Harley-Davidson University 3800 W Juneau Ave Milwaukee, WI 53208

Executive Learning Exchange

Dirk Tussing
Founder & Executive Director

Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Kerry Sarder
Director of Talent Management and Learning

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Dana Koch
Global Director of Learning Strategy and Architecture

James J. Goldsmith
Learning Architect / Business Advisor

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Executive Learning Exchange (ELE)

The Executive Learning ExchangeSM is a consortium of senior Chicagoland, Milwaukee and Midwest learning/talent development leaders committed to promoting next practices that improve evidenced-based business results and professional opportunities among its members.

We hope you can join one of the following upcoming peer-networking events: We continue to add collaboration strength with our community.


The Chicagoland Learning Leaders are looking forward to collaborate together on Monday, Oct 17th.

The purpose of this quick update is to share some useful information for our upcoming 15th annual Chicagoland Learning & Talent Development Leaders Exchange @ Hamburger University. This year’s focus is Helping Teams Increase Performance and Business Champions UpSkilling America.

HOW YOU CAN HELP US PREPARE FOR OCT 17th: You can click through the following hyperlinks to learn more. We will update these links weekly:

Registration is required:

  • To confirm we have your team registered, send Dirk Tussing a quick email or enter your work email address into our LOOK ME UP wizard on the 10/17 event calendar.
  • Not registered yet? Click here to register using your work email address (no special discount codes required for ELE Enterprise Corporate members to sign-up). It only takes a few minutes.
Questions? Please email questions directly to Dirk.Tussing

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Chicagoland & SE-Wisconsin

The current theme for our learning leaders’ exchanges is CROWD-SOURCING SOLUTIONS for 5-8 Human Capital Business Problems and plan to periodically update this website as 2015-2016 programming details unfold.

Active ELE Enterprise Members can use their PREPAID tickets at either our 7th Annual SE-WI Learning & Talent Development Leaders Exchange at GE Healthcare Institute planned for Thursday, May 18, 2017 or for our 15th Annual Chicagoland Learning & Talent Development Leaders Exchange @ Hamburger University planned for October 17, 2016; CLO/CTO Group members can purchase additional conference registrations at a discounted rate for their team to join us.

To help everyone plan for 2016 & 2017, our upcoming full-day exchanges are scheduled for:

If you are a CLO/CTO Group member and interested in having your team present, please contact Dirk Tussing for more details.

Please note in 2015 we will formally close our vendor membership as we plan more robust experiences for heads of learning and talent development. A key part of this shift is to invite five to possibly eight solution industry thought leaders, whom provide forward-thinking talent services, as ELE Strategic Partners to replace our current vendor membership.

Since 2004, the Chicagoland Learning LeadersSM have informally gathered at McDonald’s Hamburger University for an annual one-day exchange of local thought leaders to share best practices. To learn more about the benefits included with becoming a Learning Executive Exchange member, view a one page program summary and read our on-line FAQ’s for more details.

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