Expert panel joins debate on future for L&D

Posted on May 09, 2016

Learning strategies

Sponge graphic for Google Hangout on Equipping L&D for the future

NEWS: An expert industry panel will discuss how to equip L&D for the future during a special online event this month.

Laura Overton, founder and CEO of Towards Maturity, Simon Poole-Anderson, Global Learning Technologies Consultant with optical and hearing business, Specsavers and Louise Pasterfield, Managing Director of elearning provider, Sponge will be taking part in the Google Hangout on Thursday, May 19 from 12.30-13.30pm (BST).

The Hangout follows the launch of the 2016 Towards Maturity Benchmark Study, which aims to provide L&D professionals with the evidence they need to modernise learning to meet the challenges of a changing workforce.

The topics covered by the panel will include how the role of L&D is evolving, ideas for transforming learning, tips for taking action and the role of benchmarking in improving performance.

Louise Pasterfield at Learning Technologies 2016Louise Pasterfield, Sponge, said:

“There are huge demands on L&D teams and they have incredibly high aspirations about what they want to achieve. Adopting new ideas and strategies, as well as making the best use of technology, can help deliver the impact organisations are seeking. With the CIPD L&D Show providing inspiration and this year’s Benchmark Study being launched, it is a good moment to focus on the future. I’m hoping the Hangout will generate some useful discussion and practical ideas for action.”

People are invited to ask the panel questions or join the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #SpongeHangout.

Simon Poole-Anderson, Specsavers, said:

“L&D needs to further harness the products and devices we engage with outside of work. Aligning aspirations of corporate learning to the quality of our digital experiences outside is key to raising the bar. Research-based initiatives, such as the Towards Maturity Benchmarking provides L&D with robust rationale to inform new strategies for effectively developing our people.”

The Google Hangout, Equipping L&D for the Future is available via Google+ or YouTube

The event has been organised by Sponge, the incumbent winner of Outstanding Learning Organisation of the Year (Elearning Awards) and a Towards Maturity Ambassador.

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