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Hi TZ peeps,

Do you have any favourite L&D sites that you use?
I'm always looking for free resources, training ideas and that extra bit of inspiration. I've Recently came across Trainer Bubble (Great for Icebreakers, Energisers etc), Bookboon (lots of free E-books) and Get Abstract (Summaries for lots of training books).
Be great to know your thoughts!

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  1. Some of my favourites

    Hi Adam

    Here are some of my favourites to get you started. for inspirational talks for the latest free training software demonstrations 1 stop shop Great PPT animation All things psychology Leadership, Management and Soft Skills

    and finally…for lunchtimes when you want to play on the internet for an hour


  2. For me it’s about the PLN

     I use twitter vociferously and have RSS feeds to a couple of dozen sites that challenge my thinking.

    These include: – elearning design tips – Jane Hart’s excellent resource – Harold Jarche’s approach to learning and work – Nick Shackleton-Jones blog is always a good read – as is Donald Clark’s – Harvard Business Review – For education thought – HR and OD opinion

  3. Sparking ideas

     Hi Adam,

    I have to admit that is a great place for getting basic information which you can then build on, and very easy to navigate. There is also a lot of fantastic material on independent trainers websites – though it is often more through luck that you find them.

    In the last year, I’ve found Twitter (closely followed by LinkedIn) is by best source of inspiration and information. You just tweet out what you are looking for and 90% of the time, someone will send a link. OK, sometimes its not exactly what I’m after, but it’s usually interesting, and following links in THAT article can often reveal hidden gems.

    Great question by the way!

    Louise Gelsthorpe

    Power HourBite-size licence free training materials


  4. Inspiring sites

    Hi Adam

    I like to use appreciative inquiry in training and development. A very good source is the Ai Commons site

    Re-evaluation counselling is an extraordinarily effective theory and practice with endless applications for design and personal development. The site is   

    You could even try my site It has 250 + free articles, tools and resources about organisation, management and personal development. Please help yourself. You might find this article about designing learning events useful. It has a couple of worked examples.

    Thanks for a useful thread. I’ll certainly look at the links you and others have posted.

    Best wishes,

    Nick Heap ([email protected]

  5. I use you tube


    If you can find the time to sort through the dross to find the gems, You Tube has a mass of excellent material I use for coaching and personal development.

    My library of the best of the rest now extends to 350, but it took nearly that number of hours to find, collate and organise, and no exaggeration.

    If this helps contact me offline and I will be happy to pass on my learning to short cut your way to the better stuff.

    Andrew Gibbons

    [email protected]



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