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Brightwave and Pearl Group offer Meeting Mojo social learning community to celebrate National Learning at Work Day

Learning NewsBrightwave Group

Organisations have the opportunity to improve their effective meeting skills, and test drive a new collaborative learning experience, for the whole of Adult Learners' Week, May 20th - 24th 2013.

Start a learning revolution

Next generation learning partner Brightwave has teamed up with smart working gurus Pearl Group to create a dedicated online learning community for the whole of Adult Learners' Week.

Using Brightwave's new tessello platform, participants are invited to join Meeting Mojo and benefit from a rich mix of daily hot tips, inspiring expert videos, and curated learning resources. Users can also record and share their experiences, as well as relevant content, with the learning community via any device including smartphones and tablets.

Brightwave and Pearl Group are providing a handy comms pack to help support learning and development teams engage colleagues from across the organisation.

Count the cost of bad meetings

Meeting Mojo is for anyone who experiences ineffective meetings at work, and organisations on a drive to be more productive.

"Join in and experience: how much ineffective meetings are costing via the Meeting Time Waster Calculator; practical, doable and effective tools to make meetings more engaging, even when you don't have permission to do so; clear unwanted meetings from the diary and make sure the ones that do happen are valuable; make those endless Virtual Meetings work for you rather than against you."

David Pearl, international 'Meeting Doctor' and author of "Will There Be Donuts? Start a Business Revolution One Meeting at a Time" said:

"At a time when a triple dip recession has only just been avoided, the UK can ill afford to be wasting the billions that it does in poor meetings. We are delighted to be offering Meeting Mojo on Brightwave's tessello platform, as it suits Pearl Group's highly experiential style of work, and it offers a flexible and engaging way to tackle this really persistent problem. Let's move from 'nearly' meeting to 'really' meeting."

85 per cent report 'collaborative working in their team' as essential

This year's theme for National Learning at Work Day on May 23rd is Many Ways to Learn. With 85% of respondents to the Learning in the Workplace 2013 Survey* reporting that 'collaborative working in their team' is the most essential learning method, one of the biggest challenges facing learning professionals is helping individuals and teams flexibly manage their own learning to meet performance requirements.

Most people have better personal access to technology, in terms of bandwidth, devices and online content than they do at work. Indeed, there is an increasing expectation from employees as Laura Overton, MD of Towards Maturity reports, '98% learners want more flexibility'. Brightwave's tessello uses technology to help close the workplace learning reality gap by making learning more collaborative, integrated and business-focussed.

Charles Gould, MD at Brightwave, said:

"We are delighted to support and celebrate the efforts of National Learning at Work Day for the fourth year running. This year, our partnership with meeting expert David Pearl, means that we can help organisations become more productive through effective meeting practice as well as better use of technology to support team performance and collaborative learning. 

*Over 600 individuals responded to the survey conducted by the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies [still open on 25th April].

More information about the Meeting Mojo tessello community and sign up is available at For all other queries please contact: Cheryl Clemons,, +44 (0)1273 827676 or Jo Olsen,, +44 (0)7957 440889.

About Pearl Group |

The London-based consultancy Pearl Group is known internationally for the creative ways it works to help businesses become "more inspired and inspiring" drawing on a diverse range of expertise mostly in the performing arts. Pearl Group has created a real niche in helping businesses work smarter, not harder. Their Meeting Mojo and other programs are highly accessible, very experiential, and unforgettable.

Clients include: GlaxoSmithKline, Financial Times, BP, Disney, Mexx, DWP, Egg, Nokia, Philips, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Skandia.