January 2012 PodCast: Staffing the Learning Organization - New Roles & Skills

During our first monthly call of 2012, we explored the roles and skills that learning functions might need as they innovate today to prepare for tomorrow. We featured two guest speakers: Larry Israelite, Vice President of HR Development for Liberty Mutual, and Jill Guardia, Director of Global Sales and Services Enablement for Symantec. With an eye to the future, both shared thoughts on how they would like to staff their own learning teams as well as learning functions in general. Member contacts from GE Healthcare, General Motors, Adobe, Fidelity, CNN and DTCC contributed their own ideas about what skills might benefit learning functions, including some that are “on the fringe” of what organizations normally look for.

Access the transcript and audio below:

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December 2011 PodCast - Global Learning & Learning Aspirations for 2012

During our December call, we shared a global learning update focusing on various organizations in Asia where Elliott and Cathy Masie have been traveling since December 1st. Several members joined the conversation to both share perspectives on global learning as well as their organizational learning aspirations for 2012. These included General Mills, CNN, Hilton Worldwide, Fidelity Investments, Procter & Gamble, Dominion Enterprises, Conference of State Bank Supervisors, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation and Progressive Insurance.

See below for the streamed recording and transcript:

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October 2011 PodCast - Nano Coaching & Mentoring

During our October call, we focused on the potential affordances of nano-coaching/mentoring for learning. Member contacts from Capital One Bank, Progressive Insurance, Intrepid Learning Solutions and Intel shared their own experience with nano-coaching/mentoring as well as helpful resources and probing questions.

To access informational links, the streamed recording and transcript, see below:

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September 2011 PodCast - Shifts in Learning


Our September monthly call focused on shifts in learning across the CONSORTIUM. When asked what words or phrases best describe the learning focus and shifts in their organizations, member contacts from Intel, Adobe, Baker Hughes, Genentech, IBM, Eaton Corporation, Pioneer Natural Resources, Yahoo! and Wendy’s responded with a wide range of dynamic terms ranging from "Impact" and "Analytics" to "Agile" and "Social". See below for the word cloud from this conversation as well as the streamed recording and transcript:

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August 2011 PodCast: Virtual Forum!

This call was a virtual version of the member Forums we offered around the country in spring of 2011. We sent all member contacts a link to a piece of video to watch in advance, “flipping” our normal monthly call design. Once the call started, we invited participants to respond to that video by asking questions, commenting and sharing their perspectives about current learning trends/challenges, planning CONSORTIUM work for 2012 and more! Member contacts from HCA, Laureate Education, U. S. Army FMWR Academy, CDC, Intel, Waste Management, Wells Fargo, General Mills and P&G contributed to the conversation.

To access the streamed recording and transcript, see below:

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July 2011 PodCast: Checklists for Learning

TheChecklistDuring this call, we addressed the role of checklists in learning, specifically referring to Atul Gawande’s book “The Checklist Manifesto”. Together, Elliott and our CLO Bob Baker explored the many ways in which checklists could be deployed and their relevance to the current learning field. Masie Learning Fellow Nigel Paine and member contacts from Hilton Worldwide, Farmers Insurance, NBC Universal, Progressive Insurance, Wells Fargo and FM Global contributed their perspectives, experience and questions.

To access the streamed recording and transcript, please see below:

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June 2011 PodCast: Learning Systems – Trends, Disruptions & Changes

During this call, Elliott shared a synopsis of how learning systems are changing as well as some interesting trends and intriguing changes in the learning systems field. Member contacts from CNN, AstraZeneca, Dell and Commvault contributed to the call, sharing their own perspectives and asking questions. Our CLO Bob Baker also contributed his perspective based on his experience as Deputy CLO at the CIA.

To access the streamed recording and transcript, see below:

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