Leadership Team



Brian Hackett Founder

Office Location: Greenlawn, NY
Email: [email protected]

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Meighan Hackett Poritz Managing Director

Office Location: Brooklyn, NY
Email: [email protected]

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Increased Efficiency and Effectiveness Back on the Job

"Actionable knowledge on innovation, productivity, change management and leadership directly from peers in similar roles helps me be more successful."

New Ideas From Cross-Industry Practice Sharing

"I am frequently asked inside our organization, 'how have you seen other companies approach this problem?' The council gives me those direct connections."

New Ideas From Cross-Industry Practice Sharing

"The ability to connect with and learn alongside highly capable and experienced practitioners across of variety of industries is invaluable to me. Because of this council, I haven't spent a nickel on a consultant in three years."

Direct Cost Savings

"The group helps me sort out what solutions work and what the real costs are for large organization deployments."

Direct Cost Savings

"Reduces consultant and vendor expenses with virtually 20+ peers available with deep practicing knowledge in similar work."

Direct Cost Savings

"Vendors and consultants often play down challenges in design and use, but our members don’t shrink from revealing problems, the real cost of implementation, and often less costly solutions."

Direct Cost Savings

"It's like doing 25 best practice visits every year. Now, figure how much one best practice visit would cost and multiply that by 25 and you can do your ROI calculation."

Direct Cost Savings

"This is the only place I know where as a leader at an F500 IT organization, you can share your situation privately with a small number of your peers. One conversation in the Forum could save you a bundle on the upside or the downside."

Direct Cost Savings

"The ability to connect with and learn alongside highly capable and experienced KM practitioners across of variety of industries is invaluable to me. Because of this council, I haven't spent a nickel on a consultant in three years."


I was fortunate to co-present at an Innovation Council at Unilever's Customer Collaboration Center. I was immediately and deeply impressed with the quality of people in the Council and their willingness to share their considerable experience and help each other. Since that event many years ago, I have attended dozens of Learning Forum meetings. I always get as much out of them as I attempt to contribute. I have met many new professional colleagues and made many new friends.

The Learning Forum has a gift for structuring and facilitating meetings, but not over-structuring them. The right people are assembled to create an environment in which connections and learning occur. I have found his Learning Forum to be a valuable -- and enjoyable -- investment.

In the words of Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point), Brian is one of the great “connectors” in business, industry, and government. He leverages his affinity for bringing people together through his company, The Learning Forum, and specifically through the specific domain expertise working groups. In two of my colonels assignments I found the informal network of like-problemed/like-“ranked” folks to be invaluable in how I thought, defined, and resolved problems. The new TLF Skills Working Group stems from Brian reacting to the business needs of other TLF members as they started discussing the “future of work” and “upskilling” and “career discovery”

Brian’s thought leadership and knowledge sharing had a tremendous impact on my journey. His personal network gives him the advantage of deep knowledge on cutting edge topics. I also pay close attention to what Brian is saying. His knowledge forums are tremendously valuable and he has a great formula for bringing leaders together.

People in your network should challenge your thinking and connect you to new resources. Our Council has done that time and time again and I am a big fan of The Learning Forum community.

Meighan and I have worked together for many years! Meighan is a fabulous connector, big picture thinker and collaborator. She is an extraordinary relationship builder. She is up-to-date on the latest and greatest trends and those delivering them in the Learning and Development space. She brings that knowledge and expertise to light through sharing in Learning Forum leader groups.

Erick was a visionary and strategic thinker around helping us think about how we better tap into, capture, store, find and reuse the knowledge and information across the company. He helped us understand knowledge is an asset.

Brian is a strong inspirational visionary leader. He connects leaders together through the Learning Forum and facilitates the groups to learn best practices and lessons learned. He has helped me create technology strategies and visions across a variety of domains (HR, Finance, Knowledge Management) that have been very successful.

Meighan has the uncommon ability to stay current on innovative practices taking place in the talent management arena and shaping those practices to become practical applications that meet her business or client's needs. She's inquisitive, a good listener, authentic. She takes a consultative approach to identifying opportunities, engaging with others to problem solve, has an informed point of view and drives collaborative decisions. Her knowledge transcends industries and geographic borders. A global leader.

Brian is unbelievably connected and knowledgeable about the HRD, Human Resource strategy and professional networking spaces. He has an uncanny ability to bring networks of professionals together where they engage in some of the most insightful exchanges of ideas and in some of the most engaging and thought provoking venues that I have experienced in my 20+ year career.