What do you get when you find yourself in a room with 25 Totara Partners? The 2016 Totara Partner meetup, of course! We had a fantastic time kicking off Learning Technologies 2016 with our exclusive pre-meetup event, and we hope everyone who attended found it valuable. So, what made it so great?
Partners from afar
We were lucky enough to welcome Partners from across our global network visiting London for the Learning Technologies 2016 exhibition and conference. Representatives from as far afield as Brazil, India and Scandinavia joined us for the afternoon, giving us the rare opportunity to bring together organisations from around the world to talk Totara with their peers from our unique Partner network.
The Totara Awards
Last month, we announced the winners of the 2015 Totara Awards, and this event meant that we were lucky enough to be able to present some of the awards in person. It’s always good to see the sense of community within the Totara Partner network, and gave us an opportunity to explain exactly why the winning projects impressed us so much. We’re hoping this will inspire a whole new wave of entries for the 2016 Totara Awards at the end of this year!
The future of Totara Learning
We handed over to our new Product Manager Iain Napier to talk us through some potential ideas for the future of Totara Learning, along with some prototypes for future versions. It was a brilliant opportunity to hear some immediate feedback to help us shape the future of our products, and we were thrilled to hear so many positive comments, especially in relation to the improved UX and look-and-feel of Totara LMS’s out-of-the-box themes. And this moves us nicely onto the next point...
Hearing from you
We were lucky enough to listen to several of our Partners speak about their own experiences using Totara products (thank you to City & Guilds Kineo, Vision by Deloitte, Discendum and UP Learning for sharing their stories). This was a very popular part of the day, and we are hoping to leverage this as a sharing platform in the near future - keep an eye on our newsletters in the next few months as we come up with more ways to facilitate sharing between Partners. We loved seeing the range of projects our Partners have solved using Totara products, and hope many of you will be willing to share your own challenges and success stories very soon.
Of course, it’s unusual to have so many Totara Partners together in one room, so we had a great time catching up with everyone and seeing Partners from around the world swapping tips and ideas. Lots of business cards were exchanged on the day, and we’re hoping lots of you will be staying in touch. We are hoping to plan some similar future meetings, so if you enjoyed this one or you couldn’t make it along this time, keep an eye on our blog, our monthly Partner newsletter or on Twitter @totaralearning to be the first to hear about our next Totara events.
Thank you very much to everyone who came, and we look forward to seeing you at another event in 2016!
If you would like the slides from the event, they are now available on Slideshare: