NextSteps 2017

Digital Learning Content Creation on Show in London

Valerio TordaGenoa (I), April 2017 - Digital-learning-content-management provider eXact learning solutions will be showcasing its range of content-lifecycle-care solutions at NextSteps 2017. NextSteps is the EMEA user conference for customers of the talent-management-software provider, NetDimensions. Taking place at London’s Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, 10-11 May, the event is co-sponsored by Speexx, Dreamtek, and eXact learning solutions.

"eXact learning solutions’ content-lifecycle-care solutions include modular and interoperable tools that enable, support, and optimise processes within the digital-learning-content ecosystem," explained the company’s managing director, Valerio Torda.

"That is, these tools allow collaborative content creation; structured and workflow-based content management; as well as multiple-output delivery."

Among the products that eXact learning solutions will have on show at NextSteps is the most up-to-date version of its learning-content-management system (LCMS).

Valerio Torda commented, "This will be a chance for NextSteps’ delegates to see the LCMS before it’s unveiled for a US audience at the ADT Conference and Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia, at the end of the month."

In addition to visiting the accompanying exhibition, event delegates can attend presentations on best practice, along with a series of training workshops. They can also meet and network with industry thought leaders, along with their practitioner colleagues.

The opening keynote speech at NextSteps will be from Donald H. Taylor, the Chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute. A graduate of Oxford University and the holder of an honorary doctorate from Middlesex University in recognition of his work developing the L&D profession, Taylor will speak on "What the CEO really wants from L&D – and how to deliver it."

According to Taylor, "CEOs often say how much they value their employees, and polls of top executives regularly show that people and their skills – an organisation’s human capital – are crucial for business success today. So why doesn’t L&D get the budget and profile it warrants?"

In his keynote speech, Taylor will explore how to reach and talk with executives - and challenge them if necessary. He will also discuss how to understand organisational needs and how to shift the perception of the L&D department towards that of strategic enabler.

"Of course, one of the best ways to monitor and thus to discover and understand organisational needs is via the use of an LCMS," commented Torda. "L&D professionals can use the content-management data that the LCMS produces to enhance their reputation within their organisation and fulfil the role of strategic enabler."