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Constellation Brands One South Dearborn Chicago, Il. 60603

Executive Learning Exchange

Dirk Tussing
Founder & Executive Director

Constellation Brands

Ellyn F. Lambert, PHR
Beer Division Manager of L&D and Org. Performance

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The Future of Training & Development: Identifying Behaviors, Competencies & Skills to Sustain High Performance»
Presented on 9/26/2011

Cigna University

Karen Kocher
Chief Learning Officer

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Executive Learning Exchange (ELE)

The Executive Learning Exchange (ELE) is a consortium of senior Chicagoland, Central Illinois, Central Indiana, Milwaukee and Twin Cities learning leaders who are committed to promoting greater visibility, influence 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.


At CLLC2011, Karen Kocher’s keynote presentation, The Future of Training & Development: Identifying Behaviors, Competencies & Skills to Sustain High Performance, included “work swarms” and “organizing smart mobs” as new leadership skills needed in an uncertain world. She also spoke to the changes we can expect in our job roles for the future world of work.

There is a movement happening towards better use of the “crowd” for sourcing opinions, ideas, and even work products. What is the “crowd” movement and how will we as talent professionals prepare and leverage their power to improve our businesses?

Answer…In 2015, the ELE will initiate a focus on CROWDSOURCING - Human Capital Business Problems. To get started we plan to incorporate crowdsourcing and crowdstorming, opportunities in our December programs listed below.

ELE Enterprise Members are invited to submit the following preliminary input to shape the 2015 ELE direction:

  • What Human Capital Business Problems topics would you like us to consider crowdstorming?
  • Volunteer as a crowdstorming leader to help organize the smart mob to deliver tools & techniques for our community.
  • Identify crowdsourcing platforms for us to collaborate both virtually and in-person at ELE 2015 events.
What is “crowdsourcing?”   Crowdsourcing refers to a process of tapping into external sources for opinions, answers, or even work products in regards to a company's products or services. The term "crowdsourcing" is a portmanteau of "crowd" and "outsourcing". When managing talent, think about the endless possibilities of what crowdsourcing could mean to what we now know as the “workforce.” 

What is “crowdstorming?”   Crowdstorming--the intersection of crowdsourcing and brainstorming. Crowdstorming is aimed more towards a collaborative effort, encompassing everything that is important about working with others to reach a greater goal. Think about possible opportunities for managing innovation initiatives at your workplace using crowdstorming.

Here’s a 3-minute video vignette on What is Crowdsourcing?Enjoy!

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Chicagoland & SE-Wisconsin

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

Active ELE Enterprise Members can use their PREPAID tickets at either our 5th Annual SE-WI Learning & Talent Development Leaders Exchange at Harley-Davidson Museum® planned for Thursday, May 14, 2015 or for our 14th Annual Chicagoland Learning & Talent Development Leaders Exchange @ Hamburger University planned for Thursday, October 26, 2015; ELE Enterprise & Vendor Members can purchase additional conference registrations at a discounted rate.

To help everyone plan for 2015, our 2015 conferences are scheduled for:

If you are an Enterprise ELE Member and interested in presenting or exhibiting, please contact Dirk Tussing for more details.

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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