Past Meetings

Street Wisdom – June 2017

Street Wisdom involves using our environment to help us find clues and answers – perhaps to problems we may have struggled to find answers for using more conventional means …

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Blended Learning – December 2016

This session was billed as our chance to look into the future and Viv did indeed lead us through a fascinating discussion on what blended learning has in store for us all – whether providing services in L&D, or commissioning them internally or externally.

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EI Assessment Tools – March 2016

Mary Anne and Catherine gave us a very useful and practical overview of Emotional Intelligence, with a particular focus on examples where it has had measurable effects on organisations’ performance.

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TDN Meeting – December 2015

TDN Meeting - December 2015 Our final meeting of the year was one of the best attended, with 14 of us gathered to discuss two models of how people relate to each other, and how we can use those to improve the learning experience for our clients. Games Theory and How...

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Situational Leadership – September 2015

Situational Leadership – September 2015 Anne Cannings gave us a very interesting and thought-provoking morning on Situational Leadership.   She began with a section on how Hersey and Blanchard, together and separately, developed the different aspects of the SL model...

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Reflective Practice – June 2015

Reflective Practice - June 2015 After a brief introduction to the theory, Grace Owen led us gently through our own reflective practice.  We worked individually and in pairs, in writing and in conversation,  to reflect on a situation we had found challenging.  We...

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Resilience – December 2014

Resilience - December 2014 Jane Drapkin delivered a fascinating and participative session at which we explored the characteristics and definitions of resilience.  She introduced some useful models  and a checklist for maintaining resilience.   She also posed some...

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Learning & Memory – June 2014

Learning & Memory - June 2014 The morning session was highly interactive with Jane giving us an excellent overview of learning and memory. Jo Battershill ran a session in the afternoon regarding the Massive Open Online Course Jo had attended through Futurelearn. Pam...

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Neuroscience – March 2014

Neuroscience - March 2014 Many thanks to Jane and Jo for a fascinating look at neuroscience, including the references which are now in the archive.   Jane and Jo also mentioned two TV series that you might be able to access through the internet; Brain Games (National...

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The future of HR and the Ulrich model

The future of HR and the Ulrich model A fascinating discussion was led by Martin Clubb and Sue Carruthers on what the Ulrich model is all about, its original intentions and how it has subsequently been implemented in different organisations. Lively debate ensued with...

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Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology Pam gave us an interesting insight into the rationale behind positive psychology and some very useful techniques for applying it in our own lives. A number of the participants commented on the deep impact the session had had upon them and their...

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Managing Conflict At Work

Managing Conflict At Work Here is the synopsis for our meeting on 7th Dec 2012: Conflict in organisations can be healthy, but more often than not, it costs organisations dearly: one recent report put the cost to UK businesses at more than £80 million, not to mention...

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Engaging a Younger Generation

Engaging a Younger Generation Jacqueline Hill of J Hill Associates and Jo Battershill of Stonehaven Training & Graphics (both members of TDN) were hosting: “Engaging a Younger Generation” Think for a moment about the average age of the people you train and develop....

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The March 2012 TDN Session

The March 2012 TDN Session The March TDN session, ‘Happiness at Work’ run by Mark Thomas, was both informative and fun, giving us an opportunity to hear about research into what constitutes happiness in the workplace and to try out new tools to achieve it for...

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Embodied Learning Session

Embodied Learning Session Friday 9 September 2011 Embodied Training   How we think, what we feel and what we are capable of doing is determined by our bodies. How others perceive us, how we get along with them and what we are able to see in them is also bodily. In...

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