World of Learning Conference & Exhibition 2017 for us was all about learning in the workflow and learning transfer.
A couple of weeks on from the event and we’re still buzzing. The team are busy following up the many leads and I’m finding a few articles I’d like to share with everyone who is still reflecting on what they have experienced and learned at the show.
First things first though… Paul Matthews, our MD and L&D expert, had standing room only at his seminar on day 1: “Learning transfer from classroom to workplace“. For all the great work we do in the classroom, research shows that only a small amount of the information delivered gets used effectively back in the workplace. So how about you put a ‘wrapper’ around your classroom event so the event itself is more effective, and the learning is transferred back to the workplace and ‘operationalised’. This is how to make sure your training stays alive after the classroom, and generates the benefits you, and your sponsor, are looking for. If you missed it, there’s good news: Paul has committed himself to writing an eBook on the Nuts & Bolts of Learning Transfer; it’ll share his research and experiences and explains why the new acronym on the block is a game changer: LTP – Learning Transfer Platform. If you would like to receive a preview pdf free of charge before if goes on Kindle, please request it here.
On day 2 Paul had been invited to join a panel of Learning and Development experts to discuss “How to effectively integrate learning into workflow“. Robyn Hoyle, chair of the Conference hosted the session, the other panel members were Andy Lancaster (Head of Learning & Development Content, CIPD) and Lorna Leeson (Global Head of Change, XPOLogistics). Here are Paul’s thoughts on the session on the WOL blog.
Martin Couzins reported from the Conference and Robin Hoyle summarised his thoughts “World of Learning report: the end of binary thinking?”
There were some interesting and thought provoking take aways from a number of the event speakers, e.g. Liggy Webb suggested that “embedding behavioural change is really about making small and simple changes”. The other snippets are here.
If you’ve found other interesting feedback from the exhibition and conference, please do share them in the comments below 🙂