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...
In-Focus: Preparing for the Future of Learning (2016)

In-Focus: Preparing for the Future of Learning (2016)

This report is free to download, thanks to the support of our Strategic Partner, the CIPD. One year ago, in a joint research report from Towards Maturity and the CIPD, we reported the need to ensure that there is a clear line of sight between L&D activity and...

Evolving L&D at Barnardos

Towards Maturity and the CIPD have recently launched a new report L&D Evolving Roles:Enhancing Skills that considers the future direction of L&D and the skills that they need to get there. The report included a number of detailed interviews including this one...

Evolving L&D at McDonald’s

Towards Maturity and the CIPD have recently launched a new report L&D Evolving Roles:Enhancing Skills that considers the future direction of L&D and the skills that they need to get there. The report included a number of detailed interviews including this one...
Evolving L&D at PwC

Evolving L&D at PwC

Towards Maturity and the CIPD have recently launched a new report L&D Evolving Roles:Enhancing Skills that considers the future direction of L&D and the skills that they need to get there. The report included a number of detailed interviews including this one...
L&D: Evolving Roles, Enhancing Skills

L&D: Evolving Roles, Enhancing Skills

New CIPD/Towards Maturity research looks at the skills gaps that need to be addressed if L&D are to respond more effectively to change. In last year’s Modernising Learning: Delivering Results report, we see that whilst the L&D community is more ambitious than...

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...

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...

Building on Strong Foundations at the Priory Group

For the past eight years, Foundations for Growth (FfG), a blended corporate learning programme, has empowered specialist care provider Priory to deliver comprehensive and effective staff training, and to achieve outstanding business benefits. We are revisiting this...

Barnardos delivers e-learning excellence

Schedule time to TAKE PART  in the Towards Maturity Benchmark 2013 today to help you #BETHEBEST13. This award winning case study of a top quartile performer demonstrates just how to achieve excellence on a limited budget! Barnardo’s won the Charity Learning Award...

Cambian Achieves excellence with e-learning

Practical lessons from award winning Cambian Group to deliver widespread adoption and excellent results. What happens when pressure within your sector, the high cost of face-to-face training and a lack of consistency in company training threatens to blunten your...

Mastering live online learning

Delegates from  across the private, public and not for profit sectors,  joined us today in a complimentary webinar supported by REDTRAY where we  discussed the results of the UK’s first research into virtual classroom training:...

L&D 2020 – a guide for next decade

 We are great supporters of TJ’s research L&D 2020 that explores the ways in which the L&D profession need to operate in the future to support changing business needs more successfully. Martyn Sloman, their principal consultant to the project...

L&D Benchmarks – is time to raise the bar?!

First published July 2010 – Last updated Dec 2014 As a business improvement process, benchmarking has been around since the early 90’s and is now considered vital in the private and public sector as a tool to improve operational performance and enable...

Learning innovation in the public sector

Learning in the public sector- Cuts, Change & Collaboration Well it has been an interesting first few weeks as the new coalition government is bedding in. The message clearly is that things are going to be different moving forward as the government  takes ‘...

Justice Academy at MoJ

Mergers and organisational re-alingnments means people find themselves working in new teams and structures. They need a common sense of purpose and a sense of belonging to something new. Learning and Development is the key enabler of this unification process. With...

National School of Government reaches ¼ million learners

. The National School of Government faced the challenge of delivering learning on data security right across Government, all departments and many individuals. The audience were very diverse, the programme had to be suitable for all civil servants, of all grades – most...

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...

Award Winning e-learning from Care Management Group

How Care Management Group implemented e-learning from scratch, generating savings in excess of £300,000 per year. Care Management Group is the winner of ‘The best e-learning project securing widespread adoption’ at the elearning Awards 2009, this compelling case study...

Skills of Project Management

Classroom trainers are experienced in responding to the needs of individual learners, in being flexible, in changing content. Their skill includes having a store of responses, different exercises, different topics which enables a flexibility of content. Creating,...

Building Foundations for Growth at the Priory Group

Over the past 4 years, Toward Maturity have been tracking the progress of the Priory Group’s journey with e-learning.  Priory Group is one of Europe’s leading providers of independent mental health care for acute, secure, rehabilitation and specialist...

