December 2020 – CONSORTIUM Planning and Holiday Dialogue

In this special holiday dialogue, Elliott was joined by CONSORTIUM Deans Bob Mosher and Richard Culatta, plus Curtis Taylor (Johnson Controls), Gary Harris (Wegmans), Aylin Arditi (Oracle), and Mark Wagner (The Hartford). Together, they led a dynamic conversation about what they have learned personally and professionally in 2020 and discussed how those lessons will carry them and their teams into the future. In addition, Elliott shared an update about Learning CONSORTIUM plans in 2021. Finally, to close out the year, the entire group sang a rousing Zoom rendition of Jingle Bells!

November 2020 Thanksgiving & Learning

In this special “Thanksgiving” dialogue, Elliott was joined by CONSORTIUM Deans Bob Mosher and Richard Culatta, plus Lori Adams (Coca-Cola Beverages Florida), Dana Alan Koch (Accenture), and Brian Kadish (State Farm). Together, they led a dynamic conversation about showing appreciation to learners, to fellow learning professionals, and to leaders who support learning efforts! They also discussed how learning has helped organizations stay upright and move forward throughout the past several months of the pandemic, and how that momentum can be leveraged going forward.

October 2020 Member Dialogue- “Open Format” meeting with Elliott Masie, CONSORTIUM Deans, and Rob Lauber (Former CLO of McDonald’s and Founder of XLO Global, LLC)

This dialogue was designed to be an “open format” meeting with Elliott Masie, our CONSORTIUM Deans, and Rob Lauber (Former CLO of McDonald’s and Founder of XLO Global, LLC). We spent an interactive hour focusing on these topics: ·      The Days After the Election: The Impact of Politics on Workplaces ·      Learning Pivots: What the MASIE Center Curated in September/October ·      Plans for a Fresh Focus of the Learning CONSORTIUM in 2021

August 2020 Dialogue

In this dialogue, Elliott was joined by CONSORTIUM Dean Bob Mosher. They kicked off the conversation by paying homage to the recently passed Sir Ken Robinson, sharing a selection of his insights and quotes. Then, they turned to the many ways that Learning is Pivoting amid the changes occurring in business today. Chris Bond of Bluewater Learning shared some of his key perspectives as well.

July 2020 - Online LAB – Design Shifts for Virtual Leadership Development Programs

Members joined an experimental online LAB designed for them to collaborate in break-out rooms about the viability and design of a virtual leadership development program. It was an exciting new model for how some of our dialogues could be conducted going forward and allowed for a high level of interaction among members. CONSORTIUM Deans Richard Culatta and Serene Wang joined Elliott in hosting and contributing to the LAB. Members from Southwest Airlines, CIGIE, CDC, Kroger, Accenture, and more shared their reactions to the break-out conversations and ideas that were shared.

June 2020 - How Have Learner’s Expectations & Styles Changed?

In this dialogue, Elliott was joined by CONSORTIUM Dean Bob Mosher, plus Teri Rosenfeld (Disney Parks, Experiences and Products), Peter Herman (Heidrick & Struggles), Connor Gormley (FM Global), Sandy Elvington (Oracle), and Jason Bell (US Army - School for Family and MWR). Together, they led a dynamic conversation about how learners’ expectations and styles are changing because of the pandemic and related changes in work and learning. Elliott also shared virtual technology tools and tips in his “radar screen”, and you can access the list of that technology and a streamed recording of the entire call.

May 2020 CONSORTIUM Dialogue - Data & Learning in this Crisis

In this dialogue, Elliott was joined by CONSORTIUM Deans Bob Mosher and Richard Culatta, plus Nick Van Dam (IE University), Keith Resseau (PwC), Chris Bond (Bluewater Learning), Karen Freedman (FM Global), and Katie Giles (Humana). Together, they led a dynamic conversation about how data about learning, our workers, and their performance is even more critical in our current climate – to analyze, evolve, innovate, and reframe learning efforts. Several members also contributed key perspectives and insights via the chat, and you can access that transcript plus the streamed recording of the entire conversation

April 2020 – Leadership Development in the Pandemic

In this dialogue, Elliott was joined by global leadership author Nigel Paine and CONSORTIUM Deans Bob Mosher and Richard Culatta. Together, they led a dynamic conversation about how the worldwide pandemic is impacting leadership development in the workplace, in both positive and negative ways. Members Amanda Freeman from CIGIE, Bruce Wilkinson from Allan Myers, and Michelle Webb from Accenture also contributed key perspectives and insights from the field.

March 2020 Learning CONSORTIUM Monthly Dialogue

Elliott hosted our March Monthly Learning CONSORTIUM Dialogue with the help of CONSORTIUM Deans Bob Mosher and Richard Culatta. Together, they explored how the role of corporate Learning functions is unique, critical, and dynamically changing in this evolving global health crisis. During the call, we also shared highlights from direct conversations our team has had with members this week as they deal with this “new normal” in the midst of the Coronavirus.

February 2020 - Facilitation Skills for Learning, plus a Special Update on Coronavirus, Learning & Readiness

Due to the growing worldwide concern about the spread of coronavirus, we dedicated the first part of our February 2020 dialogue to addressing the role of L&D in our organizations’ readiness to deal with pandemics. We then moved on to explore facilitation skills for learning, generating a robust member chat and lively conversation among Elliott and Learning CONSORTIUM Deans Bob Mosher and Richard Culatta.

January 2020 - A 2020 Perspective on Technology and Workplace Learning

During this call, Elliott was joined by Learning CONSORTIUM Deans Richard Culatta, Bob Mosher, and Serene Wang. We kicked off the conversation with a live demo of holographic projection, which prompted a lively back-channel chat among members! Elliott provided an overview of his concept of “everyday” learning and segued into our main topic about technology and workplace learning. Together, he and the Deans provided some examples of new tech and how it might impact learning in the workplace. Several members contributed to the conversation with questions and insights of their own, and it was a high-energy and rapid-fire way to kick off our year of monthly dialogues! Access the streamed recording, slides, and chat below:

December 2019: Live Report on AI & Learning from China

During our last dialogue of 2019, Elliott reported live from China with the help of MASIE Fellow Serene Wang. They shared an update on shifts in AI and Automation in China, specifically as they relate to learning. Key topics that were covered include new technology powered by AI, data and privacy perspectives, behavioral dimensions of AI (especially as those intersect with the issues of trust and data), reskilling learning and development roles (e.g. design skills, data skills, etc.), and more! MASIE Fellows Richard Culatta and Bob Mosher also contributed to the conversation and members who participated carried on a lively chat. Access the streamed recording and chat below: