By his own admission, Jim Irvine “hated school but loves learning.” His enthusiasm for his field and skill at implementing successful learning programs are on display in this interview for the Chief Learning Officer Breakfast Club podcast. Irvine joined Nissan in 1999 when it was $21 billion in debt. Since then, he’s witnessed massive change in the company, due in part to his own efforts at introducing foundational skill courses in 25 countries. His method involves discovering employees with an enthusiasm for learning, then letting them shine as he offers guidance from behind the scenes.
About the Podcast
For the CLO Breakfast Club podcast, CLO magazine editor in chief Mike Prokopeak and veteran chief learning officer Justin Lombardo interview learning executives, authors and industry leaders about corporate education trends. This episode’s guest, Jim Irvine, is the global program manager for learning and development at Renault-Nissan Alliance.