Introducing e-learning to SABMiller

Over the past 20 years SABMiller has grown rapidly from its original South African base into a truly global player. Today the organisation is the world’s 2nd largest brewer, with brewing interests or major distribution agreements in over 60 countries spread across six...

Training Quality Standard

The Training Quality Standard: what is it? TQS  helps training providers deliver learning solutions that make an impact on an employer’s business. It is an accredited Quality Mark but the real benefit is that it drives a dialogue between a provider and an...

NCALT – award winning e-learning

In the 2008 e-learning Awards the National Centre of Applied Learning Technologies (NCALT) achieved unprecedented success  as winner of the ‘e-learning industry award for outstanding achievement – corporate’, Gold Winner for ‘Excellence in the Production of...

Driving change at Toyota Motor Europe

Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA (TME) oversees the wholesale sales and marketing of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, parts and accessories, and Toyota’s European manufacturing and engineering operations. Toyota directly and indirectly employs around 80,000 people in Europe and...

Hints and tips for demonstrating value

What gets your work noticed by stakeholders and peers back at work? What helps you increase engagement? What helps secure your budget in times of turmoil? The ability to demonstrate value! Demonstrating value is also one of the 6 strands from the Towards Maturity...

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...

Transforming Customer Service at Johnson Controls

This fascinating case study provides insight on a shared transformation plan between Johnson Controls (JCI) and Barclays Bank using QuickWins from Relay Consultants that has transformed Customer Service and driven innovation through a unique Change Management...

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...

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...

Superquinn – new skills for Irish supermarket staff

In 2007 Irish supermarket chain Superquinn took on the challenge of implementing training via e-learning throughout its stores. As winners of best e-learning project securing widespread adoption, we look at how e-learning became such a success for the business....

Quick Introduction to Towards Maturity

The January edition of Training Journal  includes a short article revealing the main findings of the ongoing e-skillsUK study on Maturity in e-learning.  The article gives a short summary of the method and approach to the original study as well as supporting...

NHS – Expanding training for Radiologists

This is an award winning e-learning solution delivering significant benefit to learners and employers alike. The Royal College of Radiologists and E-learning for Health used a team of 350 Subject experts from around the UK teamed with 15 Designers to create ~600 hours...

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...

making e-learning work

This article appeared in Learning Technologies Magasine in October and is very useful for any organisation looking to improve adoption of their technology assisted learning.  He looks at some of the advantages of e-learning but also why e-learning can...

Reuters (Video Short summary)

FLV file   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. He discusses : Skills challenges at Reuters The...

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. He discusses : Skills challenges at Reuters The specific needs...

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. He discusses : Skills challenges at Reuters The specific needs...

Meeting needs of small businesses

e-learn2work is a research project funded by the European Union. Focusing on small and micro businesses, the project aims to: understand how employees currently acquire new skills find out what kind of e-learning material might interest businesses use this information...

Crown Prosecution Service

Over the past 2 years, the Crown Prosecution Service has embarked on a rigorous and radical course of modernisation to unlock its employees’ potential and transform both the reality and perception of the CPS by moving away from traditional classroom teaching towards a...

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...

ICCA online – getting started with e-learning

The ICCA (Increasing Citizens Choice & Access) project  is about helping organisations harness the potential of technology in the learning process and overcome barriers to change. The participating organisations (led by City and Guilds) created a...

change management

Change Management and e-learning From Epic, this report provides an insight into some of the change management issues assocaited with successful e-learning implementation. Click here to see the report This article was originally created by the Work based e-learning...

NTL

When ntl, the UK’s leading broadband company, wanted to update its online induction programme in line with its professional, progressive, innovative image, it opted for TATA Interactive Systems’ revolutionary, intuitive interface approach which not only caters for...

Frontline – elearning for customer support

Last updated Nov 09 Whilst we completed this study in 2006, I have still not seen very many programmes that compare with the Frontline blended learning approach which includes in the innovative use of mixed media in a learning programme specifically designed...

NHS Information Authority

Detailed case study covering 60,000 staff who accessed the NHS portal for basic IT ECDL skills training with an increase in staff morale, confidence and capability. Saving time, with 66% transfer of benefits to patients and an overall ROI improvement of 251%. NHS...

Reuters

Charles Jennings, Global Head of Learning at Reuters, is transforming the way that Reuters looks at learning. The following items review the move to a process based learning that focusses on performance and capability rather than the delivery of learning events. CLick...

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