Posted on 1st November, 2017 by Charon Eve
It’s all smiles at LEO Learning this week as the team returns from DevLearn 2017 with a significant award – “Best of Show,” a category where we competed against 80 entrants.
In case you’ve never attended, DevLearn is an annual learning industry conference, where like-minded learning professionals get together to discover the latest in cutting-edge technologies, as well as get a glimpse of what’s next for L&D.
Held from October 25-27 in Las Vegas, Nevada, DevLearn is the ideal place for LEO Learning to engage with the learning community and discuss how technology can support learning and development.
With attendees roles including Chief Learning Officers, Corporate Training and Development Executives, Instructional Technology Department Heads and other roles related to learning and training, there were many exciting conversations going on.
Standing-room only for LEO Learning’s talks
Representing LEO Learning were Kelli Hale, Account Manager, Kristina Wiltsee, VP of Operations and Rose Benedicks, Programme Director.
With more than 15 years of experience crafting training and development solutions – including work for global organisations such as McDonald’s, Anheuser-Busch, Cigna, Microsoft, Pfizer, Bank of America and others – Rose led two training talks at DevLearn.
It must be noted, at this point, that attendees were standing-room only during her talks, ‘Getting Started with Learning Measurement’ and ‘The Future of Learning: 6 Trends That Will Change Behaviours’.
In addition, LEO Learning presented the ‘Anheuser-Busch Selling Skills Programme’ at the DemoFest event, the “crown jewel” of the DevLearn show. After a full day on the exhibition floor, Rose and Kelli spent two hours showcasing this successful project. Their hard work was rewarded when the award for “Best of Show” deservedly went to LEO Learning.
Learning trends that had everyone talking at DevLearn 2017
As in previous shows, attendees were privy to industry trends. There seems to be a growing trend of department heads in Learning and Performance areas becoming more prominent within their organisations. For instance, enterprise-level companies are now looking to roadmap strategy within these departments.
There was plenty of discussion of the power of microlearning and “just-in-time learning” versus linear. And with ROI now gaining importance within learning departments, vendors and potential clients are actively looking at xAPI to ask, ‘how can utilising that technology make reporting easy to analyse?’
The trend sees clients looking to link xAPI within learning to traditionally-siloed systems (such as Salesforce) to gather valuable performance data.
With so much to learn and so much to tell, we left DevLearn 2017 knowing we have a lot to look forward to for the rest of the year.