incidental learning

Monday, November 06, 2006

CLO Fantasy Camp

Peter Jones, Bristol-Meyers Squibb Fantasy Camp - experience something you may not ordinarily do; usually takes a week F2F - such as baseball, rock & roll, covert spy Today: Experience highs and lows of CLO role Responsibilites:

  • Manages and owns the business of learning: budgets, P & L
  • Ensures employees have access to pertinent business information and knowledge
  • Often drives corproate, cultural and change initiative
  • Manages finacials for maintaqining learning organization and securing goods and services


  • Aligning learning initiatives to business goals
  • Building a learning governance strategy and structure
  • Managing financials
  • Measuring overall business impact of the learning function - Learning Scorecard
  • Selecting Learning Technolgies
  • "Right" sourcing Learning

TASK: Prepare a 5 minute elevator speech to CEO on the business case and rationale for a CLO positon for the company.

RESPONSES: Business professional with learning expertise.

Grant Ricketts, Saba: Learning Governance. Includes coordination of processes abd standards. Adopt a stakeholder view of the learning organization and reach across its members to reach a shared governance model.




Tracking & Support

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Flipping the Switch: Habits of Mind to Habits of Bloggers

Early in the summer I had a brainstorm . . . Blogging on my own was only partially successful since I wasn't answerable (production wise) to anybody but me. In the world of this ENTP (accent on the "P" character of my personality preference), having a CoP (community of practice, that is) drives me into action. And so I enlisted the help of some consulting colleagues . . . Sandy Wells, Roz Kay, Roberta Pierick, Tony Silbert, Susan Dannon and Loretta Randolph. We lauched Appreciative Inquiry Annotations on October 6. Three members of the blog team (besides me) have contributed. Some great traffic has been generated (1,131 visitors to date) and 5 blogs link to us. Getting into the flow of blogging requires two shifts as I see it: 1. A Shift of Mind - sort of a correspondent's view of the world that integrates and incorporates facts, observations, opinions and the larger world that can inform and expand a seemingly shallow topic into a rich, deep posting. 2.A Shift of Habits - from just noticing things on the web and moving on to bookmarking and categorzing, referring to them in postings,creating links, and then adding the blogs and sites that continually register on the radar screen into a blogroll. And that is why I now, more than ever, value the thoughts of blogger, Vicki Davis, at Ten habits of bloggers that win! These useful tips are just what my novice blogging team will find helpful. Thanks Vicki!