J-WEL Webinar: Chief Learning Officers as Organizational Transformers, Jan. 9, 2020 | MIT J-WEL

J-WEL Webinar: Chief Learning Officers as Organizational Transformers, Jan. 9, 2020

Chief Learning Officers as Organizational Transformers

Date and Time
January 9, 2020, online
10:30-11:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time

How to join:
A brief registration is required.

Webinar description

The traditional model of the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) is no longer meeting the needs of today’s organizations, according to our research, based on in-depth interviews with 21 senior learning officers at 19 large companies. A new and powerful model, the Transformer CLO, is starting to emerge.  These CLOs are embracing a more strategic role in which they take responsibility to reshape their organizations’ capabilities and culture. They are driving three principal types of change, transforming their organizations’ learning goals, learning methods and learning departments.

Goals: Transformer CLOs are shifting the focus from the development of skills to the development of mindsets and capabilities that will help workers perform well now and adapt smoothly in the future.

Methods: These CLOs are making learning more experiential and immediate, and atomizing content for delivery when and where it’s needed.

Departments: They are reshaping their units, making them leaner, more agile, and more strategic.

Join Dr. George Westerman, principal research scientist, Workforce Learning at J-WEL, and Abbie Lundberg, president of Lundberg Media, as they discuss their research and newly published article in Harvard Business Review. The research explores how forward-thinking CLOs conceive of their roles and organizations, and how other senior learning professionals can become transformers themselves.

About Abbie Lundberg

Abbie Lundberg is a business technology analyst, author, and professional speaker with over 25 years’ experience reporting and commenting on the use of technology in business. Part of the founding team at CIO magazine, she served as Editor in Chief for 13 years and continues her affiliation as a Contributing Editor. Abbie delivers world-class thought leadership through her research and writing for such clients as Harvard Business Review Analytic Services and the MIT Sloan School of Management’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), where she was part of a team studying the involvement of boards of directors in digital business issues.
A popular speaker, Abbie regularly delivers keynote presentations at CIO conferences in the U.S. and abroad. She leads dozens of CIO roundtables and dinner discussions every year. Abbie has devoted her career to advancing business through the effective use of information technology. She has testified before Congress and worked with the FBI and Secret Service (an unprecedented collaboration at the time) to develop a set of recommendations for information sharing around cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection.

About Dr. George Westerman

Dr. George Westerman works at the dynamic intersection of executive leadership and technology strategy. During more than 17 years with MIT Sloan School of Management, he has written three award-winning books, including Leading Digital: Turning Technology Into Business Transformation. As a pioneering researcher on digital transformation, George has published papers in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and other top journals. He is now focused on helping employers, educators, and other groups to rethink the process of workforce learning around the world.

George is co-chair of the MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Awards, a member of the Digital Strategy Roundtable for the US Library of Congress, and faculty director for two executive courses at MIT Sloan. He works frequently with senior management teams and industry groups around the world. Prior to earning a Doctorate from Harvard Business School, he gained more than 13 years of experience in product development and technology leadership roles.