Towards Maturity’s Supporters
Helping to keep our benchmark relevant and market neutral.
The Towards Maturity Benchmark Study is a result of unique industry collaboration and would not be possible without the contributions of:
- Towards Maturity Supporters, profiled below, who help us ensure the Benchmark remains current and vendor neutral
- Towards Maturity Ambassadors who make the study possible and ensure that independent advice is freely available to all
Our Supporters feed into the benchmark process by providing insights on future trends and practices that should be investigated within the study.
By sharing our values for providing independent advice and services to stimulate effective learning innovation, we work together to influence industry change.
“There’s no doubt good data is needed to make good decisions. Insights into what others are doing and how we measure up play an important role as we map future direction and strategy. Towards Maturity’s research and analysis provides the raw material to make this happen.”
"Nothing beats the Towards Maturity Benchmark for useful data on the use of learning technologies at work. If you want to find out how to build innovative learning that delivers results, make sure you contribute, too."
Donald H Taylor
Learning & Skills Group
"L&D needs to create the discipline of thinking 'evidence' - it changes the way we manifest ourselves in our organisation and helps us justify what we are doing and why. Be evidence based and always justify what you’re doing based on real data, not phoney data."
"Benchmarking in its broadest sense is learning from experience...you can't copy what others are doing, but you can be inspired by them. I’m a big fan of Towards Maturity benchmarking. It gives you a taste of reality, sometimes the results are a bit disappointing when we see that we haven’t moved on a year. But this is the sort of information you might just need to hear so you can get the motor going again!"
Applied Synergies (Bob Mosher)
APPLY Synergies is a strategic consulting firm that specialises in helping learning organisations design, develop and measure effective learning and performance support strategies to meet the 5 moments of learning need.
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Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies (Jane Hart)
Jane Hart is a well-regarded international speaker and writer on modern approaches to workplace learning. She has been advising businesses for over 25 years, and currently focuses on helping them to modernise their approach to workplace learning in order to create more relevant training initiatives for today’s employees as well as work with managers to support continuous learning in their teams.
Fosway - formerly eLearnity (David Wilson)
Lever - Transfer of Learning
“We are proud to support the Towards Maturity Benchmark. Keeping abreast of trends and opportunities is a vital necessity, so we really value the way that the Benchmark and reports support our clients in being on the leading edge of what is happening in L&D industry.”
Emma Weber, CEO & Founder
Nigel Paine Associates
Onlignment (Clive Shepherd, Barry Sampson and Phil Green)
“The Towards Maturity benchmark has established itself as an invaluable tool, not only to organisations just starting out with learning technology, but also for more established users as they seek to improve their capabilities. This is why Onlignment is delighted to be an official Towards Maturity Benchmark Supporter.”
People & Transformational HR (Perry Timms)
Perry is changing the world of work , one conversation at a time. He is a Chartered Member of the CIPD; and Visiting Fellow at Sheffield Hallam Business School. Skilled as a facilitator, coach and mentor Perry is qualified in change and a range of psychometric tools and has been leading on business improvement and change for over 20 years.
The British Institute of Learning and Development (BILD)
“The British Institute for Learning and Development is proud to continue its support of the TM Benchmark. The pioneering and influential research work that Towards Maturity carries out is a great asset to the learning and development profession, and is essential in helping organisations benchmark their services against a recognised national standard.”
Karen Velasco, Chair, BILD
“There is plenty of great practice in learning and development. But there are still too many occasions where we proceed on the basis of what we think works, rather than what we know works……This is why CIPD have linked up in a strategic partnership designed to deploy robust research to help drive better practice in the design, delivery and application of learning and development in the workplace.”
Peter Cheese, CEO, CIPD
The eLearning Network
“The best people to learn from are those who achieve the most success with elearning. The Towards Maturity Benchmark is invaluable in identifying excellence and giving sound practical guidance to others on how to achieve it. Towards Maturity’s efforts align well with the eLearning Network’s aims and our Campaign for Effective eLearning . That’s why we’re firm supporters.”
Rob Hubbard, Chair, eLearning Network
Institute for Learning Professionals (ILP)
A leading membership body for learning and development professionals. We help our members achieve success in their business or careers, build dynamic programs and connect them with peers, clients and suppliers. We want to raise the standard of learning initiatives and results for organisations.
“We want to share Towards Maturity’s research with Australian and New Zealand companies to help them enhance their learning strategies and implement improvements that will deliver desired results.”
Kerry Brocks, CEO & Founder
ElNet (Elearning Network of Australasia)
The European Learning Industry Group (ELIG)
“If Europe is to be a dominant economic and social force on the global stage it must act as a cohesive unit wherever possible. eLearning is an opportunity for Europe to utilise the power of technology for real social and educational change, bringing benefits to academia and to business. We aim to put in place realistic goals and have called upon the expertise of the world’s best eLearning companies to ensure these are set. It is mainly through successful Public Private Partnerships such as this that the true vision and power of eLearning will be realised in Europe.”
The Learning and Performance Institute
Over its 20 year history, the LPI has consistently innovated and broken new ground for the learning community. Beginning life in 1995, the LPI has since grown year on year to become today’s leading authority on workplace learning.
Industry magazines and online communities
“Through its benchmark research, Towards Maturity contributes significantly to the understanding of learning technologies in the workplace. This is important work and we’re pleased to support it for the benefit of the whole learning and development profession. The benchmark study reinforces many of the key issues we cover in our print, online and mobile media and in our E-Learning Awards.”
Clive Snell, Managing Director, Bizmedia
eLearning Industry Group
Learning and Skills Group
“With 3,600 organisations participating since 2003, nothing beats the Towards Maturity Benchmark for useful data on the use of learning technologies at work. If you want to find out how to build innovative learning that delivers results, make sure you contribute, too.”
Donald H Taylor, Chairman Learning & Skills Group
“TJ is delighted to support the Towards Maturity Benchmark. Both TJ and TM are dedicated to ensuring that learning makes impact on the bottom line and through our various research activities we are mutually supportive of each others work and objectives. In today’s challenging times organisations need to look outwards, to measure themselves against others to ensure that they continuously change to meet the demands of our modern world. TM provides learning and development with a unique opportunity to enter into this collaborative approach by conducting regular and rigorous surveys of industry practice and by ensuring that the resulting data is available to its practitioners to help them improve their personal development and their organisations’ success.”
Debbie Carter, Head of Research, Training Jounal
With over 90,000 members, TrainingZone.co.uk is the UK’s largest online community for L&D and training professionals. Profiled members can view in-depth features written by industry experts, as well as accessing online resources and highly interactive community areas where peers discuss and dissect the issues that really matter.
Industry event organisers
With more than 7,500 visitors, 150 free L&D seminars, 250 exhibitors, two exhibition halls packed with the latest learning technologies, innovation and best practice and Europe’s leading L&D conference, it provides a unique environment for all
those involved in workplace learning.
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Online Educa Berlin
ICWE is an international events and communications company that believes in connecting people – bringing people from different countries and cultures together to meet, discuss, study, learn, campaign and work for change. At the heart of our vision is a particular interest in development, innovation, learning and teaching.
World of Learning
The World of Learning Conference & Exhibition is the UK’s most comprehensive learning and development event and takes place on 29 & 30 September at the NEC, Birmingham. The renowned conference features a world-class line-up of L&D practitioners and leading thinkers. An exhibition runs alongside the conference with over 100 L&D suppliers, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and interactive features such as The Technology Test Drive.