We ran a workshop at the 2016 LT Summer Forum on how L&D leaders can demonstrate value. Here’s what 100 practitioners came up with.
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.
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.
Modern Business is becoming more global, fast paced, complex and fluid. Modern staff are increasingly connected, curious, tech-savvy and self directed. Are today’s L&D teams prepared for what that means for learning in the future? Here’s 9 tips inspired by Top Deck L&D teams.
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.
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 business buy-in.
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.
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.
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?
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 align learning to needs, move quickly to improve performance, and add value. They are increasingly looking to technology to help.
Here’s our feature on the best events and places to connect at the LT Summer Forum.
It’s worth your time, trust us!
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.
After a great show, here’s our insights, takeaways and a host of fantastic resources that you’re bound to benefit from.
A conversation eXchange with Mark Reilly, Head of Corporate Training at McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd.
A conversation eXchange with Kandy Woodfield, Director of Learning at NatCen Social Research
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.
Nic Laycock reports what was shared during the roundtable discussion with Julian Stodd at the Learning Technologies eXchange, 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over 100 people shared practical insights at OEB Berlin – here’s what we found out.
The Towards Maturity’s 2014 Benchmark Report, Modernising Learning: Delivering Results, is causing quite a stir this year.
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 staggering shortlist of 129 amazing projects.
L&D Leaders challenged businesses to ‘Get The Edge’ by aligning learning to business, at this joint event by CIPD & TM.
How L&D can apply 8 killer tips from Content Marketing to engage busy staff?
Do you need practical answers for a world demanding innovation?
Here are some nuggets that inspired Towards Maturity’s Laura Overton from this week’s CIPD Learning and Development Show in London.
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 biased but hopefully useful none the less!
L&D leaders came together to share ideas on how they are using technologies to build performance support.
The CIPD Learning and Development show is taking place in London Olympia on the 30th April – 1st May. We’ve been taking a look at the programme and have spotted a number of our friends and supporters who we always love to learn from!
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 January 2014, we look at why L&D need to shift to customer activated learning before it is too late!
Chris Atherton and Simon Bostock from Equal Experts share their ideas in conversation at the #LT14UK Towards Maturity eXchange – report by Dr Genny Dixon
Clive Shepherd shares his latest ideas in conversation with other L&D professionals at the #LT14UK Towards Maturity eXchange – Report by Genny Dixon
Helen Bingham and Alison Potter, NHS in conversation at the #LT14UK Towards Maturity eXchange – Report by Genny Dixon
The New Learning Agenda takes a look at what we have learned from the Towards Maturity Research in the last ten years to help us develop a learning strategy that delivers in the next ten years.
Our 2013-14 Benchmark The New Learning Agenda shows that learning innovation done well delivers bottom line results, and 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 the 29th and 30th January.
Sharing the collective wisdom of 70 delegates at Online Educa Berlin 2013 #OEB13
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.
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!
The LINE event at the Royal Institute started off with a number of presentations on a subject that many predict is set to revolutionise the way the world is going to learn and communicate: m-learning!
Towards Maturity and Epic, one of our founding Ambassadors, have teamed up to bring you ‘LearningNow’ events where attendees are invited to explore and tackle key L&D issues of the day during an interactive and practical workshop.
Massive Open Online Courses – or MOOCs – are bringing a new dimension to the idea of content sharing. At our third eXchange at Learning Technologies 2013, Dr Chris Paton has brought years of experience in medical research to explore how technology can be used to improve public health.
The habits of successful instructional designers – Allison Rossett shares at Learning Technologies eXchanges
Genny Dixon reports on the energetic discussion with Allison Rossett from the @towardsmaturity eXchanges at #LT13UK
Imagination, engagement and the moments of now – Prof Stephen Heppell shares at Learning Technologies 2013 eXchanges
Prof. Stephen Heppell took part in @towardsmaturity eXchanges at #LT13UK – here are some reflections on the future of learning captured by eXchange Host Kelly Thomas.
How can we apply game based thinking to increase learner engagement? Ben Betts shares at Learning Technologies eXchanges
Mark Berthelemy reports on the discussion with Ben Betts from this year’s Learning Technologies eXchanges 2013.
