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Jane Shlaes Dowd
Director, Learning & Organizational Development

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Presented on 5/14/2015


Kevin Martin
Chief Research & Marketing 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.


We met in-person and shared solutions as a global cohort at the 5th Annual SE-WI Learning & Talent Development Leaders Exchange @ Harley-Davidson Museum®. The robust day was kicked off by Kevin Martin (i4cp) and Aaron Olson (Aon). Dr. Natalie King (Liautaud Institute) and Bob Cancalosi (GE Crotonville) complemented each others' insights with what talent development should learn from neuroscience.

Browse pictures from this year's exchange by clicking above. #execlearn is our twitter hashtag if you want to share additional insights to your peer-group.

As Dr. King reminded us from neuroscience that most of us will retain less than 30% of the information we were presented yesterday, a few post-conference follow-ups:

  • We have posted PDF copies of the slides for the keynote speakers on our website in the members-only area.
  • Video, remaining audio, slides, and handouts for all of the sessions should be posted by May 30th.
  • MARK OCT 26, 2015 IN YOUR CALENDAR for the 14th Annual Chicagoland Learning Leaders Exchange at McDonald's Hamburger University (Oak Brook, IL)

If you missed our in-person May 2015 Exchange, please join our open forum where we continue curating solutions as a global cohort online--click here to view a one-page overview where we will be sharing and learning with our peers.

Want to share and learn with a crowd of your peer-group? Send an email request to and we will add your user id.

Our 2015 Experiment: Solving Talent Development Issues As Global Cohorts
Delivery What role does social play in your learning/talent strategy? Lesson learned? (Google id required)
Leadership Development Best practices and Benchmarking on leadership development for mid-level management roles (user id required)
Leadership Development Best practices and Benchmarking on agile leadership systems (user id required)
Analytics Simple & cost effective ways to measure big results (Google id required)
Strategy Managing relationships with executive stakeholders partners (Google id required)
Talent Management How to ensure HiPo Programs actually help retain talent (user id required)
Technology What new modes, methods, technologies are you using to good effect? (user id required)

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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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