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Scott Bradbury explores learning trends for 2023

Learning NewsScott Bradbury Ltd

Digital learning services provider, Scott Bradbury, launches its Dolphin Forum to provide new networking opportunity for customers and consultant partners.


Scott Bradbury, the digital learning resources publisher, hosted its first ‘Dolphin Forum’ this week to enable its customers, podcast guests and video script writers to network and discuss trends for 2023.

“We realised our customers and content contributors are collectively an extremely valuable skills and knowledge resource, and that’s how The Dolphin Forum was born. We are delighted to facilitate this unique networking opportunity,” says Scott Bradbury Managing Director Catherine de Salvo.

In the first Dolphin Forum meeting held virtually on 9 January 2023, participants agreed the purpose and aims of the forum before exploring trends for 2023. Major themes for the coming twelve months were identified as:

  • Collaborative working
  • Valuing face-to-face learning
  • Hybrid working management
  • Curiosity
  • Reducing staff turnover
  • Addressing the needs of younger (under 30s) learners
  • Dealing with shorter time attention spans.

Clients joined consultants, trainers, L&D professionals in a lively webinar conversation, discussing challenges for the coming year. Budget pressures, succession planning and staff turnover were prominent in people’s minds. But there was also a positive emphasis on collaborative relationships, developing the under-30s and the value of face-to-face learning.  

The forum agreed that intelligent search and access to a personal learning library should be the way forward in 2023 to engage learners and promote learning that fits into the working day. 

The phrase ‘performance rather than panic’ for 2023 was introduced by Jo Cook from Lightbulb Moment and the attraction of longer-length podcasts was proposed by Douglas Miller from Miller Learning.

The next meeting is scheduled for 27 March 2023 at 09.30 when agenda items include ‘engaging younger learners’ and ‘overcoming distractions from learning’.

Learning & Development professionals who are interested in participating in the hour-long Dolphin Forum discussions, should contact Scott Bradbury via email [email protected]

About The Dolphin Network

The Dolphin Network meets virtually each quarter. The first meeting was held on 9 January 2023. The next meeting is scheduled for 27 March 2023. The forum begins at 09.30 and lasts one hour. The aim of the Dolphin Network is to ‘Shape your Learning’, providing an opportunity to network and discuss hot L&D topics and trends; act as a sounding board for ideas; and to provide input into Scott Bradbury’s publishing pipeline.

Scott Bradbury customers are encouraged to share best practice with each other and exchange ideas on how they use the publisher’s range of resources. Contributors from Scott Bradbury’s ‘Sound Advice’ podcasts and as well as the company’s video script writers, participate in the networking to share best practice and insights.

About Scott Bradbury

Scott Bradbury is a British publisher of digital learning resources designed to improve people’s skills, performance and wellbeing at work. Privately owned and based in Cambridgeshire, the company celebrates its 20th anniversary in April 2023.