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Executive Learning Exchange

Dirk Tussing
Founder & Executive Director

Bellevue University

Jenny Aden Murnane
Director, Human Capital Lab

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Kevin Martin

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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.


We had over 150 thought leaders at McDonald's Hamburger University for this year’s 15th Annual Chicagoland Learning Leaders Exchange held on Monday, October 17, 2016 in Oak Brook, IL.

2016 Chicagoland Learning & Talent Development Leaders Exchange
Attendees received a complimentary research report by i4cp and the Aspen Institute's UpSkill America &
Facebook's Managing Unconscious Bias workshop.

We have posted most of the presentation slides in our member-only area. By Oct 31st, we plan to have videos from the main sessions and audio recordings for speaker's slides in our member-only area. We will send an email update when they are available.

You can view photos & review session information for this year's Exchange online:

  • Click here to see photos for CLLE2016.
  • Click here for our 2016 ShoutOUTs.
  • Click here to view the 2016 agenda.
  • Click here to browse the session abstracts.
  • ELE Members click here to access copies of presentations (your work email address required). Tip: When viewing our presenter's ELE profiles online, you can click "SEND MESSAGE" to collaborate directly with them.

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Chicagoland & SE-Wisconsin

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 2016 we formally closed our vendor membership so we can focus on 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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