Share & Learn Good Practice


Share & Learn Good Practice

A place to share good practice, tools, techniques and other related L&D governance. The aim of the group is to provide ideas and support to any L&D team looking to benchmark their progress and improve what they do and how they do it.

Members: 230
Latest Activity: Nov 17, 2020


By provided a space to share and collaborate, network members can learn new processes, methods, develop existing ones and enhance the quality of the learning and development we all provide. There are lots of benchmarking tools and organisations that can provide guidance on your journey to exemplary / world class and this group could support that journey.

If you are interested or think this would be of benefit to you, your team or organisation, feel free to join and contribute.


Discussion Forum

Online Learning Communities

Started by Mike Collins Sep 21, 2014. 0 Replies

Hi everyone,It's been a little while since I've popped in and shared something but I hope everyone is doing well.I've been working on a big project at DPG since the start of the year moving our…Continue

Tags: Communities of Practice, Online Communities, Communities

What's been happening?

Started by Mike Collins Feb 17, 2013. 0 Replies

Hi everyoneThere hasn't been a great deal of activity in this group recently.I've changed roles and left RBS now to head up community development, online learning and social media management at…Continue

Tags: learning, new, role, jobs, experiences

What matters most?

Started by Mike Collins May 31, 2012. 0 Replies

I've been hearing the phrase "what matters most" for a while... I think as budgets shrink and resource gets tighter we've seen a  much more strategic view in and around learning & HR toadd as…Continue

Tags: HR, strategy, value-add, L&D, priorities

Social Media to help collaboration / learning - are you doing anything in this space ?

Started by Mike Collins. Last reply by Mike Collins Dec 29, 2011. 6 Replies

I know there is a group on social learning but I'm interesting in hearing from members of this group who have plans to or are using socia media or collaborative platforms to support learning or to…Continue

Tags: collaboration, enterprise, social

Professional Development Policy

Started by Khalid. Last reply by Khalid Dec 13, 2011. 3 Replies

Hi Everyone, I have been asked to re-write our CPD Policy.  The current policy is permeated by 'training' and this is something that I would like to address by recasting with a distinct 'learning'…Continue

Ideal development for learning designers

Started by Damian Farrell. Last reply by Damian Farrell Oct 24, 2011. 4 Replies

I am currently thinking about the development of my design team and wonder if anyone has any guide as to courses/curriculum that would be suitable for a design team with mixed ability and has not had…Continue

Tags: graphic, design, E-learning

Learning Skills Conf 2011 or #lsg11uk

Started by Mike Collins Jun 16, 2011. 0 Replies

Hi everyone, Like some of you I have just returned from the LSG conference that was held @Olympia on Tuesday. I really enjoyed the day and met up with people that I have been tweeting with over the…Continue

Tags: sharing, #lsg11uk, conference

Good practice regarding accessibility in e-learning

Started by Dave Brown. Last reply by Lesley Price May 19, 2011. 2 Replies

Hi All Does anyone have any quick and dirty guidelines to the issues surrounding accessibility? i.e. ideal screen resolution, provision of training 'transcript', etc. I'm thinking particularly of the…Continue

LSG2010 Group Meeting: Share & Learn Good Practice

Started by Andrew McNeill. Last reply by Mike Collins May 5, 2011. 3 Replies

(this time posted to the right place!)Thanks to everyone who attended the 'sharing good practice' meeting yesterday.  As the majority were, like me, attending to find out more about it, I hope it was…Continue

Benchmarking - chance to share and learn?

Started by Mike Collins. Last reply by Mike Collins Apr 8, 2011. 2 Replies

Hi everyone,Hope you're all well. This group has been going for some time and it's fantastic to see new members joining all the time. I really hope you have benefited from some discussions and shared…Continue

Tags: learning, sharing, benchmarking

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Comment by Carol Woolley on June 29, 2011 at 9:21
Here in Worcestershire we are trying to put together a Service Level agreement for training and development, and in particular for e-learning that we can use with schools, and specifically with new Academies. Has anyone had any experience of writing SLA's or examples they would be willing to share with me so that I dont have to reinvent the wheel?
Comment by Rhiannon Clarke on September 23, 2010 at 13:56
I am looking into different providers of learning portals and Learning Management Systems. We currently do not have an intranet or offer any e-learning so I am looking for a learning portal that will enable us to offer e-learning and have the ability to manage the booking and admin associated with classroom sessions. I'm looking at some of the larger well known providers but would welcome and recommendations too. Thanks
Comment by Damian Farrell on March 20, 2010 at 7:42
Could anyone let me know the difference between Adobe Captivate and Presenter? It looks as if the do similar things and both use flash. Has anyone used both of these before? Any info would be helpful - thanks
Comment by Mike Collins on March 11, 2010 at 23:04
I've been thinking a lot about what networks can offer after reading this blog post by Mark Sylvester. Not sure I use my networks as well as I could. Do you?

Using your network to find answers
Comment by Stephanie Dedhar on July 29, 2009 at 9:57
In the interest of sharing tips and ideas, I thought I'd post a link to my top ten instructional design tips - I'd be really interested to know how these align to what other people think and do relating to ID...
Comment by Mike Collins on June 19, 2009 at 14:46
Great article - I wonder if any Americans have had a similar experience in a black cab
Comment by Stephanie Dedhar on June 19, 2009 at 11:09
Picking up on Rick's comment that these are exciting times for learning professionals, this blog has a similar message - rather than resigning ourselves to the fact that times are tough, we need to rise to the challenge and take the opportunity to shine.
Comment by Nigel Harrison on May 12, 2009 at 11:45
I must declare an interest here because I make a living helping my clients re-invent their L&D departments. The big things that have helped them recently are; training their consultants who engage with the business to quantify performance gaps, showing how L&D solutions are part of joint solutions to close performance gaps, using this information to prioritise L&D projects, dropping any L&D project that do not have a defined business value. Using this approach three of my clients significantl reduced their project lists (by 40%) and maintained their L&D staffing. The recession can be a good time to build the credibilty of L&D and stop clients from Knee Jerk training solutions becuse we can say "Yes and we need a business case in order to prioriise any investment in L&D". Thus giving your L&D consultnst permission to ask questions about and quantify the real problems behind the request for training. Contact me if you want to know more. I did a paper on this at the conference and have a free paperback I could send you.
Comment by Simon on April 29, 2009 at 14:42
Useful article Charles - thanks for sharing.
Comment by Gordon Jones on April 29, 2009 at 14:07
Following on from one or two detailed comments.

Competencies - we have redently introduced a regulators competency framework. Regulators self assess against a series of skills and knowledge competencies, identifying possible development needs (and were they excell and could help others). We encourage managers to also complete the competencies for their staff. The two then compare notes and agree any development objectives and activities. This leads on to another point mentioned. As part of this process we have created a database that (i) describes the different methods available to meet development needs (trying to move away from the knee jerk ' training course' solution) and (ii) collates the most useful material in one place e.g. publications, presentations, websites, DVDs, training courses, etc.

We are also trying to improve our post activity evaluation - getting back to the member of staff to ensure they have put their learning in to practice, to identify what benefit there has been to them and the business and to identify how we could improve the activity undertaken.

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