Charles Jennings, UK
Senior Director, Internet Time Alliance
A world leading thinker and practitioner in innovative learning and high performance, Charles Jennings specialises in strategic consultancy helping clients with challenges particularly in the areas of 70:20:10 Framework.
Charles Jennings is one of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners in innovative learning and high performance. He specialises in strategic consultancy helping clients with challenges particularly in the areas of: 70:20:10 Framework, Learning Strategy, Change Management, Workplace Learning, Performance Improvement, and Leadership Development.
His current work entails being an Independent Consultant focused on performance improvement. His practice involves helping organisations deliver maximum business benefit from their workforce using new workplace and social learning approaches and the 70:20:10 Framework. Charles is also a Director of The Internet Time Alliance, a small multinational think-tank of leading learning and business performance practitioners helping organisations exploit emerging practice in informal and social learning to ‘work smarter’.
Charles has more than 35 years’ experience in the fields of strategic performance improvement and capability building. He spent many years researching innovative approaches as a researcher and university professor and has also held senior roles in the business world, principally as a chief learning officer and as a member of leadership and HR management teams in global companies.
For seven years until the end of 2008 he was the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing company-wide strategy and leading a 350-strong team of learning professionals for the firm’s 55,000 workforce. He led Reuters learning organisation through a transformation from a group of semi-autonomous traditional training departments to an integrated business-aligned learning and workforce development function using the 70:20:10 model. The result was increased impact, value and effectiveness, as well as >70% reduction in cost.
“You have made real lasting contributions to Reuters and now Thomson Reuters. You took us from only f2f learning into the modern era we claim to provide to our customers” – Thomas Glocer, CEO, Thomson Reuters, 23 December 2008
His career also includes roles as Head of the UK National Centre for Networked Learning, as a Professor at Southampton Business School, in senior business roles for global companies including as Strategic Technology Director for Dow Jones Inc., as an evaluator for the European Commission’s learning, performance and eCommerce research initiatives and as a consultant with leading organisations. He also sits on steering groups and advisory boards for national and international learning, performance and business bodies.
Charles is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts (FRSA) and a Fellow of the British Institute for Learning & Development (FBILD).