The Chief Learning Officer
Driving Value Within a Changing Organization Through Learning and DevelopmentBy
- Tamar Elkeles, Vice President, QUALCOMM's Corporate Learning Center, San Diego, CA, USA
- Jack J. Phillips, PhD in Human Resource Management., Developer of the ROI Methodology and Chair of the ROI Institute, Inc.
HR & Training professionals. Senior Management.
Published: October 2006
Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann
"âThe Chief Learning Officerâ clearly describes how the CLO and the learning function can add measurable value to a business enterprise. Those who work in the corporate learning function will find guidance in this book, and those who view the learning function skeptically will find plenty of reason to think again about the importance of the CLO. This book is an invaluable guide to making learning routine, an ability needed in so many large organizations challenged to keep pace with their changing markets." -- Dr. William Barnett, Professor of Business Leadership, Strategy and Organizations, Stanford Graduate School of Business "Drawing from interviews, survey data, and rich corporate experience, this book brings definition and clarity to a senior leadership role that an ever-increasing number of leading companies are regarding as critical to their success. By situating the CLOâs role in the broader organizational context, the book also does a lot to highlight the important connection between organizational learning and organizational strategy." -- Joel M. Podolny, Dean and William S. Beinecke Professor of Management, Yale School of Management "In a world full of leadership advice, Elkeles and Phillips provide an excellent road map telling us what all CLOs need to know to accelerate learning and development. Every company should incorporate a leadership development strategy. This excellent book will help countless CLOs." -- Cindy L. Johnson, 3M, Manager, Leadership Development "The Chief Learning Officer will quickly become the encyclopedia for those devoted to learning. It is comprehensive, integrated, insightful, and innovative. Those charged with learning and development will acquire frameworks, tools, and applications that will help them design and deliver learning to create value. Anyone interested in furthering learning will savor this work. It combines theory, research, practice, and measurement and has set the standard for what can be in the learning domain." -- Dave Ulrich, Professor, University of Michigan; Partner, The RBL Group "Hiring great employees and providing them with opportunities to develop is critical for business success. Creating an environment that encourages learning increases innovation and generates new ideas. This book focuses on the emerging role of the Chief Learning Officer and provides strategies for building a top learning organization." -- Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs, Chairman of the Board and Founder, QUALCOMM