Taking place on 25 & 26 May 2004 at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, Learning Solutions 2004 is a national event dedicated to learning.
Learning Solutions will feature an exhibition of over 50 of the industry’s leading companies and a conference programme focusing on the practicalities of implementing integrated solutions.
Visitors will be able to source, research, test and evaluate products and services, get up to date on the latest industry trends and network with their contemporaries.
Ideas and solutions for everything from instructor-led training, coaching and mentoring to the latest technological innovations in e-learning will be found at the event.
The workshop programme will enable visitors to take part in and experience first-hand interactive exercises and role-plays delivered by leading experts in their field. A number of company presentations are also taking place to provide visitors with information on the latest ideas and solutions to hit the market.
The conference programme is being delivered by high profile speakers and illustrated with case studies from leading corporate organisations, the public sector and charities. Among case studies being presented are Diageo, Siemens, Sun Microsystems, Channel 4, BAE Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Oxfam and the British Red Cross.
The free opening address will be delivered by Gunnar Brückner, CEO of US-based consultancy Coaching Platform, and former Chief Learning Officer of the United Nations Development Programme. It will look at what informal learning is and how organisations can harness it to drive skill and knowledge development.
On day two, Professor John Stephenson, Head of the International Centre for Learner Managed Learning at Middlesex University, will present the free keynote address, tackling the subject of how to improve the learner’s experience.
Focusing on the practicalities facing all those involved in learning, training and development and highlighting the latest successful innovations in people development, as well as potential pitfalls, the conference programme covers a range of learning issues including:
• Proving the business case to justify training expenditure
• Ensuring learners are motivated and supported
• Employing flexible learning
• Creating time for learning in your organisation
• Inspiring learners through engaging content
• Integrating e-learning as part of a blended approach
• Enhancing company performance through management and leadership training
• Is learning for everyone achievable?
The programme concludes each day with free addresses. On 25 May, Professor Bob Fryer, Chief Executive of NHSU – the corporate university of the NHS, dedicated to encouraging lifelong learning in the health and social care sector – addresses the question “Is learning for everyone achievable?”
On day two, Keith Duckitt of the Learning & Skills Council (LSC) closes the event with a consideration of how organisations can gain funding from the LSC.