A Wide Range of Subject Matter

eBooks to Help Develop Key L&D Skills

London (UK), February 2022 - The Charity Learning Consortium has created a growing range of little books filled with top tips, hints, exercises, case studies and action points to support good practice in learning and development. A wide range of subject matter specialists have distilled their wisdom to help the Charity Learning Consortium create a growing library of little books. 

These books may be small, but they sure are mighty. They're crammed with top tips, hints, exercises, case studies, and action points to support good practice in learning and development. Available as printed books exclusively for members of the Consortium, they're also available as free eBooks for anyone to download.

The current list of titles includes

  • The Little Book of Induction

Packed with examples of how charities are approaching induction, Gill Chester encourages you to think differently and focus on your peoples' needs first. The work includes some fantastic examples at charities like World Vision UK.

  • The Little Book of Webinars

This is a great little book - not just for L&D practitioners, but for anyone who hosts and leads webinars. Author Martin Couzins focuses on the five key skills you need to facilitate webinars and shares his tips for success. It includes examples, tips, and hints from learning practitioners at The Orders of St John Care Trust, National Autistic Society and Leeds University Union.

  • The Little Book of Virtual Classrooms

This handy guide will help you get started and perfect running virtual classrooms. Gaëlle Delmas-Watson covers all bases, from choosing a platform to the toolkit that you need. Including a checklist and troubleshooting tips, it gives a great example of the RSPB, in which using virtual classrooms plays a big part in the overall training approach.

  • The Little Book of In-House Coaching

Jo Wright explains the key steps to take to create, launch, and sustain an in-house coaching programme. It puts the spotlight on great coaching programmes at Scope, Diabetes UK, and Sport England.

  • The Little Book of Learning Strategy

The result of collaboration among Harri Candy, Susie Finch, Laura Overton, and Sukh Pabial, this book sets out a four-step approach to help you create a learning strategy in manageable chunks. It features charities like Shelter and St Monica Trust.

  • The Little Book of Performance Consulting

Experienced learning practitioner Andrew Jacobs explains why and how you can move from being a training provider to a problem solver. Packed with exercises to make you stop and think about your everyday working practices, it features examples of work being done at Royal Voluntary Service and Shelter to make the shift from transactional training.

  • The Little Book of Video Learning

Niki Hobson has distilled her experience and wisdom into this practical guide to support video learning success. The work includes compelling evidence of the money saved by using video learning effectively at the British Pregnancy Advisory Service.

  • The Little Book of Blended Learning

Harri Candy explains the key things to think about before, during, and after creating and launching blended learning. The book includes a focus on RSPCA, where a successful blended programme keeps staff current.

  • The Little Book of Digital Learning

Author Andy Lancaster gives a great overview of learning technologies and some vital things to consider when using them. The text includes mini case studies with St John Ambulance and The Prince's Trust.

Martin Baker, founder and CEO of the Charity Learning Consortium, commented, "These little books are the result of a wonderful collaborative effort. I'm incredibly grateful to all the specialists who have authored books, as well as members who have shared their stories, tips, and hints. Their collective wisdom and advice have been distilled to create a growing range of fantastic little books. They may be small, but they contain a huge amount of knowledge and expertise to help drive L&D success."