2017 Cooper's Hawk Magnetic DX Experimental Learning Workshop»

Coopers Hawk 798 W Algonquin Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005


Allyson Carter
VP, Learning & Development

Kevin Clark
Director of Leadership Development

Alex Draper

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Keeping Employees Engaged during Times of Change»
Presented on 10/17/2016


Lisa Sandora

Laura Jones
Sr. Director, Human Resources

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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 year we learned the importance of simple/crucial conversations and how learning & development opportunities is highly correlated with employee engagement. To end 2016, we will have three more opportunities to collaborate together (See SPOTLIGHT above).

As we start planning for 2017, our 15th year, we are consider focusing on:

  • Reimagine Workplace Learning
By learning and sharing together, we can explore if there are easy strategies that will add considerable value to strategic business priorities for our organizations. HOW CAN YOU HELP US PREPARE FOR 2017? Please send your suggestions to Dirk.Tussing@learningexecutive.com.

Here are some inputs we are incorporating into our planning…

We learned at our September CLO/CTO Group Summit how AbbVie leverages learning to drive culture and their People Analytics team are using people's data with business data and processes to assess employee engagement—top KPI that drives engagement is learning & development.

Rob Lauber (McDonald’s CLO) shared an L&D’s Value Proposition for business transformation:

  1. Drive business efficiencies & effectiveness in meaningful ways &
  2. Position learning function as key enablers growth to the business
Kevin Martin (Head of Research at i4cp) also reminded us on Oct 17th that Jack Welch believes “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.”

2016 Chicagoland Learning & Talent Development Leaders Exchange

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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 16th Annual Chicagoland Learning & Talent Development Leaders Exchange @ Hamburger University planned for October 23, 2017; CLO/CTO Group members can purchase additional conference registrations at a discounted rate for their team to join us.

To help everyone plan for 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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