Episode 006: Brent Schlenker, Chief Learning Officer

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This is Brent’s backstory…

If you’re not in the learning or training industry, you may have never heard of Brent Schlenker, Chief Learning Officer for Litmos  – but you would benefit if you did. Brent is a warm person who loves to chat, he also is always looking to the future of the field. He seems to embrace change. This is a guy, if you see him at a conference, he’s probably live streaming something with Periscope or some other new technology.

I ended up talking with Brent twice for this show, the first time when all was said and done, we found out that I hadn’t captured anything. As disappointed as I was, it rolled off Brent easily – I’m pretty sure that he said, ‘Great, I’ll do better the next time. I love to talk!’ I appreciated his attitude and you know what, I think you will appreciate this second take. It’s not only better, it’s more interesting.

Official Bio

Brent Schlenker has over 20 years of experience in the Learning and Development industry. He’s built and re-built training organizations, and developed innovative technology based learning solutions across all departments within small, medium, and large corporate structures.

Over the last 10 years Brent built his career as an industry leader through blogging, speaking at industry events, and promoting eLearning through social media channels. After five years with The eLearning Guild, he is DevLearn Program Director Emeritus and was responsible for programming the event from 2008 to 2012.

He joined the Litmos team in April 2014 as the Chief Learning Officer and brings his wealth of experience, industry knowledge, and networks to the strong learning products under the Litmos brand.

Prior to discovering his passion for technology-based learning, he worked in video production as a producer for a local Arizona NBC affiliate. He brings that experience, innovation, and creativity to the booming industry of eLearning. He also holds a BA in Media Arts and an M.Ed. in Educational Media and Computers.

Follow Brent on Twitter: @bschlenker

You can also find more about Brent and his work here: Litmos.com and elearndev.blogspot.com

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