Professional services e-learning forum achieves ten

by Viv Cole on July 4, 2014

7th July sees the 10th meeting of the Professional services e-learning forum, an informal networking and benchmarking group for L&D professionals working for the UK’s top 15 accountancy and top 15 law firms. Meetings involve a structured round table discussion under Chatham House rules followed by informal networking.

When I was a training manager at a Big Four accountancy firm, I found it bizarre that L&D people in professional services firms did not get together more to compare notes about their challenges and successes when they have so much in common.  A few years later I took the opportunity to set up the forum and five years later it’s still going strong and 21 firms have attended.

Working in a professional partnership raises unique challenges and opportunities.  So we’ve covered topics including “show and tell”, mobile learning, social learning, learner engagement, gaining buy-in from partners, LMS implementation, authoring tools, evaluation, performance support and video.

I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has attended and all the firms that have hosted meetings.

What next?

If you think you should have been invited to a Professional services e-learning forum meeting, please accept my apologies and do get in touch.

Many of the participating firms have taken part in Towards Maturity benchmarking . For about 1 hour of your time and no charge you can get significant insights on how to improve your firm’s L&D strategy. The benchmark centre is open throughout July.

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