Why we exist

We live and breathe life long learning. Our purpose is to create a community where we can all learn and grow together!

We are a Community Interest Company (CIC) and exist solely to support you as a learning professional – so whether you are a seasoned professional or have just entered the field, the Learning Network exists to help you no matter what stage of your career you’re in. 

We like to think we have something for everyone – our community includes instructional designers, trainers, developers, technologists, consultants, strategists, freelancers and industry leaders.

Our promise

We’re here to: 

  • Help you maximise your impact by demystifying some of learning’s biggest challenges 
  • Inspire and support you with valuable resources, insights and events 
  • Provide a safe space to network, collaborate and share as part of our growing community 
  • Develop the next generation of leaders in learning through our mentorship programme
  • Recognise and promote excellence and innovation in learning (we independently judge the Learning Technologies Awards!)

Join us

We’re a friendly bunch! What ties us all together is our love for learning and our ambition to add value to our community.

Whether you work alone or in a big team it’s often hard to connect with new people and new ideas. The Learning Network provides you the opportunity to make those connections through a vibrant community – let’s improve, innovate and grow together!

Ways to engage with us

Attend one of our free events

Our webinars, workshops and face-to-face events are a great way to network while getting expert insights into the latest challenges and trends in learning today.

If you become a member, you’ll get access to exclusive webinars, face to face events, networking opportunities, discounts on our conference and much more!

Learn and contribute

We blog about the latest developments in learning and invite leading experts and members of our community to share their insights and practical experience. Access some of our free resources to get a taste of what we have to offer.

As a member you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to our blog and share your experiences and practical expertise with the learning community. You’ll also get access to exclusive members-only resources.

Stay connected

We try to share as much valuable information as we can and we make a lot of it freely available. To get updates on our latest posts, webinars and events:

  • Sign up to our newsletter - promise we won’t spam you
  • Follow us on Linkedin, X (Twitter) and YouTube - we love a good gif and if you tag us we’ll be friends forever!
As a member you’ll get access to our members-only Slack channel where you can network, engage with the community and find or advertise for jobs. You will also be able to create a member profile and connect with other like minded learning professionals in the UK and Europe.

Our Board of Directors

Tom McDowall

LN Chair | Finance | Events | Industry Partners

Paula Hughes

LN VICE CHAIR | Marketing | Industry Partners

Yasmine Alani

Community Engagagement | Marketing

Erin Donovan

Community Engagement

Kim Ellis

Community Engagement | member Experience

Katerina Vourlakos

Katerina Vourlakos

Member Experience | Events

Oyindamola Ojo-Eriamiatoe

Oyindamola Ojo-Eriamiatoe

Events | Member Experience

Helen Palmer

Helen Palmer

Mentoring | Industry Partner Experience

Richard Price

Richard Price


Co-opted Board Members

David Price

David Price

Technology | Finance

Tony Frascina

Tony Frascina

LT Awards & Judging

Neil John Cunningham

Neil John Cunningham


Scott Hewitt