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Michael Kennedy

National Basketball Association

Mike Kennedy
Associate Vice President, Talent and Learning
National Basketball Association


Mike Kennedy is the NBA’s global head of Learning and Leadership Development, responsible for the L&LD team’s design and delivery of innovative, enduring learning solutions to the league’s 1,300 employees worldwide. Kennedy was hired as the NBA’s Director of L&D in 2012, and in 2015 launched its Leadership Development function, which has since established a new standard of practice within the sports industry and distinguished the NBA as a premier developer of top talent. Kennedy developed his expertise as a learning strategist, facilitator, and organizational analyst in previous roles with KPMG LLP and Tiffany & Co. Kennedy refers to himself as a recovering psychotherapist, having received his BA from Brown and his MA in Counseling Psychology from Assumption College. He resides in New Jersey with his wife, children, and dogs.

My Sessions

A Conversation With a Learning Leader at the NBA

Broadway Ballroom

Rethinking the Role of CLO

Broadway Ballroom

This panel discussion will explore the past, present and future of the CLO role and uncover key trends and ideas about where it’s headed. The interactive discussion, moderated by Chief Learning Officer’s editor-in-chief, explores what learning leaders do to prepare for the future as well as what they should stop doing.

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Building a Resilient Learning Organization

Broadway Ballroom

The second conversation of the morning explores how to build an effective learning organization. Moderated by Chief Learning Officer’s editor-in-chief, the conversation will explore the strategies and tactics of a learning organization that delivers results.

Panel Discussion
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