We held eight round table discussions with global industry experts on our LT stand in conjunction with Training Journal. Read all the key takeaways.
How can you stay current in your field when work, jobs, and even professions are constantly changing?
We all know the only constant is change. We are seeing that in our politics, our businesses, our climate… technology, relationships, industry sectors and so much more. In a world where everything is evolving and jobs that weren’t even invented ten years ago are recruiting, how can you possibly be ready for the rest of your career?
The Learning Technologies show was busy this year with 100s of suppliers of technology solutions, alongside traditional L&D providers, all vying for the attention of passing visitors.
We are in the Social Age of learning, where the bywords are agility and engagement, where formal experiences are less valuable than applied ones, where traditional models of authority and expertise are subverted by more social methodologies that rely on communities and sharing.
Learning transfer is key to ensure that there is behavioural change in the workplace so that people can do whatever is needed when they get back to the work. There is a need to avoid the training sessions where people may have got the knowledge, but not the change for when they are back at work.
Organisations are always looking to become more agile or innovative and in L&D we are all focused on supporting employees to be more engaged.
Cegos joins Towards Maturity’s Ambassador Programme to support the provision of independent, global data to inform L&D thinking.
With 2017 well and truly underway, we’re offering everyone the chance to get the best start to 2017 with a free Personalised Benchmark Report and a chance to win £1,000 worth of Sector Benchmark Group membership at LT17!
The Exchange Programme provides a unique, free opportunity to get up close and personal with conference speakers at Learning Technologies on 1-2 February 2017.
Towards Maturity will be at stand H24 of the Learning Technologies Exhibition this year. Read on to find out what we’re up to, download our Ultimate Guide and be in for a chance to win £1,000 worth of Sector Benchmark Group membership at the show.
On 17 November, we launched our annual Learning Benchmark Report – Unlocking Potential. At the VIP preview, we asked people how the insights shared in this year’s report can help businesses get more out of learning. Hear what they have to say and see who’s blogged about the report so far.
We are pleased to announce that Dossier Solutions have joined us as our first Norwegian Ambassador.
Learn Appeal is a charity providing e-learning content to remote communities where they don’t have internet access or mains electricity. They also help charities to provide targeted learning resources in their centres.
We booked a table and had a great night out at this year’s Learning Technologies Awards – a celebration of everything excellent in L&D. We share our highlights and feature all the award winners.
Short on time? We’ve consolidated all the major highlights of our report in one concise, relevant summary. Download the full report for free here.
Towards Maturity uses latest benchmark data to present evidence-based tactics that will accelerate change
Lack of progress on learning impact prompts Towards Maturity to provide a new statistical analysis, focusing on evidence-based shortcuts to business success.
Jane Hart is a well-regarded international speaker and writer on modern approaches to workplace learning. Here’s what she had to say about Towards Maturity’s latest Learning Benchmark Report, Unlocking Potential.
What can millennials teach us about supporting learning in the workplace?
Towards Maturity reveals what millennials can teach people professionals about supporting learning in the workplace.
New evidence shows senior executives new approaches can build business agility, sustain success and address talent and capability gaps.
This report is a new addition to Towards Maturity’s longitudinal research series, investigating trends in modern learning practices at work, with a focus on the priorities of the C-suite – the most senior executives in each organisation.
This guide will give you clear guidance about how to do three things: improve the learner journey through formal learning, use technology to improve the effectiveness of face-to-face training and design formal learning to speed up the application of learning.
Winner of ‘Excellence in the Production of Learning Content – Private Sector’ at the 2015 eLearning Awards, this case study focuses on how TalkTalk designed a programme to meet rapidly changing business needs in just 8-weeks.
Terry Clayworth, Manager, Regulated Community Learning,looks at how The Pensions Regulator decided to use e-learning to help them address the challenge of reaching 100,000 trustees in a wide range of large and small businesses.He outlines practical lessons on
Lloyds TSB have been using e-learning in the workplace for many years, they are now mature users of e-learning where it is accepted as ‘the way we do things around here’.
Michelle Ockers illustrates how the mindset, practices and capabilities changed during her time at Coca Cola Amatil.
Successful organisations are engaging in new approaches to learning and performance, but formal learning opportunities need to change. Looking at the learner journey, the role of technology and the role of the classroom trainer, this report aims to build confidence in innovation by learning from the most successful organisations.
A new report shows how the potential business return from innovation in the formal learning experience can be achieved by learning from top performing L&D teams.
Check out the shortlist of nominees for this year’s Learning Technologies Awards – a celebration of everything excellent in L&D.
Towards Maturity are proud to support the World of Learning Show that takes place on 19-20 October 2016 at the NEC, Birmingham. In this guide, we feature what caught our attention as we took a look through the broad range of sessions on offer.
Leading L&D benchmarking business extends reach and research capability in new alliance.
Everyone wants to do their job faster and better. Here’s how the L&D team can help make that a reality in the workplace.
Record numbers of L&D leaders around the world have used the 2016 Towards Maturity Benchmark to review their strategy and pick up new ideas for modernising learning. So far, over 80% of them reported that the benchmarking process has provided them with new ideas to inspire action.
