How Understanding the Science of Learning Can Help L&D

How Understanding the Science of Learning Can Help L&D

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. Change. It’s a word so commonly used in the context of...
Leadership and management matters, obviously

Leadership and management matters, obviously

Mindset, behaviour, values and the ability to reflect, change and grow are all valuable characteristics – but are they being nurtured? Kirsty Greany While it’s easy to slip on the rose-tinted glasses when looking at the challenges of business 20 years ago,...

6 tips to ENGAGE Line Managers with learning

At the LSG Online conference this morning, we considered how the top L&D performers ( measured by the Towards Maturity Benchmark) engage with line managers to embed new ways of learning and improve learning transfer.  If you would like to find out how you...

Rejuvenating Marketing Training at British American Tobacco

Rejuvenating Marketing Training at British American Tobacco What do you do when your highly successful global programme starts to get a bit tired? Tinker at the edges or take a more radical approach? British American Tobacco chose the latter and, together with their...

Reinventing Leadership Development – A new TM Benchmark

Maintaining and building leadership skills is critical for high performing organisations across all sectors and all sizes of organisations. During April and May 2011, individuals responsible for developing innovative, e-enabled approaches to leadership and management...

Using Online Video to Engage Busy Leaders

If you are struggling with engaging leaders and keeping them up to date in your business, regardless of the sector you are in, Teachers TV has practical lessons for you. Video is a great medium for providing quick self-paced updates and has long been used to support...

33 Reasons Why e-Learning Projects Fail

Why do so many e-learning projects fail? and what can we learn from failure? Failures in the Public Sector have, in general, been well documented and the Megatrends report documents these very well; together with a list of recommendations to decrease the chance of...

Impact of Leadership at Hammonds Furniture

The leadership and involvement of top management in e-learning matters; in 2007 the Towards Maturity study  (page 37) showed that organisations where Directors were directly involved in e-learning estimated a 43% improvement in business impact over those where...

Re-engineering L&D for effective performance at Xerox Europe

In many areas, but particularly for professional sales people, Xerox had always had a great reputation for developing the best people and their training programme was envied by many, but there was an increased belief internally that perhaps they were living off that...

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...

Learning engagement at Diageo

Over the years Diageo had deployed a number of e-learning courses to individual markets and in 2007 decided to invest in a centralised training portal named the Diageo Academy to allow all employees globally to access e-Learning, classroom training, virtual classroom,...

Improving the Take up of e-Learning in Local Authorities

This practical guide was created with the input of 25 Local Authorities at a series of Learning Pool Showcase Events in autumn 08. All local authorities face the same challenges of needing to meet the training and development needs of all their staff in a timely, cost...

Essential Learning – the employee perspective

In October this year, SkillSoft published their  first global benchmark study– in which they compared and contrasted employee attitudes towards learning and development across the US, the UK and Europe. The survey gathered views from employees from the private sector...

GAME stores Xcite retail staff to boost sales

This case study  (provided by Grass Roots) hightlights how the Games Stores Group Ltd ( specialist retailers in PC and Video games) used a blended learning approach in store to help boost sales.  Key features of the Xcite Programme Trained and engaged store...

Effective Blends for Busy Managers

Last year, the Chartered Management Institute published their first research looking at how blended learning approaches can support managment development. One year on, the research was repeated with an online survey of over 1000 members of the CMI together with a...

Environment Agency – Pollution control

This case study explores how an innovative package simultates a farm visit to help inspectors gain confience and expertise more rapidly than before.in a deeply complex and technical environmnent.  Traditionally inspector’s learned by accompanying...

Modern Councillor from Learningpool

Modern Councillor from Learning Pool – an innovative service for local authorities. Shortlisted for the ‘most innovative application of technology to learning’ in the 2007 e-learning Age awards, Modern Councillor is an innovative new service which provides high...

7 Lessons on FE leadership

The Centre for Excellence in Leadership The Centre for Excellence in Leadership has a task to transform the provision of learning through the Further Education and Skills sector.  One of their strategic projects is to help leaders in FE manage and lead the new...

BILD Conference – Engagement in Learning

 “Engagement in Learning”  Insights & Lessons from the BILD Annual Conference With the theme of ‘Engagement in Learning’, which strikes a particular chord with Towards Maturity, BILD (The British Institute for Learning & Development) held their...

Linking Learning to Business: Original 2004 Research

This is one of the original reports on successful e-learning implementation that contributed to the development of the Towards Maturity research findings. It explored the common business factors that contribute to e-learning success within european organisations.  15...

Distance learning for Strategic HR

Distance learning has consistently increased in importance for corporations over the last few years. After “the fad effect”, the time has come for more mature and better thought-out applications, based on the first successful experiments. Today, very few people...

More practical tips for engaging learners and managers

Our research has shown that learners and managers are the most critical stakeholders for success but are the toughest to engage. I recently took part in a workshop for the Learning and Skills group to see how we can improve engagement with these audiences and this...

Making your e-learning garden grow

One of the most significant challenges to implementing learning technologies in the workplace engaging busy learners and managers.  Recently,  PersonnelToday.com, reported on the positive response from staff when Superquinn, the Irish...

e-induction @ Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

There are numerous examples of how e-learning is being applied to learning & development across all private & public sectors, often from those who’ve learnt over time how to apply technology to deliver real business benefits, but what of those who have no...

Simply the best – tips from e-Learning award winners

Simply the best – practical tips from this year’s award winners On the 30th of January, the Towards Maturity Project together with the E-Learning awards brought together industry leaders and award winners to provide practical insights on how to: How to...

10 tips for communicating with learners

Towards Maturity is all about helping each other improve the impact of technology assisted learning in the workplace. The toughest challenge is engaging staff with learning in this way, particularly with all the pressures they have on their...

Coca-Cola- virtual Leadership programme

This case study looks at how Coca-Cola in Latin America developed a virtual programme to develop leadership capability that would help them to implement and manage virtual teams across latin America. Core competencies for working in this strategic environment...

Scottish Prison Service

The Scottish Prison Service needed human rights issues to be dealt with more effectively within prisons in general and by front line prison staff in particular, and for staff to deal with human rights with more confidence. They also wanted to improve prisoner’s...

Informal learning at Student Loans Company

Download this case study to see how the Student Loans company have supported learners and managers with new ways of learning. See how this innovative use of e-learning has delivered the following benefits: Reduced help desk enquiries Motivated staff engaged line...

BT – mobile learning for field engineers

This case study looks at how BT addressed the challenges of providing and monitoring learning for 30,000 field engineers. It looks at the challenges that were addressed in meeting the needs of a dispersed audience and outlines the practicalities of using the mobile...

The Priory Group

The Priory Group and their partner Information Transfer were the winners of the ‘Widening participation in e-learning’ e-learning award (Nov 2006) and the winners of ‘elearning project of the Year’ from the Institute of IT training (Feb...

Whitbread EL-Box Boxing Clever

Following the introduction of the National Certificate for Licences, this innovative programme, using the el-box tablet PC developed by Creative Learning Media for Brewers Fayre pubs in the Whitbread Group, reflects a high level of audience sensitivity with 86% out of...

University on the Shop Floor

In common with many manufacturing sectors, the ceramic industry is undergoing significant restructuring to adapt to the challenges of modern global competition. This case study shows how a group of companies in the West Midlands have responded by focussing on the...

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