Reinventing Leadership development-Towards Maturity Benchmark
Leadership Development Benchmark closes 20th May and final report will be available to download free here on the 15th of June.
The full results will also be presented at the LM Matters annual forum on the 15th of June.
Reinventing Leadership development in 2011
PRESS RELEASE 13th April 2011 – A research project launched today will consider how innovative learning approaches are impacting leadership development. The research, conducted by the independent Benchmarking practice, Towards Maturity aims to uncover what learning approaches are making a difference in developing great leaders and managers.
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Nurturing great leadership skills is critical to the success of all organisations. In a bid to save both time and money, innovative online leadership and management development programmes have become increasingly popular – but how effective are they?
If you are responsible for leadership and management development within your organisation, we encourage you to participate in an independent industry benchmark study from Towards Maturity, designed to uncover good practice that delivers results. The results will be freely available to all participants and will be released on the 15 June.
The Ready to Grow report from the CBI last year highlights the priorities facing business in this area. More firms in 2010 (48%) than 2009 (39%) say improving leadership and management skills is essential for future success, and this is even higher for the public sector (73%). The same report also highlights that over two thirds of organisations are looking for more targeted and cost effective routes for training.
The Institute of Director’s Skills Crunch Report at the end of last year also highlights that leadership and management skills are at the top of the list for those organisations which are reporting skills gaps in their current staff.
As a result, leadership and management training continues to be a high priority and, increasingly, organisations are considering more cost effective learning technologies as part of their learning & development approach. In fact, according to the latest Towards Maturity benchmark, 50% of all leadership and management programmes are now e-enabled, compared to just 34% in 2008. But how are they being used and under what circumstances are they effective?
Laura Overton, MD of Towards Maturity commented: “Our research has shown that when top leaders use learning technologies in their own development, the overall impact and business benefit of investment in learning technologies is increased, so we are particularly pleased to be able to conduct this study.
“We are aiming to understand how organisations can improve their use of learning technologies in leadership development programmes, to encourage great experiences for participants – even at the highest levels of organisations.”
The independent study is being supported by of LMMatters, the UK partner to Harvard Business Publishing, and a founding Ambassador of the Towards Maturity 2011 Benchmark.. Martin Baker, Managing Director of LM Matters commented: “We are proud to be backing this independent research project and would encourage anyone using online leadership and management resources to participate. Nurturing leadership skills is a priority for all forward thinking organisations, and effective delivery is critical at a time when resources are stretched.”
How to take part
Participants can take part online via the following link:
The survey will take about 15-20 minutes. Individual responses will be kept completely confidential, unless agreed otherwise.
All participants will receive a free copy of the final report which will be published on 15 June 2011 and complementary resources from Harvard Business Publishing.
A full discussion of the findings will also be published in the July/August edition of eLearrning Age magazine as part of Towards Maturty’s good practice partnership with the magazine and eLearning awards.
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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.