Last week, I had the great honor and opportunity to sit as chairperson for the 4th Corinium Global Intelligence – Chief Learning Officer Forum – Fall 2018, in Boston, MA. It was a tremendous event which drew out many of the world’s top learning leaders both as speakers, panelists, and attendees.
There were numerous key takeaways from this conference, both in the form of lessons learned and what we should be looking forward to in the coming years. And while I don’t want to give all the secrets away, I will share two key points…
- Mobile strategy is a must (if it is possible in your business)
- As a learning leader…you are not alone
We learned that in the IOT (internet of everything) culture and future, mobile connectivity is both bringing people together and making them feel more isolated at the same time. (conundrum!) Whether that isolation is felt or not, mobile devices will only get more powerful and will continue to grow in usage and leverage. If you and your business do not have a mobile learning solution for your users…it is time to get connected! To celebrate our commitment to mobile strategy, we took a groupie (a repurposed selfie).
We also learned that being a leader of learning can be lonely and confusing. Am I going in the right direction? Is this platform going to help? Did I design this correctly to reach the most users in the best way? Will the users care about this content? How can I get more learners to be engaged in the content we are creating?
It is these types of questions and more that we discussed over three days and I happy to say, while I have new answers and new directions…I also have a better sense of community with learning leaders across a broad spectrum of industries. We are in this together! Only through sharing our ideas, our accomplishments, our struggles, our challenges, and yes, our failures, do we grow and improve as a community. You are not alone!
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