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Learning, Development & Organizational Performance Council

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This Council is exclusively for executive-level leaders of talent development, organizational development and learning for their member companies or firms. Members of the council are typically the most senior leaders of these functions within their organization. These roles typically interact with the CEO and other senior executives of their respective organizations.Titles of members are usually VP or Directors of Talent Development, Organizational Development (Effectiveness) and/or Learning. Their core responsibilities will include at least several of the following areas all of which we have discussed during our meetings:

  • Business-based talent and leadership development
  • Corporate Learning strategy and architecture
  • Succession planning/talent reviews
  • Organizational capability and effectiveness
  • High potential and emerging leader development programs
  • Executive assessments/development/coaching
  • Employee engagement
  • Talent metrics/analytics
  • Innovation
  • Corporate Cultures/Employer Brand

The Council operates as a confidential forum that addresses the current talent development, organizational development/effectiveness and learning challenges, opportunities and trends facing members’ companies/firms and the profession as a whole. The council is characterized by regular benchmarking and trust-based peer relationships that enable confidential discussions to occur that result in short and long-term value to its members.

  • 3M Company
  • Accenture
  • Ascension Health
  • Bechtel
  • Biogen
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Cigna
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Corning Incorporated
  • Cummins Inc.
  • DTE Energy Company
  • Deloitte
  • Duke Energy Corporation
  • Ecolab Inc.
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • HSBC-North America
  • Kaiser Aluminum
  • Leidos Holdings Inc.
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Merck
  • Murphy USA, Inc.
  • PVH Corp
  • PepsiCo University
  • T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • The Wonderful Company
  • U.S. Department of the Navy
  • USAA
  • United Parcel Service
  • Visa Inc.
  • Walmart

Enduring relationships with trusted peers are the core of the Council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of Council membership. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

  • Collective problem solving that puts your issue on the agenda
  • Benchmarking through regular surveys of Council members about relevant company practices
  • Multifunctional insights generated by the wealth of perspectives gathered from 125+ Councils (covering more than 50 functions) that work together across geographies
  • Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums and other resources

The Council has been valuable to me on many levels. I enjoy the camaraderie that’s developed among the council members...great colleagues willing to share their expertise both at meetings and outside. I’ve also enjoyed and benefited from the continued professional development. It’s nice to be a part of a group that has a commitment to continuous learning and the clout to be able to learn from the best.

Audrey Goodman, Medco Health Solutions

Senior most executives responsible for their companies’ learning and development strategies. Membership is by invitation only.

Barbara J. Lombardo, PhD

Barbara J. Lombardo, PhD

Distinguished Principal Research Fellow and Program Director, Onboarding Talent Council and Learning, Development & Organizational Performance Council
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Why join the Learning, Development & Organizational Performance Council?

I belong to various professional groups and rarely attend their conferences or meetings. The topics we cover at each meeting are very timely and the level of expertise in the room helps us to deepen our understanding of the practice.

Joseph Whittinghill, Managing Director, Venture Integration Group, Microsoft

The most valuable thing to me about being a member of this Council is it really gives you thinking space. It gives you an opportunity to step away from the day-to-day, to talk to peers who have similar interests, but different challenges.

Leslie Teichgraeber, Vice President PepsiCo University, PepsiCo

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