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Executive Learning Exchange

Our strong learning leader & talent development community, The Executive Learning ExchangeSM (ELE), started in 2002 as an internal Chicagoland Learning Leaders Conference at Baxter. Over the years we have evolved into two strong invite-only cohorts (no vendors)—one based in Chicagoland and the other in Wisconsin—of highly diverse and collaborative leaders.

We hope you can join one of the following upcoming peer-networking experiences: We continue to add collaboration strength with our community.


A quick update…
  • The May 17th videos and slides for post-sharing have been posted in our member-only area here
  • Our next 2-hour event, Future of Learning is Here! (Virtual) Learning Circle, will be on June 11th.
  • We are starting to socialize the working agenda for our July 16th CLO/CTO/CHRO Experiential Learning Leadership Retreat here
As we start planning collaboration during our summer break, Tom and I would like to invite you to help continue our annual corporate social responsibility initiative. Here is what we have planned for mid-June:
  1. Chicagoland CLO/CTO/CHRO Dinner / Golf Scholarship Charity Event with Cubs Legend Randy Hundley (18-JUN-2018)
  2. Charity Fundraising Party at Dirk Tussing’s House benefiting a graduate from Mather High School (15-JUN-2018)
  3. Chicagoland NEIU Corporate Business Advisory Council (13-JUN-2018)
The Chicagoland Corporate Learning Leaders are welcome to join too as they give to local & global communities for investing in the future. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and mingle with senior executives running learning and talent development groups from top Chicagoland companies – while supporting a good cause.

For collaborating on your own with colleagues, friends, and family you might want to check out Pizza City USA bus tour (25% discount). As I shared on May 17th, Amy Dordek Dolinsky & Steve Dolinsky are extending the following Pizza City USA bus tour to our learning leader community.

  • coupon code “LearningExecutive” for a 25% PizzaCityUSA discount.
  • It’s an awesome tour where you experience 4 styles of Chicago pizza in about 3 hours
  • Here is a pic I took when Tom and I took at Labriola (awesome deep dish) when we took the PizzaCityUSA bus tour

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Chicagoland & SE-Wisconsin

Active ELE Enterprise Members can use their PREPAID tickets at either our 8th Annual SE-WI Learning & Talent Development Leaders Exchange at GE Healthcare Institute planned for Thursday, May 17, 2018 or for our 17th Annual Chicagoland Learning & Talent Development Leaders Exchange @ Hamburger University planned for October 4, 2018; CLO/CTO/CHRO Group members can purchase additional conference registrations at a discounted rate for their team to join us.

To help everyone plan for 2018, our upcoming full-day exchanges are scheduled for:

If you are a CLO/CTO Group member and interested in having your team present, please contact Dirk Tussing for more details.

Please note in 2016 we formally closed our vendor membership so we can focus on more robust experiences for heads of learning and talent development. A key part of this shift is to invite five to possibly eight solution industry thought leaders, whom provide forward-thinking talent services, as ELE Strategic Partners to replace our current vendor membership.

Since 2004, the Chicagoland Learning LeadersSM have informally gathered at McDonald’s Hamburger University for an annual one-day exchange of local thought leaders to share best practices. To learn more about the benefits included with becoming a Learning Executive Exchange member, view a one page program summary and read our on-line FAQ’s for more details.

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