Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Free Seminars - Day 2 WOL11

Wednesday 28 September 2011

10:30 – 11:00

Getting more out of less

During these times of economic challenge, many organisations have had to cut budgets, training and even staff. This leaves them struggling to provide the services and products they need to in order to grow and prepare for the inevitable economic upturn.

Richard Burkard, Senior Consultant, Advance Performance 

10:45 – 11:15

Developing and Engaging Talent

Identifying talent and developing people for the challenge of business leadership are essential elements of sustainable business growth and success. 

Andy Dickson, Head of Global Solutions, Impact International

11:15 – 11:45

Linking performance with talent management and succession planning

During this seminar you will discover best practices for aligning employee development with strategic objectives; developing a skills analysis of essential competencies for succession planning; evaluating learning successes and identifying skill needs; aligning business growth with key staff development; ensuring business groups are linked to organisational goals; reducing training and operational costs associated with manual reviews; and facilitating personal progress and professional development.

Martin Belton, Business Development Director, e2train

12:00 – 12:30

Workplace coaching:  a journey of personal development for organisational change

In this interactive session, Carol will draw on her experience developing manager-as-coach programmes throughout the world and in the UK public sector to present some thought provoking coaching-based models for managers in the workplace, and a ten-point plan for creating a coaching culture.

Carol Wilson, Managing Director, Performance Coach Training

12:15 – 12:45

'e-Development' - A practical e-solution pathway towards integrated performance management

With reference to case studies including Cheltenham Borough Council and the Cayman Islands Civil Service, this seminar will explore how a focus on influencing and managing development 'futures' via an e-development pathway is changing the way acquisitions implement successful e-Learning strategies - enabling organisations worldwide to move at their own pace towards a fully integrated learning and performance management future.

Pete Bennett, Assistant Director, LSN

12:45 – 13:15

Mobile learning: three views of a multi-platform world

Everybody’s talking about it… and a few organisations are actually doing it – but how is mobile learning enhancing and improving learning effectiveness in the workplace?

Steve Ash, Director, LINE Communications

13:30 – 14:00

Supporting the L&D function through outsourcing

Businesses require the Learning and Development function to deliver training solutions that meet the needs of employees whilst balancing the budget. As an L&D professional, delivering quality solutions with reduced budget can be a challenge. 

Rachel Kay, Business Development Director, Thales Training & Consultancy

13:45 - 14:15

Migrating from classroom to online training - the opportunities and challenges

Using a case study from Cisco Systems, this seminar will outline how Priority Management is delivering productivity training globally using online instructor-led delivery. 

Katie Honey, Director of Training - South East, Priority Management

14:15 – 14:45

Accelerated learning – ‘sticky learning’

According to research, after 31 days you will at best remember only 20% of what you have learnt. Using accelerated learning techniques, Don Schuster, Professor of Psychology at Iowa State University was able to record that “it produces at least 300% improvement in the speed and effectiveness of learning”.

Krystyna Gadd, Lead Consultant, Pearlcatchers 

15:00 – 15:30

Harnessing the power of informal learning without stifling it

Informal learning is the primary engine of learning in the workplace, and information is one of the main fuels. 

Paul Matthews, Managing Director, People Alchemy

15:15 – 15:45

The essentials of building an online learning community

Find out how to support your learners by creating an online community for them to interact, share and collaborate. 
Peter Casebow, Chief Executive, GoodPractice


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