Making the most of Learning Technologies 2010 with Towards Maturity
If your new year’s resolution is to make sure your investment in learning technologies works harder and delivers more in 2010 then do make sure you come and see us at next week’s Learning Technology 2010 exhibition in Olympia 2, London. If time is tight and budget tighter, here are just a few reasons to come along. Free seminars, free resources and free coffee on Toward Maturity’s stand number 125! Register for free here!
Free seminars – Supporting workplace priorities with e-learning – compelling evidence to think again
If you are looking for information that goes beyond the hype to provide you with a solid evidence base grounded in reality, then don’t miss these free seminars launching the results of 2 independent pieces of research conducted by Towards Maturity in support of Next Generation Learning in the workplace.
- Day 1 Wednesday 27th January, Theatre 4, first floor 16 – 16.30hrs
Launch of the Towards Maturity Impact Indicator – 195 of you participated in the Towards Maturity Impact Indicator research at the end of last year providing insights into the impact that learning technology is having in the real world. The winners of the place on the ROI Institute course will be announced at this seminar.
- Day 2 Thursday 28th January, Theatre 7, ground floor, 13.30 – 14.00hrs
Delivering Results is a new study , commissioned by Becta, to review the existing evidence of learning technology impact in the workplace. In this session you will see how it identifies 8 business priority areas where learning technology is having an impact and provides links to a 48 case studies plus a range of resources and research all in one simple paper.
All attendees will have a free paper summarising the evidence to take away to help support your business case back at work and help you influence wary stakeholders.
Free seminar – What every Learning and Development professional needs to know about e-learning
- Day 1 – Wednesday 27th January , Theatre 8, ground floor, 13.30 – 14.00hrs
If you enjoyed the download of the booklet, then come and meet the authors– Clive Shepherd will be joining Laura Overton to look at some of the opportunities that technology provides for L&D staff – bring your colleagues, especially those who are sceptical. Free print versions of the booklet will be available for all attendees while stocks last!
Free seminar – Delivering more together –quality skills provision on a voluntary sector budget
- Day 2 – Thursday 28th January 2010, Theatre 8 (ground floor) 12.45 – 13.15
For all those working in the charity and voluntary sector this session will look at the results of Towards Maturity’s benchmark with the sector last year, in conjunction with the Charity Learning Consortium. We will be looking at practical ideas to share resources and make budgets go further. (Also take a look at the award winning case study at Plan below)
Free coffee and free resources to take away at the Towards Maturity Stand – number 125
As usual you can find the TM team on the first floor, in our networking area on stand 125 (near the exhibition seminar theatres). Bring a copy of this newsletter and we’ll swap it for a free coffee! Towards Maturity Enterprises will also be launching some new workshops developed in partnership with Clive Shepherd for those who need a bit of extra support in their journey with learning technologies.
A chance to hear from many of TM’s Community of Excellence.
Many of our community of excellence are also speaking at the event, here are just a few highlights!
On Day 1 – Wednesday 27th
- The Mobile debate Epic will be extending the popular e-learning debate from September this year to mobiles – do smart phones mean smarter learning? (11.30)
- Social learning; all talk and no action? from Saffron (11.30)
- See a course built live in 15 minutes from Atlantic Link (11.30)
- Building a commercial e-learning offering from the ground up Information Transfer (13.00 hrs)
- Video fear (and how to get over it!) – Brightwave – (14.30)
- Effective training for Nikon Dealers – Kineo (13.45)
- Organisational learning – new technologies for a new world -Thirdforce (13.45)
- Web 2.0 – what is it good for? – Infinity Learning ( 15.15)
Day 2 – Thursday 28th
- The learning and skills trilogy – models for reaching learners, building value e2Train ( 11.45)
- Award winning case study at Plan – featured on this site but now meet the man himself!(11.45)
- Being Realistic: affordable and effective scenario strategies Line Communications 12.45
- Knowledge transfer on the move – great new case study from Black &Decker (14.00)
- Beyond the hocus pocus: – new technologies are affecting corporate learning – element K (14.00)
- How to teach the world – Gatlin (14.45)
- Bridging the e-learning skills gap – Clive Shepherd, e-Learning Network (15.30)
Avoid the queues – register for free today
Compare your L&D strategy with the Towards Maturity Learning Health Check
Compare your L&D strategy
Review your L&D strategy to discover your strengths and opportunities for improvement with the Towards Maturity Learning Health Check.
The corporate learning market is rapidly evolving to meet the ever-changing demands of work and worker. The C-suite and L&D leaders can no longer ignore that over 90 percent of organizations do not realize the full value of their investments.
Every year over $400billion is spent on corporate learning globally, yet only 15% is proven to stick. Investments in learning are continuing to grow year on year but performance impact is not changing. The industry is still struggling to provide real proof of impact, in fact, for the first time the Towards Maturity Index is tracking a significant decline. This is causing leaders to have low confidence levels in L&D.
Having clear evidence is a vital starting point in identifying where improvement is needed and backing up your business case for change. We spoke with Emma Smith, Head of Talent at FirstPort Limited, a residential property management company. She had used the Towards Maturity Learning Health Check in a previous role and has now brought this tool to her new organisation in order to help transform their workplace learning culture.
Towards Maturity Learning Health Check provides an ideal starting point for organisations wanting to improve their development, by giving clear evidence and comparisons with high-performing learning cultures. To get a real idea of how the Health Check has a proven business impact, we spoke with Robin Lilly, Capabilities and Leadership Development Director of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, to hear his experiences.
Evidence is vital to backing up a case for change and even more powerful when internal data is being compared against high-performing learning organisations.