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Industry Responses to Unlocking Potential

Industry Responses to Unlocking Potential

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.

The Pensions Regulator

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

Training Journal Interview reveals the History and Values Behind Towards Maturity

Training Journal Interview reveals the History and Values Behind Towards Maturity

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.

Business Leader Perspective – Towards Maturity 2012 Benchmark

Take a look at out what two senior business leaders, Richard Beaven, Customer Services Director, General Insurance at Lloyds Banking Group and Dr Chai Patel CBE FRCP, Chairman of HC-One,  are saying about the need to transform learning for business advantage. Share the articles with your business leaders. 

Brightwave Interview with Laura Overton

Towards Maturity’s workplace learning expert Laura Overton has appealed to Learning and Development (L&D) professionals to re-assess current orthodoxies and seize opportunities for learners to connect, share and communicate with each other in the latest instalment of Brightwave’s ‘What a difference’ video series.

Unionlearn-a hidden asset to support workplace e-learning adoption?

In the middle of July this year, I found myself at the TUC’s head office in London amongst 200 union officers and members, MPs and other guests. It was one of those hot summer evenings (remember them?!) and the room was full of people passionate about their cause – none more so than Liz Smith OBE, who’s retirement had brought us together. 

Implementing Social Learning

If you are wondering how to implement social learning in your organisation – how to get staff to share their experiences with their peers online – then it is well worth listening to the Learning Curve (BBC Radio 4 with Peter Day), which was broadcast on 30th July 09 as part of the In Business Series.

John Hayes MP interview with the BILD

Early in July Karen Velasco of the British Institute for Learning and Development interviewed John Hayes Shadow Minister for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education. The aim was to discover how the Conservative view of skills development differed from that of Labour, particularly within times of recession.

Exploring e-learning

In this interview, Brian Runciman, Managing Editor from the BCS interviews Laura Overton, Towards Maturity and Clive Shepherd, chair of the eLearning Network to find out answers to questions that everyone new to e-learning wants to know:

Building Business Performance with Social Media

The latest Towards Maturity benchmark report showed that new media such as podcasting , blogs and wikis are on the increase but what real business benefits are they bringing? With so many new tools and so little time available, how can we get started?

Events in September and October

If you are looking to get under the skin of how learning technologies can really make a difference in the workplace then we would highly recommend that you try to get along to 2 events taking place in September and October:

Clive Shepherd Podcast Part 2 (Audio)

The ‘Towards Maturity’ study confirms that ‘Mature’ organisations in the application of technology to learning report improved business productivity, had more motivated staff and an increased take up of learning.

Clive Shepherd Podcast Part 1 (Audio)

The ‘Towards Maturity’ study confirms that ‘Mature’ organisations in the application of technology to learning report improved business productivity, had more motivated staff and an increased take up of learning.

Innovation at City&Guilds

City & Guilds have enjoyed 7 years of success with their GOLA capability and have seen over 3/4 million candidates take their high stake exams online. In this presentation Dr Kenney- Wallace outlines lessons and perspectives from their learners and passes on some hints and tips for successful learning partnerships.

Innovation at City&Guilds (Audio)

City & Guilds have enjoyed 7 years of success with their GOLA capability and have seen over 3/4 million candidates take their high stake exams online. In this presentation Dr Kenney- Wallace outlines lessons and perspectives from their learners and passes on some hints and tips for successful learning partnerships.

Uniaid presentation from Alistair Lomax CEO(Video)

Engaging learners is one of the toughest challenges but Uniaid and their learning partner Epic managed to attract over 2.3 million students. Uniaid is a student charity helping students manage their finance through a range of online games and tools.

Uniaid presentation from Alistair Lomax CEO(Audio)

Engaging learners is one of the toughest challenges but Uniaid and their learning partner Epic managed to attract over 2.3 million students. Uniaid is a student charity helping students manage their finance through a range of online games and tools.

e-Learning for Healthcare Podcast Part 1(Audio)

Julia Moore, the National Director of e-Learning for Healthcare in the NHS, gives a fascinating insight into the use of e-learning in training Radiologists.  This implementation won the e-learning content award in November 2007.

e-learning at Sadeh Lok

This video clip, posted on YouTube shows how Sadeh Lok, a housing association in Huddersfield has started to embrace e-learning to address business skills issues.

elearn2work – meeting small business needs(Audio full length Podcast)

The eLearn2work project in South Yorkshire is an action research project to understand how e-learning can help small businesses improve their productivity.  This interview with Michael Thornton of Knowlegebase UK ( a lead partner in the project) is suitable for any education practioner looking to engage small businesses and work more effectively together.

Reuters (Video Short summary)

Charles Jennings took part in a recent interview with the Towards Maturity project team to look discuss how technology is being used to support the needs of the knowledge worker in the 21st century.

Reuters Interview Part 1

Charles Jennings took part in a recent interview with the Towards Maturity project team to look discuss how technology is being used to support the needs of the knowledge worker in the 21st century.

Reuters Interview Part 2

Charles Jennings took part in a recent interview with the Towards Maturity project team to look discuss how technology is being used to support the needs of the knowledge worker in the 21st century.

Connecting for Health – e-learning at the NHS Part 1

Dr Phillip Candy,  Director of Education, Training and Development, NHS Connecting for Health took part in a recent interview with the Towards Maturity project team to discuss how technology is being harnessed to support the skills of a million staff.

The Pensions Regulator (Video Short Podcast)

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.

Connecting for Health – e-learning at the NHS Part 2

Dr Phillip Candy,  Director of Education, Training and Development, NHS Connecting for Health took part in a recent interview with the Towards Maturity project team to look discuss how technology is being harnessed to support the skills of a million staff.

e-learning at Lloyds TSB

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’.

Free guide to podcasting

Kineo and Ufi, have produced a free guide for those new to podcasting that explores the potential of podcasting. It covers:

RBS: Impact of new technologies on staff training, learning and development – Interview with Jim McLaughlin

This interview investigates how Jim McLaughlin (Head of Learning for the Royal Bank of Scotland Group) is using technologies and how they are impacting both training and development, staff and learners within the group.  He outlines how they are exploring new technologies such as blogs, virtual classrooms, Ipods etc to address different needs via an approach of trial and experimentation.

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