Global Network for People Developers

An international community of people development professionals seeking to share best practice, provide support to each other and explore different ways to inspire positive change and innovation.

The aim is to help people create, connect and relax so there will be strictly no selling.

Event details

Run on the 3rd Thursday of every month via Zoom. Each event will include:

  • Networking opportunities
  • An exploration of ideas and concepts
  • Having some fun

Join us and invite others!

16.30 – 18.00 (BST) London
11.30 – 13.00 (EDT) New York
19.30 – 21.00 (GST) Dubai

Zoom meeting link:
Click Here

Meeting ID: 840 5959 8223

2022-06-16 updated

June 2022 -
The art and science of gossip

In this event Kathryn Waddington shared insights from her recent book Gossip, Organization and Work: A Research Overview.

Gossip has – until relatively recently – been a
maligned and overlooked aspect of evidence-based practice in many fields.

For additional resources click HERE & HERE

For the presentation click HERE 

April 2022 -
The Five Leadership Superpowers™ -
How to Thrive in a Disruptive and Uncertain Environment

Traditional leadership capabilities have proven to be less than effective when it comes to disruption and uncertainty. Jay Weiser has developed a leadership capability framework to address this need, called The Five Leadership Superpowers™.

For the presentation click HERE

To sign up to learn more about upcoming events click HERE

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March 2022 -
Back to the future ;
What's new in L&D

What does the future of learning and development look like? Can we learn from the patterns of the past?

Group Co-Founder Chris Watt explored what might be new in the world of learning and development delivery.

January 2022 -
Creating and Delivering Interactive Live (Zoom) Sessions

Group member Arifa Garman shared her expertise and best practices on creating and delivering interactive live zoom sessions.

Slides from the session HERE

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December 2021 -
Becoming a Mystery Explorer

Richard HaleEric Sandelands and Elle Walsh have worked with a questions and inquiry-based approach to supporting leader and organisation development over the last 20 years. Underpinned by the theory and practice of Action Learning, this means distinguishing Puzzles (such as ‘How do we set up hybrid working?’) from the Mysteries (such as ‘How do I create a cohesive culture with a remote team?’)

Full presentation click HERE

Additional resources: 20 Step Process | Knowledge Mapping

November 2021 -
Performance Management

Group member Hedda Bird shared her expertise on Performance Management, using examples from the financial services and construction industry.

Slides from the session HERE

Get your FREE e-book – 5 Principles for Brilliantly Effective Performance Management HERE

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October 2021 -
Emotional Intelligence

We all know that “Emotional Intelligence” is very important both for Personal and Professional Success. 

In this particular workshop, Ashish Gurav is going to  help us understand the three aspects of EI -“What” is EI ? -“Why” is it important ? -“How” to put it into practice ?

Resources: Definition Mood Meter | Article

Recommended books: Emotional Intelligence 2.0 | Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett

September 2021 -
Shifting Stories

Group member Andrew Scott introduced us to his three-phase approach to shift unhelpful stories. This narrative approach includes loosening the grip of the unhelpful story; discovering a more helpful story; and enriching the plot of that more helpful story.

For the full presentation click HERE
For the summary handout click 
A link to a video reminder of the session,
(including the case study featuring Julia that was used on the day)

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August 2021 -
Learning Insights and Constraints

Group member Nitin Mallikarjuna presented learning insights, helping us discuss underlying paradigms and delineating learning constraints.

For the full presentation click HERE


July 2021 -
Creativity - Unfolding the Underlying Mistique

In this session we had a session from regular group member Caroline Bennett-Jarvis who took us through her research on unfolding the underlying mistique of creativity.

We Learn about:
– Unleashing the powerful importance of creativity in everyday life
– How creativity is a journey of meaningful expression through phenomenal acts of unique significance.

For the presentation click HERE
For additional resource click HERE

June 2021 -
The Secret Learning Lives of
Leaders & Managers

This months session was lead by group member Stewart Hardie who discussed his research around “The Secret Learning Lives of Leaders & Managers” where we uncovered surprising discoveries Emerald Works and Stewart  have made through research and his own personal journey.

For the presentation click HERE

For additional resources click HERE


May 2021 -
The Power of an Entrepreneurial Mindset

In this session we were introduced to the 7 Skills of an Entrepreneurial Mindset, a framework group member Rachel Stockey developed to help the King’s community understand and develop their entrepreneurial mindsets. We covered what it means to be entrepreneurial and why this is a skill set that can help everyone in navigating an uncertain future.

For the presentation click HERE

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April 2021 -
What will leadership look like in
the future?

This months session group co-founder Albina Shashyna took us on an exploratory session around what leadership will look like in the future, under “new normal” conditions in the workplace.

For the presentation and additional resources chick HERE 

March 18th 2021 -
How do emotions help or hinder ethical behaviour?

We were pleased to welcome group member Caroline Wynn who ran a great session to explore how do emotions help or hinder ethical behaviour?

For the presentation click HERE
Additional resources:

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February 2021 -
Extending Learning & Development with Extended Reality (XR)

With another wave of technological innovation on the near horizon. Extended Reality (XR) is the convergence of computing devices, wearables, and networks that will enable a new universe of human interaction through Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (XR), and Mixed Reality (MR).


Group member Michael Robbins, FRSA (genfluid) helped us wade into our spatial learning future.

Resources: Video1Video2 & Slides

January 2021 -
Love, the vaccine for eradicating anomie?

As we begin the slow journey into a workplace changed forever by the impact of the last year, Leatham Green shared his thoughts on the role love, kindness and compassion has to play in shaping an altogether different world.

We also had some fun and set the scene for #speadthelove , an online flash mob!

Leatham Green, Chief Executive at the Mindful HR Centre

See Leatham’s quotes and references, as well as further resources from the participants Here.


December 2020 -
Intuition in Leadership

Our guest speaker Wendy Rose shared her reflections on conversations with 20 senior business leaders about intuition. They all said they made extensive use of their intuition but none of them ever mentioned it to colleagues – and this included two people who sat on the same leadership board!

If intuition is a valuable source of data, how can we be more upfront about our own intuitions?

Wendy Rose, ICF Master Coach

Read the full publication:  Intuition and Leadership: A reflection on conversations with twenty senior leaders about intuition. And 10 ways in which you can develop yours.

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