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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.


We are kicking off the New Year to explore and expand our peer-networking collaboration throughout 2015 to be both in-person and online.

The proposed 2015 ELE-Crowds that we would like to focus on are and appreciate your thoughts on these topics as we recruit volunteer crowd co-leaders for each topic area:

2015 ELE Crowdsourcing Topics
Delivery What role does social play in your learning/talent strategy? Lesson learned?
Leadership Development   Best practices and benchmarking on leadership development for mid-level management roles
Leadership Development   Best practices and benchmarking on agile leadership systems
Analytics Simple & cost effective ways to measure big results
Strategy Managing relationships with executive stakeholders partners
Talent Management How to ensure Hi Po Programs actually help retain talent
Technology What new modes, methods, technologies are you using to good effect?

What could the OUTPUT look like at the end of 2015?
Throughout 2015, we’ll collect & curate solutions both during our in-person programs (e.g., our one-day and smaller half-day and 2-hour sessions) and online using a collaborative platform for each topic. The goal for this experiment is to generate & curate best practices for sharing back to the community (e.g., create a learning & talent development leaders “tips & techniques” toolkit).

To help you visualize an illustration of the type of solution we would like to do for each ELE-Crowd:

In-person February Collaboration Sessions:

  1. Milwaukee Peer-Networking Breakfast--Agile Leadership Systems @ Froedtert (19-FEB-2015)
  2. Chicagoland Peer-Networking Meetup--Analytics @ MillerCoors (19-FEB-2015)
  3. CLO/CTO Group Quarterly Summit @ Aon (24-FEB-2015)
Online February Collaborative Platforms:
We are exploring three online collaborative platforms suggested by ELE Enterprise members. Prior to the February in-person sessions, we plan to have individualized tailored online platforms for “the crowd” to SHARE tips & techniques and LEARN as peer-group. If you want to get access to our online platform, please register for a February session (note our CLO/CTO Group is limited to individual heads of learning & talent development, click here for FAQs) or contact for access info.

Overview of 2015 ELE Initiative:
Click here to view a one-page flyer where 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 solutions?
  • 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 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 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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