How the learning team at AXA demonstrated that big budgets or expensive hardware are not needed to get tangible business impact, using AI, a likeable character and a simple platform.
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.
Mindset, behaviour, values and the ability to reflect, change and grow are all valuable characteristics – but are they being nurtured? Kirsty Greany
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.
Towards Maturity released a new In-Focus report on the 4th of July, supported by our Founding Ambassador, Epic, as part of their Forward Thinking Series.
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.
Join Towards Maturity for practical advice on delivering successful global learning at this free webinar on 23rd of September with Laura Overton, Managing Director, Towards Maturity and Maria van Vlodrop, CERTPOINT Systems
Driving Results with Learning Technologies in the Automotive Sector is a fascinating report commissioned by Toyota Europe to understand how 15 of the top automotive manufacturers in Europe are adopting new approaches to learning.
Leadership development: Out of the classroom & into the workplace
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?
Maintaining and building leadership skills is critical for high performing organisations across all sectors and all sizes of organisations.
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.
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.
When the whole organisation is under pressure, how do you get heard, get support and get going with innovative learning approaches? Often we only get one chance to make our case so we have to make it count. Concrete figures on the bottom line benefits of learning technologies at work are notoriously hard to establish but tend to speak the loudest.
Why do so many e-learning projects fail? and what can we learn from failure?
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 Directors were not involved.
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 hard-earned reputation and that while the world around them had changed, perhaps the approach to learning and development hadn’t.
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.
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, and self development learning materials in a central location.
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 effective way.
We had the opportunity to be part of the plenary session at Online Educa Berlin this month looking at the challenges and opportunities of implementing learning technologies in diverse global organisations.
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.
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.
Last year, the Chartered Management Institute published their first research looking at how blended learning approaches can support managment development.
This case study explores how an innovative package simulates a farm visit to help inspectors gain confidence and expertise more rapidly than before.in a deeply complex and technical environment.
Modern Councillor from Learning Pool – an innovative service for local authorities.
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 technology agenda in learning.
How Learning Technologies can support Change Management – An extract from 4 CrossKnowledge example case studies into how embracing new learning technologies is helping to address some major HR Issues.
“Engagement in Learning” Insights & Lessons from the BILD Annual Conference
Distance learning has consistently increased in importance for corporations over the last few years.
Clear alignment of learning strategy to business needs is a characteristic of mature e-learning implementations . However it is easy to talk about but difficult to achieve but the dividends are worth it.
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 article covers a few of the practical ideas that were discussed on the day and additional resources available.
One of the most significant challenges to implementing learning technologies in the workplace engaging busy learners and managers.
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 track record of e-learning and are looking to start?
Simply the best – practical tips from this year’s award winners
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 time.
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.
Nige Howarth speaks to Phil Morris of ST Microelectronics and Alex Clark of Relay Consultants about the success of e-learning with changing behaviour of technical experts in a global company.
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 knowledge and understanding about the relationship between human rights and Prison Rules.
Download this case study to see how the Student Loans company have supported learners and managers with new ways of learning.
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 phone to provide and assess learning. BT were shortlisted in the e-learning awards 2006 for this implementation
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 2007).
In common with many manufacturing sectors, the ceramic industry is undergoing significant restructuring to adapt to the challenges of modern global competition.
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 9,600 staff now preferring this method of learning.
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 successful organisations took part from diverse sectors and feedback was gathered from over 2000 learners within those businesses