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The CLO Pathway
Editor’s Note: We asked Bill Kline, chief learning officer for Delta Airlines and a member of the Chief Learning Officer Editorial Advisory Board, to answer Anil’s questions:
“The KSAs (knowledge, skills and abilities) for a chief learning officer (CLO) will vary with different businesses and industries as well as the experience of CLOs. However, there are several selection dimensions that I believe are fundamental when hiring a CLO. They are: business acumen, strategic agility, influence skills, political savvy and technology literacy.
“Individuals who have had successful track records in managing business units, change initiatives, strategic programs, product innovation and/or customer satisfaction at increasing levels of responsibility would be terrific for a CLO position, given that they had related experiences in leadership development, training, organization development, learning technology and/or human resources.
“A focus at the graduate level on advanced degrees with specialties in business, HR, learning or education works as long as there is an emphasis on statistics, budgeting and/or ops research. It is more important to build your career through a connected set of business experiences and job assignments that stretch, challenge and grow your competencies rather than getting the ‘right’ degree.”
Leveraging the Latest in Brain Science to Deliver the Next Generation of E-Learning
May 29th 1:00pm - 2:00pm CT
2013 CLO Breakfast Club, Boston
September 12th - 12th, 2013The Westin Copley Place
Fall 2013 CLO Symposium
September 30th - October 2nd, 2013Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
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