solutions/tools, and the onboarding/assimilation process. While also supplying Meeting Guides/Toolkits.... Read More

Igniting Human Potential

Mark Fernandes, Chief Leadership Officer at Luck Companies, speaks about millennials at work, the current state of the world of work, where we can go from the current state, having shared values and the human potential, and making a business proposition.... Read More

Capella Innovations in Closing the Skills Gap

Capella University President, Scott Kinney, discusses competency based learning and program, flexible learning model solutions, how Capella is leading the way, and more!... Read More

20 Tips & Tricks to Increase Your Win Ratio: LEAN Process Improvement in the Learning Organization

Casper Moerck, Head of Learning Technology Americas at Siemens, gives tips & tricks to increase your win ratio such as; Traditional improvement projects Vs. kaizen method, important focus areas, kaizen workshop rules, value stream mapping & flowcharting, what to do about waste, identifying the eight types of waste. download now to for... Read More

Leader as Coach: Embracing a culture of coaching

Daniel Kurber, Head of Learning and Organizational Development at Moxie Public Relations goes over a coach versus mentor, the benefits of each, and touching on the roles of frontline management. He also discusses what mindset has to do with coaching, learning objectives, behavior, and the power of listening.... Read More

Learning Transformation The View is Worth the Climb

Edward Trolley SVP, Consulting and Advisory Services at NIIT, speaks about what the business imperative for transformation is, a transformation framework, a set of must do’s, and why it is important to transform.... Read More

The Next Generation Corp U: Mobile, Social and Data-Driven

Kate Hyatt, SVP HR and Chief People Officer at Healthgrades introduces a case study on ProBuild a lumber and building supplies company. She discusses business challenges and opportunities, and the different solutions given to address these challenges.... Read More

Putting Learning First

Sarah Azizi, Business Development & Partnerships at Degreed, speaks about how to stop struggling to connect L&D to learners, starting to put learners first, rewire L&D for learner-centric learning, and... Read More

Communities of Practice and Social Collaboration in the Your Workplace

Chris Hardy, Director at Defense Acquisition University, speaks about providing online tools to enhance job performance, tracking performance support tools usage, current knowledge framework – Knowledge Repositories, Hosting Systems, and Social Interaction/Networking. HE also touches on the future knowledge framework and more!... Read More

Current State: The world of Millennials at work

Mark Fernandes, Chief Leadership Officer, Luck Companies, provides a thorough breakdown of Millennials as a generation and within the workplace. Why is this important? Because the generation will represent 75% of the workforce within 10 years. And, guess what? Their main priority isn't making copious amounts of money, it's to have a significant... Read More

Learning in the Digital Age: The Third Way

Ketchum bet that an online 5 hour course could differentiate it from its competitors in the high pressure PR field. Breaking the old dualism of classroom vs. eLearning “Ketchum 2016: The Race to Make It Real” involved 1,900 colleagues in global groups of 33 each competing to bring the best ideas to help Ketchum win in the... Read More

Ericsson's CLO on Networked Society Learning

Discover the impact of a networked society on both formal and informal leaning approaches and a roadmap of Ericsson's findings from the rise of the Networked Society, including current research and interesting... Read More

Preparing for the 2020 workforce

Global workforce trends such as population shifts, outsourcing and offshoring, BRIC MINT and flatter organizations will all influence the workforce of the future, says Uzma S. Burki, Senior Vice President of HC Strategy at... Read More

Creating an enterprise perception of learning

Stacy Henry, Director of Teammate Education at Bridgestone Retail Operations, suggests losing the training talk when developing an environment of learning. She also recommends due diligence, having a seat at the table, making a business impact and tooting your own training... Read More

20 tips & tricks to increase your win ratio

Casper Moerck at Siemens shares tips and tricks for lean process improvement within learning organizations. He compares traditional improvement projects with the Kaizen method, weighing the benefits of both. See what he concludes in this past presentation... Read More

Innovation and Intrapreneurship for Enterprise Learning

Tom King, Chief Learning Technologist at Boeing Flight Services shares the key components, background, activities and observables required to become an entrepreneur within an organization.... Read More

Accelerating Talent Development: Temptations of a High Potential

Kevin Wilde presents a worksheet on the "Temptations of a High Potential employee" that includes the key challenges the do's and dont's and the opportunities of an exceptional worker.... Read More

Learner as Customer: Implications and Opportunities for Corporate Learning Functions

Jack Wilson of Cisco Systems explains how Customer Experience combined with Learning and Development equate to the "Learner Experience," which offers four key principles: Aspirational Learner Experience, Personas, Learner Experience Touch Point Model and Learner Experience Measurement.... Read More

Open, Free Learning: Get an Ivy league Education for free with MOOCs

Maureen Winningham, CPLP, Global Learning - R&D and IT, at McAfee Connected Learning discusses the progression of the company's Massive Open Online Course structure - the why, the how, the who, the topics, the tracking and the... Read More


[Video] Ethics for People on the Move | Catharyn Baird | TEDxMileHigh

What are the anchors of an ethical life? In this informative talk, ethics maven Catharyn Baird explores the roots of how we think of an ethical life, and how to use them to build strong communities. Presentation by Catharyn Baird, Founder and CEO of EthicsGame, and professor of business, emeritus, at Regis University in... Read More

Commune Hotels Uses Storytelling to Spread Values, Culture

In the process of developing and defining culture at Commune Hotels and Resorts, Kelly Porter, Vice President of Learning & Employee Brand Management, and the rest of the learning team at Commune asked employees some simple questions: Who are we? What do we want to be known for? From these conversations, the team developed ten core... Read More

Soft Skills Predict Employee Effectiveness and Success

In the last decade, the corporate world has moved from a numbers-obsessed machine with an almost-exclusive focus on hard skills and core competencies to a place where soft skills (e.g. leadership, communication, time management) are recognized and even emphasized. Learning and training leaders who teach these soft skills are seeing executive... Read More

Coca-Cola Uses Social Technology to Engage and Build Capability of its Workers

Mark Kaestner is the group director, talent portfolio management and learning development at The Coca-Cola Company. Mark sat down to talk with us about the learning and training operations Coke has put into... Read More

Government Accountability Office Collaborates with Other Government Agencies to Spread L&D Ideas

With reduced government budgets, learning and training programs run by U.S. government agencies have had to become more innovative and collaborative. Gus Crosetto, Chief Learning Officer of the Government Accountability Office, explains: How to align learning and training technology with a company's mission Steps to measure ROI by meeting... Read More

Innovation as Usual: Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg Says Leaders Need to be Innovation Architects

Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg, author of the recently published Harvard Business Press Review book Innovation as Usual: How to Help Your People Bring Great Ideas to Life, sat down with CLN to discuss the key takeaways from his book. This video cast includes discussion on: Steps leaders can take to become innovation architects The importance of... Read More


How Deloitte reinvented performance management

Deloitte realized that its system for evaluating the work of employees--and then training, promoting and paying them accordingly--was increasingly out of step with its objectives. The company then set about designing a radical new management system focused on fueling performance in the future rather than assessing it in the past, which the authors... Read More

The ROI of a New Learning Management System: How to Construct a Successful Business Case

In today’s fast-changing world, the learning management system (LMS) has become mission critical to organizations that are trying to keep employees up-to-date on everything from the latest technologies and regulatory requirements, to industry certifications, best practices plus job-specific and leadership skills. Still, given today’s economic... Read More