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UW-Madison Business School

Steve King
Executive Director


Dirk Tussing
Founder & Executive Director

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Why Talent Mobility Matters»
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Kevin Oakes

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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.


This month, our collaborative meet-up will be on September 12th with Steve King (UW-Madison) with complimentary Hors d'oeuvres, wine & champagne at the University Club of Chicago from 5:30 - 7 p.m.

HOW YOU CAN HELP US PREPARE FOR our 15th Annual Chicagoland Learning & Talent Development Leaders Exchange @ Hamburger University on Oct 17th? We are collecting the following from our ELE Enterprise Members to help us create the agenda:

  • What topics & speakers would you propose to be included in this year’s agenda?
  • Speakers & Participants from your organization should register online here.
Our keen interest this year is to share case studies, roundtable discussions, TED-like presentations and interactive workshops on the following strategic priorities from our CLO/CTO Group:
  • Next Practices Research,
  • Reducing Need for Complex Annual Reviews,
  • Employee Engagement,
  • Experiential Learning,
  • Data Analytics,
  • Compressed knowledge for busy Executives, &
  • UpSkill America

Please send your proposed session topics for our 15th annual Chicagoland Learning & Talent Development Leaders Exchange @ Hamburger University directly to

Now that we formally close membership to vendors, you can expect more energy focused on practical best and next practices from your peer-group.

Want a preview of the types of conversations to expect? Watch Kevin Martin share i4cp's research uncoveringExperiential Learning has proven impact--43% of high-performance organizations report it as the most effective type of learning to develop world class leaders.

Learn from senior Chicagoland executives sharing talent strategies and the importance of a trained and educated workforce:

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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, 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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