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Corporate Learning Week West

May 19 - 21, 2014

DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose, San Jose, California


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Corporate Learning Week West will focus on reinventing your learning strategy for a highly competitive global marketplace, with the latest insights and tools. We’ll highlight the most relevant learning and training trends with examples from innovative organizations. Discussions will include how to leverage the most promising technologies and get the people part of performance right. Download this brochure for up-to-date speaker and session information.

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  • Measuring Knowledge Investment: A Benchmarking Report from the Corporate Learning Network

    Measuring Knowledge Investment: A Benchmarking Report from the Corporate Learning Network
    Is your company spending more on learning and development this year than in 2013? How are your L&D funds allocated? Are you emphasizing certain types of pedagogical methods over others? Is it possible to measure a return on investment for the various learning and development programs you offer employees? These are just of some of the questions we set out to ask with our first ever benchmarking report about the state of knowledge investment in corporate learning and training.

    Over the course of two months at the end of last year, we surveyed dozens of L&D leaders. Here are some of our key findings:

    • Learning and training is hot again. After years of reduced budgets, more than half of learning and training leaders surveyed projected increased budgets in 2014.
    • Classroom training still accounts for the majority of spending, but L&D leaders continue to allocate more funds to blended learning.
    • Aligning learning with the company’s growth objectives tops the list of determinants in how learning and training executives plan their future budgets allocations
    • Two in five learning and training leaders are not aware of their competitors' learning and training methods. This we see as the industry's major blind spot.


    Check out the entire report to gain more insight on industry trends for 2014 and see if you're investing your funds similarly to your peers.

  • Sponsorship ProspectusSponsorship Prospectus

    Companies are exploring all types of learning, formal and informal, and are actively leveraging collaborative learning technologies including social networks, blogs, online communities, gaming, smartphones and tablets. Every year, award winning companies from diverse industries gather at CLN's Corporate Learning Week West to share strategies for growth, innovation, specialization and talent development.

    To learn more about unique sponsorship opportunities please contact:

    Simon Copcutt
    212-885-2771
    Simon.Copcutt@iqpc.com

  • Storytelling: Humanizing Employees' Experiences
    In today's business environment, there's increasing pressure to add metrics to learning and training programs. For a business segment that excels at developing soft skills, the addition of metrics can create creative tension. "Obviously, we need data, we need metrics to look at how effective various different programming is in the training and development function," said Michael Margolis, CEO at Get Storied, an advisory and training company devoted to transformational storytelling. "The balance to it is unless you have the stories, we can often start making decisions about the numbers without actually taking into consideration the context of what's at stake for the people those numbers represent." Check out Margolis's perspective on the role of storytelling in humanizing employees' experience in the video above, and then check out our profile on Margolis (Sequencing Stories: Michael Margolis sees storytelling as the DNA source code for culture).
  • AmEx Bank CLO talks learning technology, emerging trendsAmEx Bank CLO talks learning technology, emerging trends
    Sam Hammock, Chief Learning Officer and Vice President of Global Regulatory Learning and Communications at American Express Bank, will spoke at this year's Corporate Learning Week, November 12-15 at Disney's Yacht Club Resort. Sam lead a session about compliance training and joined a group of peers for the CLO panel at this year's conference, she sat down with us to talk about the learning and development operations she's put into place in the last year.
    • How to expand and leverage a learning management system
    • Processes to engage a large global workforce
    • The impact of government regulations and compliance on a learning and training program
    • The piloting of new technologies, like mobile learning

  • Ed tech professor says future of corporate learning needs to focus on personalization
    When Allison Rossett, professor emerita of education technology at San Diego State University, conducted a study that asked learning leaders their main priority in the next few years, an overwhelming number said "personalization." Accordingly, Rossett is a big proponent of mobile learning because of its ability as a technology solution that can provide personalized, on-demand learning. "Mobile learning breaks down the hegemony of the classroom," Rossett said.


