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:

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.

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. Always be evidence based and justify what you’re doing based on real data, not phoney data.

Charles Jennings

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.

Nigel Paine

Benchmarking in its broadest sense is learning from 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!

Clive Shepherd
Industry Experts
Applied Synergies (Bob Mosher)

Applied_EnergiesAPPLY 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)

c4pltJane 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.

Charles Jennings

cJennings_2014_trimmedDirector of the Internet Time Alliance, Charles Jennings is a leading thinker and practitioner in learning, development and performance.
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Fosway - formerly eLearnity (David Wilson)

fosway-interim“We have been supporters of the Towards Maturity Benchmark since its inception, and have worked with Laura and her team to continue to evolve it to ensure relevance in the changing learning market place.”
David Wilson, CEO, Fosway Group
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Lever - Transfer of Learning

LeverLogoTOL“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
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Nigel Harrison - Performance Consulting
Nigel Paine Associates

nigel_paineNigel Paine is a change-focused leader with a worldwide reputation and a unique grasp of media, learning and development in the public, private and academic sectors.
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Onlignment (Clive Shepherd, Barry Sampson and Phil Green)

onlignment“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.”
Barry Sampson

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People & Transformational HR (Perry Timms)

perry_timms_hr_logoPerry 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.
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Membership bodies
The British Institute of Learning and Development (BILD)

BIfLD“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
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CIPD_Purple_logo_100mm_RGB“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

eln“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
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ElNet (Elearning Network of Australasia)
The European Learning Industry Group (ELIG)

elig_2012“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.”
Viviane Reding

The Learning and Performance Institute

learng-performance-inst-transOver 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
e.learning age

elearning_age“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

eLearning_IndustryeLearning Industry is an online community where you can post and find a huge collection of elearning articles.
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Learning and Skills Group

ls_logo2“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

Training Journal

training-journal-logo“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

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Training ZoneWith over 90,000 members, 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.
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Industry event organisers
Learning Technologies

LTLearning Technologies, incorporating Learning & Skills, is Europe’s leading showcase of organisational learning and the technology used to support learning at work.

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

Online_Educa_2014ICWE 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

WOLLogoDatesThe 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.

Our Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors support the annual Benchmark Study as well as the identification and dissemination of good practice case studies. They work together as Ambassadors for change, identifying and improving effective practice, raising awareness and driving the L&D profession forward.
Our Supporters also influence Towards Maturity's Benchmark and research, providing insights on future trends and practices that should be investigated.

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