Speexx Exchange Podcast – Episode 19:
Transform Learning by Making New Best Friends: Strategic Partnerships for L&D with Dr. Sydney Savion

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Welcome to the Speexx Exchange podcast! In this episode, Donald has the fortune of speaking with Chief Learning Officer of the Year 2020, Air New Zealand’s CLO Dr. Sydney Savion. With more than 20 years of experience in learning, culture and workforce capability development, Dr. Savion offers suggestions on how to improve learning cultures. She provides input on how L&D managers can create more strategic relationships within their organizations (“find 10 new best friends”) so that L&D is able to bring the right decision-makers along on the transformation journey. Dr. Savion and Donald discuss how so often it’s not actually the board making decisions, but rather certain executives in various verticals – how do people in the HR and training industry ensure they’re aligning with the folks who are actually making things happen? Dr. Savion makes recommendations on workforce development strategies to ensure future readiness – one that yields desire business outcomes, even in this pandemic.

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Intro 0:01

Welcome to the Speexx Exchange Podcast with your host Donald Taylor. As a renowned learning and development industry expert, as well as chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute, Donald sits down with experts from around the globe to talk business communication, learning technology, language, digital transformation, and engaging, upskilling and rescaling your organization. This podcast is brought to you by Speexx, the first intelligent language learning platform for the digital workplace. Listen in and you might learn a thing or two.

Donald Taylor 0:35

Welcome to this episode of The Speexx Exchange Podcast with me, Donald Taylor. And my guest today is Dr. Sydney Savion, the Chief Learning Officer of Air New Zealand and CLO magazine’s CLO of the Year 2020. Congratulations, Sydney. Great to have you here. Very quickly, that award, you must have been delighted to receive it. How does it feel?

Dr. Sydney Savion 0:58

First of all, I’m humbled, given all the extraordinary talent around the world at the helm of learning. And it’s a delight. It’s a delight, also a surprise. But I’m very grateful, very grateful.

Donald Taylor 1:13

It’s nice to be recognized to many people in learning and development don’t get recognition but a lot of hard work when it happens especially to good people, we’re all delighted so we’ll come along on your coattails and feel good for you. Sydney, could you introduce yourself what’s your current role and your current passion?

Dr. Sydney Savion 1:29

My current role is general manager of learning for Air New Zealand. So oversee all the learning in Air New Zealand. My passion actually is just ser