  • Google's Global Lead, EDU Learning Programs talks speed vs. efficacy
    Marc Ramos, global lead of Google Enterprise EDU Learning Programs, says that the Internet service company still has growing up and maturing to do when it comes to using its learning and training programs to increase efficiencies and standards. In a field defined by immediacy, speed is a critical aspect when designing new L&D programs at Google. When developing new ideas for learning platforms, Marc doesn't just focus on the latest trends, such as gamification and mobile learning. With native products like Android and Google Glass, Google has an obvious interest in further exploring those areas, but Marc notes that it's equally important to look at the traditional theories of adult learning and emerging learning markets, such as Africa and the Middle East, for new and innovative ideas about employee learning and development.
  • When measuring ROI and soft skills, don't get bogged down in metrics
    When Kevin Nieman returned to First Horizon National Corporation, a financial services company, as the organization's chief learning officer six years ago, he helped implement a process to measure the impact of the company's culture. As a soft skill, culture has traditionally been thought to be difficult to measure, but Nieman used a survey developed by the Hay Group that measures 56 attributes of culture. While this survey attempted to measure company culture, Nieman cautions that it's important to not get bogged down in metrics. When it comes to showing his department's return on investment to executives at First Horizon, Nieman says he's had the most success listening to the direction the company is headed and then aligning learning objectives with the strategy of the business. Nieman said he asks leaders, "What would tell you we've been successful?" to determine which metrics leaders are looking for.
  • Sequencing Stories: Michael Margolis sees storytelling as the DNA source code for culture
    Asking Michael Margolis, CEO of Get Storied, "so, what's your story?" is a little like asking a butcher "what's the best cut of a meat?"—at least insofar as it's the kind of question both are asked with a frequency bordering on absurdity. So I was surprised when I did ask Margolis, rather than spout a ready-made answer, he paused to think. He tilted his head down, off screen—we were chatting via Skype—the brown curls atop his head the only part that remained visible. A few downbeats passed, he looked back up at the screen and then entered into a succinct narrative highlighting the most relevant points of his personal history catered to an audience with a firm understanding of learning and development. If there's one thing Margolis understands more than the power of narrative storytelling, it's audience. Get Storied bills itself as an organization at the intersection of innovation design, storytelling architecture and
  • Sequencing Stories: Michael Margolis sees storytelling as the DNA source code for culture
    Asking Michael Margolis, CEO of Get Storied, "so, what's your story?" is a little like asking a butcher "what's the best cut of a meat?"—at least insofar as it's the kind of question both are asked with a frequency bordering on absurdity. So I was surprised when I did ask Margolis, rather than spout a ready-made answer, he paused to think. He tilted his head down, off screen—we were chatting via Skype—the brown curls atop his head the only part that remained visible. A few downbeats passed, he looked back up at the screen and then entered into a succinct narrative highlighting the most relevant points of his personal history catered to an audience with a firm understanding of learning and development. If there's one thing Margolis understands more than the power of narrative storytelling, it's audience. Get Storied bills itself as an organization at the intersection of innovation design, storytelling architecture and
  • FedEx: a pioneer in developing, measuring employee culture
    In recent years, corporate learning programs have given much attention and energy to building and developing employee and company culture. Now, there’s an effort to measure company culture. FedEx has been doing just that for the past four decades with its annual Survey Feedback Action. Bob Bennett, chief learning officer at FedEx, cautions, however, that attempts to measure culture can be misguided. “There are thousands of cultures within an organization,” he said. “The only thing that holds them together are the values of the organization.” That’s why Bennett and the learning team at FedEx focus more closely on measuring company values before delving into the specific employee culture subsets. Bennett spoke about learning and development’s role in developing, growing and measuring company culture among a panel of learning executive peers on the panel “Lessons from Learning’s Elite” at Corporate Learning Week.
  • Learning Trends, Technologies, and Opportunities
    Get the inside scoop on today’s learning and development landscape.

    Corporate Training professionals must constantly evaluate new trends and tools to separate the hype from reality. Mobile learning, social learning and gamification are all growing, but what are the practical applications of these techniques? This white paper uses both quantitative research and anecdotal evidence from our work with Fortune 500 clients to uncover both what the learning and development field currently looks like and where it is headed in the next 12-18 months.

    What will you learn?

    6 Truths About Today's Learning Environment

    • Learn about how ILT is not really dead and how the typical employee doesn't get as much training as you would think.

    How trends are being used in real organizations

    • See case studies on these trends in action with concrete examples and statistics.

    7 Emerging Trends and Technologies

    • Find out what's happening with mobile learning, how learners really prefer to "consume" content, and where your LMS is headed.

    Where You Should Go From Here

    • By pinpointing these truths and trends, we help reveal key opportunities for you to take advantage of in your learning environment.

    Who should read it?

    The white paper is ideal for L&D professionals who want to know more about:

    • Mobile Learning
    • Performance Support
    • Gamification
    • Game-Based Learning
    • Tin Can API/Experience API
    • And more!
    About the Author: Sharon Boller Sharon Boller, a 20-year veteran in the training and development field, is the president of Bottom-Line Performance, Inc. BLP is a learning design firm serving a wide range of corporate, non-profit and government clients. She also serves as product manager for the Knowledge Guru brand.

    Presented by:
  • Leaders as Innovation Architects
    Marc RamosThomas Wedell-Wedellsborg
    Author of Innovation as Usual: How to Help Your People Bring Great Ideas to Life & Lecturer of Managing People in Organizations
    IESE Business School

    Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg is the co-author of Innovation as Usual: How to Help Your People Bring Great Ideas to Life, a Harvard Business Review Press book on the art of driving innovation in regular organizations. Please enjoy this excerpt from his presentation at Corporate Learning Week 2013.

    Want to see more presentations like this?


    Download the agenda for Corporate Learning Week West to see our complete lineup of speakers and sessions.
  • Building Learning Challenges
    Derek Cunard
    Dean, American Heart University & Director of Learning
    American Heart Association

    Derek Cunard is dean of the American Heart Association's American Heart University. In this excerpt from his Corporate Learning Week 2013 presentation, Cunard discusses the importance of organization and goal-setting in a corporate learning curriculum.

    Want to see more presentations like this?


    Download the agenda for Corporate Learning Week West to see our complete lineup of speakers and sessions.