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Passionate about business transformation through learning innovation and all that entails. Founded Towards Maturity Be in 2003 to ensure that good independent evidence about what really makes a difference is freely available to all
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Why L&D need to FOCUS to move on

Posted on February 11, 2016 at 10:48 0 Comments

We know that the same old L&D ways won’t tackle the ever-new challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s business. What is more, our tried-and-tested approaches are having little impact with 70% of L&D teams failing to report any positive impact on productivity.

During January, I met over 50 L&D leaders who all recognised that now is the time to act, to …


How to hit the ground running in September! An invitation to benchmark

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 11:49 0 Comments

It looks like it is going to be a busy year for L&D according to some of these early findings from the 2013 Towards Maturity Benchmark study. Early analysis of the first 250 Towards Maturity Benchmarkers showed that in the next 12 months:

• 95% are looking to speed up the application of learning

• 95% are still looking to provide a faster response to changing business conditions

• 94% need to improve talent  and performance management

• 92% are looking…


4 lessons and 1 cause for concern - Reflections from Learning Technologies 2011

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 17:35 0 Comments

Thought I would share some of the lessons that I picked up at LT2011 this year plus a concern that I have as well- would love to know your thoughts!


Despite indications that the economy is slowly recovering, the pressure to add value, justify cost and deliver results for L&D teams appears to be increasing on a daily basis.  When we don’t have the luxury of time to make and learn from our mistakes, all help is welcome if we are to work faster and smarter in 2011! For me,…


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At 16:26 on April 29, 2010, Matt Brewer said…
Hi Laura - I'll have a look and will post to it soon. Webinar was very good this morning.
At 16:51 on March 17, 2009, Helen Tovey said…
Hi Laura - I'm sure I've met you before! Did you used to work with eSkills?


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