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networking for trainers?


can anyone point me in the direction of any useful groups / societies where you can regularly meet up with fellow training consultants / developers to network - in the London area?
Martyn Bullard

9 Responses

  1. Good question
    Great question, I was just about to ask it myself. I contacted my local CIPD branch but they have so far failed to get in touch and show any interest.

    I am interested to see what people will say to your question.


  2. Why not start one?
    Why not start a group/organisation? It would be great to have something which is industry, institute and vendor neutral.

  3. good idea
    i was wondering if one was running in London. Would it have any sort of agenda or just see who turned up?

  4. network for isolated home based consultants
    We have almost set up a networking group for home based consultants and trainers but never quite managed it. I would be interested in discussing the potential with a few others. Let me know if you are interested.

  5. What is the objective…?
    Hi Martyn,

    Can I be deliberately provocative and ask what is your objective of networking with other trainers?

    Mark Starling posted an interesting question last week, on the debate of whether we are losing our own competitive advantage by sharing with each other, (see and I must admit to being interested in the outcome of this post and yours.

    I’ve been to some networking events in the past where its been attended by lots of sales people trying to sell to one another and whilst I’m always on the lookout for new ideas myself and part of me would welcome the opportunity to meeting with other trainers / consultants, I’d like us all to be clear why we’re doing it and what the benefit is!!

    Kind regards,

    Colin Hamilton

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  7. ASTD Global Network London

    According to their web register, the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) has a Global Network branch in London.

    Contact details are as follows:

    Global Network U.K.(9975)
    Contact: Jonathan Halls



    Scott G. Welch

  8. Answering Martyn Bullard
    Dear Martyn
    The answer to your needs may be AMED – the Association for Management Education and Dvelopment and its Susttainable Development Network
    It is a very lively community and it is going through an exciting transition at the moment
    If you want to know more do contact me Bruce Nixon 01442-864856 or e-mail me at
    Best wishes
    PS I also write articles that may interest you.


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