One big focus for L&D teams in 2016 is on building behaviours in line with industry regulations. With responsibility for guiding this behavioural change, how can technology help achieve aspirations?
Speexx offers three tips to help today’s L&D teams adapt to the changing dynamic of today’s workforce and its learning methods.
Most of today’s learning leaders want to use technology to drive organisational performance. How do we leverage it more effectively to achieve results?
The pressure is on for L&D leaders – there are plenty of new tools, technologies and even learning models to help improve performance. How do we make smart decisions, build business buy-in and engage learners?
Here’s a quick overview of benchmarking, why you should do it and what you need to get started.
Geoff Chapman of eCom Scotland explores how micro and digital credentials could help L&D teams drive engagement with learning opportunities and demonstrate value.
This case study explores the story of O2 Business to business selling teams adopting the 70:20:10 learning model to change the way their people sold, built confidence and support, and finally embedded these changes into the new way things were done.
Technology is changing the way we work and the speed at which we work. Data is now widely available to inform decision-making, improve operations and increase customer loyalty. How does the modern L&D leader demonstrate value in this new world of work?
Preparing for the future of learning – Practitioner tips from the CIPD L&D show
At the CIPD L&D show last month Laura Overton (Towards Maturity) and Derek Bruce (ABN AMRO) discussed how L&D staff can prepare for the future of learning. The L&D profession has come a long way in the past five years. We are better able to create engaging online content, more aware of technology enabled learning, and are working to ensure they are more aligned to the needs of the business. Still, there is more to be done, and we as L&D know it.
Press: Learning Impact Improves When L&D Work in Collaboration with Business, According to Towards Maturity Research
Report shows that L&D leaders are more able to demonstrate the value of learning when they work together with business leaders to solve performance problems.
Towards Maturity will be focusing on how L&D professionals can modernise their L&D strategy at the 2016 Learning Technologies Summer Forum.
With the Learning Technologies Summer Forum coming up next week at London Olympia on 14 June, we want to give you a heads-up on some of the best bits. Here’s what not to miss and where you can find great giveaways.
We caught up with Occupational Psychologist Gary Luffman of Think.Change! at the CIPD Conference to find out more about how applying the fundamentals of learning science could impact learner behaviour.
Press: Research Shows Retailers Are Wedded to Formal Learning at Expense of Embracing Modern Learning Practices
London UK, 25 May 2016: New independent research from Towards Maturity, supported by Kallidus, reveals that the retail sector may be wedded to formal learning and has yet to explore the benefits of social and informal learning despite its growing commitment to investing in learning technologies and building its internal learning team.
Entering awards can be daunting and time-consuming, on top of everyday work. However, they provide a great opportunity for constructive reflection.
What can today’s learning leaders teach us about using evidence to support performance and capability? Marnie Threapleton, Head of Advisory Services at Towards Maturity, informs us during this on-demand webinar.
Louise Pasterfield from Sponge UK explores Towards Maturity data to uncover practical ideas that could inspire change in your organisation.
Mindset, behaviour, values and the ability to reflect, change and grow are all valuable characteristics – but are they being nurtured? Kirsty Greany
Are you going to be in Fort Lauderdale, Denver, Oslo or London and want to meet up? Laura Overton be sharing how to embrace change on both sides of the atlantic in the next 4 weeks, if you are around, it would be great to meet up.
Fit for Purpose, Fit for the Future: Towards Maturity Urges L&D Teams to Champion Performance Improvement
Towards Maturity calls on L&D teams to check their performance now, in order to help them prepare for the future.
The L&D function needs to ensure it has the skills it needs to deliver new learning, as a third of organisations plan to increase their training budget.
Laura Overton caught up with Derek Bruce (Head of International Development, ABN AMRO) ahead of their joint session at the CIPD L&D Show, to discuss some of the key aspects affecting learners and the L&D team today, as well as how we can future-proof our learning strategies.
Award-winning e-learning provider Learning Pool has become a part of Towards Maturity’s Ambassador Programme, supporting its annual Industry Benchmark Study and joining forces to add value to the corporate learning industry.
Ian Baxter explores how to make mobile learning a success and references 5 great real-life customer examples of how it can be harnessed at the point of need.
How do you move effectively from project to profit? Matthew Borg, Managing Partner at Acteon, helps us see how to #MakeItHappen with these 3 critical stages.
This report presents the evidence for L&D leaders to consider on how to respond to the changing mobility of the workforce, championing new ways of learning and performance to support the new, smarter-working employee.
L&D Playing Catch-up as Workers Adopt New Ways of Working and Learning, Says New Towards Maturity Research
A new report from the independent research organisation reveals that L&D teams are finding themselves trying to keep up, as workers set the pace with new ways of working and learning.
The 2016 Sector Benchmark Report: Embracing Change in Mid-Sized Businesses is available to download at the bottom of this page, thanks to the support of Kallidus.
Nigel Harrison is a performance consultant with over 30 years’ experience in helping organisations to set up internal consulting groups using workshops, coaching and problem solving. At the CLC Members’ Seminar on 17 March 2016, we were inspired by his thoughts on how to improve performance consulting skills. Aimee Young writes about how learning leaders can challenge the ‘quick fix’ syndrome when being asked to come up with business solutions.
