Make the Most of Learning Technologies Summer Forum
Here’s our feature on the best events and places to connect at the LT Summer Forum.
It’s worth your time, trust us!
The Learning Technologies Summer Forum on 16th of June, London Olympia, is a great place to stop, reflect and catch up on what’s been happening since the Learning Technologies Conference in January. If you’re going, here are our top tips for making the most of the day.
(If you haven’t made up your mind on whether to go, there is still time to register!)
At Towards Maturity, as part of our 2015 Benchmark season, we’ve got our focus firmly set on providing you with resources that can help you turn great ideas into actions that will really make a difference.
Here are our recommendations for visitors looking to modernise their learning strategy in 2015.
Join Laura Overton
Laura will be running two highly interactive sessions on the day, so if you are looking for great ideas to help you connect with stakeholders, create action plans and network with each other, look no further!
The solutions gathered from Laura’s crowdsourcing session on opening new conversations with business leaders will be available soon at www.towardsmaturity.org/courage – please check back later!
Opening New Conversations with Business Leaders: It’s Time for Action!
Laura Overton, Towards Maturity
15:00-16:00, Track 3 (T3S3) (conference delegates only)
Aligning learning with business is the hot topic in L&D, but many business leaders still think we are there to take orders for courses. This session is for L&D leaders who are tired of thinking, ‘If only my leaders understood me’ and want to take action. It’s for the energetic and enthusiastic who want to roll up their sleeves and crowdsource pragmatic strategies that will win the toughest business hearts and minds. Together, we’ll develop a power packed approach that:
- Builds your confidence to challenge the status quo
- Equips you to have the toughest business conversations
- Provides you with the credible evidence you need for change
- Grabs the attention (and purse strings) of your stakeholders
- Leaves your business leaders wanting more
If you can only get yourself to one session at the LT Summer Forum, make sure it’s this one. Laura Overton will be reviewing the key takeaways of the day and helping you create an action plan to put ideas into action in your organisation.
Find out how to become a top performing learning company
If you are interested in becoming one of the best L&D teams around, the Learning Technology Summer forum provides a great opportunity to informally learn and benchmark with each other. But to help you apply the right lessons to YOUR organisation, we recommend that you also take part in 2015 Towards Maturity Benchmark to get personalised feedback.
The TM team will be around all day on the 16th on Stand 27 to answer questions (email us to set up a time) or just ask any of our Ambassadors about how to get involved – just look for the proud to support sign!
You can find our Ambassadors at the following stands:
- Acteon – stand 17
- Brightwave – stand 11
- City & Guilds Kineo -stand 28
- Corporate e-Learning Consortium – stand 21
- Kallidus – stand 15
- LEO – stand 20
- Gomo – stand 18
- Saba – stand 9
- Sponge – stand 8
- Walkgrove – stand 13
Looking for more practical ideas and ‘How to’s’?
Don’t miss these free seminars on the exhibition floor.
- Press Play: How to Integrate Games into Your E-learning
Louise Pasterfield, Sponge UK
11:15-11:45, Theatre 2
- Agile Video: Learning Lessons from TV Journalism
Jason Woodman, Acteon
12:00-12:30, Theatre 4
- Delivering Tomorrow’s Learning, Today
Andrew Joly, LEO
12:45-13:15, Theatre 1
- This Time It’s Personal
Meg Green and Anna Morris-Peters, Brightwave
13:30-14:00, Theatre 1
- Case Study: e-Learning for Behaviour Change and Service Transformation Within Transport for London
Alexandra Bode-Tunji, Transport for London & Kallidus
13:30-14:00, Theatre 2
- How Toolkit for Managers and the 70:20:10 Practitioners’ Programme can Support Your Management Development
Martin Baker, Corporate e-Learning Consortium
14:15-14:45, Theatre 1
- All Devices, All the Time…Responsive and Adaptive Design in Reality
Mike Alcock, Gomo
14:15-14:45, Theatre 3
- Engagement and Motivation: Improving Learning Outcomes
Lucy Hodge, Walkgrove
14:15-14:45, Theatre 4
- Trade Engagement Through an Extended Enterprise LMS
Lewis John, City & Guilds Kineo
15:00-15:30, Theatre 3
- How Technology can Support the 70:20:10 Framework
Ian Baxter, Saba
15:45-16:15, Theatre 2
Remember to visit us on stand 27
If you want to find out more about how to Benchmark your L&D strategy and #BeTheBest15, don’t forget to visit us on stand 27 (we’re in the top-right corner on the floor map).
Towards Maturity can provide personalised advice based on your benchmark report. Benchmark your strategy and connect with us at the Summer Forum:
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.