CLO/CTO Experiential Learning Leadership Retreat @ Kohler
Date: 8/3/2015
Time: 9 a.m. (Central)
Duration: All Day + Dinner
Host: Kohler, Executive Learning Exchange & i4cp
Learning Area: Leadership Development
Description: This invite-only CLO/CTO leadership retreat is being made available exclusively to members of the Chicagoland Learning Leaders’ CLO/CTO Group and i4cp CLO Forum EXPERIENCE Experiential Learning at Kohler, WI.

The Kohler Experiential Learning Center promotes team and leadership development through the Experiential Learning Model. Experiential Learning is a process in which the learner has an experience that is intellectually, emotionally, and physically engaging. After each experience individuals participate in reflecting on and transferring their experience and learning to other applications.

In this session participants will work through a series of outdoor challenges and team initiatives that will provide a deeper understanding of the earlier content of the day while also creating an opportunity to know first-hand the power of the experiential learning model.

2015 CLO/CTO Experiential Learning Leadership Retreat @ Kohler

Get out of the conference room and into the Wisconsin outdoors where you will explore key emerging trends: Gender Intelligence & Mindfulness/Self-Awareness recently highlighted at the 5th Annual SE-WI Learning & Talent Development Leaders Exchange at Harley-Davidson Museum® by the featured speakers.

When Kevin Martin @ i4cp presented Four Trends that will Change the Focus of Learning, he shared 43% of high market performers reported Experiential Learning is the most effective type of learning to develop world class leaders.

Immerse your team in this retreat tailored to our enterprise member’s unique needs and personality—creating what your team needs to refresh, rethink and reengage. Close by lodging accommodations for this single-day event include The American Club® or Inn on Woodlake. Whatever your choose, we'll help build your team's core leadership qualities including vision, openness, creativity, dedication and integrity.

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Mindfulness is a state of being fully present, aware of oneself and other people, and sensitive to one's reactions to stressful situations. Leaders who are mindful tend to be more effective in understanding and relating to others, and motivating them toward shared goals. Hence, they become more effective in leadership roles.
--William W. George, professor of management practice at Harvard Business School

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Later when Bob Cancalosi @ GE Crotonville presented Attributes of World Class Leaders, he shared how Aon Hewitt summarized Fortune magazine definition for World Class Leader in their Global Top Companies for Leaders study (research from 2,000 organizations)--—3 hottest trends: Engaging Leadership, Resilience & Self-awareness.

Take advantage of this Wisconsin outdoor opportunity for CLO/CTO to experience potential solutions to the massive gaps in self-awareness common in most of our companies. You might just be surprised what a little change of scenery can do for your team’s sense of adventure and its willingness to conquer new challenges.

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As for diversity, the challenging tasks facing businesses today almost always require the input and expertise of people with disparate views and backgrounds to create cross-fertilization that sparks insight and innovation. But diversity also creates problems. Our research shows that team members collaborate more easily and naturally if they perceive themselves as being alike.
--Lynda Gratton, professor of management practice at London Business School

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Why do Bob Cancalosi & Dr. Natalie King share their insight why Gender Intelligence is an important area for developing leaders? Here is a visual example shared by Barbara Annis, Author Gender Intelligence: Breakthrough Strategies for Increasing Diversity and Improving Your Bottom Line.

“There really is, in the neurobiology of the hard wiring science differences, some interesting things. One that shows up is what we call “brain at rest.” And women’s brains at rest, believe it or not, there’s a slide here that demonstrates that. It’s actually as active as men’s are when they are working on problems. So if you look at the slide here, this is a cut of a resting female brain and a resting male brain. You can see that there’s a lot more going on in the resting female brain than the male”.

Signup Link: Email Questions to Us
Location: Kohler Experiential Learning Center
901 Lower Road
Kohler, WI 53044

Dress code: Business Casual (tennis shoes recommended for afternoon outdoor activities)
Lodging Tips: Contact The American Club® (AAA Five Diamond) for participant discount rates
Maximum Participants: 25
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Contact Info: If you are interested in attending this leadership retreat experience, please contact (262-376-0588) for registration information and confirmation.
Disclaimer: This is an invite only event for heads of learning & talent development

Coffman  Hartung

Rob Lauber
McDonald's Corporation

Karen Kocher

Natalie King
Liautaud Institute

Kevin Oakes
Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp)

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