November 13-16, 2017
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2016 Corporate Learning Week Agenda

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Disrupting Ourselves: L&D Innovation at the Speed of Change

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Moving Your Learning Agenda - A Whitepaper by Samuel Bacharach

"Today’s organizations are no longer the integrated, tightly woven systems that they were a few years ago. Today’s organizations are, more often than not, complex, agile networks that are more like confederations than hierarchies." Presented by CLW's event partner, Bacharach Leadership Group, Samuel Bacharach presents how leadership skills need to shift with today's organizations.

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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 summaries.

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 his major works. Corporate Learning Network (CLN) has been devoted to more broadly disseminating the principles and practices of Drucker. Many of our contributors have clarified, amplified, and extended many of the principles and practices first developed by Drucker.

Mark Fernandes: The Power of Values-Based Leadership

The Power of Values-Based Leadership: Creating Sustainable Organizations by Igniting Human Potential

Speaker Interview of Mark Fernandes, Chief Leadership Officer of Luck Companies. 

Hear from one of our featured speakers from Corporate Learning Network discuss his role and experiences as the Chief Leadership Officer at Luck Companies.

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2016: The Year of "Brain Science"

2016: The Year of "Brain Science"
Exclusive interview with Josh Davis, Head of Research at the NeuroLeadership Institute

The NeuroLeadership Institute collaborates with top neuroscientists, leadership experts, and large organizations around the world to produce groundbreaking research. Check out CLW's exclusive in-depth interview with Josh Davis as he explains the increase of neuroscience in learning.

Small Steps to Big Wins: How Microlearning Transforms Organizations

Presented by Grovo

This guide explains the method, philosophy, and business benefits of microlearning. The idea is simple: in an environment of information overload, small content is the only way to engage learners in the process of building successful behaviors. This is more than the most effective approach to learning and development; it’s the only way to transform learners in the 21st century. Read on to find out why from our CLW event partner.

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.

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

By: By Jeremy Hunter, PhD

This 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 regulation.

How's Your Learning Culture

By: Marcia Conner

Conduct 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 exhaustive and may not be in the form that will work best for your organization, it may help you assess how you are doing as a leader of a learning culture. We invite you to consider each question carefully and think about your behavior and that of your colleagues.

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 media.


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.

CLN's Top Ten Corporate Universities

In today's high speed environment, organizations are constantly changing and learning to deal with
change. Here are the picks for the top ten Corporate Universities that have changed and shaped how we think about training, culture and employee development.

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Success Stories in Global Training & Performance Enablement

It took one initiative: Making Red Hat University Managers more aware and passionate about using education as a retention tool for great talent to make a significant impact on Red Hat’s employees. According to Michael Paquin, Director of Red Hat University, the number of unique sales department students to attend university training classrooms, LMS, and other sites increased from a few hundred to over 2,000 in one year. Further, the average quantity of training consumed per-person also jumped from low single-digits to mid-teens globally.

Talent Management & Succession Planning for Executives: Both Art & Science

Talent Management and Succession Planning efforts are both an art and a science. Finding ways to develop and place internal staff in executive roles and positioning them for success is no easy task. But, it's worth it -- the cost of attracting and onboarding externally acquired executive talent is high and many new hires are not successful in navigating a new corporate culture. In this interview, Carol Pandza, VP of Learning, Talent Management & Organizational Development at AmeriHealth Caritas touches on how to develop from within the best employees and leadership behaviors.

Fast Track Your Attendance

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 us.

2016 CLW Experience Infographic

Find out what the ultimate CLW experience is like in Dallas, TX! Whether it's for the brand new team experiences, networking breaks, CUBIC Awards, or simply the Texas BBQ, find out what CLW has to offer.

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CLW Current Attendee List

Looking to see who will be attending Corporate Learning Week 2016? Take a look at our updated current attendee list.
Updated 9/16/16.

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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!

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 importance of re-engineering.

Data Driven: Leveraging Analytics to Drive Extraordinary Results

Vice President and COO of Global Learning at SAP, Manette Chadwick, discusses a data driven L&D strategy, data driven employee coaching, and why all of this really matters.

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 five keys to sustaining an innovation culture.

Maintaining Our Edge

Chris Hardy Director at Defense Acquisition University speaks about the future of learning at DAU using new tools, DAU maintaining there edge, and the acquisition learning model. As well as looking forward at foundational, workflow and performance learning. Chris also shows results from there trainings effectiveness, and there use of learning analytics.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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!

Creating an Enterprise Perception of Learning

Stacy Henry, Director of Teammate Education at Bridgestone Retail Operations, presents on doing your due diligence, getting a seat at the table, losing the training talk, making a business impact, and tooting your own training horn.

Preparing for the 2020 Workforce

Uzma S. Burki, Senior Vice President at HC Strategy, discusses global workforce trends, the emergence of talent centers, building blocks for the 2020 talent paradigm readiness: Macro & Micro Level View, and what you should be focused on.

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 role in society, have flexibility with their time and to have input on important issues. 

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 marketplace.

Ketchum's CEO used the winning ideas to implement Ketchum's strategy which transcends both classroom and elearning to build a new way of creating knowledge that lifts the overall community while lowering costs.

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 statistics.

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 Amtrak.

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 horn.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 future.


[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 Denver.

[Video] Bridging the Divide: Re-Imagining Learning Through Technology

Video Interview with Ericsson's Chief Learning Officer

In this exclusive video interview, Brad Samargya, CLO of Ericsson discusses networked society learning. Watch this 11 minute video to learn:

- How Ericsson is working with IT to shift technology to fit learning needs of the future
- The impact of a networked society on both formal and informal learning approaches
- The evolving role of the CLO in employee collaboration and knowledge sharing as a result of technology changes

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 values.

Developing a Strong Culture in a Tech-Centered Business

Zappos is world renowned for its strong — and some times quirky — culture. As an e-tailer, it can be hard, however, to get employees tethered to their computers to interact face to face. As the leadership development program manager at Zappos IP, Rich Hazeltine is tasked with passing on the company's strong culture and values to leaders. We sat down with Rich to chat about how the company's recent growth and its promotion-from-within strategy affect leadership and training at Zappos.

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 buy-in because numerous studies point out that soft skills are actually much more predictive of effectiveness and success. Chris Malone is the author of The Human Brand: How We Relate to People People, Products and Companies.

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 place.

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 specific achievement goals and competencies
  • How to collaborate with other similar institutions to share ideas and best practices for learning and training

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 promoting focused innovation
  • How to escape from "brainstorm island" and instead lead sustainable and systematic innovation


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 Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall, a Corporate Learning Week speaker, describe in this article.

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 climate, winning approval for an LMS can present a challenge. The key is to construct a business case that presents the LMS not as an IT expenditure but as a proven tool for achieving measurable ROI and attaining strategic business objectives.Here are 6 key elements to include in your business case to demonstrate the ROI on a SuccessFactors LMS, courtesy of SAP.

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