Practice Lead, Thought Leadership and Advisory Services
Brett Wilson is a seasoned business operations executive who has spent the past 20-plus years pioneering major business growth strategies and improving business units for the training industry. His expertise spans many corporate areas, with a firm grasp of essential P&L and client management in support of commercial and government accounts. His primary expertise is in strategic talent management particularly in the areas of learning and development and business process design. Wilson joined Cornerstone in 2013 as the practice leader for learning and development within the business consulting group. He is now the practice lead for Cornerstone’s thought leadership and advisory services directorate. In this capacity, he provides advice to clients to help fully leverage and optimize the Cornerstone application and create business strategies to align with business goals and objectives.
Prior to joining Cornerstone, Wilson had his own consulting firm where he provided critical HR strategy advice and services to several prominent organizations including Cummins Inc., Raytheon, Bechtel Engineering, Shell Oil, Cognizant, Stanford University, U.S. Pharmacopeia, Thoratec Corp., and the National Defense University.
Wilson has held executive management positions with RWD Technologies, General Physics Corporation (now GP Strategies), Sylvan, ETS, Knowledge Management Solutions Inc., and Carney Interactive. In these positions, Wilson provided leadership and consulting to literally hundreds of commercial and government clients. He has played a key role in some of the largest training initiatives ever fielded and is recognized as an industry thought leader in the area of learning and development. Wilson holds a bachelor’s in education from the University of Illinois, Carbondale.
This panel discussion will explore the past, present and future of the CLO role and uncover key trends and ideas about where it’s headed. The interactive discussion, moderated by Chief Learning Officer’s editor-in-chief, explores what learning leaders do to prepare for the future as well as what they should stop doing.
The second conversation of the morning explores how to build an effective learning organization. Moderated by Chief Learning Officer’s editor-in-chief, the conversation will explore the strategies and tactics of a learning organization that delivers results.