Towards Maturity’s 19 tips for making the most of CIPD L&D Show 2014

by | Apr 5, 2014 | Articles

The CIPD Learning and Development show is taking place in London Olympia on the 30th April – 1st May. We’ve been taking a look at the programme and have spotted a number of our friends and supporters who we always love to learn from!

So if you are planning to go, here are what we believe will be the 19 ‘best bits’!

Great insights

There are 28 sessions and 40 speakers at the main conference – you can book for as many sessions that you like but if time is short I would book to see these two sessions from speakers that we are always inspired by are the first of our recommendations!

1.    Implementing Blended e-Learning and Offline Strategies for Greater Impact – with Tim Drewitt (now Vodafone but previously Eversheds) and Alison Innes-Farquer (responsible for award winning learning from HC-One. On the 30th at 9.30am.

2.    Delivering Engaging E-Learning through Virtual Classrooms with Niall Gavin (First Group) and Lisa Johnson (Barnardos). On the 1st at 11.15am.

Free seminars

With over 60 free sessions across the two days there is a lot to choose from but these are our pick of the best!

Technology for Learning Area:

3.    The Value of Social Tech: what difference does it make? CIPD 11.30, 30th

4.    Mobile Learning Content Strategies for Success – Kallidus 12.15, 30th

5.    E-Learning Empowers Business Transformation for Healthcare Provider HC-One C– Acteon 14.30, 30th

6.    Transforming Qualifications with Learning Technology – A case study showing how Compass Group has revolutionised their apprenticeship programme – C&G Kineo 15.15, 30th

7.    Next generation learning: how new technologies are changing the game – Brightwave 15.15 – 1st May

Learning Zone Area:

8.    The Latest Trends in L&D: are you ahead of the curve? – CIPD, 10 am, 30th

9.    Personalising E-Learning – The Tin Can API in action in Real Meetings – Real Meetings (and Brightwave) 13.00 on 30th

10.    Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle – People Alchemy 15.15, 1st

Topic Taster Area (sponsored by our Ambassador learndirect)

11.    Blending in: preparing young people for a lifetime of work – Learndirect 30th, 10.45 on 30th and 12.15 on the 1st.

 

 

 

 

 

Helpful conversations

We love working with Towards Maturity Ambassadors throughout the year, their insights into the industry are invaluable and if you want helpful conversations that go beyond product sells we recommend that you drop by for a chat in the exhibition area:

12.    Acteon on stand 622. I love their 5 tips in this guide for preparing for the show. Follow:@ActeonCom.

13.    Brightwave  on stand 456. If you haven’t seen it, it’s really worth talking a look at tessello, their total learning system while you are there Follow: @BrightTweet @tessello #gotolearn.

14.    Corporate eLearning Consortium on stand 700. Collect your free self assessment questionnaire and discover if you are a leader or a managers & where your strengths lie! Follow: @corporateelearn.

15.    Charity Learning Consortium on stand 608 – discover new independent research on how the Charity sector are embracing learning innovation to deliver more for less. Follow @charitylearning.

16.    C&G Kineo  on stand 392. Check out how they are transforming apprenticeship training at Compass Group. Follow: @CGKineo @kineo.

17.    Kallidus on stand 530. Visit & collect top tips for creating effective mobile learning content. Follow @kallidus.

18.    Learndirect on stand 505. Pick up your copy of ‘Wasted Youth?’, a series of EIU articles, supported by learndirect, examining the role of business in tackling youth unemployment in the UK. [email protected]

Building your network

19.    It’s great to bump into people at these events but we love the idea of the Speed Networking Area – go there at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00 each day for a fast and fun way to make lots of new contacts!

We hope that these recommendations are helpful & look forward to hearing your thoughts after your visit to the show!

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