Learning to perform
The Ceed team, like most forward thinking organisations, takes time to interact with industry experts, entrepreneurs and the learning community to improve our knowledge and insight.
ATD 2018 International Conference
In May we joined colleagues form around the globe to network and learn at the ATD 2018 International Conference and Exposition in San Diego, California! Key themes were lifelong learning, skills as a currency, the expertise economy and microlearning. A key takeaway for the Ceed team was the use of data to derive insight and the power of AI and machine learning to support personalised and adaptive learning experiences. Speaker who impressed us included Carol Leaman (President and CEO, Axonify), Kelly Palmer (Chief Learning Officer, Degreed), Elliot Masie (Producer & Host of Learning 2018, recognised futurist, analyst, researcher), John Mattox (Gartner, Metrics that Matter) and Ian Cook (Head of People Solutions, Visier).
Learning Technologies 2018
Europe’s leading conference for organisational learning and the technology used to support learning at work. Major themes at the conference were the role of AI in learning, the rise of microlearning (especially in video format), and the important role that learning analytics plays in organisational performance.
Learning Innovation Africa 2018
The tagline for this year’s LIA conference was ‘Learning is being Ubered! Don’t get left behind…’. With a focus on digital, strategic, innovative and point-of-need learning that just about fits into your pocket, Ceed was all over this opportunity! Laura kicked off day one by joining the ‘Millennial Council’ panel discussion and drove home the ‘millennial is a mindset’ message. We partnered with The Networking Company, got crafty during the tea break and challenged attendees to answer our riddle for a chance to win a Learning Battle Cards (LBCs) canvas. On day two we took our LBC Deep Dive Immersion session literally and had our attendees design a complete learning experience using LBCs, canvases and our ever popular, idea-stimulating bendy-men. We also shared our key project learnings when it comes to delivering on an e-enablement strategy. Our end-of-conference raffle saw Nedbank’s Debbie Bowyer win a set of LBCs which her team has since added to their design toolkit.
Axonify Community Conference 2018
In October we attended the Axonify Community Conference in Toronto! What a great experience it was to connect with Axonify customers, partners, and staff to share best practice and engage in big thinking, game-changing discussions about how Axonify drives purposeful business outcomes.
The2018 Microlearning Global Benchmark Report was a key take away – the first report of its kind that examines Axonify customer’s data to understand how Microlearning improves frontline employee knowledge, confidence, performance, and significantly impacts business results . Contact us for a copy of the report!
We were invited to participate in the AfricArena challenge this week held at Leroy Merlin‘s brand new home improvement store in Edenvale. Kershia Naidoo did a great job of pitching our two learning Apps to upskill contractors on how to install Saint-Gobain systems and position themselves as approved installers.
Key messages for startups from the panel discussion about the tech opportunities in the South African Ecosystem included: understand your target market, focus on a clear business objective, have a tested minimum viable product before going to market and when asking for funding and make sure you already have some clients in play.
“During a recent strategy session with @Rentia Muell, she challenged us to attend https://fuckupnights.com/. The event was both inspiring and liberating as it provided an opportunity to learn from stories of professional failure – stories told by people who have experienced businesses that crash and burn, partnerships that turn sour and product that have to be recalled or worse, never leave the shelf! Of particular relevance to us right now is the value of collaborating in a win-win way. As Richard Branson once said “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”
Atlas Mara Learning Fair
Ceed Learning, as part of the Connemara Enterprise, participated in Atlas Mara’s inaugural Learning Fair at their brand new Learning Centre in Lusaka. The fair was comprised of 45 minute learning sessions related to important business topics such as sales and service, complaints management, operational risk, building high performance teams, and how blended learning can help organisations such as Atlas Mara achieve their learning (and therefore business) objectives.