Laura Overton the Managing Director of Towards Maturity – a not for profit benchmark practice that provides independent research to help business deliver improved performance through learning innovation. Her work is based on 25+ years of practical experience looking at learning innovation for business advantage and is backed by her independent research with over 2000 organisations and thousands of learners since 2003.
Laura was the author of ‘Linking Learning To Business’ – one of the first industry benchmark studies with both organisations and learners investigating good practices of successful implementations (Jan 04). Since then she has authored 10 independent reports looking at effective e-learning practices in the workplace that are referenced around the globe.
With over 2 decades of experience of implementing learning technologies in the workplace, she works with government policy makers representing employer interests and has contributed to initiatives associated with the UK’s Sector Skills Councils, the European Commission and has sat on the steering groups of a number of UK government learning technology strategy boards (including the Becta Harnessing Technology strategy and as a member the original advisory board to the Learning and Skills Council (now Skills Funding Agency).
Laura is a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) and of the British Institute of Learning and Development and is a popular industry commentator having published over 150 articles and case studies. She sits on the steering committee of Online Educa Berlin and advisory board of ELIG and the LPI. In February 2010, she was awarded the Institute of IT Training’s prestigious Colin Corder Award for services to IT training.
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