Chief Learning Officer Symposium Redefines Corporate Learning

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Executive-level agenda focused on changing role of learning and leadership

2016 Spring CLO Symposium

2016 Spring CLO Symposium

Corporate learning leaders know they can rely on the symposium to not only take them in new directions but also take them out of their comfort zone.

As the Spring 2016 CLO Symposium wraps up in Amelia Island, Florida, today, hundreds of senior learning and development professionals, corporate executives and human capital management experts are headed back to their organizations with new ideas about how employee education is evolving as a strategic driver of business performance. The three-day event, developed and hosted by Chief Learning Officer magazine, is widely valued as an intimate executive summit with a high-level focus on knowledge sharing and networking and a forward-looking agenda.

“Corporate learning leaders know they can rely on the symposium to not only take them in new directions but also take them out of their comfort zone,” said Mike Prokopeak, vice president and editor in chief for Human Capital Media (HCM), which publishes the magazine. “This week, we got them thinking about more than just new technologies or innovative training solutions. We pushed them to envision how their role is changing and its increasing impact on meeting strategic business imperatives such as talent and culture.”

Highlights of the symposium included keynote presentations by best-selling business authors and management thought leaders, as well as lively panel discussions and “fireside chats” featuring current and former chief learning officers from some of the world’s top companies. During the symposium, the 2016 LearningElite list also was announced based on Chief Learning Officer’s rigorous benchmarking program that singles out international organizations using exceptional L&D practices to create business value. Platinum sponsors of the event were Keller Center for Corporate Learning of DeVry University and Saba.

Beginning May 9, industry executives who were unable to attend the live event in Florida will have a unique chance to watch the workshops, keynotes, panel discussions and presentations they missed via HCM’s new, easy-to-navigate Video Library. Advance registration for 90-day, on-demand access to symposium sessions currently is available at

HCM also announced the theme and dates for the magazine’s next conference, taking place in Arizona, Sept. 26-27 at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn. For the 2016 CLO Symposium+PLUS, the magazine’s editorial staff has reinvented this premier L&D conference to be even more collaborative, conversational, and conducive to breakthrough interaction and ideas. Taking a cue from its theme, The Talent Economy, CLO Symposium+PLUS will take a deeper look at the evolution of the chief learning officer role and its growing influence as a strategic linchpin of organizational performance.

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