The sun was certainly shining on the Stonehouse Court Hotel in Gloucestershire on Thursday 19 September for the annual CPD accredited Nimble Community Day conference, networking and awards. Nimble customers came from across the country, and the day was specifically focused on the Nimble community, with networking, customer case studies, workshops, Nimble’s 5th birthday celebrations and the third annual Nimble Awards ceremony.
Nimble was officially launched in 2014 at Learning Technologies in London, so what better time to celebrate their 5th birthday than with their Nimble Community. Nimble put together a short video they shared with the attendees on the day. It highlights important milestones their customers have achieved using the Nimble platform. You can view it here.
When done well, video can be a useful asset to engage your learners. Nimble’s customer Jessops hold photography and videography training to the general public through their Jessops Academy. The attendees had a real treat when Michael Mann, Trainer and Videographer from Jessops Academy, ran a workshop on “Improving your videography”. With lots of hints and tips to help produce great video, it proved to be a big hit with the audience and it offered lots of practical advice to take away.
One of the most popular features on every Community Day agenda is their customer case studies. This year, they had L&D experts in the Retail, Leisure, Healthcare and Insurance sectors. From utilising elearning to make learning “fun”, generate revenue or for heavily regulated compliance training requirements, there was something everyone could relate to.
The case study presenters sharing their stories were: Holly Chatman, L&D Executive from JoJo Maman Bébé, Zoe Roberts, Senior L&D Manager from LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, Sophie McCracken, Clinical Development Manager and Alan Williams, Digital Development Manager from ECG Training, and Lenore Brown, Training & Audit Controller from Haven Claims.
Designed to recognise elearning excellence, the third annual Nimble Awards entries proved to be of an extremely high calibre. The judges, including guest judge Matt Gofton from the CIPD, really did have a tough time in choosing both the Finalists and the Winners. Their commitment to high quality training was evident throughout.
The running order of the Finalists and Winners in each category are as follows:
Positive Business Impact
This award was presented to the organisation that demonstrated significant business impact through the use of elearning.
The Finalists were: AIRDAT, Forest Holidays, ISM, LEGOLAND Windsor
The Winner is: LEGOLAND Windsor
Course of the Year
This award was presented to the organisation who displayed excellence in the design and delivery of an elearning course using Nimble.
The Finalists were: Aldi, ARICD, ISM, JoJo Maman Bébé
The Winner is: Aldi for their course: Contractor Control
Professional of the Year
This award was presented to the individual who demonstrated outstanding elearning success over the last year.
The Finalists were: Alan Williams (ECG Training), Megan Barber (Link Group), Stephen Thomas (Marsh Finance), Robert Kennie (MBA Grouop DOTS)
The Winner is: Alan Williams, Digital Development Manager, ECG Training
This award was presented to the organisation who made the biggest impact using Nimble within their first 18 months.
The Finalists were: CJ Retail Solutions, Forest Holidays, Link Asset Services, This Mum Runs
The Winner is: This Mum Runs
The Nimble team are already making plans for their 2020 Nimble Community Day on the 17 September 2020.