The UK’s senior HR and learning and development professionals are gathering for two one-day workshops covering technology in leadership development and performance driven learning. Both workshops take place at the headquarters of The Work Foundation – Peter Rudge House, in Carlton House Terrace, London - on 28th and 29th November respectively
The events’ sponsors include IBM, Learning Light (LL), the non-profit centre of excellence which highlights and promotes best practice in the use of learning technologies in the workplace, and web-based talent management software producer, Plateau Systems.
Under the title ‘Leadership and Performance Futures 2006’, the events cover key leadership, performance and learning topics impacting employers today. The workshops’ sessions are being facilitated by leading industry practitioners and analysts including: Linda Holbeche, the Work Foundation’s director of the Campaign for Leadership; Karen Eden, of Oracle, and Andi Britt, of IBM Global Business Services.
A key component of Leadership & Performance Futures 2006 is its survey service, sponsored by LL.
“We believe an integrated approach to pre, during and post event analysis and evaluation is an important outcome of the excellent dialogue and best practice this event will generate,” said one of the event organisers, Debbie Carlton. “An independent organisation such as LL will provide advice, design and analysis services to ensure high quality, relevant and timely event survey services.”
According to LL’s CEO, Mark Pittaway: “LL enables buyers to make faster, more informed learning technology decisions, that directly support organisational change programmes, while ensuring that the investments made are fit for business need. It also enables suppliers to understand the changing market and develop products and services to meet demand.”
“Sensing, understanding, valuing and optimising patterns of interaction and value drivers in work practices represents a primary opportunity for transforming enterprise capabilities, generating sustainable growth, value and competitiveness,” explained Carlton who, as the founder of Dynamic Knowledge, works with organisations to define validated performance and learning objectives, develop assessment strategies, implement learning activities and thus improve the effectiveness of performance driven learning.
“The ‘performance driven learning’ workshop shows how organisations can unlock sustainable value from intangibles by fostering architectures of participation,” she added. “It is set within the context of recent methodologies and research that demonstrate the impact of intangibles on organisational performance.”
The other workshop focuses on how existing and emerging technologies are being used to support leadership development initiatives, what can be learnt from best practices among early adopter organisations. It will also explore some of the challenges that need to be addressed.
About Leadership & Performance Futures 2006
• Technology in Leadership Development (Tuesday 28th November) - how existing and emerging technologies are being used to support leadership development initiatives (especially programmes targeting emerging leaders), what we can learn from best practices among early adopter organisations, and some of the challenges that need to be addressed. It includes:
Key Leadership Development Challenges - and discussing the role technology can play in helping address these challenges.
Virtual Teams and Online Community Leadership – identifying and developing leaders who are comfortable and effective in virtual environments.
• Performance Driven Learning (Wednesday 29th November) - how organisations can unlock sustainable value from intangibles by fostering architectures of participation. It is set within the context of recent methodologies and research that demonstrate the impact of intangibles on organisational performance. It includes:
Cracking the Performance Code: How Firms Succeed – looking at drivers that lead to improved organisation performance, and what organisations can do to improve their performance.
Predictable Performance Through Precision Learning - suggesting organisational assessment and interventions to optimise effectiveness and reduce risk beyond the present state of “proving the employee was trained” in order to mitigate litigation or political fallout.
A Perspective on the Future of Learning
Creating an Architecture of Participation
About Learning Light Ltd
Learning Light is a non-profit organisation that highlights and promotes best practice in the use of learning technologies. It also builds relationships between learning technology researchers, suppliers, buyers and learners providing learner-centric information to encourage the growth of learning technologies. By sharing comprehensive research, highlighting successes and failures, Learning Light helps to promote the learning technologies community.
Learning Light provides bespoke and individual services to help both buyers and suppliers of learning technologies (e-Learning). Its current services include:
Providing access to expert insights, advice and guidance built on indepth research. Helping organisations to effectively implement learning technologies (e-Learning) and integrate them within their workflow processes.
Partnering with leading thinkers in the industry and providing a network for all interested in the field to share information, knowledge, insight, experience and expertise, through utilising online community tools, networking events, conferences and guru seminars.
Our highly experienced team offers organisations access to range of competitively priced consultancy services supporting buyers with the effective implementation of their learning technology (e-Learning) requirements. And, for suppliers, helping to provide a range of services to assist market awareness and generate growth.
In addition, Learning Light provides a comprehensive Professional Development programme to help Learning & Development professionals understand the significance of learning technologies in the workplace today and how to effectively implement them within the workflow processes of their organisation.
Sheffield-based Learning Light is supported by Yorkshire Forward, the regional development agency for Yorkshire, and the Humber and Objective 1 South Yorkshire.
Further information from:
Mark Pittaway/ Kay Simpson, Learning Light, 0044 (0) 114 201 5703
Debbie Carlton, Dynamic Knowledge, 00 44 (0) 7798 860027