Sudhir Giri, head of Learning technologies at Google, to open the first Charity Learning Conference

The Charity Learning Consortium is delighted to announce Sudhir Giri, Google's Global head of learning technology, as the keynote speaker at the first Charity Learning Consortium Conference and Awards, in London on 15 September 2011
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Aug. 25, 2011 - PRLog -- Understanding how learners and 'teachers' interact is critical to the successful use of learning technologies says Sudhir Giri, the global head of learning technologies at Google. He'll be talking about how Google enables a learning 'ecosystem' in his keynote speech at the first Charity Learning Conference on 15 September, London.

Sudhir has been using Google technologies to support the learning needs of the more than 20,000 employees, or 'Googlers', around the world in the famously non-hierarchical company.

Martin Baker, founder and CEO of The Charity Learning Consortium, said he was looking forward to welcoming Sudhir to open the Conference: "Our members said they would like to hear some good corporate examples of innovative L&D which they could emulate, and so we are thrilled that Sudhir could share his knowledge with us in this way.

"Google is one of the most admired companies in the world, renowned for its creativity and innovation, growing rapidly to the worldwide phenomena that it is today, so it's a great way to start our first conference!"

Sudhir commented: "We've been experimenting with a range of learning technologies at Google, and I'm delighted to be able to share my experience with charity L&D teams."

Prior to working for Google, Sudhir previously managed learning programmes for Accenture and Deloitte Consulting - his work included delivering an eLearning programme to nurses in Kenya. He has a biomedical engineering background and spent four years at NASA, developing and testing biomedical flight hardware for the Space Shuttle program, which included astronaut training. He holds an MBA from the University of Texas and a bachelor's degree in bioengineering from Texas A&M University.

The Charity Learning Conference has been designed to both celebrate L&D in the Third Sector and inspire members of the Consortium in the invaluable work that they do. The event is exclusively for the 100 charities which are members of the Consortium.

The exciting conference line-up includes a workshop with creativity and innovation specialist Nigel Paine and the event is being steered by renowned eLearning expert Clive Shepherd as the chairman. Laura Overton, the MD of Towards Maturity, will be leading an interactive discussion and revealing early highlights of her latest study into the effective use of learning technologies. While Iain Napier, vvldt BT's Learning Technology Consultant, will be talking about BT's dare2share initiative, the successful 'How To' video forum used within the company - he'll be suggesting ways to engage employees using both social learning and technology.

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About the Charity Learning Consortium:

Efficiency through collaboration

The Charity Learning Consortium (CLC) enables cost effective eLearning in the Third Sector. We're the largest group of UK based charities collaborating to make eLearning affordable, with 100 charity members. The CLC makes online learning available to countless volunteers and well over 100,000 Third Sector staff.

Charities join to save money, but also benefit from networking with others with similar goals, sharing resources, ideas and best practice. Members also enjoy special discounts and specialist workshops designed to help them make the most of eLearning.

Collaboration is at the heart of what we do.

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The Charity Learning Consortium (CLC) enables cost effective eLearning in the Third Sector making online learning available to countless volunteers and well over 100,000 Third Sector staff. Find out more at
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