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 26th March and we're making the most of it being online with an international line-up of facilitators from Switzerland, the USA and Guernsey who you wouldn't get to meet if it was a face-to-face event!!


The day will run from 10am-4pm and will consist of two online sessions in the morning and the afternoon, with self-directed activities to carry out during the middle part of the day. The workshops are...


From Knowledge to Wisdom

with Jo Heeson from the Kairos Project

When our clients are not able to access new perspectives or paradigm shifts it can be helpful to seek a deeper wisdom through embodiment. When we talk about wisdom from an embodied perspective, we are helping our clients to sense into the physical manifestation of the “stuck” in their body. By doing this, we can allow new insights to emerge. In this session, based on the work of the Social Presencing Institute, you will have an opportunity to work on areas in which you feel stuck and experience what this exercise has to offer.  You will leave with the resources to do this with your own clients and help them to find movement in their development journeys.

Facilitating groups in conflict

With Emma Mauger of Lucid

Conflict is a normal part of human interaction.  As trainers, facilitators and coaches we lead our groups on journeys that invite difference.  Often, heated emotions can be present and sometimes the nature of these emotions can polarise group working and challenge us to find pathways to take the group forwards.  Our presence and the techniques we use to hold the space for our participants can make all the difference to the end result.  In this session, we will: Share our experiences of group conflict; Look at how heat environments impact us differently; Share resources that help to diffuse emotions and focus on the purpose at hand. Emma is an executive coach, TetraMap Master Facilitator and a mediator and will share tips, techniques and resources drawn from her work in intrapersonal conflict.


What Motivates and Moves Us and Our Clients?
With Marc Trudeau of

 As trainers and change agents, it’s incumbent upon us to understand, engender, and leverage motivation in ourselves and our clients. Experience Marc’s open-source online version of Management 3.0’s Moving Motivators card game to make explicit what motivates each of us, reflect on that information to learn about each other, and explore how changes in play in your life and work might effect your motivation. You’ll gain insight into yourself and your Trainers Exchange colleagues, and get first-hand experience with a tool you can use to help your workshop attendees explore what motivates them and their teammates/collaborators.

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


Face-to-face events: £65 + vat

Online events:  £45 + vat

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