Making the most of the Learning Technology Summer Forum

by | May 12, 2014 | Articles

The Learning Technologies 2014 Summer Forum is the unique follow-up event to Learning Technologies 2014 and will take place at Olympia 2 on 17th June 2014. Here is our summary of our thoughts on the best conference sessions, free resources and seminars! OK a bit biased but hopefully useful none the less!

We love this event as it gives everyone the opportunity to develop the key learning themes from January’s exhibition. This free event is your chance to see, hear and experience the best of the sessions, new technologies, demos and companies that you may have missed at the January Learning Technologies event, as well as a host of new content that will be on show.

Join the Towards Maturity Team for “The Last Word” at 4.30, Seminar
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If your challenge is to modernise your learning provision to suit a fast paced, technology enabled global economy, the L&S summer forum is the place to be! After you have feasted all day on new models, new tools and new approaches to learning, this last session of the day will equip L&D leaders with all the evidence needed to cut through the noise and prioritise the right actions for YOUR organisation.

If you are looking to deliver an effective modernised learning strategy faster, why not join us at 4.30pm to gather your thoughts and prioritise your next steps.

Join us to reflect on the day and walk away with:

  • Independent evidence to help you engage critical stakeholders in new ways of learning
  • Ideas for delivering quick wins
  • A strategy for increasing engagement and results
  • A 3-step plan to help you prioritise your activities 

Find out how to grab the attention of time starved learners

Laura Overton will be presenting this interactive workshop in the main conference at 11:15am – 12:15pm (Track 2 Session 1).

44% of L&D professionals say their staff are reluctant to engage with online learning but Towards Maturity’s direct research with learners shows that perhaps they are not as reluctant as we think! This interactive session takes a fresh look at how L&D professionals can think about not only grabbing learner’s attention but turn that attention into action. By applying killer tips from the world of marketing to today’s L&D challenges, together we will learn how to:

  • Effectively use content to connect
  • Communicate with clout
  • Lure in the  line managers
  • Use old marketing techniques in new ways
  • Turn the disenchanted into advocates

What else do we recommend?

We also recommend the following conference sessions from our supporters Jane Hart and Nigel Paine who help us shape the TM Benchmark. We really value their insights and perspective and strongly recommend that you try and secure a place on their sessions!

  • Transforming organisational learning with Jane Hart 13:30 – 14:30 Track 1 Session 2
  • The big shift: changing how we think about learning  With Nigel Paine 15:00 – 16:00 Track 1 Session 3

Free seminar programme

If you are unable to get into the main conference, there is still plenty going on in the free seminar programme. Here are some of our favourites – each sessions lasts 30 minutes:

White papers & resources to take away

  • Take your alignment and engagement tests – pick up two new Towards Maturity In-Focus reports with Acteon Stand 17
  • New Towards Maturity Mobile learning at work report with Upside Learning, Stand 25
  • How to design great multidevice learning and a guide to help you make the most of Onboarding with City & Guilds:Kineo Stand 28
  • Pick up your Learning Now guides for induction, performance support and conducting great compliance training with Epic Stand 18
  • Top tips for creating effective mobile learning content with Kallidus Stand 15
  • White paper to help you establish The New Learning Organisation with Line Communications Stand 16

Find out more about Benchmarking in your organisation

Ask any of our Ambassadors about benchmarking at the L&S Forum   – just look out for this sign:

  • Acteon Stand 17
  • Brightwave Stand 11
  • City & Guilds Stand 28
  • Corporate e-learning Stand 21
  • Epic Stand 18
  • Kallidus Stand 15
  • Saba Stand 8
  • Upside Learning Stand 25
  • Walkgrove Stand 13

The TM team will also be there in force so please email us at [email protected] to set up a one to one meeting at the event.

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