At a recent symposium event, leading organizations, including Lloyds Banking Group, BT, Rolls Royce and Shell, agreed that the learning management system (LMS) remains a priority for corporate learning in 2012.

For many attendees, implementing a new LMS is at the top of the agenda for the year ahead. While managing this key change was important, many also highlighted the need to still maximize the value from existing solutions. Not surprisingly one of the key challenges for the next 12 months was identified as increasing the impact of learning with a reduced budget and/or headcount. 

The familiar challenges of engaging stakeholders and learners, as well as using a broader range of online solutions, were also still viewed as important. As well as tackling current needs, organizations also indicated they are looking to the future by starting to plan their next generation learning and talent systems and trying to make more use of social tools. The challenge of better aligning learning and talent was one of the key discussion areas.

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