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 Feburary.
Norman Lamont shares ideas on how to work effectively with subject matter experts in our first report from Learning Technologies 2013 eXchanges.
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
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.
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 and Skills to book a place on the 29th or 30th of January 2013.
In the ‘Business EDUCA Opening Conversation’ at Online EDUCA BERLIN 2012, delegates shared their common challenges where they hoped to find fresh insights from attending Business EDUCA.
Now in its third year, Business EDUCA aims to help business delegates achieve organisational results through collaborative intelligence and learning.
World of Learning at the NEC this year is celebrating 20 years on the 2nd and 3rd of October. There is lots going on so if you are going to the whole event or just to the exhibition, we thought you might appreciate our pick of the best
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.
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.
Join TM at the World of Learning Conference as it celebrates it’s 20th anniversary with top line-up of L&D experts
If you want to dramatically improve business results through learning technologies this year, then it’s time to put aside previous experiences, shake off preconceived ideas and think differently!
Free advice, reports, resources and sessions with conference speakers on stand 45 at #LT12UK 25th and 26th January Olympia, London.
Take on the Towards Maturity Challenge – boost your business agility in 2012!
Meet, tweet, network and share at the Learning Technologies 2012 eXchange #ltuk12 and #lsuk12 Olympia
Ok, we may be biased but we think that the free presentations that have been organised by our Ambassadors and Supporters at this year’s Learning Technologies and Learning and Skills event at Olympia are the pick of the best.
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.
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 take notice of the flood of opportunity that the current technology and economic climate is providing & to turn it to their advantage.
“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?
At Towards Maturity we are very committed to celebrating excellence and the informal benchmarking that comes from the awards process.
Delivering results with learning technologies – getting there faster and smarter. The first joint Towards Maturity in association with the British Institute for Learning and Development (the BILD)- Delivering results with learning technologies – getting there faster and smarter was held on the 12th of April and led by Laura Overton.
Despite indications that the economy is slowly recovering, the pressure to add value, justify cost and deliver results for L&D teams appears to be increasing on a daily basis.
Here are some of the key points from a seminar that we first delivered at Learning Technologies 2011 to over 130 people looking at at 3 simple steps to delivering results with learning technologies. We hope you will find useful in your journey with learning technologies. The session draws on the findings of the 2010-11 Towards Maturity Benchmark.
Towards Maturity create a ‘Treasure Trail’ for Learning Technologies – featuring four new Ambassadors
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!
Laura Overton will be speaking at the Learning Technologies show next week at 3 free seminars – everyone is welcome! Join us for an interactive seminar to discuss how to improve performance with learning technologies:
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.
The 2 day WOLCE conference is packed full of resources and sessions to help L&D professionals, here are our 4 reasons why you should attend:
The Institute of IT training will be running their 11th annual conference for members on the 7th & 8th of September – open for members and non members.
The e-learning Network held its most recent event on Friday 5th March 2010 in London with the theme – “Proven Recipes for Learning Success”.
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.
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 and challenging day.
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 Berlin 20 years after the wall came down – it certainly felt significant.
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 was a great honour to be asked particularly as the day was all about my favourite subject, Learning Management Systems:
English as a Second Language (ESL) from GlobalEnglish adding business benefits to Global Organisations
‘English as a Second Language’ is not new. In fact the business world has debated the topic many times in the past but we’re starting to reach a point where many major multi-national, global organisations recognise the need to provide adequate English language training for their global workforce. In many of these organisations those with English as their natural language often represent less than 10% of the workforce, so the need is significant.
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.
Unique in the annual events programme from the e-Learning Network is the Members Showcase recently held on Friday 10th July 2009 in London.
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.
The British Institute for Learning and Development’s 2009 conference ‘Releasing Potential: learning through people and technology’, was held at the Open University in Milton Keynes on Thursday 11th of June and attracted a very wide range of delegates, mainly BILD members from public and private sectors, universities and training providers.
On Friday 8th May, the eLearning Network returned to Holborn Bars for an event on Creating Engaging and Effective Learning Content.
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 13th Mat 2009 at the Museum of Army Flying, was no exception!
This conference was organised on 7th May 2009 to support the Apply Serious Games 2009 Awards.