Modern Learning Leader webinar series

As part of the Modern Learning Leader programme, I’m hosting a series of webinars which are designed to introduce topics and provide breadth and stretch to what L&D leaders know in these areas.

The topics are:

Each webinar is £30, and you can make your bookings on each one clicking the links above.

If you book onto one or more webinars, it does not give you access to the programme.

For some more detail on each webinar, read on.


The Human Condition

Host – Sukh Pabial

Presenter – Phil Willcox

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In this webinar we’ll be exploring modern theories about the human condition, what they help us to understand about human behaviour, and how we can be better leaders in learning.

Phil has made a promise; to make work better by placing emotion at the heart of work. He fuses academic achievements (MSc in Emotion, Deception and Credibility) with his real life practitioner experience (nearly 20 years in the fields of learning and development and HR). Phil has carved out a niche as an expert in all things emotion and made himself a formidable source of actionable insight for those looking to create amazing workplaces. He is on twitter @philwillcox (and happens to be a good friend of mine).

Date: Monday 24 July (2017)

Time: 19:00-20:00 (UK)

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Instructional Design

Host – Sukh Pabial

Presenter – Ross Garner

In this webinar we’ll be gaining better understanding of instructional design and how it’s an important part of better e-content creation and production.

Ross is an internationally experienced instructional designer, having worked on projects for clients in the UK, Europe, Asia and New Zealand. He is a firm believer in getting to know a learner group’s context and needs, and loves that his job requires constant exploration of new topics. He has worked at GoodPractice for nearly five years and was promoted to Instructional Design Manager this year. He also hosts the GoodPractice Podcast, which gives him an opportunity to share his experience and learn from some of the leading thinkers in his field. In the past, he has worked as a journalist and content writer. In his spare time he runs, cycles and ‘is no longer terrible’ at playing the fiddle. He also hates writing things like this.

Date: Monday 31 July (2017)

Time: 19:00-20:00 (UK)

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User Experience

Host – Sukh Pabial

Presenter – Barbara Thompson


In this webinar we’ll gain a better insight into what we mean when we say user experience. From this we’ll be able to better understand how to design better programmes which make sense for the user and follow good design principles.

Barbara’s career started in operational roles with brands such as Nationwide, O2 and Tesco and is largely inspired by these seeing first-hand the impact customer interactions has overall on consumer experience (CX)

She then cut her teeth at an oil and gas supermajor as a Learning Experience Designer working at the forefront of learning modernisation leveraging digital and getting to grips with key concepts of user experience design.  Her previous environments coupled with navigating and exploiting digital comes together beautifully enabling her passion to create customer centric solutions.  Barbara has considerable experience with full life cycle design & development of performance support resources including rich media for teasers and campaigns, with and without a digital interface.

She is energised by the huge untapped opportunities for organisations to develop their learning culture and the role she can play in supporting this transformation.  Her design mantra is to treat employees as ‘savvy consumers’, putting them at the heart of solution design.

Date: Monday 7 August (2017)

Time: 19:00 – 20:00 (UK)

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Adult Learning Theories

Host – Sukh Pabial

Presenter – Stella Collins

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In this webinar we’ll be taking a closer look at what we know about adult learning, how we can design learning fit for adults, and the implications of this in delivery of learning solutions.

Stella Collins is Creative Director at Stellar Learning; transforming training particularly if it’s tough, technical or tortuous. 

Stella is the author of Kogan Page’s sellout book ‘Neuroscience for Learning and Development’ , a Guide to Self Directed Learning, co-author of the Webinar Pocketbook and the Writing Skills Pocketbook as well as writing for online and printed magazines and journals. 

She has a BSc in Psychology, an MSc in Human Communication, is a Fellow of the Insitute of Training and Occupational Learning and has a business background in the IT industry.

Date: Monday 14 August (2017)

Time: 19:00-20:00 (UK)

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Social Learning Technologies

Host – Sukh Pabial

Presenter – Martin Couzins

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In this webinar we’ll better understand how different learning technologies serve different purposes for learning design. For example, we’ll see how Slack, Twitter and blogging can all help improve our capabilities as learning leaders and in learning solution design.

Martin is the director of content and communications agency Itsdevelopmental Ltd. He works with organisations to help them tell their stories by creating and curating compelling content. He is also an innovator in L&D, helping start the L&D Connect Unconferences, successfully designing and delivering four massive, open online courses and launching LearnPatch, a curation platform for L&D. He won the award for special achievement in L&D at the Training Journal awards 2016.

Date: Monday 21 August (2017)

Time: 19:00-20:00 (UK)

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Modern Learning Leader is the first programme of its kind for UK L&D leaders. It’s designed so that people have access to webinars, content and resources as well as a peer group via Slack, and all this before you attend a two day workshop facilitated using Open Space principles. To book tickets, click on the orange link at the top of the page, or click here.

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