... Founder of Aloha Learning Advisors, is a speaker and leader in Learning, Talent Management & Human Resources.
MORE ABOUT KIMO...
Kimo Kippen, Founder of Aloha Learning Advisors, is a thought leader, speaker and advocate for life-long learning and talent development. A native of Hawai'i, former Chief Learning Officer at Hilton, recognized by CLO Magazine as Chief Learning Officer of the year - 2015, and former VP of Learning at Marriott International, Kimo has been creating life-long learning solutions for hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
Kimo has served as chairman of the board for the Association for Talent Development (ATD - formerly, American Society for Training & Development) and currently is an advisory board member of the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning (CAEL), and an advisor for the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). He is also chairman of the board for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholars (APIA Scholars), serves as advisor to Study.com, GP Strategies, Penn Foster, the Executive Advisory Board for Skillsoft. Kimo is Program Director for two Conference Board councils: Talent & Organizational Development Executive Council (TODEC) in New York City and the Learning & Development Council in Brussels, Belgium. Kimo is also a founding member of ATD’s CTDO Next Organization.
Kimo’s passion for learning, facilitating and teaching has drawn him into the academic world as an adjunct professor at Catholic University of America, George Mason University and at Columbia University Teachers College where he serves on the Talent Development Advisory Board. He is also Lead Facilitator for iVentiv HR Executive learning events (London, Berlin, Amsterdam, New York City, etc.).
Kimo has an M.S. in career and human resource development from Rochester Institute of Technology, a B.S. from the University of Hawaii, and is a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland's Post Graduate Program. Kimo’s home base alternates between Warsaw, Poland, Washington DC and Honolulu, Hawai’i where he and his spouse, Dorota Kowalska, regularly spend quality time.
OTHER AREAS OF EXPERTISE, ACTIVITY & MEDIA
Influencing, coaching & mentoring
Catholic University of America, Masters program, Adjunct Professor, teaching Training & Development
George Mason University, Adjunct Professor
Board Memberships & Activity
APIASF Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, Chairman
CAEL (Council for Adult Experiential Learning). Executive Advisory Board Member.
DAU, Chief Learning Officer Advisor Defense Acquisition University
ATD, Association for Talent Development
Skillsoft Executive Advisory Board member
Study.com, Executive Advisory Board member
Columbia University Teachers College Talent Development Advisory Board member
Facilitation of Meetings
Conferences, meetings and special interest groups
In Addition to keynote presentations, speaking at conferences, Kimo enjoys facilitating meetings in a global setting. Examples:
- iVentiv: An organization offering 10+ events across Europe and the U.S.A., covering topics including Learning & Development, Talent Management and Executive Development, iVentiv is a global leader in the provision Berlin - March 2018; Chicago, McDonald's HQ - June 2018; Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Nov 2018.
won by Kimo and/or under his stewardship
Distinguished Alumnus, Rochester Institute of Technology - 2018
WACE Hall of Fame inductee - 2018-19
Learning in Practice, Trailblazer in Learning - 2012
eLearning Media Group, Leadership Development & eLearning - 2013
Corp U Exchange, Best Practice for Launching a Corporate University - 2013
ASTD, CPLP Employer of Choice - 2013
Best Practice Institute, Global Talent Solutions - 2013
ATD Excellence in Practice - 2014
Brandon Hall, Best in Competencies and Skill Development, Best Results of a Learning Program, Best Use of Blended Learning - 2014
Global CCU Award 2015
CLO Magazine Learning Elite! Ranked #3 - 2015
ATD Excellence in Practice - 2015
CLO Magazine CLO of the Year - 2015
ATD BEST #21/46 - 2014; ATD BEST #29/30 – 2015
ATD Excellence in Practice – 2016
Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards
Human Capital Management Citizenship Award – 2017
Media, Articles, etc.
Civil Beat article about the Hawaiian Diaspora featuring Kimo. June 2020
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business - Beyond Business. Interview (audio).
Cornell: An eCornell Success Story (video)
CAEL. Employers value and validate experiential learning (video)
CLO Magazine: Developing Hilton’s Hospitable Personalities (video)
Big Think: How Platforms Like Airbnb and Uber are Inspiring Traditional Business Models. (video)
Voice America with Alise Cortez. Highlights in Learning and Development. January 24, 2018
Chief Learning Officer magazine, published by Human Capital Media (HCM),
the largest integrated media company in the human resources industry, announced the winners of its 15th annual (2015) Learning In Practice awards. Chief Learning Officer of the Year is the most prestigious award.