Our next event:

Life of a CLO: A Fireside Chat

Date: May 12, 2021


Life of a CLO: A Fireside Chat


Virtual ‘meet-up’ and discussion

12 May 2021 – 4:30-5:30 PM (EST) / 9:30-10:30 PM (BST)

Hosted from our new office in the Innovation District of Boston, Learning Pool’s Sharon Claffey Kaliouby and the Boston team are hosting many online ‘gatherings’ alongside a panel of industry professionals. These informal sessions are a great opportunity for L&D professionals to ‘get together’ to network with their peers and hear about some of the hottest trends and topics in L&D today.


About the session

With pleasure, our next hybrid event is this ‘fireside chat’ with two amazing learning leaders, Nigel Paine and Rob Lauber. Both had led several organizations (YUM, McDonalds and the BBC to name a few) in the role of Chief Learning Officer.

During the session, we will dissect what the role and responsibilities of a CLO actually entail, as well as the profile of a CLO and how to achieve this C-suite position.

Talking through real-life challenges, we’ll discuss today’s challenges for the learning industry, including responses to the COVID-19 pandemic regarding:

  • How learning is achieved via the adoption of remote collaboration
  • The key consideration of productivity tools
  • How project priorities continue to evolve
  • How businesses cope with budget cuts and staff being furloughed

The big question for us here is: how does the CLO respond and manage in these unprecedented times?

This session has been designed to be a valuable, honest and unrecorded dialogue focused on the life of the CLO. Join our panel members to discuss how these unprecedented times are and will continue to impact the landscape of learning for the 21st Century learner.


About the speakers

Our host, Sharon Claffey Kaliouby will be joined by panelists Nigel Paine and Rob Lauber. Nigel is currently the Co-presenter of Learning Now TV and Rob is CEO and Founder of XLO Global LLC.






About the hosts
Sharon Claffey Kaliouby
VP, North America
Sharon Claffey Kaliouby is VP, North America for Learning Pool. She was most recently a Learning Fellow & Advisor for Elliott Masie Productions and previously Head of Global Learning & Development for State Street Global Advisors in Boston, Massachusetts.
Nigel Paine
Co-presenter of Learning Now TV
Nigel Paine is a change-focused leader with a worldwide reputation and a unique grasp of media, learning and development in the public, private and academic sectors. He has extensive experience in leadership and consultancy with public service broadcasters, SMEs, global industry players, government and education institutions.
Rob Lauber
CEO at XLO Global LLC
With more than 30 years in leading learning & talent functions in large scale enterprises, Rob Lauber brings unique perspective and insights into today’s challenges in workforce development, learning and education technologies, business growth and performance outcomes.