What Not to Miss at the CIPD L&D Show 2016

by | May 5, 2016 | 0 comments

Read on for our recommended stops at the fast approaching CIPD Learning & Development Show at London Olympia. We highlight some of the best bits coming up – here’s what not to miss and where you can find great giveaways. If you’re looking to make the most of your valuable time at the show, we’ve got the schedule for you.

The CIPD Learning & Development Show on 11-12 May has every chance of throwing a marker in the ground for your organisation, becoming a point where in the future you look back and recognise that this was the catalyst for positive change and achievement in your strategy.

At Towards Maturity, as part of our 2016 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 back at work. Here are our recommendations for visitors looking to modernise their learning strategy in 2016.

FREE SEMINAR: Embracing Change – Tips to Prepare for the Future of Learning

Be the first to find out about the new 2016 Towards Maturity Benchmark and how to use it to prepare for the future of learning with Laura Overton, Towards Maturity

12:35-13:05  |  Wed 11 May
Location: Learning Arena Area

Equip your L&D team with essentials for the future of learning (now fully booked!)

L&D’s role and purpose is evolving, and we need to gain business support for our new vision for learning. How do we equip ourselves to create a different learning provision? Join Laura Overton , Towards Maturity and Derek Bruce from ABM Amro to find out how. Check out Laura’s interview with Derek here.

15:30-16:45 | Wednesday 11 May (Conference delegates only)

Inspirational case studies

  • A1 Beyond the Blend – Learning design for success with Charles Jennings, Wed 11th 9.30
  • A3 Align L&D to your Business Strategy with Dominique Borg, Global Learning Manager, Arup and Peter Sheppard, Global Head of Learning Excellence, Ericsson, Wed 11th 9.30 am
  • E2 Developing Digital Platforms to Enable Collaborative and Adaptive Learning with Steve Mapp and Gary Bellamy, Lloyds Banking Group and Tom Pape, BT Group, Thursday 12th 9.30am
  • G3 Learning by Doing: motivating your learners through gamification with Mark Reilly, McDonalds and Teresa Rose, E.on, Thursday 13.45pm
  • H2 Making Learning more Accessible and Impactful through Digital Technology Mike Booth and Andrew Nunn, Vodafone and Ed Scruton, Sab Miller, Thursday 12th 15.30pm

Hands on Masterclasses

  • B1 The secret to learning design with Nick Shackelton-Jones, Wed 11th 11.15 am
  • C1 Supporting Social and Collaborative Learning in the Workplace with Jane Hart, Wed 11th 13.45pm
  • F1 Future-focussed L&D: adapting to changing learner and business needswith Paul Morgan, Telefonica, Thursday 12th 11.15am

Find out how to become a top performing L&D team

If you are interested in becoming one of the best L&D teams around, the CIPD L&D Show 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 2016 Towards Maturity Benchmark to get personalised feedback.

You can find our Ambassadors at the following stands:

  • Acteon – 622
  • Charity Learning Consortium – 703
  • CIPD – 528
  • CIPD – Home learning college – 530
  • City & Guilds Kineo – 354
  • Corporate Learning – 706
  • CrossKnowledge – 620
  • DPG plc – 537
  • getAbstract AG – 405
  • GoodPractice – 349
  • Learning Pool – 430
  • Reed (Business School) – 683
  • Sponge UK – 409

FREE SEMINARS: Looking for practical ideas and ‘how-to’s’?

Don’t miss these free seminars on the exhibition floor. Our Ambassadors share our values of building on, sharing and contributing to great practices that influence results so we strongly recommend that you take a look at some of the free seminars they are sharing.

‘Using Social and Collaborative Learning to Drive Innovation and Organisational Performance’
Mike Collins, Head of Learning & Development at DPG plc

14:15-14:45 Wed 11 May
Location: Technology For Learning Area


‘A practical guide to a modern learning agenda using 70:20:10’
Michelle Parry-Slater, Corporate eLearning Consortium

13:25-13:55 Wed 11 May
Location: Learning Arena Area


‘The Annual Learning Report: do or die’
Jan Rijken, CrossKnowledge

Time 11:45-12:15 Wed 11 May
Location: Learning Arena Area


‘The 3 things self-directed learning organisations never do’
Paul Morton, CrossKnowledge

13:25-13:55 Thurs 12 May
Location: Learning Arena area


Case Study: “Channel 4’s Born Different” how to develop a successful digital learning campaign
Owen Rose, Managing Partner at Acteon

10:05-10:35 Wed 11 May
Location: Technology For Learning Area


‘Assessing and transforming ‘digital capability’ and why it’s vital to business’
with the CIPD

15:05-15:35 Thursday 12 May
Location: Technology For Learning Area

‘Technology for Social Learning: what works and how?’
with the CIPD

15:05-15:35 Wed 11 May
Location: Technology For Learning Area


‘Putting Digital Methods at the Heart of Delivering Professional Development’
with the CIPD in partnership with Home Learning College

15:05-15:35 Wed 11 May
Location: Technology For Learning Area

There is still time to register for the event and experience the conference, with many industry thought leaders bringing their insight and expertise to the table.


Find out how to compare your learning strategy for free with the Towards Maturity Benchmark

If you want to find out more about how to benchmark your L&D strategy and #MakeItHappen, look out for one of our Proud to Support badges on our Ambassadors’ stands at the show. If you’d like to get in touch with us directly, contact us.

We look forward to seeing you at the CIPD Learning & Development Show!

Benchmark Your L&D Strategy

At Towards Maturity, we have identified six workstreams that characterise successful, high performing organisations. From these workstreams, we have developed a common framework of effective practice.

Benchmarking against that framework helps L&D pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of their own organisation, work out what needs to change and map out actions. In short, the Towards Maturity Benchmark is a structured framework that helps learning leaders under pressure identify the actions that will bring tangible results in the workplace. It helps you to work out how to get from A to B!

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