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UW-Madison Business School

Steve King
Executive Director


Dirk Tussing
Founder & Executive Director

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Kevin Oakes

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Executive Learning Exchange (ELE)

The Executive Learning ExchangeSM is a consortium of senior Chicagoland, Milwaukee and Midwest learning/talent development leaders committed to promoting next practices that improve evidenced-based business results and professional opportunities among its members.

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


To kick off the 2nd half of 2016, we are looking forward to our second annual Chief Learning & Talent Officer Experiential Learning Leadership Retreat at the exclusive Kohler Learning Center on August 8th—we have nearly a full house already registered.

To help support our focus this year, Helping Teams Increase Performance, our upcoming event calendar will be robust (see SPOTLIGHT above). You see we will have a keen interest to add considerable value to the following strategic priorities from our CLO/CTO Group:

  • Next Practices Research,
  • Reducing Need for Complex Annual Reviews,
  • Employee Engagement,
  • Experiential Learning,
  • Data Analytics,
  • Compressed knowledge for busy Executives, &
  • UpSkill America.

As you may recall, a key shift we made earlier this year was to recruit five to eight ELE Strategic Partners—solution industry thought leaders, whom provide forward-thinking talent services. We are pleased to be working with the following partners to provide additional bench strength as we create impactful experiences for our CLO/CTO Group and their teams:

Kevin Oakes & Kevin Martin (i4cp)
Steve King (UW-Madison)
Bev Kaye (Career Systems International)
Alex Draper (DX Learning) & Suzanne Coffman (Kohler ELC)
Bellevue University's Human Capital Lab
DePaul University

We welcome you to register for one or more of the strong coming programs and submit your contributions for our 15th Annual Chicagoland Learning & Talent Development Leaders Exchange @ Hamburger University (17-OCT-2016).

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Chicagoland & SE-Wisconsin

The current theme for our learning leaders’ exchanges is CROWD-SOURCING SOLUTIONS for 5-8 Human Capital Business Problems and plan to periodically update this website as 2015-2016 programming details unfold.

Active ELE Enterprise Members can use their PREPAID tickets at either our 7th Annual SE-WI Learning & Talent Development Leaders Exchange at GE Healthcare Institute planned for Thursday, May 18, 2017 or for our 15th Annual Chicagoland Learning & Talent Development Leaders Exchange @ Hamburger University planned for October, 2016; CLO/CTO Group members can purchase additional conference registrations at a discounted rate for their team to join us.

To help everyone plan for 2016 & 2017, 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 2015 we will formally close our vendor membership as we plan 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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