Trey Smith

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March 16, 2017

The "X" Factor of CLO Symposium

Why do attendees come to CLO Symposium?

There is a reason learning and business executives return to the CLO Symposium year after year. In fact, there are lots of reasons! Here, in their own words, are a few reviews provided by some of last year’s attendees:

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March 08, 2017

Words of Wisdom

Listen to the Voice of Experience

If you want to know what it takes to truly lead a dynamic learning organization, there’s nothing more powerful than first-person insights. That’s what makes the Voice of the CLO sessions at CLO Symposium17 so exciting. Here’s who will be sharing their words of wisdom:

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February 16, 2017

The Industries of the Future

Alec Ross is one of America’s leading experts on innovation. Serving as an American technology expert for both the political and technological elite, Ross helps leaders better understand the implication of innovation and market disruption. Most recently recognized as a New York Times best-selling author of, “The Industries of the Future,” Ross describes the changes that are going to impact our future, for better or worse. Chief Learning Officer’s associate editorial director Kellye Whitney caught tup with Ross via email.

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February 09, 2017

HGTV’s Model for Business Innovation and Success

HGTV took a big idea — a cable television network devoted to all things home — into a marketplace dominated by media giants and emerged the leader. Now launched in more than 98 million homes, HGTV changed how we envision our homes and, in the process, established a new model for business innovation and success. Chief Learning Officer’s associate editorial director Kellye Whitney caught up with HGTV’s former CEO, Susan Packard, to discuss what role a brand plays in an organization's success.

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February 02, 2017

The Modern Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion

Steve Pemberton is vice president of diversity and inclusion and global chief diversity officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance the first pharmacy-led health and wellbeing enterprise. Pemberton is also author of “A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, A Mysterious Past, and How He Found A Place Called Home,” a memoir chronicling his difficult path through foster care and his determined search for his family. Opening CLO Symposium17 with his keynote address “The Advantage of Disadvantage: How to Transform Adversity into Action,” Chief Learning Officer’s associate editorial director, Kellye Whitney, caught up with Pemberton regarding the advancement of organizational diversity and inclusion via email.

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January 31, 2017

Procrastinators Rejoice!

In case you haven't heard, we've extended our early-bird pricing until Friday, February 10. Act now and save $300 on your CLO Symposium17 registration.

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January 12, 2017

Justify Your Trip to the CLO Symposium

Attending the CLO Symposium delivers thought-provoking content you can’t get anywhere else and professional connections that last a career.

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January 10, 2017

Deliberately Developing Millennials

We’ve all seen the grim data about millennials in the workforce. Some two-thirds hope to leave their employer by 2020 or sooner, according to The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2016.

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January 06, 2017

See What’s Happening at CLO Symposium17!

Want to know what’s on the agenda for 2017’s most important learning and leadership event? Download the Event Preview Guide for the CLO Symposium, April 24-26 at The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in beautiful Bonita Springs, Florida.

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