Member Since: 22nd Aug 2012
I help Trainers maintain and develop their skills to ensure they are always providing the best learning solutions to their delegates.
I’ve specialised in Learning and Development for over 16 years now and during that time I’ve had the pleasure of working across many industries in both the public and private sectors. I’ve developed, designed a wide range of learning solutions which have been delivered to a very diverse range of delegates (including Senior Managers, Admin Staff, Supervisors, NHS Consultants, Finance Professionals, Scientists, Customer Facing Personnel and IT Specialists).
Throughout my career I noticed that often people with expert knowledge would be asked to teach others without any development or support in how to actually do about this. Whereas those of us who have lots of experience in learning and development often became like cobblers children and weren't actually able to continually develop our own skills and knowledge.
So when I got the chance to take voluntary severance following the birth of my second child, I grabbed the chance and founded The Trainers CPD Club (delivered through my own training business Zostera Ltd) to provide accredited CPD for trainers and facilitators in a flexible and cost-effective way. We focus on a different topic each month, with content being delivered online in small bite-sized chunks, allowing members to work through the material at a pace that suits them.
Members of the Club also get full membership to The Material Bank, Zostera's bank of ready-to-run training material.
Learning Consultant & Coach Zostera Ltd
3rd Nov 2013
I like the idea of MOOC's, I really do - even to the point that I started to set one up using Moodle in my last employed post before I even...Blog
28th Oct 2013
“We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience.” ~ John Dewy If this is true (and all the evidence suggests that...Blog
1st Oct 2013
Did you see the results of the CMI research last week? 29.4% of managers say they behave unethically at work. 29.4%! That’s nearly a third...Blog
25th Sep 2013
I first came across SEA’s (Significant Event Analysis) when I worked in the NHS. It’s a system which allows practitioners to review and...Blog
23rd Sep 2013
Once upon a time there was a young girl called Goldilocks. Goldilocks was a curious creature and one day during a discussion with her line...Blog
18th Sep 2013
In my last couple of posts, I've talked about the importance and benefit of learning become more self-directed and self-determined. Even as...Blog
16th Sep 2013
Recently I've been doing a lot of reading around heutagogy, the theory of self-determined learning and it reminds me a lot of the approach...Blog
11th Sep 2013
How competing my dog illustrated the difference between being capable and being competent. One of the things I enjoy doing when I’m not...Blog
3rd Sep 2013
I sat the other day watching my 1 year old son playing with his duplo blocks. He was trying to build the biggest tower known to man (well,...Blog
27th Aug 2013
When we want someone to be proficient at something, it would appear that just learning the skills isn’t enough. To really master a skill or...Blog