Jo Cook TJ webinars

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Next #TJwow webinar!

April 11th 10am UK time - THE SKILLS AGENDA

Speakers to be confirmed.




How the TJ webinars work


Our webinars are focused on discussions between the audience and subject matter specialists, who will be on webcam throughout most of the 60 minute sessions.

There won’t be a ‘sage on the virtual stage’ presenting 45 minutes or more of content, but there will be passionate, experienced professionals discussing topics, answering questions posed by the TJ host and raised in discussion from the audience.

There will be a vibrant text chat panel where attendees’ voices can be heard during the sessions. Attendees are be encouraged to login to the discussions early, get their microphone connected and join in with the discussion.

You can also join in before, during and after on Twitter with the hashtag #TJwow


All our webinar discussions last an hour and start at:

  • 10am UK time
  • 2.30pm IST
  • 7pm AEST
  • 9pm NZST
  • 5am EST


Learn through conversation

Our free webinars aren't about lots of slides and presentations, only to have Q&A at the end.

Our webinars feature one or more passionate professionals interested and experienced in the subject. They are on webcam for the hour and discussing the topic.

The TJ webinar topic of conversation will be what you make of it! We have a subject area (see below) and the comments and questions you ask will shape the conversation.


Get your voice heard

The TJ webinars are also different because we want to include your voice in the sessions.

Yes we will have a chat pod and encourage you to type away to have a great conversation with everyone else attending.

In addition to this, if you turn up 15 minutes early (9.45am UK time) and want to check your microphone works, you can then directly ask your question or have conversation - just like coffee time at an in-person conference.

Also in our webinars we make use of the Question and Answer pod - a great space for you to ensure we see your question and we don't miss it from the chat window.


Jo Cook is the deputy editor of TJ and will be hosting the webinars.

Follow what's happening by using the Twitter tag #TJwow and by following us @TrainingJournal

You can sponsor or have your brand associated with our webinars by contacting our Business Development Manager, Malika Elouafi 0207 593 5606


Webinar series

Coming soon!




Webinar recordings

Are our webinars the wrong time zone for you? Did a meeting get in the way? Or you just know you won't make it live?

Recordings links below and you can still join in the discussion on Twitter or the free TJ Forum!



Monday 23rd May 2016 - LAUNCH: State of the L&D Industry



Tuesday 24th May - Why should I use social media for my own professional development?



Wednesday 25th May - Who’s responsible for sales training?

Is it L&D that should be developing learning solutions for sales departments, or specialist external providers?


Watch a 4 min Adobe Connect reocrding with Tim Royds (@TimRoyds), talking about different options for sales training

Thursday 26th May - Is neuroscience going to help learning in the 21st century?

There is a lot of discussion of neuroscience, both true and untrue. We discuss the research, the application and the future.


Watch a 2.5 min Adobe Connect recording with Amy Brann (@Amy_Brann), talking about neuroscience and environmental factors.

Watch a 3.5 min Adobe Connect recording with Gary Luffman, talking about the need for neuroscience to be applied well

Watch a 2.5 min Adobe Connect recording with Professor Tricia Riddell, talking about neuroscience


Friday 27th May - Discussion about the pros and cons of assessment tools

Do you use any personality, team or maybe psychometric tools in your role? Perhaps you want to start but don't know where? Perhaps you have questions about it all? Attend this session to discuss a variety of assessment tools, including the advantages and challenges.

The contents of this session was decided by the members of the TJ forum: https://www.trainingjournal.com/forums/tj-forum


Watch a 3.5 min Adobe Connect recording with Jo Keeler (@BelbinTeamRoles), talking about her passion for helping people perform

Watch a 3.5 min Adobe Connect recording with Lucy Standing (@NeuTrain), talking about her passion for assessment tools, especially in recruitment


June 21st - Change

Change is the only constant, yet we struggle to deal with it! Come and discuss all aspects of change, from supporting our organisations through it to changing the L&D industry itself.

Speakers are Paul Matthews and Nadim Nawaz.


Watch a 3 min Adobe Connect recording with Paul Matthews (@PeopleAlchemy), talking about change as supporting learning and change within the L&D industry

Click here to watch the three minute Adobe Connect recording with Nadim Nawaz about changes in employment and training


July 14th 10am UK time - Development of L&D talent

Many job roles and industries are changing - learning and development are no different. Technologies have changed, which bring opportunities and challenges for individual professionals as well as teams and leaders within organisations.

Business context, with recent recessions and political issues, are affecting how different countries may be doing business in the future. How has the way we learn changed, and therefore the needs of the organisation's L&D team changed? To talk about this we have Laura Overton to speak with us about how we need to look at developing ourselves for the future.

Read from Laura Overton about What L&D behavioural trends are hot this summer?

Watch a 3 min Adobe Connect recording with Laura Overton (@LauraOverton), talking about issues affecting us in the L&D industry

Also on the discussion webinar is Peter Carlin, joint owner of Logic Earth Learning Services and you can watch a video with Peter where he discusses some of his thoughts ahead of the webinar.

Watch a 4 min Adobe Connect recording with Peter Carlin (@LogicEarth), talking about what L&D professionals need to focus on for the future of our industry



August 11th 10am UK time - TECHNOLOGY: What is the right L&D technology and how to build a trusted network


LearningPool CEO Paul McElvaney, Head of HR and Home Group Elouise Leonard-Cross and E-learning Manager at AMP Ryan Tracey, to discuss technology within L&D.

There's a lot of technology to keep up to date with, and future technology that is set to disrupt our way of working even more than currently. It can be hard to know how to select the right technology for your organisation, team or learning outcomes. Part of the solution could be building a network of trusted advisors, but then how do you do that?

Also you have to think about how the technology complements the people in your organisation, the learning culture and the outcomes.

Watch a 3 min Adobe Connect recording with Paul McElvaney (@McElvaney), talking about issues affecting L&D technology for performance in business

Watch a 2.5 min Adobe Connect recording with Elouise Leonard-Cross (@ElouiseL_C) talking about how technology needs to support the culture and people at Home Group

Watch a 3.5 min Adobe Connect recording with Ryan Tracey (@RyanTracey) talking about the future of technology

You can join in the conversation now, in the TJ Forum.



September 15th 10am UK time - COMMUNICATION:
Is communication the most important competency for an L&D professional?








October 11th 10am UK time - ENGAGEMENT:
In any learning solution how do you manage the tension between ensuring engagement for the learner, the L&D practitioner and the organisation's needs?



November 8th 10am UK time - CUSTOMER SERVICE
What can L&D learn about customer service to deal with our clients better?




December 13th 10am UK time
How can we be more creative in L&D?



December 16th 10am UK time



January 24th 10am UK time
What is the future of learning?



February 7th 10am UK time
What are the essential coaching and mentoring skills that all L&D professionals need?



Click to register for the webinar technology for conversation-lead learning webinar

February 23rd 10am UK time
Online Educa Berlin presentation about Webinar Technology for Conversation-led Learning



March 9th 10am UK time - "Who owns talent development?"


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