As a membership organization, The eLearning Guild is continually trying to find new ways to add value to holding a Guild membership. We wanted to create a new way of providing professional development, but like most organizations, we did not relish the idea of scoping the entire project, selecting a vendor, and going through the implementation process. We think we aren’t alone in that dread. By talking through our process, others may gain insights for their future implementations.

This session will break down how The eLearning Guild implemented the Learning Exchange, our platform for community knowledge sharing. We’ll share the story of how the Learning Exchange was conceived and how the Guild worked with our vendor to bring the platform to life. We’ll explore our thought process, internal planning, launch plans, and things that went well, and talk about our mistakes.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Tips for approaching the vendor selection process
  • Keys to effective vendor/buyer communication
  • Tips for risk mitigation
  • Considerations when implementing social learning components

All learners. Novice to advanced project managers, managers, and those responsible for the learning function at their organization. Purchasers and vendors alike may uncover some helpful tips as they embark on their next implementation. No particular knowledge is necessary for this session.