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

Dates for 2020:

Friday 26th June 10am-4pm

Online event (Full details below)

Friday 25th September 10am-4pm

Penny Brohn Centre, near Bristol

Friday 18th December 10am-4pm
Penny Brohn Centre, near Bristol



Face-to-face events: £65 + vat

Online events:  £45 + vat

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

Our next event on 26th June will take place online.


The day will consist of two online sessions from 10am-12.00noon and from 2.00pm-4pm, with a self-directed activity to carry out during the interval.  We'll try out some online training activities that you can take away and use yourself, and there will be two workshops as follows:


Using Powerful Questions with Penny Gundry, Founder of the Bead Trail

Have you ever been asked a question that left you feeling truly inspired?  Do you know what makes a great question and how to use it? As trainers we are very good at delivering content and engaging participants, but how good are we at asking powerful questions? Really great questions can offer people thoughts and ideas that change their lives. This session will give you the opportunity to examine the world of powerful questions. You will experience them for ourselves, work out how best to formulate them and learn when and how to use them.

"Telling a New Story" with Nicki Davey, Director of Saltbox

What we have learnt from the Covid 19 crisis and how we can use this to make a positive difference to ourselves and our learners?  In this workshop, we'll look at how to use story and storytelling to identify and communicate messages in a way that engages people's emotions and generates behavioural change, and through doing this we'll identify what we have learnt ourselves and how this will benefit our learners.

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


"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.

"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