Practitioner Tips from the CIPD L&D show

Practitioner Tips from the CIPD L&D show

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...
Learning How to Learn: 37 Tips for L&D Professionals

Learning How to Learn: 37 Tips for L&D Professionals

L&D is changing so rapidly and so profoundly that no-one in the profession can afford to let their professional development slide. Here’s 37 tips from Laura Overton for keeping yourself on the cutting edge. L&D is definitely guilty of ‘cobbler’s...
Towards Maturity Impact Indicators

Towards Maturity Impact Indicators

Everyone is talking about using learning innovation to help deliver more with less but how does your approach compare with others? Does it really deliver? Here is the history behind the Towards Maturity Impact indicators, along with 3 tips for using them to build...

Adventitious Learning at Café Africa

As a part of Towards Maturity’s world tour for 2015, we had the pleasure of participating at LRMG’s Café Africa event. Held in Mauritius, it was a great venue for bringing great people together. The synergy of values and ethos was clear to see, with the headline of...

7 Mindset Shifts on Learning from the CLC Conference

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...

Driving Performance in a Knowledge Economy: The Secret Sauce for People Professionals

In the new world of business, continual learning is essential for organisational and individual success. HR and L&D have a critical role to play. But are we ready? This session presented by Laura Overton at [email protected] 2015 in Sydney, explored insights gained from...

10 Hidden Secrets of Top Performing L&D Teams

Accelerated change, moving technologies, globally diverse audiences, increasing demand. We’ve been talking about these and other pressures that senior L&D leaders face for decades. The trouble is that the pressures are not going away. Today’s L&D leaders must...

Make the Most of Learning Technologies Summer Forum

Here’s our feature on the best events and places to connect at the LT Summer Forum.It’s worth your time, trust us! The Learning Technologies Summer Forum on 16th of June, London Olympia, is a great place to stop, reflect and catch up on...

Speed, Innovation, Change: How to Meet the Learning Challenge

Towards Maturity’s eXchange once again welcomed Nigel Paine; independent consultant, author, conference speaker, former Head of Learning for the BBC. Here’s what he shared. Nigel set the eXchange in the context of his new book “The Learning Challenge”. He...

Conference Roundup: Learning Technologies 2015

After a great show, here’s our insights, takeaways and a host of fantastic resources that you’re bound to benefit from.    After what seemed like the busiest two days of the year, we were sad to say goodbye to Learning Technologies for another...

How to deliver business results with game-based learning

A conversation eXchange with Mark Reilly, Head of Corporate Training at McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd. Next time you are in McDonalds, spare a thought for the store manager, juggling his customer-facing team on the one hand with the precision factory production line...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Communities of Practice

A conversation eXchange with Kandy Woodfield, Director of Learning at NatCen Social Research With such fast-moving and far reaching technological change, the way in which NatCen gather social research data is changing beyond recognition. Gone are the days of doorstep...

What We Learned from eXchanges at LT15

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. Hold on, what are the eXchanges? The eXchanges programme is a unique, free opportunity to get up close and personal with...

How to Identify the Right Learning Tools for the Social Age

  Nic Laycock reports what was shared during the roundtable discussion with Julian Stodd at the Learning Technologies eXchange, 2015.  It was standing room only for the eXchange with Julian Stodd, Founder and Co-Captain of SeaSalt Learning – and what a treat...

Two Great Seminars You Missed at LT15

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. How to get your L&D team in tip top condition for...

Our Definitive Guide to Learning Technologies 2015

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...

Brand New Event for LT15: Generate

Learn about a new event for the Learning Technologies 2015 exhibition in London Olympia, where delegates will gather to generate new ideas & solutions to help modernise learning at work.  Generate – powered by Training Zone and Towards Maturity In this...

Learning Technologies 2015 eXchange

The eXchanges programme is a unique, free opportunity to get up close and personal with the speakers at the Learning Technology event on 28th-29th January 2015. Please note this is not a webinar but a face-to-face group meeting. eXchanges at a glance: Full...

Senior L&D Leaders React to the 2014 Benchmark Findings

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...

Ambassador Reactions to the 2014-15 Benchmark Report

The Towards Maturity’s 2014 Benchmark Report, Modernising Learning: Delivering Results, is causing quite a stir this year. We’ve had some great observations from L&D leaders who explore how it challenges both business leaders’ and learning leaders’...

Congratulations to the 2014 e-Learning Award Winners

Over 550 guests gathered last night at the glorious e-learning awards to celebrate the industry’s finest.  Following fine champagne and excellent company (with a side order of smoking lemons), we at last found out who were the winners from a...

