"The Learning Organisation" Summit

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<p><strong>Sheffield, England &mdash; Nov. 26</strong><br />Learning Light, a nonprofit organization that focuses on integrating systems and aligning learning and people development programs to meet strategic business goals, has become the media partner for a senior executive summit &mdash; “The Learning Organisation,” organized by the European Networking Group (ENG). <br /><br />The pan-European event, which takes place at the Hilton in Amsterdam in the Netherlands on Jan. 16-17, 2008, deals with defining, implementing and renewing corporate learning strategies to accelerate employee development, along with aligning learning with corporate goals to drive business success. Among the issues that the summit will cover is how to retain the new generation of best and brightest talent by designing and implementing innovative education programs.<br /><br />Learning Light&#39;s CEO Mark Pittaway commented, “In today&rsquo;s global economy, it is becoming increasingly important for organizations to align their learning strategies to directly support business objectives. This event provides an ideal forum for senior executives to explore what they need to do to develop strategies to help their organization move forward.<br /><br />&ldquo;Of course, learning technologies have a fundamental role, to facilitate the dissemination of information and transfer of knowledge across the organization and help businesses to engage their people in the change,&rdquo; he added.  <br /><br />Speakers at the event include Charlotte Ruminak, senior director of talent management and learning and development at Royal Phillips Electronics; Nigel Jeremy, head of learning and development at easyJet; Ann Bengtsson, group management development director at Reed Elsevier; Francisco Gutiérrez Moro, head of e/m-learning projects at Teléfonica, and Volvo Cars&rsquo; Geoff Glover, vice president, human resources, learning and development. </p>

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