Preparing to Become a Super CLO

preparing to become a super clo


Being a learning leader today is not easy. Learning strategies must be aligned to business goals. Critical decisions need to be made with incomplete information. And impactful learning solutions need to be developed, launched and measured. It feels like chief learning officers and talent executives may need super powers.

In this webcast, learn how you can prepare to become a chief learning officer of the future. You’ll be able to:

  • Recognize the super hero competencies of today’s CLOs.
  • Explore the critical decisions that CLOs are required to make.
  • Evaluate appropriate alternatives for developing, launching and measuring your learning solutions.
  • Gain tips on leveraging a powerful network.
  • Review an exciting approach to preparing for the CLO role.



   Gerry Hudson-Martin
Dean, CLO Accelerator
Director of Corporate Strategies         Business Architects 

As a learning and development executive, Gerry Hudson-Martin has demonstrated success in building and leading teams in learning and talent management. While serving as vice president of training and development at Marriott International, Hudson-Martin aligned training efforts with key enterprise initiatives, developing innovative approaches to blended training programs that enabled the continuation of Marriott’s service culture during rapid expansion. Through Hudson-Martin’s leadership experience at Marriott International and John Hancock Financial Services, he is a proven leader and teacher in project management, training business management, strategic planning, training design, metrics and change management.


   Diana Thomas
Executive Coach and Advisor

As a proven successful executive, Diana Thomas brings decades of experience, expertise and education to her work with business executives, teams and learning leaders to increase their impact, inspire committed followership and engagement, and build strong diverse teams that pull together to achieve winning results. Thomas served as vice president of training, learning and development for McDonald’s USA from 2003-2015, responsible for developing and executing McDonald’s restaurant training and mid-management curriculum at Hamburger University, McDonald’s global training center of excellence. She is a certified Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Executive and Team Coach and enjoys focusing on lifelong learning.


   Kevin Wilde
Executive Leadership Fellow
   Carlson School of Management,        University of Minnesota

Kevin Wilde has enjoyed a lifelong passion for leadership development including senior development roles at General Electric and General Mills. Wilde retired from General Mills as the VP of organizational effectiveness and chief learning officer. Former CLO of the Year award winner Wilde continues to share what he’s learned through teaching at University of Minnesota, writing and coaching, serving as an energized adviser to help inspire other leaders to uncover their greater potential.