Hello Great Mind! Thanks for stopping by. You belong here, in this diverse, wonderful, global group of folks focused on learning, education, and training.
The vision →
To build a vibrant, engaged learning community with workshops designed to educate and inspire learning in a variety of formats for diverse learners.
What it means →
To make learning fun, engaging, and useful so we can get on with what we all do best, which includes effecting social change! #sufferingisoptional
How members describe the Learning and Development Roundtable →
Members use these words most often to describe the Roundtable: engage(ing), fun, interesting, and informative.
Why members attend the Learning and Development Roundtable →
“I get to hang out with interesting people and learn something new that saves me so much time.”
“It is definitely the best 2 hours of my month and something to look forward to.”
“Learning new practical tools that I could use and apply at work.”
“I love the creative approaches Lee-Ann engages the audience with and the new tools she presents.”
“To improve my skills as a person for the benefit of the communities I engage in.”
“Hone my skills, build confidence”
“I feel refreshed afterwards”Source: Roundtable member feedback
Dig into the details, the learning objectives –>
- Create a comfortable, fun, engaging learning environment for anyone and everyone who wishes to participate.
- Welcome diverse members including UN, corporate, NGO, INGO, government, educational institutions, entrepreneurs, etc.
- Facilitate a unique, engaging, interactive, workshop once a month #roundtabletime #learnlaughlead
- Provide a space where members can discuss learning topics, ask questions, get resources, etc.
- Support UN staff development by counting the workshop towards the annual professional development requirement.
- Roundtables alternate monthly between the third Thursday (10-11:30 am EAT) and the third Thursday (5-6:30 pm EAT) (to accommodate timezones)
- See all the Roundtable meeting dates here (past and upcoming)
- We meet online using Zoom
- Roundtables are facilitated by me, Roundtable founder Lee-Anne Ragan (find out more about me click here, and be sure to scroll your mouse over my picture for a surprise)
Take action now and become a member –>
- Sign up for free here and get invitations to each monthly Roundtable
- ONLY members get access to 11+ years of Roundtable resources including workbooks, timestamped videos, and audio recordings, PowerPoint decks, and more
Just the FAQs –>
How do I RSVP for a Learning and Development Roundtable?
- Easy peasy. Go here, which has all the upcoming Learning and Development Roundtables listed, and click on the next one. In the description will be the RSVP link, which looks like this:
- When you RSVP you automatically become a member (which is free and means you’ll get all the invitations sent to you plus all 11+ years of Roundtable resources including audio and [time-stamped] video recordings, workbooks, and more, that sign up looks like this:
- Each individual Learning and Development Roundtable, whether you’re a member or not, needs to be RSVPd for. That’s to keep the nasty Zoom bombers out. The RSVP link looks like the image above.
What if I can’t make the Learning and Development Roundtable because it’s at a time in my timezone that makes me cringe?
- Not to worry! I have your back. As long as you’re a Learning and Development Roundtable member (membership is free) you’ll get emailed all the resources a couple of days after the Roundtable.
I’d love for my friend/colleague to participate. Can I invite them?
- Of course! Simply forward them the Roundtable invitation you’ll get by email if you’re a member or share the member sign-up link with them.
I’m not sure if I belong here. What do I do?
- So glad you asked! This is meant to be an inclusive community. If you’re interested in learning, in training, in Learning and Development, if you’re a UN staff member, if you’re not a UN staff member, basically if you’re an interested human you’re welcome. Seriously!
What’s this about being a UN staff member?
- The Learning and Development Roundtable is promoted by the UN to UN staff and the Roundtable counts towards your annual professional development requirement. To count your participation towards your annual training simply fill in the attendance link Lee-Anne will share with you during the Roundtable. (And if you’re not a UN staff member, enjoy networking with the many cool humans who attend the Roundtable, UN staff included.)
Do you share my email with other members?
- That’s easy. Nope, nada, never. Your email information is kept strictly private. However, I do encourage you to reach out to said cool humans and connect as you wish.
How do you come up with the Learning and Development Roundtable topics?
- That’s where you come in, my friend. I’m always asking members for suggestions. So feel free to suggest away.
I have an idea and/or some feedback, how do I get it to you?
- Yeah you! Thank you in advance for that. Simple, you can always email me and/or fill in the monthly Learning and Development Roundtable survey that I share during each Roundtable. The survey, among other things, asks for your topic ideas, and what you’d like me to cover in the next Roundtable topic. To thank you for your feedback you’ll be entered to win free access to my free, online Ban Boring Online Meetings course.
Who are you?!
- Glad you asked. You can find out me Lee-Anne, here with my interactive bio. Don’t forget to scroll your mouse over my picture for a surprise.
Once again welcome! I’m so glad you’re here.
Learning and Development Roundtable founder and facilitator
President, Rock.Paper.Scissors Inc.