Elliott Masie’s Learning COLLABORATIVE is made up of 75 organizations focused on learning innovation. Throughout the year, members of the Learning COLLABORATIVE turn to each other, Elliott Masie, and the staff of the MASIE Center for collaboration, thought leadership, and research. Together, we are evaluating, inventing, revising, and improving the exciting field of learning! This is a community of trust, appropriate confidentiality, and syndicated efforts to enhance the effectiveness of our learning and training efforts.
Our membership includes learning colleagues from a wide range of corporations and governments (e.g., Zoom, Amazon, The Walt Disney Company, The Kellogg Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, Humana, The Hartford, Canada School of Public Leadership, MetLife, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Marriott International, PwC, Mount Sinai Health Systems, and many more).
The Learning COLLABORATIVE will meet and connect in 2021 in Virtual, Hybrid, and Interactive Formats. And this spring we will launch a new, global, virtual event: “Hybrid & Pivoting Learning 2021”. You will collaborate continuously throughout the year with Elliott Masie, our Deans (e.g., Bob Mosher and Richard Culatta), and the learning leaders and colleagues in our member organizations.
These are the learning challenges and opportunities we will explore in 2021:
Evolving, Optimizing, and Extending NEW Approaches to Learning & Performance
Hybrid & Pivoting Learning
Empathy, Storytelling, and Supporting our Workforce
AI and Smarter Tech for Learning
New Skills for Learning Professionals
Diversity Opportunities with and for Learning & Development
Changing Business, Workplaces, and Careers – Impacts for Learning
Global Learning Lessons
Innovations Impacting Learning
Elliott Masie Learning COLLABORATIVE Activities & Benefits:
The Learning COLLABORATIVE operates simply and openly with a shared innovation model:
Monthly live and shared “COLLABORATIVE Events” led by Elliott and our Deans (Bob Mosher and Richard Culatta), featuring learning leaders from our Membership, plus CLO’s and experts (e.g., Marshall Goldsmith, Telly Leung, Sanyin Siang, etc.).
Live Video Chats and Briefings with and for your Learning Teams by Elliott Masie about changes in the learning field and/or technology shifts.
Hybrid & Pivoting: Learning Changes – Spring 2021. Access and Engagement by and for your Learning Team.
“Next Learning Leadership” Circles: COLLABORATIVE meetings with rising learning leaders at the beginning of their careers or just ready to step into senior leadership roles, led by CLO’s and learning influencers.
Let’s Innovate Together: We will share experiments and development of content, activities, and formats that can be leveraged freely by all Members.
Elliott’s Radar Screen: Updates on learning technologies, evolving formats, and approaches that defy/challenge learning traditions.
Self-Service: The COLLABORATIVE will use simple and self-service forms to connect and transact with our team and other Members.
Who is Elliott Masie?
The Learning COLLABORATIVE is the daily focus of Elliott Masie's efforts in the world of workplace learning and technology. Elliott is a provocative, engaging, and entertaining researcher, educator, analyst, and speaker – focused on the changing worlds of corporate learning, organizational performance, and emerging technology. He was the first analyst to use the term “eLearning” and the Host and Curator of many Learning & Development Seminars, Labs, and Conferences (including Microsoft TV). Over the past 49 years, he has presented programs, courses, and speeches to over 3,000,000 professionals around the world!
Elliott’s current focus includes: Evolving, Optimizing, and Extending NEW Approaches to Learning & Performance; Hybrid & Pivoting Learning; Empathy, Storytelling, and Supporting our Workforce; AI and Smarter Tech for Learning; New Skills for Learning Professionals; Diversity Opportunities with and for Learning & Development; Changing Business, Workplaces, and Careers – Impacts for Learning; Global Learning Lessons; and Innovations Impacting Learning.
Elliott serves as an advisor to a wide range of government, education, and non-profit groups. He has served on the Board of Trustees of Skidmore College, as a member of FIRST Robotics Board of Directors, and as a member of the CIA University Board of Visitors. He has also served as a pro-bono advisor to the Department of Defense and on the White House Advisory Council on Expanding Learning Opportunities. Most recently, he has helped brief the Presidential Transition team on Workplace and ReSkilling Issues.
Elliott Masie Learning COLLABORATIVE Culture:
Participate in ongoing benchmarking, networking, and dialogues.
Refrain from "selling" to COLLABORATIVE Members.
Participate in a fashion that builds trust and openness within the group and honors diverse perspectives, confidentiality, and competitive roles of members.
The fee for organizational membership in the Elliott Masie Learning COLLABORATIVE is $2,500. The resources of the COLLABORATIVE can be shared throughout your organization.
This is 50% of our previous fee, reduced to recognize the current budgeting challenges of Learning Organizations. In addition, The MASIE Center is donating $250,000 to our efforts, to support our focus on making a difference in learning in 2021. The Membership for the Learning COLLABORATIVE for 2021 is filled. If you have questions or interest in future membership, please send a note to
QUOTES FROM LEARNING COLLABORATIVE MEMBERS -
The Learning COLLABORATIVE gives learning professionals the forum to collaborate, learn, and grow together. Regardless of your company or organization, Elliott Masie acts as a conduit to new ideas, leaders, and colleagues from all over the world. The events in 2020 changed the dialogue and we now need new conversations to pivot in the right direction. Long live the Learning Collaborative!
- Mark Wagner, The Hartford
Two critical imperatives face those of us in the learning field. The first is to ensure that those we serve are in strong positions to be able to meet tomorrow’s challenges. The second is to ensure that we, as learning leaders, are active architects in building a better future. Creating this vision becomes challenging as the complexity and pace of change accelerates. For over a decade, I have turned to this country’s leading learning architect, Elliott Masie, for his visionary thought leadership, guidance, and deep commitment to creating a culture that supports lifelong learning for all. I am so grateful for his guidance, vision, knowledge, and ability to gather today’s great thinkers in his quest to create a better tomorrow.
- Diane Adams, Mount Sinai Health System
The Learning COLLABORATIVE provides a safe space to ideate, share, collaborate, and learn with a diverse group of learning professionals. The authentic, vendor-neutral, no-nonsense approach to conversations about the world of learning, facilitated by Elliott and team, are inspiring and practical. They help you reflect on your own learning practices and how they can evolve.
- Thor Flosason, The Kellogg Company
Brilliant, engaging, funny, and thought provoking – Elliott and the Masie Center have gone beyond being a resource for trainers. They are influencing people in government, education, and industry around the world for the better.
- Gary Harris, Wegmans
In this age of rising technology, we know that learning is all about being, building, and broadening our collective empathy engine. I value Elliott’s creative, compelling, and compassionate perspective on how interconnected the future of learning is with the future of our world.
- Vidya Krishnan, Ericsson