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631 - Sadly, Jonathan Kayes, CLO of CIA and MASIE Center, Passes

Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie - August 9, 2010.
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Jonathan Kayes, CLO of The MASIE Center & CIA, Passes.

Sadly, Jonathan Kayes, a global leader in learning, passed away on Thursday night. Jonathan was the Chief Learning Officer of the Central Intelligence Agency for many years and recently became the CLO of The MASIE Center’s Learning CONSORTIUM. Jonathan served the United States in a critical role as an Operations Officer for the CIA for 27 years.  He died at the young age of 53.

Jonathan was a key leader in the world of learning. His work on “affordances” brought a unique perspective to viewing technology from a practical and empowering viewpoint as organizations design learning. 

Here is one of my favorite Jonathan quotes:

“My brain circuits start firing in all directions when I can link knowledge from one sector with an application in a totally different sector. I love listening to people talk about their ideas, discoveries, projects and programs because it adds new possibilities for connections.” 

Two weeks ago, even though Jonathan was quite ill, he insisted on coming to Saratoga to co-lead a leadership program. When asked why he wanted to make the trip, Jonathan told us, “It is really important that I can be in a leadership classroom - I love listening, facilitating, coaching and making new connections.” Jonathan came to Saratoga and was an integral part of the leadership class, fulfilling his desire to once again teach!

Funeral Services for Jonathan will be held on Wednesday. Here is a link to a page about Jonathan and a Memory Book   Shalom my good friend!

Yours in learning,
Elliott Masie

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