On the Road with Litmos: The 2018 Learning Roadshow Recap
If you happened to miss out on the 2018 Litmos Learning Roadshow in Melbourne at the MCG, shame on you. It was definitely a good one with a fantastic line-up of speakers. If you did miss it, have no fear, we’ll be recapping the event here. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be writing a few blogs about some of the important issues discussed on the day. So, without further ado, here’s what went down.
Learning Seat is now Litmos
If you haven’t heard the exciting news by now, Learning Seat has been acquired by Litmos by CallidusCloud. You might see a few Learning Seat social media outlets changing in the next few months to Litmos, but don’t worry it’s still us, just with a sparkling new name and some fantastic new product offerings.
Phil Tutty, the Head of Litmos APAC, and Dan Allen, VP of Innovation at Litmos, gave a quick rundown on these exciting changes and what they mean for our clients. Litmos, founded in New Zealand in 2007 and acquired by CallidusCloud in 2011, might best be known for their state of the art LMS, but they also have two excellent learning suites (one being ours); Learning Seat’s compliance library and Litmos Heroes soft skills.
And if you thought it couldn’t get any better (how dare you), Lindsay Evans, General Manager of Compliance Product at Litmos APAC, shared our product pipeline with a sneak peek of our new refresher compliance suite, Top-ups. This will be available later in the year, I know you’re waiting patiently.
To end on a high, Phil gave his predictions on the elearning megatrends for 2018. Think artificial intelligence, social learning, globalisation of content delivery and learner-centric design. With these predictions you know you can look forward to some interesting and exciting new elearning content coming from Litmos this year!
Gender Equity in the AFL
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, gender equity has been a pretty huge topic around the world. With the Times Up movement and recent media coverage there’s no wonder the Roadshow was graced with the presence of Peggy O’Neal, the President of Richmond Football League and the only female AFL president, and Sam Lane, the talented AFL writer for The Age, talking about gender equity in the AFL.
Derek Humphery-Smith, Partner at Landers & Rogers, lead the panel discussion and by golly was it a goodie. Highlights included, Peggy expressing the need for more woman in all areas of sport and challenged leaders in the organisation to look outside their common circle and hire fresh, new faces with a fresh new perspective, whether that be a man or a woman. Sam Lane spoke about the AFL Women's league, calling it a game changer for Australian sport and for Australia culturally. Overall, both shared their belief in that the more people with more diverse experiences sharing their views, the healthier the game will be.
And if you were so lucky to attend, not only did Sam Lane give everyone her new book, Roar, she was there to sign it as well. Lucky little sausages!
Improving Course Completions – Customer Panel
Our very own, Claire Lavin, lead an all-star panel where some of our customers spoke about how they improve course completion within their organisation. Gayle Smerdon, Organisational Development professional at City of Casey, Brett Archer, Capability Development Lead at SBS, and Glenn McDermott, Organisational Capability Manager at Manheim, listed some of their greatest challenges about course completion and how they overcome them. Some of the challenges facing completion rates included a poor learning culture, poor management, poor data records, and irrelevant courses. With a little culture change, an LMS that gives rewards and penalties, and informative and fun elearning courses that are relevant, managers spent less time chasing their staff for completion.
Overall it was all about having the learner at the centre of everything and ensuring those in upper management take the lead in a good learning culture! This panel was so insightful that we’ll probably write another blog about it. So, stay tuned or subscribe to our blogs and we’ll let you know when it’s available.
Making Clever Happen with Jason Fox
You might have seen this name around and I’ve got to say Jason Fox isn’t your typical motivational speaker. There’s no touchy feeling stuff here, just straight up clever thinking to help improve motivation. Fast-talking Jason spoke about how to create meaningful progress and how to get rid of the friction by setting less fixated goals and targets. It was about designing the work itself to be inherently motivating, and to assume people (your staff) are already motivated.
At the end, Jason helped us to discover one word that will shape us as an individual for the year. What do you want to accomplish? What would your one word be?
Guests got a signed copy of Jason Fox’s book, Game Changer, which is not only refreshing but ideal for any manager or leader looking to take their workplace culture in a new direction. It was a fantastic ending to the whole day.
And there you have it, probably one of our most successful and thought-provoking Learning Roadshows to date. For those that were lucky to join, I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. For those that couldn’t, hopefully we’ll catch you at our next event. And trust me, there will be plenty more to look forward to!
If you have any comments on what you liked about the Roadshow or what you want to see next time, please let us know. We love feedback!