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
20th Nov 2015
"Anyone can be a trainer or facilitator. It's no big deal. You just stand up and talk about a subject that you know a lot about" I remember...Blog
23rd Sep 2015
There are some cutting edge learning developments being tested in Scottish classrooms at the moment. Developments that could impact the...Blog
19th Aug 2015
Training, education, facilitating, developing, teaching… whatever your preferred terminology they all have one thing in common, and that is...Blog
6th May 2015
Have you ever wondered why you do a Health and Safety brieing at the start of every face-to-face session? Or have you just always trotted...Blog
2nd Apr 2015
Nowadays, handouts are commonplace. And most often they are given out to learners/delegates at the start of a session. Here’s our top three...Blog
8th Jan 2015
Here’s what you need to know about Maslow and his Hierarchy of Needs (who many of you may have heard of but not necessarily know much about...Blog
11th Mar 2014
Over the last few weeks I’ve been attending a training programme for some voluntary work I’ll be doing from May. It’s a pretty intensive...Blog
28th Jan 2014
Last week whilst facilitating a session for a client something happened that hasn't happened in years - a group of 4 delegates refused to...Blog
25th Nov 2013
Have you ever facilitated a training session where every thing is going just a bit too smoothly? Everyone is sitting nodding their heads in...Blog