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206 What Makes a Great Chief Learning Officer?

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Monday, November 7

Tracks: Strategies

If you’re lucky, you’ve seen one in action—a really great Chief Learning Officer (CLO). These people both support short-term performance and build long-term capability. They are respected for their work at all levels, and never stop innovating.

What common characteristics do these exceptional people share? According to research from the presenter and Nomadic Learning, the answer may not be quite what you think. Join this session to explore the research, discuss what it reveals about the makeup of great learning leaders, and look at ways you can develop yourself to progress in your career.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Why becoming a great Chief Learning Officer is like climbing Everest
  • Three crucial characteristics of great CLOs, and one surprising omission!
  • To us the ‘perspectives grid’ to expand your knowledge
  • Why your attitude may be the key determinant of career progression
  • Free resources to help you move forward

Donald Taylor


Learning Technologies Conference

Donald H. Taylor is a veteran in the fields of learning and development and learning technologies, with experience at every level, from design and delivery to chairman of the board. A recognized commentator and thinker in the fields of workplace learning and supporting technologies, Donald is committed to helping develop the learning and development profession. From 2010 to 2021, he chaired the Learning and Performance Institute. He has chaired the Learning Technologies Conference in London since 2000, hosted its bi-weekly webinar program since 2007, and contributed to conferences worldwide. His annual L&D Global Sentiment Survey, now in its ninth year, attracts responses from thousands of respondents in over 100 countries. The author of Learning Technologies in the Workplace (Kogan Page, 2017), Donald is a graduate of Oxford University and in 2016 was awarded an honorary doctorate by Middlesex University in recognition of his work developing the L&D profession.