Your digital goody bag…

Virtual Members’ Meeting – 14th September 2023

Thank you to everyone who joined us virtually on the 14th September. It was great to connect, collaborate and share thoughts and ideas. 

In this digital goody bag you will find a summary of each session, as well as slides and resources mentioned by the speakers.

Our founder and CEO, Martin Baker, kicked off the day with a welcome and introduction. He mentioned some key dates to keep in mind, such as the Charity Learning Conference and Awards (15th November) and the Charity Mentoring Network’s upcoming coffee mornings (21st September and 17th October). Find out more by clicking on the buttons below.

Case study: More for less with an LMS
Eleanor MacKenzie, The Church of Scotland

Eleanor has found that streamlining administration using a learning management system frees her up to focus on business and learner needs. She discussed how she launched a new leadership development programme, supported by an LMS.

Why your managers aren’t coaching and what you can do about it 
Jo Wright, Coaching Culture

It’s proven time and time again that managers make a significant difference to the employee experience. Adopting a coaching style more of the time is proven to work. So why are managers still not doing it?

In her talk, Jo touched on the most popular myths why managers aren’t coaching and shared impactful tips and techniques about what you can do about it.

If you are interested in Coaching Culture content then please contact your membership manager for more information. 

What makes good mentoring?
Dani Saadu, Wavemaker

Dani’s session undoubtably brought a mid-morning boost of energy. He discussed:

  • What mentoring really is
  • The ingredients to creating the best mentoring relationships
  • The benefits of mentoring
  • Recommended next steps

Dani has a proven track record in developing global people strategies and designing and implementing global people frameworks, programmes and interventions. 

How to keep L&D on the agenda
Gill Chester, Little Man Project

In this session, Gill shared a variety of different techniques and ideas for keeping L&D relevant in your organisation.

She mentioned Michelle Parry-Slater’s book The Learning and Development Handbook which you can get a 20% discount on by clicking the button below.


New content: Leadership collection
Charlie Evans, The Charity Learning Consortium

We’ve created a whole collection of bite-sized animations that are free to our members! Aimed to inspire individuals and charities to develop the necessary skills and strategies to maximise their potential. Charlie gave a fantastic overview on what’s available.

Topics include fundraising, volunteering, leadership, trustees and governance.

Tech update: Team Insights
Josh Willcock, The Charity Learning Consortium

Our Head of Technology, Josh Willcock, shared details of the recent LMS update – Team Insights. Introducing the training overview, team overview, custom dashboard and special reports.

Other mentioned resources


The little book of In-House Coaching


The little book of Video Learning


Charity Learning Index

Charity Learning Conference & Awards, London

Wednesday 15th November 2023

We’re thrilled to invite you to our annual conference and awards! Register today to confirm your place at the only conference specifically for charity L&D practitioners. We encourage you to bring your boss to this event so that they can also enjoy the fantastic agenda – so make sure they are signed up too. 

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