With the buzz of Learning Technologies 2015 still with us back at the Kallidus offices, here's our round-up of this year's show...
With more than 7,000 visitors, 150 free seminars, 250 exhibitors and two exhibition halls packed with the latest in learning technology and HR solutions, it’s easy to see why Learning Technologies is the now the fastest growing and most popular L&D conference in Europe. The show took place 28-29 January at London Olympia, and the Kallidus experts were on hand to offer top tips and best practice advice to delegates and discuss the latest trends and technologies over a cup of organic coffee at our stand.
Over the course of the two day event, we were delighted that three of our customers – Capita Employee Benefits, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and Transport for London – took to the stage to showcase their learning and development success strategies and award-winning solutions. If you didn't get the chance to attend this year’s Learning Technologies, then see below for a round-up of these exciting presentations and links to further information about these remarkable projects.
How Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust's award-winning LMS implementation has improved compliance and patient care
On Wednesday afternoon, Darryn Allcorn, the Interim Director of Workforce and Organisational Development at the Trust, hosted a sell-out seminar which gave details of the award-winning LMS project which released 8,300 working hours back into patient care and saved £1m in training costs just one year after implementation. Darryn explained the struggles the organisation had faced using the NHS-funded learning management system, and how he had to persuade not only the Board of Directors to invest in a new solution, but also had to gain the trust of a workforce who were wary of previous online learning.
Transport for London: Using e-learning as part of a blended solution to change behaviour and improve customer service
It was the turn of Transport for London’s Alexandra Bode-Tunji and our Bespoke Content Lead, Toby White, to take the stage on Thursday afternoon, as they shared details of TfL’s journey to create effective behavioural change and improve customer service across the organisation with the help of immersive, multi-platform e-learning content. The project enabled Transport for London to effectively prepare over 5,000 Underground staff for new customer-facing roles, and thanks to the latest gaming technology and an innovative design, the highly visual, interactive content not only engaged employees across all functions, but also helped to embed a lasting change in attitudes, which will benefit TfL customers for many years to come.
Capita Employee Benefits: The L&D function - Developing your team for the future
Learning Technology Manager, Zoe Ferdinand hosted a conference session on Thursday afternoon alongside O2’s Head of Learning and Development, Paul Morgan. Both spoke about the individual developmental challenges they have faced as team leaders, with Zoe sharing details about Capita’s award-winning collaborative partnership with Kallidus. The project saw the Kallidus team demonstrate, co-create and eventually step away from the development process, leaving Capita’s in-house team of two trainers, with no previous L&D experience, capable of producing outstanding e-learning courses in-house. Capita is now saving at least 1,046 trainer hours and 870 delegate hours by delivering an e-learning programme, and this is all undertaken with less risk, fewer delays and cost savings of £33,600 per annum.
Kallidus were once again proud to sponsor this fantastic event, and this year's Learning Technologies was our most successful yet. Our free coffee and travel mugs were a definite hit, and Kallidus ranked in the top 5 companies in the annual delegate exit poll. We were also offering delegates a free guide on 'How to write a great business case', which is well worth a read. If you missed this year's event or weren't able to collect your copy from our stand, you can access the complete guide here.
Sales & Marketing Director, Philip Pyle said, "Learning Technologies is always a fantastic event for Kallidus, and this year we decided to go bigger and better than ever, investing in a brand new bespoke stand, showcasing new collateral, and providing delegates with some fantastic giveaways. We've had some great conversations and uncovered a significant number of new opportunities to support organisations across a variety of important industries. All in all, its been an excellent year for Kallidus at Learning Technologies, and I look forward to developing key partnerships to help organisations develop talented people throughout 2015."