What’s on at World of Learning

by | Jul 11, 2017 | Articles

We’d like to help you to take a look at the upcoming World of Learning Conference and Exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham – 17 &18 October, and highlight our recommended picks of the show. Read on for a special conference ticket discount!

The World of Learning will connect the L&D industry through 100 exhibitors and over 40 free seminars and workshops. The event presents L&D teams with a cost-efficient opportunity for sharing experiences and learning from others. Looking over this year’s conference and exhibition programme, there are many opportunities to soak up practical knowledge and learn from those having an impact in the workplace.

Why check out the World of Learning?

By combining research with input from key industry figures and front-line practitioners, the conference programme provides a great overview of the vital issues facing L&D teams today.

Featuring high-profile case studies, interactive seminars and discussion forums, the World of Learning Conference programme focuses on the current issues of most concern to L&D professionals. You will come away with genuine and inspiring solutions for your day-to-day and long-term business objectives.

Unleashing the power of the L&D professional

Tuesday 17 October – 13:45 – 14:15  |  Room A6

Towards Maturity will be presenting our latest insights at the conference through our Head of Strategic Insights, Jane Daly. Previously Global Head of L&D at Marks & Spencer, Jane has a wealth of experience both on the ground and as a performance consultant in various contexts.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Fascinating facts that positively disrupt and deliver business impact
  • How to kick-start the six highly effective habits of future-focused L&D professionals
  • Self-connecting skills that really add value

“We’re seeing change on a huge scale and the pressure’s on for L&D; we need to step up and deliver. At Towards Maturity, we’ve been researching the concept of the New Learning Organisation: a concept and model introduced by Senge back in the 90’s and described as an organisation ‘continuously transforming itself’. With increasingly global work forces, rapid changes in technology and a growing gig economy, now is the time to revisit these ideas.

At World of Learning, we’ll be sharing our new research and tackling six areas that can help business success: growth, transformation, productivity and profitability. We’re going to be giving attendees the tools to change – now it’s up to them if they run with it or not!”


Jane Daly, Head of Strategic Insights, Towards Maturity

Book your conference ticket to join this session here
Use the promo code TM1 for 10% off!

For over 25 years the World of Learning has been a must-attend event in the L&D calendar as it brings together senior-level buyers with leading suppliers of learning and development products, solutions, and advice. This free event is also a great opportunity to meet like-minded people, get hands on, and be at the forefront of the ever-changing Learning and Development industry.

Some great “pulls” for 2017 include the inspiration zones, and for action-packed challenges you can check out the Team Building Zone. If mindfulness techniques are more your thing, then there is a Zone for that too! New for 2017 the World of Learning has also partnered with eLearning Studios to provide a state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Suite so you can explore how VR can be incorporated into your company’s training programme.

Alongside the exhibition runs the World of Learning Conference, featuring strategies from internationally renowned companies including BBC Academy, J.P. Morgan, Barclays Bank and many more.

 Follow #WOL17 on Twitter

If you really can’t make it on the day, you can follow the backchannel on Twitter at #WOL17. We recommend drumming up some noise on this channel, as the more people that tweet and encourage others to tweet, the more value everyone gets from the backchannel!

Book your ticket

World of Learning have agreed to provide a special discount for our community on conference tickets – use the promo code TM1 for 10% off!

Opening times & directions

The World of Learning is open during the following times:
Tuesday 17 October 2017:  10:00-17:00
Wednesday 18 October 2017:  10:00-16:00

The World of Learning 2017 takes place at:
Hall 1
National Exhibition Centre,
Birmingham, B40 1NT

The NEC can be easily reached by train, car, plane, taxi or coach.
For full directions visit the NEC website.

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