The inaugural L&D Connect Unconference took place last week. Around 30 or so delegates came together to make connections, share thinking and discuss their L&D challenges.

This was the first L&D unconference in the UK (I’m not aware of any others) so all those who took part really were a part of something new, something created as the afternoon unfolded.

Using a form of world cafe and open space delegates decided the topics they wanted to discuss, which were then organised into discussion groups (via a grid on flipchart pages on the wall). These focused on:

As a result of the event, a few posts have been published which I have rounded up here. I’ll continue to do so. Let me know if I have missed any . . .

The L&D World: My Narnia
Kayleigh Quelch on her unconference experience.

LnDConnect Unconference – World Cafe Summary
Mike Collins, in his second post on his new blog, provides a very thorough rundown of the first 45 minutes of the day. A lot was covered . . .

Shwopping Learning
David Goddin provides his review including an image of a ‘clothed’ building.

Unconference unboring
Meg Peppin reviews the day and shares her experience – some good comments too.

The elephant is a wardrobe
And Meg has followed up with a Narnia slant . . .

Learning in the woods
John Costello was prompted to write about the unconference and has tied together his experience of mountain biking with his personal development experience.

Sharing my Learning from My FirstUnConference
Niall Gavin shares the notes he shared with his colleagues at work.

Ian Petigrew’s Storify of the event

I give to you, L&D Connect
Sukh Pabial (this was his brainchild) reviews the day.

Lasting positive affect
While not directly about the unconference, Sukh touches upon the event as a place for connection and the positive impact it has had.

Video of delegate takeaways
We asked delegates to share their one take-away from the event.

Twitter analysis for the L&D Connect Unconference

Some images from the day

The video feedback of the day provides great insight into the value of the day and what delegates got out of it. Here is the text version . . .

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