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Learn from the BEST
بواسطة الأربعاء, 10 أكتوبر 2012, 02:53 م - Admin User
 

 
Learn from the BEST
 

Last week, ASTD held its annual Learn from the BEST Conference and Awards Ceremony. For those unfamiliar, the BEST Awards are an annual celebration in which ASTD recognizes organizations that demonstrate how the learning function can be a key business driver of performance, productivity, and profitability. Congratulations to this year’s winner, NIIT Technologies.

I attend a number of conferences each year, and as anyone who attends or speaks at a lot of these events knows, they can start to blend together. It seems as though I see many of the same speakers, topics, and ideas. What’s unique about BEST—and why I found my day there refreshing—is that all of the presenters are from actual BEST Award-winning organizations. They’re sharing details on the ideas and programs that won their organization the award. The information may not always be flashy, but it’s always practical and real.In particular, I really enjoyed listening to Dan Pontefract from TELUS. He explained how Telus transformed a three-day classroom induction and onboarding program into a 90-day onboarding experience that uses virtual worlds, games, social media, and live interactions. It is certainly an impressive learning ecosystem... more