Grabbing the attention of Time Starved Learners

How L&D can apply 8 killer tips from Content Marketing to engage busy staff? 44% of L&D professionals say their staff are reluctant to engage with online learning but Towards Maturity’s direct research with learners shows that perhaps they are not as reluctant...

Resource: How to Transform Learning

Do you need practical answers for a world demanding innovation? On 18th July, a group of L&D leaders from some of the world’s leading organisations joined LEO and Towards Maturity to identify how we can transform learning for a world demanding innovation.  In...

Making the most of the Learning Technology Summer Forum

The Learning Technologies 2014 Summer Forum is the unique follow-up event to Learning Technologies 2014 and will take place at Olympia 2 on 17th June 2014. Here is our summary of our thoughts on the best conference sessions, free resources and seminars! OK a bit...

LearningNow – 25 tips for delivering Performance Support

L&D leaders came together to share ideas on how they are using technologies to build performance support.   In the 2013-14 Towards Maturity Benchmark study we saw that 94% of L&D leaders are looking to speed up the application of learning in the workplace...

New Learning Agenda Part 3: Customer Activated Learning

In November Towards Maturity Launched ‘The New Learning Agenda’ outlining recommendations for the business and L&D professionals as a result of their 2013-14 Towards Maturity Benchmark. In the 3rd part of the series, published by Inside Learning Technologies in...

How do we meet the challenge of tracking mobile learning?

Helen Bingham and Alison Potter, NHS in conversation at the #LT14UK Towards Maturity eXchange – Report by Genny Dixon  Helen and Alison work together in Health Education Wessex – Thames Valley and are now into their fourth year of using mobile...

38 E-learning traps and how to avoid them

Sharing the collective wisdom of 70 delegates at Online Educa Berlin 2013 #OEB13 Typically you don’t go to a conference to hear speakers boasting about all the mistakes that they have made, even though they would probably be the most helpful sessions on the programme....

5 reasons not to miss ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN

If you haven’t attended ONLINE EDUCA in Berlin before you won’t realise what you have missed! It is the largest online learning event in Europe and the only one that brings together the corporate, education and public service sectors.With a particular emphasis on how...

13 reasons not to miss the L&S Summer Forum

Looking for new ways to engage your business with learning? Check out our recommendations for the L&S group Summer Forum. If you haven’t had a moment to register for the L&S Summer Forum on the 18th of June then do it now! If you are undecided if this is...

Catching up with #LT13UK eXchanges

Did you miss the Learning Technologies and Learning & Skills Group eXchanges at Olympia this year? Don’t worry. We’ve been capturing the conference speakers and participants top tips in a series of blogs that will be published in the first few weeks of...

Bright Ideas from Towards Maturity’s Ambassadors

Towards Maturity’s Ambassadors play an important role in ensuring that our independent research is freely available to all. They are also thought leaders in our industry with years of experience supported by industry awards and accolades behind them. Many of them were...

27 reasons to visit Learning Technologies 2013

Towards Maturity’s round-up of the best of what to expect from the Learning Technology and Learning and SKILLS  Exhibition 29th and 30th of January, Olympia London The Learning Technology and Learning and Skills Show has to be the highlight of the calendar year...

Learning Technologies eXchanges 2013

There are still some places left on eXchanges, a unique, free opportunity to get up close and personal with the speakers at this year’s Learning Technology event. Online booking is now closed but you can visit stand 99 at Learning Technologies or stand 312 at Learnign...

16 ideas to help us move ‘Beyond the Course’

In June,I joined over forty companies  and 100 delegates last a Brightwave event sponsored by Sky, which was designed challenge our thinking in the way that we approach learning. The conversation was driven by an excellent group of speakers, many of whom have...

Join us at LEARNINGLIVE

Laura Overton, MD of Towards Maturity will be one of the speakers at this year’s LEARNING LIVE Event hosted by the Learning and performance Institute in London on the 12th and 13th of September.  Laura will be speaking on Overcoming Learner Reluctance ,...

World of Learning Celebrates 20 years!

Join TM at the World of Learning Conference as it celebrates it’s 20th anniversary with top line-up of L&D experts Now in its 20th year, the World of Learning taking place on 2 & 3 October at the NEC Birmingham, is set to showcase a top line-up of...

Learning Technology Exchange – new for 2012

Meet, tweet, network and share at the Learning Technologies 2012 eXchange  #ltuk12 and #lsuk12 Olympia Update 18th January Full agenda for exchange programme is now published below Book your place at the show on Stand 45 (for LT exchanges) and Stand 218 for...

