The exclusive network for forward-thinking learning leaders

 Get advice and intelligence on current issues

CLO Connect offers you a secure environment where you can:

 Share your methods and approaches

CLO Connect encourages you to:

Nigel Paine, Chair of CLO Connect explains the benefits of joining.

Nigel Paine has been involved in corporate learning at CLO and board level for over twenty years. He now focuses on building great workplaces by promoting creativity, innovation, values based-leadership and learning and the link between them.

Personal introduction

Before you even begin your first meeting, tell us what challenges your organisation faces and what you want from the network. We’ll then introduce you to the group.

Up-to-date information

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90 minute consultation

You’ll have an exclusive opportunity to engage in intelligent and pragmatic debate with chair, Nigel Paine, one of L&D's most respected figures. Meet in person or virtually. Discuss your ideas, challenges, successes and strategies in a safe and non-judgemental environment. Take away new perspectives and approaches. Use the full 90 minutes or split into shorter, convenient sessions.

Weekly Curated Content

Weekly email with links to professionally curated articles, complete with reading time estimates and based around a current industry talking point. All curated content is archived on a website and made fully searchable.

Monthly Webinars

30 minute webinars focused on finding practical solutions to current issues.


Around 4 hours of networking, debate and problem-solving with other CLOs. Always based around your agenda. CLO Connect meetings are exclusive to CLO members only - Chatham House rules apply.
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Meet the Team
Nigel Paine
Nigel was appointed in April 2002 to head up the BBC’s training and development operation, where he built one of the most successful learning and development operations in the UK. This included an award-winning leadership programme, state-of-the-art informal learning, e-learning and knowledge sharing, and one of the most outstanding and well-used intranets in the corporate sector.
Michael Strawbridge
Before joining the Learning and Performance Institute Michael held the position of publisher at Sift Media where he was responsible for the ongoing development of online media publication’s and Michael has worked in the world of L&D and HR for over 15 years and during this time has built an unrivalled network of supporters and advocates. Michael is responsible for all member interaction as well as the curation of the Learning Directors Network, CLO Connect and The Learning Curve – Fellows Symposium.
Martin Couzins
Martin Couzins has worked for a range of leading business titles, from Personnel Today and Travel Weekly to Computer Weekly. The last 10 years have been spent working primarily online.Martin has experience of the full editorial lifecycle, from blogging, article writing and editing to commissioning as well as social media management. He also aggregates and curates content for clients. Martin is responisble for curating resources that add value to network members.
Edmund Monk
Currently CEO of The Learning and Performance Institute (LPI), Ed has been an active member of the workplace learning community for over 15 years. During an impressive management career Ed led the transition of the Institute of IT Training (IITT) to the become the LPI and is currently overseeing the global expansion of the Institute.

CLO Connect provides a time and place in which to focus on the challenges and opportunities of the CLO role. What makes this group more valuable is the freshness of thinking and challenge that it brings to the learning space. Whether it’s the benefit of a helicopter view or an urgent response to an issue, CLO Connect meets my needs. There’s simply no better place to network, compare notes, instigate research and create connections with my peers who are leading the workplace learning industry of the future.

Dave Buglass, Head of Organisational Capability and Development, TescoBank

This is the first network I have found that focuses solely on the corporate learning agenda. Guest speakers and presenters always provoke and inspire, and I especially appreciate the positively and future focus the network members have. I do all I can to protect these appointments in my diary.

Dominic Fry, Chief Learning Officer, British Red Cross
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