Chief Learning Officers (CLO) Summit India to be hosted in Mumbai

Top Quote The second edition of the Chief Learning Officers (CLO) Summit India will be held in Mumbai on November 19-20. The summit is organised by LeapVault, a premier Indian player in organisation development consulting, training and executive recruitment. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 16, 2010 - Mumbai - The summit is supported by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India and will see presentations of case studies and an interactive session by Harvard Business Publishing.

    - Draws support from Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India -
    -Speakers include eminent personalities from Government, Academia and leading global and Indian companies-
    -Organised by LeapVault, the summit will be held on November 19-20, 2010-

    The summit will also have individual sessions by CEOs and business leaders. Additionally, there would be in-depth CLO sessions and a panel discussion with CLOs and HR heads moderated by Harvard Business Publishing. The summit shall also see an Unconference where the participants shall discuss and debate key areas related to organizational learning & development.

    Speaking on the initiative, Mr. Salman Khurshid, Union Minister for Corporate Affairs, Government of India said "The importance of learning and knowledge development for all employees in any organization is paramount as our country makes its presence felt in the global knowledge arena. Continuous learning and skill upgradation are the backbone for progress in R&D and innovation for sustainable growth. The CLO Chief Learning Officers Summit India is a pioneering initiative to bring focus on this important aspect in the corporate world. My best wishes for the success of the summit."

    The CLO Summit 2010 will focus on issues such as the need to bridge the national skill deficit, the necessity for establishing certifications and standards in India and setting up corporate universities, and the integral competencies that a CEO should possess. The event would, moreover, discuss learning challenges in the public sector, the role of learning in driving innovation, perspectives on learning and development in media and journalism, learning as a tool for sales and after sales service among others.

    "The CLO Summit has very quickly established itself as the leading event for learning and development professionals in India. We are pleased to support this important event", says Curtis Bateman, CEO Spencer Johnson Foundation.

    "The learning and development landscape in India is evolving very rapidly and we see scalability, impact and continuity of learning as key cornerstones of this change. The theme of the event "Organizational Learning: impacting business, changing the game" resonates well with us at Harvard Business Publishing in our mission to improve the practice of management and its impact on a changing world. We are excited
    about our partnership with Leapvault and look forward to a great summit" said Vivek Chachra, Director - Corporate Learning (India & ME).

    Speakers at the summit would include Department of Public Enterprises, Government of India, Secretary Bhaskar Chatterjee, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) CEO & MD Dilip Chenoy, Financial
    Planning Standards Board (FPSB) CEO Ranjeet Mudholkar, Petronet LNG CEO & MD Dr. A K Balyan, Harvard Business Publishing Director (Design & Development) Sherry Heffner, Ginger Hotels CEO Prabhat Pani, Fortis Healthcare CEO Bhavdeep Singh, former Editor in Chief, Bloomberg UTV, Govindraj Ethiraj, acclaimed film director Sudhir Mishra, experienced CLOs and noted experts from leading global and Indian companies like Infosys, GE, Deloitte, Aditya Birla, Nabard, Thomson Reuters, Hewlett Packard and others.

    "We are very pleased to be associated with the CLO Summit, 2010, as a strategic partner since the event would provide an excellent platform to discuss some of the most critical challenges being faced by India Inc, particularly in the arena of learning and skill development," NSDC CEO & MD Dilip Chenoy said.

    "At best, past performance and learning, helps keep momentum going. Future-proofing however is a different game. It requires knowing 'next'. It needs fresh insights & newer ways of doing things. Pro-active & New learnings. The CLO summit is a platform for all 'learning' leaders to chart this course for business enterprises" says Ravindran G, CEO SHRM India.

    Harvard Business Publishing is the Knowledge Partner, NSDC the Strategic Partner, Who Moved My Cheese the Change Coaching Partner, Tata Institute of Social Sciences the Academic Partner and SHRM India is the Strategic HR Partner for the event. The programme is powered by Ascent. The summit is supported by the EU-India Chambers, the Indian Merchants Chamber, and the All India Association of Industries.


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    LeapVault is an organization development consulting, executive training and executive recruitment company. It offers comprehensive solutions that are superlative and path breaking to cater to the needs of premier organizations and individual professionals. For more information, log on to

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