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[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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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

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!

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.

2017 Learning Innovation Awards Applications


1. Download the Award Applications. Note, you will have access to all three applications.

The application form has 2 parts:
· General Questions – To provide the Judges with background to your application, must be answered.
· Category Specific Questions – To provide the Judges with the reasons why you are eligible to win the specific category(s) you have entered. Please complete one application form for each category you would like to apply for.

2. Email Your Completed Application to by Friday, January 27, 2017 @ Midnight ET

Speaker Feature: Frank Nguyen

CLN interviewed Frank Nguyen, VP of Learning at Sears and discusses what Sears has in store for 2017.

Make All Your Learning Instantly Available On-Demand

Brought to you by our Event Partner, Hemsley Fraser

The 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 applying this model to their learning.

Take a look at this whitepaper to learn more about on/demand learning, and the specific learning challenges that learners and organizations face.

5 Steps to Start Using Learning Analytics

Knowing how to effectively use learning analytics is a priority for many learning and development (L&D) professionals—but for many practitioners, simply getting started is often the hardest part. The good news is that it’s easier than you might think. In other words, don’t let talk of advanced statistics, artificial intelligence, or prediction models intimidate you. In fact, there’s a lot you can do with simple metrics and the data you have right now. Provided by

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.

Top L&D Challenges

We surveyed industry professionals attending Corporate Learning Week 2017 to find:

  • The top L&D challenges organizations faced in 2017
  • The average amount of money organizations spent on learning solutions
  • The top priorities for new learning solutions

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Proven Success: JetBlue Scholar Case Study: JetBlue wanted to provide an opportunity for all eligible crewmembers to earn a bachelor’s degree for less than $3500 out of pocket. Download to see what happened!

Adapt or Die: 6 Trends and Innovations Poised to Reinvent L&D

Where is the future of L&D headed? What skills, concepts and ideologies do you need to familiarize yourself with now in order to ensure your learning organization stays relevant for years to come? In this infographic, we outline the top trends and innovations shaping the future of corporate learning such as:

  • Personalized + Adaptive Learning
  • Social Learning
  • Microlearning
  • Virtual & Augemented Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Virtual (VR) & Augemented Reality (AR)
  • Adaptability Quotient (AQ)

[Report] What's Trending in Learning Analytics for 2019?

After surveying 100+ global learning and development leaders to gain a better understanding of where learning analytics is headed over the next few years. The survey results provide insight into budget trajectories for 2019, investment priorities over the next 24 months, top challenges, analytics maturity benchmarks, the most popular metrics for determining ROI on L&D investments and more.

2018 L&D TRENDS: How 5 Fortune 500 Companies Approach Learning & Development

Reality check your corporate learning framework in this overview of how the biggest and most profitable approach L&D. Take a look at how Walmart, Ford, Nationwide, AT&T and Boeing have:

Established a big picture vision for learning excellence

Have tied their learning objectives to business priorities 

Cultivated a culture of innovation and continuous improvement within L&D as well as across the enterprise

Promoted self-directed and continuous learning