NetDimensions had an amazing week at the Human Resource Executive Technology Conference and Exposition (or HR Tech as it’s often called) in Las Vegas, where nearly 400 HR technology product and service providers came together to share ideas and showcase their areas of expertise.
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.
The NextSteps EMEA user conference took place in London last week (on 10-11 May).
NetDimensions clients, partners and event sponsors joined this inspiring event to share best practices and listen to presentations from other users as well as NetDimensions product experts. The delegates also had the occasion to learn about the solutions provided by the other Learning Technologies Group (LTG) companies.
At the pre-conference workshops on May 10th, the conference delegates had access to hands-on training for NetDimensions Talent Suite administration. These workshops equipped attendees with the knowledge to maximize the benefits of using their Talent Suite implementation.
This year’s conference focused on different aspects of the business impact of learning and how to measure it. On May 11th, special guest Donald H. Taylor, Chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute, gave an inspiring keynote on what the CEO really wants from learning & development and how the L&D team can deliver it.
Don also moderated a panel discussion centered on the business impact of learning. The panelists included L&D professionals and experts from Fresenius Medical Care and Thales Learning and Development. Adrian Jones of Fosway Group, Europe’s leading HR analyst firm, was speaking on the panel as well. Drawing on their real-world experience of demonstrating value, the panel explored approaches that work, those that don’t, and the pitfalls waiting for the unwary.
In the afternoon Piers Lea, Chief Strategy Officer of LEO hosted a session on measuring the business impact of learning. He discussed practical strategies to drive analytics forward and deliver real benefits.
Talent and learning management leaders from global organizations including Moody’s Analytics, BAE Systems, BCD Travel, 3Shape, and GMC Software presented success stories and best practices that enabled them to reach their organizations’ strategic goals.
In his session Mike Alcock, Managing Director of gomo learning showed the delegates how to solve multi-device learning delivery needs using gomo authoring and NetDimensions Talent Slate. Peter Dobinson, Solutions Architect of LEO gave a presentation on how to transform learners’ experience using learning portals.
The event was concluded with a networking reception, where we had a performance by 9-time Guinness World Record holder SamSam Bubbleman.
What is the value of learning?
For workplace Learning and Development (L&D) professionals the answer may take many forms. It may be an individual’s positive reaction to learning something new. It may be the ability of individuals – or their employers – to tackle a new task. In more formal measurement, it may be seen in the calculation of a learning programme’s Return on Investment (ROI). Whatever approach the department takes, however, any assessment of the impact of learning is effectively meaningless without answering one question.
I attended the China Aviation Training Forum 2016 in Beijing on October 18-19. This two day forum presented some interesting insights into the challenges facing the aviation industry in China, especially in terms of the supply and demand for pilots.
Over the next two decades, fast growth in China’s domestic market will make it the largest domestic market in the world, and air traffic within Asia is set to become the largest travel market. More than 1.5 billion passengers are expected to travel by air within China in 2035, almost four times the number of passengers in 2015.