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How to kick start a learner-centric strategy

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Experience and the latest learning tech research from E.On and Towards Maturity come together at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum, to show how giving an active voice to employees can create a customer-focused strategy that delivers growth, profit and business transformation.

Laura Overton chairing the session on learner-centric organisations
Laura Overton chairing the session on learner-centric organisations 

How do you help people learn best? By putting them in charge. That’s the thesis of Laura Overton and Jane Daly of Towards Maturity and Teresa Rose of E.On Group, who bring together research and experience to demonstrate that a learner-centric approach is not only desirable, it’s a necessity for successful learning at work.

96% of L&D leaders want to increase self-directed learning but we continue to struggle to connect and engage. It's time that L&D worked smarter, to stop blaming their staff for not engaging and to start listening instead.

“This practical session will consider how true learning organisations put staff capability at the forefront of their thinking by placing staff at the heart of their strategy. When L&D provide staff with an active voice productivity and engagement flow,” says Learning Technologies Summer Forum conference chair, Donald Taylor.

“Join this interactive panel with Towards Maturity and E.On to find out how to kick start a customer-centric strategy that delivers growth, profit and business transformation.”

Laura Overton’s, Jane Daly’s and Teresa Rose’s Learning Technologies Summer Forum session, How to kick start your learner-centric strategy, covers:

  • Challenge your assumptions about how staff really learn
  • Banish your organisation’s preconceptions about learning
  • Find out how listening more helps you achieve more
  • Inject vital evidence to win hearts and minds of managers
  • Crucial research on the learning voice

Jane Daly has been working in partnership with Towards Maturity for a number of years and led M&S to become a Top-deck learning organisation through the Benchmark study and is currently working with Towards Maturity as Head of Strategic Insights.

Laura Overton is Founder and CEO of Towards Maturity an independent, not for profit organisation that helps people professionals deliver improved performance through learning innovation and establish an effective technology-enabled learning culture.

Teresa Rose is Product Manager for Digital Learning at E.On in Essen, Germany and has previously worked on E.On’s UK leadership and management learning. Teresa’s expertise also includes business development for elearning and games-based education companies.

Learning Technologies 2017 Summer Forum is at London Olympia on 13 June 2017. The full conference programme is available from the Learning Technologies Summer Forum website, along with how to attend, conference booking information and details about the co-located Learning Technologies Summer Forum exhibition.