Two Great Seminars You Missed at LT15

by | Jan 13, 2015 | Articles

If you want to work smart and refine your strategy this year, these great seminars will help you find the right ideas, goals and tactics to bring you success in 2015. If you missed them, check out the slides below.

How to get your L&D team in tip top condition for 2015
Laura Overton, 28 Jan

The pressure on L&D teams to build performance and organisational agility is higher than ever before. Our interventions need to be smarter and more aligned to business needs. Our challenge is to engage with staff who are busier than ever. So are our teams up for the challenge?

This power-packed opening session will provide you with a practical evidence-based approach to help you get your L&D Team in tip top condition for 2015. Drawing on research from 3,500 businesses and 15,000 staff, we’ll explore ways to:

  • Energise your vision: Set L&D goals that will ignite your team and your stakeholders
  • Get fighting fit: 4 characteristics of Top Deck L&D teams that you’d be crazy to ignore
  • Establish excellence: the first steps for your 2015 Fitness Regime!
  • Get started faster: 5 immediate takeaways that will help you make the most of your time at the LT and L&S show

Laura Overton
Managing Director, Towards Maturity

Laura Overton is the MD of Towards Maturity – a not for profit benchmark practice that supports and helps businesses deliver improved performance through learning innovation. Laura is the author of ‘Linking Learning to Business’ – the first independent industry benchmark study investigating good practice with both learners and L&D leaders (Jan 04). Since then, she has authored over 35 independent reports, sharing benchmarks and effective practices, which are referenced around the globe. For two years running, Laura has been named the number 1 UK ‘Mover and Shaker’ for her influence in the L&D industry. She current ranks number 5 in the world’s top influencers.

She has over 25 years of experience in supporting L&D strategy – her work has been awarded the LPI’s prestigious Colin Corder Award for Services to IT training (2010) and the inaugural e-Learning Age Special achievement award (2012).

Follow Laura on Twitter: @LauraOverton 

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Debunking the ‘Learner Centric’ Myths of L&D
Marnie Threapleton, 29 Jan

L&D professionals spend a lot of time building ‘learner centric’ strategies that help them connect with staff in vibrant new ways and yet 3 out of 5 claim that their learners and managers fail – a number that increases year on year. So where are we going wrong and how can our learners themselves help us get back on track?

This practical session will draw on the insights from over 15,000 learners who have taken part in the Towards Maturity Learning Landscape to help you rethink the way that you engage with your learners in 2015. This session will debunk the common myths that L&D leaders have about being ‘learner centric’ and will show you how the authentic learner voice can turn around your L&D strategy for good.

We will be exploring:

  • 4 ‘learner centric’ myths that could be crippling your L&D strategy
  • 7 learner insights that will blow your mind
  • 5 ideas for building a truly customer activated learning strategy

Marnie Threapleton
Head of Advisory Services, Towards Maturity.

Marnie is a senior business consultant with over 25 years of experience working with blue chip organisations in the UK, USA & overseas. She is passionate about aligning business strategy to performance utilizing learning technologies and has implemented the Towards Maturity Learning Landscape in organisations around the globe. She uses her in-depth understanding of the issues, challenges, solutions and cultural differences in global businesses to help business leaders harness learning innovation for strategic advantage.

Follow Marnie on Twitter: @MarnieThreap

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Connect with Marnie on LinkedIn



Make sure you look out for Our Definitive Guide to LT to make the very best of the show next year.


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