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    • Learn Appeal and Closer Still Welcome Special Guest to Learning Technologies 2019

      Learn Appeal | London, UK |

      Learn Appeal, the e-learning charity, and Closer Still, the organisation behind Learning Technologies welcome an international special guest to this week’s flagship event in London. Eric Kimori, CEO of Complitkenya, will attend the event courtesy of their generous sponsorship, to share insights into learning in rural African communities and how the Learn Appeal capsule is already making a difference to people’s lives.

    • Henley Business School launches ‘Women Leading Change’ programme

      Henley Business School | Henley-on-Thames, UK |

      Henley Business School has launched a new programme aimed at women who wish to take the next step up into a senior leadership role, where they can create change for their own careers and within their organisations.

    • Best Presentations about L&D at MERIT 2019 Announced

      Advent Group | Vienna, Austria |

      Last week’s MERIT Summit in Vienna gathered top-notch international speakers, executive education experts, and innovators from the fields of L&D and Talent Management. Thanks to MERIT’s active audience, we were glad to give out three special awards to the speakers whose presentations received the highest vote throughout the event.

    • EQUS launches to prevent spreadsheet mistakes and misinterpretations

      Learning Light | Sheffield, UK |

      Sheffield Hallam University has developed visualization plug-in software, ‘Ensuring the Quality and Usability of Spreadsheets’. EQUS aims to enhance the accessibility and understanding of almost all spreadsheet formulae and the data with which they work and is being distributed by VeryViz - a partnership between Sheffield Hallam University and the online learning and training consultancy, Learning Light.

    • Turning Challenges into High Performing Teams

      Advent Group | Vienna, Austria |

      The upcoming MERIT Summit in Vienna, 16-17 January 2019, will offer HR leaders a variety of company case studies exploring best practices and lessons learned at global L&D departments. One of the case studies will be presented by Jeff Turner, International Director of Learning and Development at Facebook. In a recent video interview exclusively for MERIT, Jeff shared a sneak peek into his topic “Building High Performing Teams: The Facebook Approach”.

    • AI vs Human: How Business Schools Are Closing the Digital Skills Gap

      Advent Group | Vienna, Austria |

      According to a 2017 Capgemini study, 29% of employees believe their skillset is redundant now, or will be in the next one to two years. That figure goes up to 38% for those who believe their skills will be obsolete in the next five years.

    • Academic and Business Intelligence in Learning Organisations

      Advent Group | Vienna, Austria |

      What is the value of academic knowledge and executive education for Learning & Development in the corporate world? How can L&D leaders bridge academic knowledge and business in practice and build a routine of learning in their organisations? MERIT Summit in Vienna, 16-17 January 2019, will bring together corporate and executive education professionals for debates and collaborative exploration on this topic, among many others.

    • The Future of Work on the Digital Arena

      Advent Group | Vienna, Austria |

      MERIT Summit Speaker Catalina Schveninger, Global Head of Learning at Vodafone, discusses the future of work from the perspective of the global telecommunications company.

    • The Five Character Traits of Lagom Leadership

      Advent Group |

      MERIT Summit Speaker Anders Richtnér, Associate Professor and CEO of Stockholm School of Economics, gives his views based on his extensive experience from both an academic and a commercial perspective.

    • Inaugural Learn Appeal Award Presented To Appitierre At 2018 Learning Technologies Awards

      Learn Appeal |

      Learn Appeal, the e-learning industry charity, has announced the inaugural winner of the new Learn Appeal Award at the 2018 Learning Technologies gala event. Accepted on behalf of the winner, the e-learning content and tools provider, Appitierre, by co-founder Wes Atkinson, the introduction of this award was welcomed across the industry.

    • Co-XL in 2019: Co-create Learning Organisations at MERIT Summit

      Advent Group | Vienna |

      Collaboration and creativity are the solar energy that fuels excellence. Learning organisations are the ones that will inherit the future. These are two sound reasons for the innovative MERIT Summit to bring together for the third time corporate and higher education leaders for an inspirational networking and learning event dedicated to “Co-creating Learning Organisations” and hosted in Vienna on 16-17 January 2019.

    • Engage in Learning highlights Leadership Fundamentals

      Engage in Learning | Gloucester |

      An article on e-learning supplier Engage in Learning’s website argues that successful leaders are ‘business chameleons’. In other words, says the article, they should be able to take on the role of directors, facilitators or motivators depending on the particular challenges that they are facing at the time.

    • Mortgage Bankers Association moves to TopClass LMS by WBT Systems

      WBT Systems | Nashua, United States |

      The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) recently chose TopClass LMS by WBT Systems to deliver professional development and training to approximately 10,000 learners per year, from over 2,400 member companies. TopClass LMS will provide MBA with connected learning experiences for their member organizations, flexible functionality, and comprehensive support for delivery and management of their professional development programs.