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"Faculty from across Columbia University and the broader business community will once again come together at the annual Future of Learning Forum. With global disruption taking place across industries, the Forum provides an ideal platform to uncover, debate, and challenge the opportunities in talent development of today and tomorrow."
– Dil Sidhu, Associate Dean of Executive Education
Each year, Columbia Business School Executive Education invites select leaders of talent and learning from diverse organizations to engage in a dialogue about the roles they play in their organizations and exchange ideas about the future of learning with thought leaders from academia and industry.
The 2018 Forum, which took place on Friday, March 9, was the sixth consecutive run of the program and was organized around the theme of Scaling Learning Effectively.
The Future of Learning Forum is the place to find inspiration and challenge ideas. If you're interested in attending the 2019 Forum, please complete the application and we'll notify you when we have more details.
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Please contact our Learning Solutions Specialists at 212-854-3395 for a personal conversation to learn more.
During the one-day Forum, attendees hear from and engage with speakers from varied backgrounds who will share their discoveries and perspectives on how powerful learning programs impact business and society.
The goal of the Forum is to collectively gain insight into where learning is going and what will be different about it in the years to come. It is a subject that concerns us all as parents, professionals, educators, and citizens. Our discussions will resonate with leaders of learning organizations, whose responsibilities encompass seeing the future before others see it and preparing their organizations to seize opportunities that future affords.
Attendees are presented with a strategic view of learning from a cross-disciplinary perspective that looks at the past, present, and future. It is an interactive day that allows for a provocative, interdisciplinary discussion with ample time for networking.
It is a day of gaining perspectives and strengthening a growing network of professionals whose jobs are vitally important in an era of rapid change and gathering uncertainty. The style is participative, exploratory, and collegial and the goal, above all, is to leave the Columbia University campus inspired.
Upon completion of this program, you will earn one day towards a Certificate with select alumni and tuition benefits. Learn more.
SHRM Professional Development Credits
Columbia Business School Executive Education is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 5.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrm.org/certification.
Each year, the Forum features a new theme. The 2018 program focused on Scaling Learning Effectively, which was explored through a combination of lectures, discussions, and practitioner panels. The program concluded with an evening networking reception.
For an overview of the day, download a sample agenda.
The Forum is designed for senior-level professionals who are charged with directing the learning and development activities in their respective organizations. The level of experience and responsibility of the attendees is what makes the Forum special. All attendees are deeply-thoughtful and motivated executives looking to expand the learning horizons of their companies.
Typical Participant Mix
Years of Management Experience
Years of Current Position
Companies in attendance in previous years include:
- AB InBev
- American Express
- Barclays Capital
- Berlitz International
- Broadridge Financial Solutions
- The College Board
- Deutsche Bank
- Exxon Mobil
- The Estee Lauder Companies
- General Electric
- Goldman Sachs
- L’Oreal USA
- Liberty Mutual
- Michael C. Fina
- Moody's Corporation
- Morgan Stanley
- New York Power Authority
- Novartis Oncology
- Pernod Ricard USA
- Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
- Time Warner, Inc.
- United Nations Population Fund
- The Walt Disney Studios
Past speakers have included:
Professor of Psychology and Education
Learn more about Deanna Kuhn.
Lecturer in Discipline
Department of Psychology, Columbia University
Learn more about Caroline Marvin.
Associate Professor of Business
Columbia Business School
Learn more about Oded Netzer.
Jeannette M. Wing
Professor of Computer Science at the Data Science Institute
Learn more about Jeannette M. Wing.
Faculty from Columbia Business School and the University at large contribute to and teach in the program.