Blog and News
November 13, 2018

Article: How are you going to be meaningful?

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In November's Better Business Focus, Paul Matthews' asks how  you are going to be meaningful? I saw this great quote a few days ago... "Are you here to do something or just for something to do?"* That made me think! Do I want to do something that is meaningful? Or just do whatever stuff turns up? If

October 10, 2018

Paul Matthews’ new book has finally been published

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Today is a big day! It's the official launch of Paul Matthews' new book 'Learning Transfer at Work: How to Ensure Training >> Performance'. It's been a long journey and I'm grateful for the many contributions that have added a richness of thought I could never have achieved on my own... I hope you

October 9, 2018

How to find out the real cause of poor performance

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Many organisations struggle with poor performance. Despite investing in various training, learning and development initiatives they seem unable to solve the performance puzzle. They cannot get to the real underlying cause of the lack of performance, and so it continues. Think about it this way – wherever there is poor performance, it is simply because someone is not capable of doing

September 6, 2018

Getting ready for World of Learning 2018

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*** World of Learning Exhibition and Conference on 16 - 17 October 2018 has been an gone. It was a great show for us and the topic of Learning Transfer is certainly heating up in the L&D arena. If you missed it, Jon Kennard did a brief Training Journal podcast with Paul Matthews during

August 8, 2018

Event: Engaging the Modern Learner

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Autonomy eDay "Engaging the Modern Learner" on 26 September 2018, Bute Mills, Luton Make learning part of ‘everyday’ - anytime, anywhere... Even in Luton! You don’t have to reinvent the wheel! With 70:20:10 as a concept, industry expert and renowned author Paul Matthews will highlight the changing role of Learning & Development, from ‘producing and delivering’ to ‘creating and

July 30, 2018

People Alchemy on G-Cloud 10

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We are delighted to announce that we have been accepted as a supplier by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) on the latest Government’s G-Cloud Framework, G-Cloud 10. G-Cloud is a government initiative targeted at easing procurement by public-sector bodies in departments of the UK Government, which aims to provide a single repository of cloud-based

July 6, 2018

Article: Performance Consulting – ensuring a project adds real value

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Performance Consulting isn't just for management consultants. It's for anyone who wants to make a lasting change in an organisation, including HR, L&D and OD professionals. In this article Beryl Oldham, Managing Director at Complete Learning Solutions, discussed with Paul Matthews how a performance consulting process can help tackling business problems strategically: "Performance Consulting

July 4, 2018

Magazine excerpt: The weakest link

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Paul Matthews, CEO and L&D expert was recently invited to write an article for Training Journal magazine. He argues that to deliver performance improvement we must focus on training transfer. "Learning transfer underpins the whole notion of training, and yet too often we focus on the transmission of information from the trainer to the

June 26, 2018

Webinar: How do you ensure learning transfer from your training?

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As part of the monthly Training Journal #TJwow webinars, Paul Matthews will be on the panel when the question for discussion is 'How do you ensure learning transfer from your training?'. The other speakers are Ina Weinbauer-Heidel, Institut fur Transferwirksamkeit and Emma Weber, Lever - Transfer of Learning. Paul says “I am really looking forward to

April 6, 2018

Just in time learning for Learning at Work Week 2018

Just-in-time learning for your colleagues during Learning at Work Week 2018 This year the Campaign for Learning’s annual Learning at Work Week takes place from 14th – 20th May 2018 and as in previous years we are offering free access to our online performance support toolkit Alchemy Assistant. Written by industry experts, the Assistant offers over 135

March 27, 2018

Activating organisational learning at Henley Forum

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Activating organisational learning at Henley Forum on 18 April 2018 If you're local to Henley and haven't had a chance to hear Paul Matthews latest concepts on learning in the workflow then this event might be perfect for you: Henley Forum’s Director Dr Sharon Varney will be your host for the day and will help you

March 19, 2018

People Alchemy at CIPD Learning & Development exhibition in April 2018

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We look forward to returning to our usual stand 609 at CIPD Learning & Development exhibition at Olympia London from 25 - 26 April 2018 for the 7th year. The theme for this year's show is 'Driving performance through learning' and we look forward to showing visitors how we can help do just that.

March 13, 2018

NZATD Conference in Auckland on 16 & 17 May 2018

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Paul Matthews is very happy to have been invited to speak at the NZATD Conference in Auckland on 16 & 17 May with the theme "Maximising business impact". The sub-themes maximising learning impact, measuring business impact and technology's impact on learning will all be touched on in his Keynote "Learning transfer from classroom to workplace". And if

January 16, 2018

Seminar: The nuts & bolts of learning transfer

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As every year, Learning Technologies exhibition 2018 offers an impressive lineup of free seminars. Whether you are a corporate L&D professional or a face to face training provider, if you want to find out how to achieve real performance improvement and business outcomes following traditional training intervention, don't miss "The nuts & bolts of

December 12, 2017

The Elephant in the Room by Paul Matthews

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Paul Matthews examines the learning transfer mindset in his article for Training Journal's September 2017 edition So what is learning transfer? Like many terms, the phrase seems to mean different things to different people. In organisational learning, it usually refers to the operationalisation of ‘learning’ that has happened in a prior formal event such as a training course, or an e-learning course. Every definition