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    • Learn Appeal launches new initiative to take global access to learning to the next level

      Learn Appeal | London, UK |

      Learn Appeal, the e-learning charity, today announces the launch of a new initiative that will help take access to learning around the world to new heights. Following successful pilot programmes in the UK and Africa, the charity aims to provide courses and resources to disconnected people, which make up over 90% of the population in some of its affected communities.

    • Financial Times and IE Business School launch Headspring

      Headspring | London, UK |

      As a result of rapid expansion and success of a collaboration that set a new standard in the executive development sector, Financial Times and IE Business School have announced the launch of Headspring, the new identity of the joint venture formerly known as FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance. The re-brand comes four years after the original launch and is a result of a new approach towards greater client-centricity and value creation in the leadership development sector.

    • Student Bystander Training for UK Higher Education institutions

      Marshall E-Learning | Coventry, UK |

      Coventry University has partnered with Marshall E-Learning, the specialist consultancy for diversity and equality learning, to provide a new online module on Student Bystander Training for higher education institutions across the UK.

    • OEB Global: discovering learning - reshaping education and training

      OEB Learning Technologies Europe | Berlin |

      Learning must be fundamentally reshaped to take account not only of increased leisure time in the future, but also a massive surge in demand for lifelong learning. Ahead of the launch of a call for proposals for OEB Global 2019, Europe’s largest conference on technology-assisted learning, experts are calling for a fundamental reassessment of priorities and a new focus on reshaping learning systems and procedures.

    • 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.