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NextSteps North America 2017 Conference: Looking Back

The NextSteps North America user conference took place in New Orleans on May 16-18. NetDimensions clients, partners and event sponsors joined this inspiring event to share best practices and hear presentations from other users as well as NetDimensions product and solutions experts.

At the pre-conference workshops on May 16th, attendees had access to hands-on training for NetDimensions Talent Suite. These workshops equipped attendees with the knowledge to maximize the benefits of using their implementation.

NextSteps 2017 focused on different aspects of the business impact of learning investments and how to measure it. Keynote speaker David Wentworth, Brandon Hall Group’s Principal Analyst for Learning & Development, talked about the value of learning technologies far beyond their price.

David noted that by understanding the variables and costs involved, talent leaders will be better equipped demonstrate a return on their learning investments.

Customers from global organizations including Medical University of South Carolina, The University of Kansas Health System, PeaceHealth, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals presented best practices for implementing NetDimensions’ solutions that enabled them to reach their organizations’ strategic goals.

Delegates also had the opportunity to meet NetDimensions’ partner Speexx and our new sister companies, LEO and gomo learning, in the Partner Expo.

 
Rose Benedicks, Program Director of LEO gave a presentation on going beyond content categorization in terms of instructional design.

 
Mike Rustici, CEO of Watershed, talked about how a learning analytics platform can help organizations track, measure, and analyze entire learning programs in one place — including data from NetDimensions Talent Suite.

 
Thom Tate, Business Development Manager of gomo learning showed the delegates how to solve multi-device learning delivery needs using gomo authoring and NetDimensions Talent Slate.

Piers Lea, Chief Strategy Officer of LEO discussed the need to measure the business impact of learning and shared practical strategies to drive analytics forward and deliver real benefits.

 
On the evening of the second day, NetDimensions hosted a reception on the Creole Queen Paddlewheeler, taking everyone on an evening cruise on the mighty Mississippi River while a lively jazz band entertained guests.


 

Stay tuned for news on the dates and location for NextSteps 2018!