047fb5bsquareLAURA SKILTON
Flexible Learning Specialist at Cats Protection.
Laura develops online training for 9,000 volunteers, 550 staff and the cat owning public. “We have a marvellous training team and programme but online learning enables us to reach so many more people.” Public courses are available on the website http://www.cats.org.uk/learn and internal courses are all available within their Moodle platform, Learn Online. Laura has been working in the field of online learning since 1999, including roles at Jisc as well as HE and FE institutions but the role at Cats Protection allows her to merge her passion for cat welfare and her skills on online learning.

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Learning and Development Manager at Cats Protection.
Lisa’s role involves developing strategies and approaches to L&D in a UK-based charity for approximately 550 staff and 9,000 volunteers. She is responsible for L&D planning, implementation and evaluation of the impact of L&D interventions. Her vision is to develop of a learning culture with a focus on flexible options for a diverse workforce.
as a wonderful training team but it’s impossible for us to reach our 9,000 volunteers and staff, online learning offers a perfect solution to this problem. We have been developing a range of online cat welfare courses via our Moodle platform, Learn Online. We’d like to demo our Moodle platform, some of our courses (including a publically available one) and our latest project; an induction for our cat fosterers.

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Learning & Development at VSO
Jacky and Zsuzsanna are responsible for developing Learning and Development strategy and solutions that support VSO’s work of fighting poverty in developing countries through the lasting impact of volunteering. Their remit includes helping VSO leaders to create and sustain a culture of high performance and continuous learning; organisation-wide induction; online and face-to-face learning interventions for teams and individuals; change management; performance improvement; employee engagement; knowledge management; and organisational effectiveness.

They collaborate with learning specialists and providers within and outside VSO, keeping up to date (and sometimes leading!) on external best practice and thought leadership.

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Learning Technologies Manager, CLC
Ian has worked in HR, Learning and Development as well as eLearning since graduating from Aberdeen University and has also previously worked as a trainer in IT.

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Director, Little Man Project

With over 12 years’ experience in developing and managing the delivery of training and online learning, Gill specialises in providing cost effective and responsive solutions for all aspects of training and e-learning. This includes a range of services including course development, learning environment (online and offline), course material authoring and design, instructional design, training consultancy, rapid development of elearning.

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Chief Operating Officer at GoodPractice

After holding L&D positions in a number of large organisations, Owen moved to GoodPractice, seeing the potential for online technology in learning and development. Passionate about advancing the learning profession, Owen and his team deliver effective, performance-focused solutions to their wide range of FTSE 100, public and third sector clients. Regularly publishing learning and development research, he is an active member of both the Learning and Performance Institute and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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Head of Research at Towards Maturity

Towards Maturity has conducted in-depth research over the last 10 years into factors influencing success in the implementation of technology-enabled learning to help L&D professionals improve learning provision. Genny’s experience and interest in learning technologies grew from her commercial training background and her work with e-skills UK to develop standards and qualifications in the use of web and collaborative technologies.