Trainers Exchange

Networking, learning and sharing for trainers, L&D professionals, and facilitators of learning

Trainers Exchange is a lively, enjoyable quarterly event where people involved in learning or training get together to learn, share and have fun together.


If you're a trainer, training manager, or are involved in learning and development in some way it's an ideal opportunity to meet like-minded people in the sector, share your ideas and experiences with others, and develop your own skills and knowledge. The meetings are a friendly, supportive space where everyone can get to know each other, learn from each other, work together, and have fun together. A perfect opportunity for you to:
 

  • Keep abreast of current best practice in training, learning and development

  • Learn and practice new approaches and techniques for enhancing training

  • Share tried and tested tips, techniques and ideas with others

  • Try out new, untested ideas on the group and receive constructive feedback

  • Gain support, feedback and ideas from the group

Our next event is on 28th January 10am-4pm This will be an online event

The day will be themed around making online learning successful. It'll be a fantastic opportunity to explore and share your own experiences of online learning as well as gaining lots of practical ideas and inspiration for creating meaningful, enjoyable, engaging learning when training online.

The day will run from 10am-4pm with a long lunch break where you'll have some self-directed activities to carry out away from the screen. The workshops will be:

Taking Stock with Nicki Davey from Saltbox

Almost 2 years on from the start of the pandemic, and we're all working in a very different world that has involved facilitating learning in ways that we never previously envisaged. The way we design and deliver training has changed significantly and, as facilitators of learning, each of us has experienced our own learning curve in the quest to plan, create, and facilitate meaningful online learning experiences. Along the way we have all encountered surprises and successes, challenges and disappointments, so in this workshop we'll explore and reflect on our own learning journeys over the last 2 years, learn from each others' experiences, and consider what the future might look like and what it means for us as facilitators of learning.

 

And Now for Something Completely Different with Natasha Bergg

This practical, participatory workshop will focus on using play as a powerful tool for online learning and collaboration. We’ll explore how playing together can help us to engage and connect better, as well as opening up our imagination, taking us out of our comfort zone and fostering a non-judgemental, supportive environment. Expect to laugh, take risks and embrace failure in this fun, experiential session. 
 

Virtual Gamification of Learning with Rod Webb from Glasstap

Do you find it difficult to achieve the same levels of fun and engagement virtually that you can in the classroom? Perhaps you use PowerPoint more when delivering virtually or maybe you struggle to create training games that work well with virtual learning? This fun session should leave you feeling more confident in your ability to deliver virtual learning that is fun and engaging. Using a game-based approach, Rod will share ideas from his own experience developing a library of virtual training material for Trainers’ Library and give you the opportunity to gain insights from other trainers too. Everyone should leave the session more confident in their ability to flex between engaging face-to-face and engaging virtual delivery.

I've met a great group of like-minded people, gained new ideas and inspiration and even had the opportunity to trial short training sessions and receive feedback from my peers. Invaluable.”  Rod Webb, Director, Glasstap



 

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"Great value, great energiser, and great fun. It feels like you are having the equivalent of an oil change!" Phil Hawthorne, One Step Ahead Training.

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"Trainers' Exchange is a brilliant forum for sharing ideas with other trainers and finding out about topics relevant to the training world, as well as for having fun with like-minded professionals.  I wouldn't miss it!"    Rose Walker, L&D Manager, Veale Wasbrough Vizards

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Dates for 2022

28th January (online)

25th March (online)

24th June (online or F2F - tbc)

30th September (F2F if possible)

16th December (online)

Cost:

Face-to-face events: £85 + vat

Online events:  £55 + vat

Places are limited so book early to be sure of your place.