6 reasons not to miss World of Learning 2011

Towards Maturity are proud to support the World of Learning conference  taking place at the Birmingham NEC on the 27th and 28th of September this year. We are half way through collecting data for the Towards Maturity 2011 Benchmark and many of you will be...

HR & L&D challenged to reduce silos and embrace change

Thomas Otter, Research Vice President of Gartner, keynoting at Plateau Insights Europe 2011, the European edition of Plateau’s talent management user conference, provided a number of challenges to leaders who are working in the Talent management and learning fields to...

Business educa 2011 – Sharing great practices in Europe

“New Learning Cultures” will be the theme of this year’s ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN (OEB), as it sets the agenda for an in-depth discussion of the most important questions facing those in education and business today. Do we need a new culture of learning? How should we...

The Informatology Peer awards and Conference

At Towards Maturity we are very committed to celebrating excellence and the informal benchmarking that comes from the awards process. We support a wide range of awards including the e-learning age awards, the Training Journal awards and the Institute of IT...

News- Towards Maturity Treasure Trail with 4 new ambassadors

Press Release Towards Maturity create a ‘Treasure Trail’ for Learning Technologies – featuring four new Ambassadors LONDON, 24 January 2011: The internationally recognised benchmarking practice Towards Maturity will be running a ‘Treasure Trail’ at this year’s...

23 reasons to get to Learning Technologies 2011

Learning Technologies at Olympia 2 on the 26th and 27th of January is definitely the UK event not to be missed if you are looking for inspiring ideas (for free!). Here are our 23 reasons to attend! In addition to the exhibition over 2 floors, there are over 200...

Improve performance at Business Educa Berlin

We are at a stage where innovative thinking isn’t just about being fashionably ahead of the curve, it is becoming a necessity for survival.  Our existing ideas need to be challenged and we need to be open to new approaches  and that is one of the...

Conference round up – ELN Event Summary

The e-learning Network held its most recent event on Friday 5th March 2010 in London with the theme – “Proven Recipes for Learning Success”. Chaired by Piers Lea of LINE with support from ELN committee member Rob Hubbard of Learning Age Solutions, the event featured...

Top Tips from Learning Technologies 2010

If you missed this year’s Learning Technologies event, then you missed a treat! It was the biggest event yet and exceeded all expectations from both the delegates and participants. There have been some excellent reviews of the event that we’d recommend you...

The Lifelong Learning UK Third Annual Conference

Lifelong Learning UK is the Sector Skills Council responsible for building the skills of the Learning and Development Sector, both for funded learning providers and commercial learning providers.  The Third Annual Conference on 8th December 2009 was an exciting...

Breaking down walls at Online Educa Berlin!

2078 delegates from 92 countries convened at this year’s ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN, the largest global e-learning conference. The event has been running for 15 years now but this year it seemed to have a different buzz about it – perhaps it was the fact that we were all in...

New Models for Learning Management

I’d never been to an e-learning network event before; my perception was that it was too expensive because of the traveling I’d have to do from Manchester. However I’d been asked to speak at the 25th September 2009 event so it would have been rude not to go! In fact it...

Thriving in adversity – doing more with less

The Institute of IT Training’s National Conference and Exhibition attracted nearly 200 learning and development professionals hungry to network and gather ideas to help them thrive in times of adversity and deliver more with less. This conference round up provides a...

Conference round up – ELN Members Showcase Summary

Unique in the annual events programme from the e-Learning Network is the Members Showcase recently held on Friday 10th July 2009 in London. It’s the only event in the ELN calendar that allows those training providers who are members and sponsors of the ELN to promote...

Conference Round Up – Informatology Annual event

During my tortuous journey on public transport from Manchester to Middlesex University to Informatology’s annual conference at the end of June, I was beginning to wonder if it would be worth it. Stephen Citron had never thus far let me down with his...

Conference round up BILD Event – Virtual Environments

It seems that wherever you turn right now the ‘hot topic’ in the field of Learning Technologies is the use of Virtual Worlds (or Environments) and Serious Games and the latest BILD (The British Institute for Learning & Development) Connect Event held on Wednesday...

Conference round up – Apply Serious Games

Apply Serious Games Conference Conference ThemeThis conference was organised on 7th May 2009 to support the Apply Serious Games 2009 Awards.  The winner was VStep with Ship Simulator Professional.  The awards were presented by Lord Puttnam of...

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