Recommended Websites

A selection of key websites in the field of training & development and human resources, with a snappy summary of what the website is all about.

Find new ideas and classic advice on strategy, innovation and leadership, for global leaders from business and management experts.

An international community of L&D professionals interested in organisational learning and learning technology with more than 10,000 members.

 free online courses from top universities and specialist organisations.

5,963 courses in Business, Technology and Creative Skills taught by industry experts.

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



Takes current business challenges and taps into the worlds leading minds to get them working on your business, once submitted they’ll send you back the top reads for the challenge you’ve submitted.


OMT Global  

Their website contains some good blogs, free white papers & other useful resources. 

This website provides an extensive library of over 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 over 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

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.

Educators Technology

A resource of educational web tools and mobile apps for teachers and educators.


Workplace Essentials

The Workplace essentials website provides small to medium businesses with a 'one-stop' gateway to find useful information, templates, links and resources that 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.

e-Learning Industry

eLearning Industry is designed to help instructional designers and (or) eLearning professionals to find a project or a temporary basis job. 

Training Journal delivers informative, timely and practical content to assist anyone involved in workplace L&D. TJ is committed to supporting CPD through in-depth features that analyse L&D principles in detail.

Upside Learning shares an array of resources and knowledge in the area of Learning Technology Solutions including White Papers, E-books, Webinars, Case Studies, Presentations etc. Latest Whitepaper - 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 OECD Skills Strategy, the underlying data visualisations and country-specific data, findings and recommendations.

The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) advises the Irish Government on current and future skills needs of the economy and on other labour market issues that impact on Ireland’s enterprise and employment growth. It has a central role in ensuring that labour market needs for skilled workers are anticipated and met.

The aim of the Trainers' Learning Skillnet is to provide grant aided training and opportunities to HR, Training and Development professionals for their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at a competitive price and to ensure that all members are provided with the opportunity to keep apace with the ever-changing world of learning and development.

Free material and thinking on successful business principles for successful business professionals from former Harvard Business School Professor and the leading international authority on developing professionals, David Maister.

All about Learning & Development.  Extensive sections on every aspect of the function.

Really useful website for all areas of L&D, Change and HR