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Seven reasons to join the Charity Learning Consortium in 2020

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Cash strapped charities achieve far more for less with their learning and development budgets when they join the Consortium. Chat to the team at the Learning Technologies exhibition, to find out why collaborating with more than 180 organisations in the Consortium family makes such great business sense.

Rosie Haighton will be at the Charity Learning Consortium stand P24
Rosie Haighton will be at the Charity Learning Consortium stand P24 

Voluntary sector organisations that are looking for effective ways to develop the skills of their workforce on a tight budget should head to stand P24 at Learning Technologies. The free exhibition takes place on 12th and 13th February at London, Excel. 

Rosie Haighton, Head of Membership, and Charlotte Gibson, Membership Development Manager, will be on hand to explain the benefits of collaborating with more than 180 charitable organisations. 

Consortium members are all using a digital, blended approach to developing the skills of their staff and volunteers. Research shows they achieve better results than their charity peers. Members save twice as much money on L&D compared to non-members in the sector; are twice as likely to report positive changes in staff behaviour and almost three times more likely to report that using learning technologies has improved their organisation’s productivity.

Membership of the Consortium includes these seven key highlights:

  1. An engaging Moodle learning management system: The Consortium has customised Moodle’s LMS with some bespoke features calledRoadMap. It means the Consortium can offer some unique functionality. RoadMap can be personalised and includes an online booking tool, is compatible with most applications using single sign on, data syncs to external systems, and can host a wide range of other courseware and resources.

  2. Ground breaking compliance tracking: The Consortium has developed functionality which automatically prompts learners to remain compliant. Read more about RoadMap Replay here

  3. A popular hierarchy reporting tool: This streamlines administration, allowing learning practitioners and managers to assign content to different learner groups and run completion reports instantly. This puts managers in the driving seat, so they can easily review their teams’ progress. Unlike other learning management systems, the Consortium offers an unlimited number of hierarchies, to adapt to an organisation’s unique profile. 

  4. An ingenious new way to tag learners: One size does not fit all, so learning pathways can easily be created in RoadMap - eLearning can then be assigned according to teams, groups, locations and more, to ensure it’s relevant to every learner.

  5. Highly engaging Litmos Heroes and MicroLearn courseware: More than 300 bite-sized eLearning courses are available in the Consortium library, with animated videos and characterful voiceovers.  Most are between five to 10 minutes long. Mobile and tablet ready, they also come with a range of supplementary resources, such as infographics and workbooks.

  6. Exclusive privileges to use Clear Lessons: A library of 1,500+ videos sharing work based wisdom. The video library features real people, telling authentic stories about the work challenges they’ve solved. A wide range of general topics are covered, like mental health and leadership, and there’s also charity specific content. Members get the benefit of single sign-on to this secure platform, allowing users to seamlessly access the video library to help engage their workforce and inspire a new learning culture. Videos can also be embedded into RoadMap, to complement existing course pathways and give a blended offering.

  7. Access to an amazingly supportive community of 180+ charitable organisations: Share best practice with like minded L&D professionals at complimentary quarterly members’ meetings and an annual conference. These are free events with inspirational speakers, case studies, workshops and networking to support L&D success.

Is compliance killing your L&D brand? Martin Baker, CEO of the Charity Learning Consortium and Gill Chester, Director of eLearning design specialist Little Man Project, will be talking about compliance and induction during a free seminar at Learning Technologies, at Excel London. Join them on Wednesday 12th February at 2.45pm in theatre 3 on the exhibition floor.