Too often vendor selection decisions are made in a vacuum. Without consulting others in your organization, utilizing research, and tying the decision to organizational objectives, you risk having your LMS project rejected, become a costly drawn-out implementation, or experience under-utilization of the system.

Session participants will learn the entire selection process and get best practices along the way. In addition, you'll receive templates to use in your own organization to support the process. You'll learn the step-by-step process of vendor selection, how to create buy-in, how to present to executive level stakeholders, and how to plan ahead and avoid pitfalls associated with vendor selection.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to identify when it is time to choose a new talent development or learning management system
  • How to identify the best vendors for your organizational needs, and how to use trusted research and recommendations to select a vendor
  • How to build support internally, create buy-in, and build a solid business case
  • Best practices in negotiating and creating partnerships with your vendor

How to develop a solid, goal-driven implementation and marketing plan

Audience:
Novice-to-intermediate developers, managers, and directors who want to make informed decisions about choosing and implementing an LMS. Preferably, participants should have a working knowledge of learning management systems and their uses and applications.

Handouts