In February, our CEO and Founder Laura Overton was featured in Training Journal’s ‘Spotlight On…’ series of interviews – if you’re curious about the history of Towards Maturity and how it has become an independent voice in the world of L&D, the article provides some key highlights in our journey and explains why Laura founded the organisation.
Learning Transformation the Number One Priority for Delivering Business Impact, Towards Maturity Reveals
Survey reveals the action priorities of L&D professionals for delivering business impact in the coming year.
Join Towards Maturity and Filtered for this webinar to learn what technology choices today’s learners are making.
Short on time? Towards Maturity’s Industry Benchmark Report scored highly in getAbstract’s summary. Download it here.
Pre-order our reports on 70:20:10 and the Mobile Workforce to receive your copy in your inbox as soon as they become available.
If you want to engage learners and affect compliant behaviour, check out this recorded webinar with SAI Global, for new insights that will help you move things forward
So much on offer…where do you start? Download our Ultimate Guide to Learning Technologies 2016 to make the most of LT16.
Global research and benchmarking organisation Towards Maturity launches a year-long campaign to provide practical insights and resources to help L&D professionals demonstrate the impact of learning.
eXchanges is a unique, free opportunity to get up close and personal with conference speakers at Learning Technologies on 3-4 February 2016.
We joined the Charity Learning Consortium and over 100 charity sector L&D professionals for their annual conference and awards ceremony at the Grange City Hotel in London. Each presenter challenged us to think differently about our role as L&D leaders. Here are 7 key mindset shifts that L&D needs to make based on the things presented throughout the day.
70% of L&D teams failing to improve business productivity, according to 2015 Towards Maturity Benchmark Study
70% of L&D teams failing to improve business productivity, according to 2015 Towards Maturity Benchmark study
London, UK: Today, Towards Maturity announced the findings of a new study sponsored by SAI Global, which found that despite an environment of record regulatory enforcements and personal liability for senior executives, most organisations are still applying a check-box approach to ethics and compliance training and failing to achieve the business goals they set out. This raises serious considerations for companies as they implement their programmes, with ethics and compliance failures continuing to dominate headlines.
Press: Leadership Development Programmes Having Little Business Impact, Towards Maturity Research Shows
Latest research from Towards Maturity shows that L&D teams are failing to develop leadership development programmes that improve individual and business performance.
Jane Daly (M&S) and Hesketh Emden (NHS Property Services) tell us how the Towards Maturity Benchmark impacted their L&D strategies.
See our planned international dates coming up, with Laura Overton presenting on a variety of topics and challenges around the globe.
Nigel Paine and Clive Shepherd, two of Towards Maturity’s longstanding supporters, explain the benefits of benchmarking.
Do you need to understand how your L&D team shapes up as a business function?
Independent research by Towards Maturity launched at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum reveals that retailers are improving revenue, productivity and behavioural change amongst employees as a result of adopting technology-enabled learning, but there is still more opportunity to be had.
Here’s our feature on the best events and places to connect at the LT Summer Forum.
It’s worth your time, trust us!
In this short video, Andy Lancaster, Head of Learning and Development at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, explains what benchmarking involves and how L&D leaders can use the benchmark process to reflect on current practices and align them with business objectives.
The 2015 Towards Maturity Benchmark enables L&D Leaders to gather data on current learning activities to help shape future success
Entering for awards can provide a great opportunity to reflect on your journey so far and share your success.
Latest research from Towards Maturity reveals that mid-sized businesses are failing to capitalise on the benefits of learning technologies, but brings hope by identifying opportunities for success within these organisations.
After a great show, here’s our insights, takeaways and a host of fantastic resources that you’re bound to benefit from.
The eXchanges at this year’s LT15 Conference have gone from strength to strength and were even more popular than in the previous three years.
If you want to work smart and refine your strategy this year, these great seminars will help you find the right ideas, goals and tactics to bring you success in 2015. If you missed them, check out the slides below.
Our 2014-15 Benchmark Modernising Learning: Delivering Results shows that learning innovation done well delivers bottom line results. There is no better way to find out how to do this than booking a few days out to visit Learning Technologies show in London on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th January.
On 30th October, LEO and Towards Maturity collaborated in an exclusive pre-launch event to release the report’s results a week early to senior L&D leaders. The responses collected in this event were included in the final report, contributing more valuable insights into the industry and providing practical and actionable tips.
The Towards Maturity’s 2014 Benchmark Report, Modernising Learning: Delivering Results, is causing quite a stir this year.
Read how Howden managed to Get The Edge with their new engineers up and running faster. Read how they worked with eCom Scotland to develop new learning content that produced a host of benefits to Howden, then find out how your organisation can Get The Edge using a tech-enabled strategy.
The Personalised Benchmark Report™ is what sets the Towards Maturity Benchmark apart from any other L&D study.
Do you need practical answers for a world demanding innovation?
5 industry ‘gurus’ explain why corporate L&D leaders shouldn’t miss Online Educa Berlin!
Winner of the IITT’s instructional designer of the year outlines a new approach to online assessment.