CLO/CTO/CHRO Experiential Learning Leadership Retreat @ Fluno Center
Date: 7/24/2017
Time: 9:00 am (Central)
Duration: All Day + Dinner
Host: Fluno Center For Executive Ed / Wisconsin School of Business Center-Professional & Exec Deveopment
Learning Area: Experiential Learning
Preview the full-day experience here

This invite-only CLO/CTO leadership retreat is being made available exclusively for members of the Executive Learning Exchange's CLO/CTO/CHRO Groups to EXPERIENCE Experiential Learning at Fluno Center For Executive Education / Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional and Executive Development.

The focus on this full-day session will be Conversations & Talent Strategies to Drive Sustainable Culture Change. Get out of the office and join your peers in Madison, WI where you will explore key emerging trends for developing high performance teams.

2017 CLO/CTO/CHRO Experiential Learning Leadership Retreat @ Fluno Center

The day will include three distinct experiential and interactive learning experiences covering the latest business needs as provided to thousands of professionals by the Center each year. Each experience will allow participants to experience program content and takeback tools and methods that will help improve their organizations.

Preview our Agenda online here.

The Six Conversations®, Virtually (Mini-workshop #1) - as described previously in Executive Learning Exchange sessions, The Six Conversations provides a framework for managers at all levels to elevate employee performance by having the type of expectations setting and feedback conversations that employees really want. This experience will provide insight into the development and deployment of the virtual version of this program that has been utilized by a global organization to increase employee satisfaction, retention and engagement. It will provide insight into the challenges and benefits of developing and providing a synchronous learning event to a globally dispersed audience of new and experienced managers. In addition, attendees will experience one of the six conversations facilitated virtually by program designer and instructor, Betsy Hagan who previously worked at both Baxter Healthcare and consulting firm Hewitt Associates.

Co-design for Cultural Change (Mini-workshop #2) – In this three-part session, attendees will hear Suzanne Sherry, VP of Talent Management at Rexnord share about a customized version of the Six Conversations program. Then, a panel of three UW faculty will discuss their experiences working with companies and how faculty and corporate learning work best together. Then, a workshop with Gary Mitchiner on what co-design is and why it out performs proposals, recommendations, pitches and brainstorming for creating group unity to move forward on any topic, program or initiative. It also works outside of work in any setting with two or more people are creating the future together - like a retreat, fund raiser, a vacation or a marriage. Co-design skills: 1) advanced listening, 2) co-creating and 3) reaching mutual agreement where all Conditions of Satisfaction are met. Case study of using co-design to unify and advance an organization’s culture within one year. Discussion: Applying co-design learning to each attendee's organization.

Aligning an Organization for Business Performance (Mini-workshop #3) – A Next Practice Roundtable Discussion in a relaxed setting of the Fluno Center’s Study Pub. We will share next & best practices in helping organizations align their processes, culture, and structure around business strategy. Steve King, Executive Director of The Center for Professional & Executive Development and former CLO at Baxter as well as Aon Hewitt will facilitate this session. Steve will start the dialogue by sharing a case example of this type of work and will then lead a discussion with all to explore how similar efforts have worked or not in the attendees’ organizations.

Set in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin, The Fluno Center sits in the heart of the University of Wisconsin campus, and is two blocks from the clear waters of Lake Mendota. Overnight lodging and recommendations for weekend activities are available for those wanting to spend the weekend prior to the session in Madison.

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. Please join us for this one-day retreat and we'll help build your team's core leadership qualities including vision, openness, creativity, dedication and integrity.

A bit more on current Experiential Learning trends ...
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.
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“We had the experience but missed the meaning. And approach to the meaning restores the experience in a different form.”--T.S. Eliot

Here is a video from our May 2017 Exchange hosted at GE Healthcare with Jesse Pilachowski with a few perspectives on creating a collaborative culture:
Signup Link: Click here to register
Location: 601 University Ave
Madison, WI 53715-1035

Notes: Dress Code is business casual; onsite parking and overnight hotel rooms are available.
Maximum Participants: 40
FAQ Link:
Contact Info: This is an invite only program for corporate heads of learning and talent development. Please contact Dirk Tussing if you did not receive an invitation and would like to be invited to join us.

After your RSVP has been approved, you can call (608) 441-7117 -- Front Desk for General Information, accommodations, tours, reservations, parking.

Disclaimer: Active ELE CLO/CTO/CHRO members will have priority registration (Questions? see ELE's FAQs)

Steve King
Wisconsin School of Business

Suzanne Sherry

Jesse Pilachowski
Brady Corp

Gary Mitchiner
Wisconsin School of Business

Dirk Tussing
Executive Learning Exchange

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