A recognised commentator and organiser in the fields of workplace learning and learning technologies, Donald is passionately committed to helping develop the learning and development profession.
"Having Donald’s keynote to open HCM Deck’s L&D Meetup #Experience in Warsaw was a real pleasure. His interactive style and energy are a great complement to his experience and knowledge, and the audience found his talk both informative and inspirational. I have to add that working with Donald was an example of professionalism on the highest level."
Event Manager, HCM Deck
“The webinar was a great success thanks in the main to the work Donald put in working on the content, liaising with the client and also the guest speaker. He is incredibly professional, a great communicator and full of good ideas so was able to create a very engaging format for the event. I can’t recommend Don highly enough.”
Founder, LearnPatch, UK
“He is an absolute joy to work with and I would strongly reccommend him if you need strategic advice on learning and development for any type of organisation in any part of the world – he travels well! He has attended our iLearning Forum in Paris the last two years and on each occassion his contribution was massive. I am so impressed that he is booked to be top keynote at next year’s event.”
iLearning Forum, France
“He is an inspiring, creative presenter who knows his stuff.”
Irish Computer Society
“Don did a sterling job at the CEdMA Conference. Everyone I spoke to had universal praise for his session. He managed a perfect balance of audience participation and education – all with more than a dash of fun. We were worried the conference might have been a little dry but with Don’s help it may well be our most successful event.”
“He was ready to share his deep experience and knowledge with the Turkish HR & Training community and a creative speaker who kept the audience’s attention.”
Founder, HRdergi, Turkey
“Don is an L&D expert, nevertheless, he is also a gifted presenter. He has the ability to quickly engage the audience and deliver an interesting, fun and to the point presentation. Conference visitors were all raving about his presentation.”
“Don ran a 4 hour workshop for us and delivered an engaging, thought provoking and challenging session. His knowledge and experience in L&D are excellent and I would recommend any organisation that is looking to transform how they approach and deliver L&D to engage Don . . . it will get you thinking differently!”
Head of Learning & Development at Coca Cola Enterprises
presentations and speaking
Future trends in L&D, March 2016
Some future gazing for at a breakfast briefing with Reed Learning in London.
The Impact of Learning, June 2013
How do you show the value of learning? Breakfast briefing with Reed Learning in London. Talk 35 minutes, panel 20 minutes.
The future of learning and development
Video interview with Brightwave on Learning and Development: the future, London, January 2011
Insights from Don’s Blog
The perils of the schoolroom assumption
I am optimistic about the future of L&D, and with good reason. We’ve learned more about the brain in the past two decades than we ever knew before. The web has revolutionized the accessibility of information like nothing since the printing press. Above all, in the emerging knowledge economy developing personnel has become a serious matter for most organizations. This is a promising time to be involved in the field of learning of learning and development. There is one thing holding us back.
GLOBAL SENTIMENT SURVEY 2019
Learning and Development Conference - for the 5 generation workplace - Athens (Keynote speaker)
29 Jan 2020
Learning Technologies Conference 2020 - ExCel London (Chairing)
12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020
i-love learning 2020, Netex Learning - Madrid (Chairing and Facilitating.)
14 Feb 2020
L&D Global Sentiment Survey 2019
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