Helping our training leaders grow and be more successful is a passion of mine. It has been so rewarding to be part of the distinguished faculty that has created and is teaching the robust curriculum of the CLO Accelerator program, sponsored by Chief Learning Officer Magazine. We specifically designed these sessions to help develop the leadership abilities of future CLOs. This type of development would have been incredibly valuable for me early on as a learning leader.
In this class, we emphasize the importance of continuing to make the time to benchmark and learn from others. I am so grateful for the many colleagues and mentors that have helped me grow, and so being able to continue to learn from our up-and-coming CLOs, as well as give back to others, is important for me.
One of the concepts that has been so rewarding to see resonate with classmates was that the class has helped them feel more empowered to not only look at their role more strategically within their current organization, but also within other organizations for several individuals considering changing roles.
We heard comments such as:
- “I now have a better picture of what the strategic CLO role should be, against which to evaluate my current role, as well as external roles.”
- “The class really helped me step back and take a holistic view of what I should and could be doing as a CLO.”
- “The class helped me build the confidence to take my role to the next level, identify gaps that exist in my department, and see additional possibilities for growth and advancement.”
I loved hearing these kinds of comments. In module two, we build on the leadership foundation from module 1 and cover what it takes to be strategic. Being strategic is a critical attribute in an effective leader. For decades I’ve been hearing executives describe others as “not seeing the big picture,” or as “too tactical; not strategic.” But not being strategic is one of the biggest opportunities for leaders—especially leaders who have been great doers/individual contributors, have grown up through the ranks, or are new, millennial leaders.
The next CLO Accelerator is scheduled for September 30-October 1 in Huntington Beach, CA. I encourage you to download the CLO Accelerator Course Overview to learn more about how this event could help you to grow.
If you have additional questions or curiosity about the CLO Accelerator or want to know if it’s right for you, please reach out to me directly, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d be delighted to tell you more.