4 Stages of a Learning Business

.OrgCommunity and Web Courseworks are excited to present the closing webinar of the Spring eLearning Thought Leaders series, The Learning Business Maturity Model, featuring Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele of Tagoras. Tagoras is a research and consulting firm for associations and organizations who focus on lifelong learning. They have been providing expert advice on strategy, learning, marketing and technology to help organizations in the business of learning for more than a decade.

In 2016, Tagoras unveiled the Learning Business Maturity Model. The tool was created to help organizations who focus on professional development and lifelong learners to understand their current maturity state, and conceptualize achievable goals for how they can grow to the next level. By having an idea of the different maturity stages of a learning business, associations and organizations are able to generate concrete steps of how they can move to the next step toward being an innovative learning business, and become the go-to organization for continuing education and professional development in their field. Tagoras has given the learning business community a framework to help associations identify problem areas, and create solutions to move toward a forward-thinking and innovative business environment and culture.

The Learning Business Maturity Model articulates the characteristics and practices of a mature learning and education business or line of business, as well as the stages that typically precede full maturity.” (Leading Learning Podcast

stages of a learning business

There are four stages in all. Each stage is broken down into five domains: Leadership, Strategy, Capacity, Portfolio, and Marketing. The model gives a general idea to what each of these domains might look like within an association or organization at each stage. The goal of the Maturity Model is to be used as a conversation starter within learning businesses, especially when meeting with board members. “It helps board members tune into the fact that learning is a business and needs to be viewed and managed as one.” (Leading Learning Podcast)

The Learning Business Maturity Model may never cease to change. The learning business industry is constantly changing, and the Maturity Model will adapt to those changes. But for now, the model is a great start for learning businesses to define their current environment, and create goals and strategies to grow to the next level. Learn more on April 25th by registering at the link below!

 

 

Stay tuned for our Summer eLearning Thought Leaders Series! Presented to you by .OrgCommunity in conjunction with Web Courseworks.

 

 

References:

Leading Learning, Tagoras (Producer). (2016, November 8). The Learning Business Maturity Model [Audio podcast].
Retrieved from http://www.leadinglearning.com/episode-56-learning-business-maturity-model/

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