Harvard Business Review
Find new ideas and classic advice on strategy, innovation and leadership. This information is used by global leaders and comes from business and management experts.
The Learning and Skills Group
This is an international community of learning and development (L&D) professionals interested in organisational learning and learning technology.
It has more than 10,000 members.
You can avail of free online courses from top universities and specialist organisations at this website.
Lynda.com is a learning website that provides 5,963 courses in business, technology and creative skills taught by industry experts.
At Coursera.org you can take hundreds of courses from the world’s best universities and instructors. Courses are open to anyone, and are available anytime, anywhere.
Insead – The Business School for the World
View the The Global Talent Competitiveness Index for 2014.
Read about current business challenges and tap into the world’s leading minds. You submit your request and they will get to work on your submission and send you back the top reads related to your area.
Read their good blogs, free white papers and other useful resources.
This website provides an extensive library of more than 4,000 fully customisable diagrams. If you have ever been frustrated by the lack of flexibility included in PowerPoint 2010’s SmartArt, you will find this site extremely beneficial.
Simply select from the choice of available diagrams, customise to create the look and feel you require, and then download your diagram into PowerPoint. You can then edit the text to include in the diagram, similar to the SmartArt function already available by default.
This website includes a selection of more than 250,000 graphics, vectors, icons, buttons and images. This site provides 7 days of free downloads (limited to 20 per day), and then costs $49 per month. These images can be used to significantly enhance any PowerPoint or online training material that you create.
Business Training Works
Business Training Works has grown to include a large library of training courses and a network of skilled trainers and workshop facilitators.
Mind tools help you learn the practical, straightforward skills you need to excel in your career.
Web Tools 4 u 2 use
A wiki for school library media specialists to learn about new web tools.
A resource of educational web tools and mobile apps for teachers and educators.
The Workplace essentials website provides small to medium businesses with useful information, templates, links and resources.
These can help them to better plan, attract, develop and retain a skilled workforce.
Entrepreneur is a North American publication that carries news stories about entrepreneurialism, small business management, and business opportunities.
eLearning Industry is designed to help instructional designers and (or) eLearning professionals to find a project or a temporary job.
Training Journal (TJ) delivers informative, timely and practical content to help anyone involved in workplace learning and development. TJ is committed to supporting continuing professional development (CPD) through in-depth features that analyse learning and development principles.
This group shares learning technology resources and knowledge. This includes:
- white papers
- case studies
Upsize Learning’s latest white paper is: – Blended Learning: The way ahead for an ‘always learning’ organisation
skills.oecd is an OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) website that presents all the most recent OECD reports, data and videos related to skills.
Central to this site is the:
The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) advises the Irish Government on current and future skills needs of the economy.
They also advise the Government on other labour market issues that affect Ireland’s enterprise and employment growth.
The EGFSN has a central role in making sure that Ireland meets and plans for the labour market needs for skilled workers.
The Trainers’ Learning Skillnet provides grant-aided training opportunities to human resources (HR), training and development professionals for their Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
They provide this service at a competitive price so that all their members can keep up to date with the ever-changing world of learning and development.
This former Harvard Business School Professor, David Maister, provides free material on successful business principles for successful business professionals. Maister is the leading international authority on developing professionals.
This site has extensive sections on every aspect of learning and development.
The following are all really useful websites for all areas of learning and development, change and human resources.