Learnovate Rise & Learn Event | Showing the Business Value of Learning

Rise & Learn

Join us at The Alex Hotel on Wednesday, 30 January from 8am to 9am for the first event in our new 'Rise & Learn' event series on Showing the Business Value of Learning.

Peter Gillis, from the Learnovate Centre in Trinity College Dublin, will present the latest thinking from our research on demonstrating the business value of learning in organisations along with case studies of companies who are succeeding in showing the business impact of learning.

As organisations fight to recruit and retain talent, developing people has become critical to business success. Organisations need people who can continually adapt and learn in rapidly changing workplace environments. As talent development becomes key to future survival, senior management is paying close attention to learning and development activities and its impact on business outcomes.

At this event, we explore how to:

  • Gain internal buy-in for increased investment in learning
  • Map learning analytics and business intelligence to business KPIs
  • Use data effectively to demonstrate the business value of learning
  • Use data visualisation and storytelling to show success
  • Outline a potential model for future development

Event Format

The speaker, Peter Gillis, from the Learnovate Centre in Trinity College Dublin, will present the latest thinking from our research on demonstrating the business value of learning in organisations along with case studies of companies who are succeeding in showing the impact of learning and development activities in their organisations. Following recommendations on how you can help build a business case for learning in your company, Peter will be joined by learning and development leaders to talk about their experience of showing the impact of learning on business outcomes.

About the Speaker, Peter Gillis

Learnovate's Innovation Services Lead, Peter is skilled in the practices of innovation (JTBD, Lean Startup, Design Thinking), digital strategy and corporate company management. Peter lectures on the psychology of learning and is pursuing his research interest in the interaction between motivation and technology-enhanced learning as a PhD candidate in Trinity College Dublin. With 20+ years' commercial experience in the digital design and communications industry, Peter served as managing director of one of the first multimedia agencies in Ireland servicing blue-chip clients in Ireland and the US.

Panel Member, Sarah McGowan

Sarah McGowan is Learning and Development Manager for eShopWorld, one of Ireland's Fastest Growing Tech companies and winners of 'Excellence in Talent Development 2018' with Technology Ireland. In 10+ years in HR and Training, Sarah has worked with people across multiple professions, experience levels and specialities to provide best in class learning and development support. Working closely with senior leaders in the organisation, Sarah has built an L&D function from the bottom up, aligning to the strategic objectives of the organisation and ensuring a return on investment can be measured and achieved while continuing to develop key skills across technology and operations. Sarah has a Masters in Learning and Development, specialising in online learning and game-based learning, and is a Fellow of the IITD (Irish Institute of Training and Development).

Learnovate's 'Rise & Learn' Event Series

Our new 'Rise & Learn' breakfast event series brings you the latest research, insights and trends in learning from the Learnovate Centre in Trinity College Dublin. Funded by Enterprise Ireland, the team at Learnovate are learning practitioners, technology researchers and user-experience experts who help companies with organisational learning and technology-enhanced learning. Our community gathers together learning & development managers, learning designers, educators, entrepreneurs, policymakers and researchers working across corporate learning, schools, higher-education and non-formal learning.

Peter Gillis features in the video below talking about nudges in learning.

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