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Learning Technologies/Closer Still Media announces Towards Maturity as Global Benchmark Partner

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Working together to help learning professionals around the globe make evidence-based decisions that improve business impact.

Laura Overton, Founder and CEO of learning tech benchmarking firm, Towards Maturity
Laura Overton, Founder and CEO of learning tech benchmarking firm, Towards Maturity 

Learning professionals around the globe are hungry to deliver change. Whilst digitisation of learning is a must in today's fast-paced, digital and global workforces - with 19% of L&D budget allocated to learning technologies - the pace of change is slow. To combat this global issue, Closer Still Media and Towards Maturity are joining as partners to help time-starved L&D professionals access established, evidence-based practices that will help them to make smart decisions that deliver business results.

As Global Benchmark Partners, Towards Maturity and Closer Still Media will work together to shift organisations’ thinking towards modern learning strategies that are driven by independent, evidence-based data.

The Closer Still Media portfolio is designed around the needs of workplace learning professionals. Consisting of industry leading exhibitions, conferences, online events, communities, learning resources, collaborative tools and knowledge sharing opportunities, it enables L&D professionals to learn, interact and network throughout the year.

Towards Maturity is an independent, global benchmark practice that explores how learning innovation can be harnessed to deliver business impact and is based on research with over 5,500 L&D leaders around the globe. Closer Still Media has supported the Towards Maturity Benchmark since the beginning, helping individuals benchmark with their peers and receive personalised feedback.

Moving forward, the Global Benchmark Partnership will help organisations explore and apply effective practices uncovered in the awards programme. Providing visitors with effective, practice-based evidence, it will help underpin the informal benchmarking that take place at the LT forums and conferences.

Laura Overton, CEO and founder of Towards Maturity said: “The Learning Technologies awards and events have always provided an opportunity to capture and share great practices. Our Global Benchmark partnership will help audiences harness those effective practices and apply them back into their own organisation.