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Chief Learning Officer Podcast

Jan 17, 2019

It might surprise you to learn that one of the best companies for learning and development is also one of the smallest. Vi, the Chicago-based company that runs 10 senior living communities across the country, ranks up there with corporate giants like AT&T, Deloitte and Nationwide Insurance, among others.

How does a company with less than 3,000 employees compete with firms with more than 10x the resources? With creativity and persistence and a lot of marketing savvy.

Judy Whitcomb, senior vice president of human resources and learning and organizational development at Vi, shares what she's learned from a career spent delivering big results on a small budget.

In this podcast, she talks about the moment when she realized the powerful connection between marketing and corporate learning, why there's never a 'one and done' solution and how to keep an eye open for opportunities to make a a big impact. Plus, co-host Justin Lombardo talks about how important it is that CLOs be able to speak truth to power in the C-suite.

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