Tuesday, August 13th,2013 / A Webtvng.com Exclusive
For over two decades now, Phillips Consulting Limited (PCL), leading Nigerian knowledge management firm has been involved in providing solutions in the area of Human Capital development in the nation and the African region through its best practice training modules and learning strategies.
To further accelerate its drive to expand its scope, and further utilize the immense opportunities of the e-learning digitized format of training, PCL hosted a one-day international conference for human resources and E-learning experts of organizations in Nigeria.
Tagged CAFÉ: True Value of Learning - the conference held at the prestigious Southern Sun Hotels in Ikoyi provided the platform for practitioners to critically explore avenues for deploying human resources learning and development as a value added that helps businesses align business goals and metrics.
In his welcome address Mr. Foluso Phillips, Chairman and CEO of Phillips Consulting, described his firm's strides in becoming a major player in developing learning and development modules for organizations in the nation as phenomenal, when contextualized against the operating reality and attitudes to human capital development and deployment. He went on state that through collaborations with world class individuals and entities, the impact of the efforts thus far is crystallizing.
Speaking further on the conference Mr. Phillips believes that their collaboration with Skillsoft USA (a leading global content provider) and LRMG South Africa has given PCL additional leverage in the evolving e-training module(s).
The keynote speaker, Mr. Dennis Brown, Senior Director Market Development for Skillsoft USA expanded further on the human capital value proposition in his presentation on 'Leadership Development'. Alluding to the missing link in most leadership development initiatives, Dennis Brown stated that for it to deliver on objectives, 'it should be systemically done' to ensure proper capacity building and guarantee sustainability. Harping on the need for effective value for training , he brought to the fore the facts that when leadership development is properly done, 62 percent less turnover is experienced by corporations
Acknowledging the paradigm shift in teaching and learning methodologies/formats, Mr. Brown affirmed that globally there has been a remarkable shift from classroom training to the virtual mode of learning.
On the second topic of 'True Value of Learning' He urged the Learning and Development departments of firms to become more operationally viable, redefining their roles to specifying learning in business terms, speaking the language of business units and understanding the true cost of not training.
Also at the event was Mr. Jeremie Ferre, GM African Channel LRMG South Africa who described Africa as the leading e-learning market in the globe. In analysing effectiveness of employees learning in organizations, he referenced the 'Reuters 70:20:10' model, where 70 percent denotes experiential learning, 20 percent denotes networking, interactions and conversations and the balance 10 percent represents formal learning and classrooms.
Highlights of the event was the Q and A panel discussion session on the theme of the day, and a special success story presentation on e-learning by First City Monument Bank (FCMB).
The conference was well attended by Human Resources Learning and Development Managers from leading companies and corporations in Nigeria.