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ERIC Number: ED514522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Perspectives from the Top--A Collection of Thoughts on Employee Learning and Development from Five CEOs. CAEL Forum & News
Hoeppel, Kate
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (NJ1)
As part of its mission to remove the barriers to lifelong learning, CAEL (Council for Adult and Experiential Learning) launched WorkforceChicago2.0 in 2001 to help influence the culture and policies of the private sector regarding employee learning and development. One of the key goals of this initiative is creating a "voice" for the private sector regarding the importance of lifelong learning. Over the past two years, the program's director, Michelle Sanford, has conducted one-on-one interviews with five CEOs (chief executive officers) from prominent businesses involved with WorkforceChicago2.0. In these interviews, which have been published in the program's quarterly e-newsletter Smartwork, the CEOs have shared their unique perspectives on some of the issues facing the workforce, both now and in the future. Though each interview has had a distinctive focus or theme, in revisiting the discussions, there are a few topics that each leader has touched on: (1) The business imperative of investing in the workforce; (2) The importance of developing leadership at all levels; (3) The need for collaboration with higher education; and (4) The pervasive effect of technology on the learning and development landscape. This article explores these topics and, using the CEOs' own words, portrays their unique perspectives from the tops of their industries.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Adult and Experiential Learning