Hiring a CLO or LearnOps® Coach may be the smartest investment you can make.
Global Learning Futurist, Google
Improve L&D results and reputation across your organization with a CLO coach who can help you refine strategy and empower your team to execute more effectively.
Get new perspectives on decisions, and help benchmark potential impact, before your team executes to reduce risk and continue to improve your Learning Operations strategy.
Continually assess Learning Operations progress, opening the door to further innovation and improved support of business partners across your organization.
Martha is an Executive Advisor and Coach in Talent Development and Learning and is the former Chief Talent Development Officer for Comcast Cable. She retired from Comcast in 2020 after serving 20 years, and she spent the first 25 years of her career in the defense industry as a Department of Army Civilian. Martha served as an adjunct professor and academic advisor in business and research for 13 years. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, as well as a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and is an honor graduate of the Army’s Management Engineering College where she specialized in manpower staffing standards and workplace efficiency.
Kimo Kippen is a thought leader, speaker, and advocate for learning; former executive at Hilton and Marriott; recognized by CLO Magazine as CLO of the year; former chairman of ATD; former chairman of APIA Scholars, board member for the Center for Talent Reporting (CTR), CTDO Next, L&D Cares and Education Reimagined advisory board member at CAEL, CLO advisor at the Defense Acquisition University, Advisory Board member for Strategic Education Inc. (SEI), SkillSoft, Gnowbe, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), World Institute for Action Learning (WIAL), New Markets Venture Partners, and GP Strategies. Program Director for The Conference Board Talent & Organizational Development Executive Council, USA and the Learning & Development Council, Europe. Serves as an adjunct professor/advisor at Catholic University of America (CUA), George Mason University (GMU). Kimo has an MS from RIT, a BS from the University of Hawai’i, and is a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland’s Post Graduate Program.
Nick Howe is an award-winning Chief Learning Officer who created and led the corporate university at Hitachi Vantara. With a particular focus on the use of technology to accelerate and enhance learning, Nick’s team developed and delivered learning to all roles and department within Hitachi, provided sales and service enablement to Hitachi’s resellers, and built a multi-million dollar for-profit customer education business. For five years Nick was the Chief Learning Officer at Area9, the global leader in adaptive learning technologies. Nick was chief evangelist, helping companies transform their approach to learning and development by implementing research-validated, AI-based personalization. Prior to moving into L&D, Nick spent two decades in engineering, IT, sales, services and management roles in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and the US.
As an industry-recognized leader with more than 30 years in leading learning & talent functions in large-scale enterprises, Rob brings a unique perspective and insights into today’s challenges in workforce development, learning and education technologies, business growth, and performance outcomes. Rob has deep experience in the profession and has led world-class organizations as the Chief Learning Officer at McDonald’s Corp, Yum! Brands, Inc, and Cingular Wireless (now AT&T) impacting millions of lives around the world. He has also held learning leadership roles at Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers), and Dun & Bradstreet. While at McDonald’s, Rob led the launch and growth of the Archways to Opportunity program – probably the largest and most comprehensive corporate pathway program to advanced education anywhere. Rob managed the overall strategy, execution, impact, and $50+ million-dollar annual spend. Rob has been recognized multiple times by CLO Magazine for his work, including being named Chief Learning Officer of the Year for achieving business impact, leading business change, learning technologies, and global learning.
Travis Jordan is the Founder and Owner of Instructional Design Central (IDC), an online community that provides learning design professionals access to resources, tools, and content. Today, IDC has over 30,000 members around the globe in more than 20 countries worldwide. He has over 12 years of experience in the learning industry with various capacities across diverse sectors including business, non-profit, and academia. He was Head of Learning for two large global organizations with the responsibility for learning and development strategy and operations. He is also an expert consultant and coach with a passion to help learning designers and leaders succeed. Additionally, Travis also has several years’ experience as a Product Leader for high-tech companies including Adobe Inc. Common principles of instructional design and product development beautifully converge to deliver results-driven products and experiences. Travis also has a Master of Science (MS) degree, in Instructional Technology from Utah State University.
Jessica is CEO of Metrix, an award-winning custom-learning design agency. She’s spent her career leading teams in the design of strategic learning and development programs across sectors, often with global reach. Jessica has also supported CLOs and Heads of Training with a range of initiatives, including strategic planning, process improvement, and company-wide needs analyses.
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