CLC Annual Conference 2018 – Digital Goody Bag

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our annual conference on the 15th November in London. We had a fantastic day filled with great speakers, workshops and networking! It’s such a pleasure to see so many of our members enjoying the day and learning from each other. It really makes us smile knowing we’re able to make a difference.

Session info and slides:

Stress intelligence: How to avoid burnout

Liggy Webb

Feeling a little overwhelmed by the constant need to do more for less? Liggy Webb, a best selling author and international consultant specialising in resilience and agility, shared her tips on: 

1. Stress awareness – raise awareness of your own relationship with stress by understanding your triggers and responses.
2. Stress knowledge – understand stress and the effect it can have on your mental and physical health.
3. Self care – commit to self-care and establish healthy boundaries and habits.
4. Lifestyle management – manage your well-being by maintaining  a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
5. Everyday energy – create moments of sanctuary to replenish your everyday energy levels.  

The purpose of power

Shakil Butt

What is your purpose, what is it all about? Life? Work? M&Ms? Shakil’s session answered all those questions and explored what purpose is, particularly in the workplace. 

Shakil looked at some management theories that connect to purpose and how purpose can be an enabler by unleashing the people in your organisation in the backdrop of an increasingly complex world. He also shared personal reflections, looking back at his career singling out some pivotal points in his life that have raised some soul searching questions to consider. 

NEW: Conference review

Read Bob Little’s review and reflection of the day.

Winning relationships:

Shay McConnon

The greatest source of inefficiency and unhappiness at work often lies in relationships. Shay brought fresh insights to work and personal relationships, with lots of humour, magic and audience participation. It was a high energy, content-rich session packed with practical, workable ideas. He provided real-life examples of what to say and do to create openness and trust to make your organisation an even better place to work.

He shared how to: 

  • Improve staff satisfaction
  • Transform conflict into collaboration
  • Capitalise on diversity of styles
  • Grow a collaborative model of leadership
  • And engage staff and promote ownership

Once upon a time: Storytelling for learning

Gemma Critchley

What makes learning stick? What can we learn from movies, video games and novels about creating compelling stories that transform behaviour and that embed and sustain this change?

Gemma Critchley, Aviva’s Global Head of Technology & Innovation for Learning, shared practical insights into how we can all bring storytelling into our organisations. Gemma mentioned some videos that will help you to become a better storyteller and if you get in touch with her she will share with you.

The Knowing-Doing Gap:

Dame Moria Gibb DBE

What do you know and not do? What do your leaders know and not do in your organisation? This is called The Knowing-Doing gap! Dame Moira Gibb explained how a Knowing-Doing approach can help leadership & management development, a troubling skills gap in the charity sector.

She explained how The Knowing-Doing Gap approach can help – a term first used by Stanford professors Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton. She also referenced the work that Skills for Care is doing to support leaders and managers in adult social care, which employs 1.46 million people in the UK.

NEW: Conference review

Read Bob Little’s review and reflection of the day.

Charity Learning Awards 2018 winners:

NEW: Awards news roundup

Please take a peek at some of the coverage that we’ve received so far, and let us know if you spot something that we haven’t

Training Journal review – Read here

Church of Scotland review – Read here

L&D Professional of the Year

Eleanor MacKenzie

Internal Communications, Learning and Engagement Officer

Church of Scotland

Top Community Contributor

Phil Maynard

Global Digital Workplace Lead

World Animal Protection

Charity Learning Consortium Ambassador

Doreen Miller

Global Head of Learning and Organisational Development

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity

The LMS That Has it All!

Lou Guy & Nyat Haile

Talent Development Adviser & Talent Management Coordinator

Teach First

Outstanding Teamwork to Meet Business Needs

Tina Davis & Andrew Daly

Senior Learning Business Partner & Systems Analyst

Citizens Advice

Click the button below to read on about this years award winners how they have contributed to the consortium.

Special book discount of 33%!

Learning Transfer at Work 
How to Ensure Training >> Performance 

The winners of the Charity Learning Awards 2018 were given a copy of Learning Transfer at Work, How to Ensure Training >> Performance by Paul Matthews, CEO and Founder of People Alchemy. Paul is very kindly offering a discount of 33% on this book for Charity Learning Consortium members 

The book includes hundreds of actionable hints, tips and strategies which will enhance your ability to ensure that learning interventions make a positive difference to employee skills and therefore an organisation’s capability.

NEW: Here’s Gill Chester’s comic-style review of the day!

Upcoming CLC events

March Members’ Meeting – 2019

Thursday 21/03/2019

June Members’ Meeting – 2019

Wednesday 19/06/2019

September Members’ Meeting – 2019

Thursday 19/09/2019

CLC Annual Conference – November 2019

Thursday 14/11/2019

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Seven reasons to join our growing Consortium

Do you want to do more for less with your learning and development budget? Are you looking for effective ways to develop the skills of your workforce?

Boosting confidence with creativity

Lucy Gower shares her tips for using creativity to solve your organisation’s problems.


The Charity Learning Consortium hits 150+ members!

As we reach a massive milestone, Martin Baker, founder and CEO, explains how a crazy idea turned into the Charity Learning Consortium.

Collaborating to succeed

A digital approach to developing skills can help you save money but it’s collaboration that helps it succeed, says Martin Baker.

Top tips for entering awards

Hesketh Emden, an award winner himself and a judge of the Training Journal Awards, shares some hints for success.

The elephants that stop learning happening

There are three large ‘elephants’ that can trample on your learning dreams, says Paul Matthews. He explains the obstacles to avoid for effective learning.

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