Tata Interactive Systems' D.C. Symposium to Address Reporting Challenges in Learning & Development

Sep 11, 2012, 01:12 ET from Tata Interactive Systems, A Div. of Tata Industries Ltd.

WASHINGTON D.C. and MUMBAI, September 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

2012 Tata Interactive Learning Forum (TLF) Will Launch Talent Development Reporting Principles (TDRp)

Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), the world's leading developer of learning solutions, has announced that it will bring together the top thought leaders and decision makers from the training industry to discuss key issues, innovations and trends in learning & development (L&D) at the 2012 Tata Interactive Learning Forum (TLF). This exclusive event will take place on October 3 - 4, 2012 in Washington D.C. and is the ninth edition of TLF in the United States.

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The event aims to address one of the biggest challenges in L&D today: measuring the success of learning programs in corporations, educational institutions and federal agencies by gauging what employees and students have absorbed. In its unique approach to implementing learning solutions, Tata Interactive Systems aims to resolve this challenge for companies, universities and government agencies by incorporating the measurement of learning outcomes into its programs.

TIS also conducts ongoing consulting to ensure that its learning solutions are effective for each individual client.

"The Tata Interactive Learning Forum provides an unparalleled opportunity for learning leaders around the globe to share best practices and discuss key issues, new developments and significant initiatives from across the L&D industry," said Tij Nerurkar, Chief Operating Officer, Tata Interactive Systems.

"The forum also offers all participants the opportunity to collaborate with other industry leaders to define the future of training and e-learning," he added.

The by-invitation-only symposium will include an overview of Talent Development Reporting Principles (TDRp), a recent L&D industry initiative that will provide a framework to measure and report talent development outcomes and their impact on business results as well as key effectiveness and efficiency measures. Dave Vance, co-author of numerous TDRp publications, former president of Caterpillar University and 2006 CLO of the Year, will present on the efforts underway to establish TDRp as an ANSI standard and the latest developments in extending TDRp to the other key HR processes like talent acquisition and performance management.

He will also share the complete TDRp framework for L&D along with sample statements and reports.

The event offers two separate tracks for corporate and education professionals. The two tracks provide tailored programming focused on issues and trends that learning leaders in these sectors are currently addressing.

The corporate track's theme for 2012 is "Running Learning Like A Business: Focus On Outcomes, Effectiveness, and Efficiency". Speakers on this track include:

  • Kate Harrington, Vice President-Learning & Enablement, Rogers
  • Claudia Rodriguez, Vice President-Global Learning Solutions, Motorola Solutions
  • Marc Dunham, Vice-President, Alcatel-Lucent
  • Sandra Wells, Chief Learning Officer, U.S. Department of the Interior

In 2012, the education track is centered upon the theme of "Adapting Your Institution's Business Model For Future Success".

Speakers on this track include:

  • John Ebersole, President, Excelsior College
  • Anne Taylor, Director of Access Technology, National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute
  • Thomas Clay, President of Tom Clay & Associates

For TLF 2012, TIS has also partnered with the Brandon Hall Group, which will present its research on the interrelation of the learning and talent management functions, with a focus on delivering measured business outcomes for the enterprise.

TLF attendees will have the opportunity to participate in this unique event on either corporate or education tracks. For more information around these tracks, please visit http://tatalearningforum.com/corporate-track.aspx and http://tatalearningforum.com/education-track.aspx.

TIS will also host other Tata Learning Forums in September in Mumbai and Dubai.

For more information about TLF, please visit http://www.tatalearningforum.com/ or follow @tatainteractive

on Twitter.

About Tata Interactive Systems

Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is the global leader in E-Learning Solutions and Simulations. Its learning solutions are designed to enable the success of key organizational initiatives and have proven their effectiveness at more than 60 Fortune 500 companies worldwide. TIS is the only learning solutions organization in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI-CMM and P-CMM frameworks. Its solutions have won nearly 50 prestigious international awards over the last 10 years. TIS has development centers in Germany, Switzerland, and India. Its sales and marketing operations span the US, Canada, the UK, mainland Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and India.

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