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Meeting of Minds

A free networking and thought leadership event for learning and development professionals
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The Perfect Event For Champions Of Learning

Meeting of Minds provides a safe space for champions of learning to come together to share current organisational strategies and challenges, discuss different approaches, share current and future learning trends and be part of the evolving conversation.


Following the success of our last event, we are delighted to confirm that our next Meeting of Minds will be returning in early 2024

Please join us as we once again open the floor for some thought provoking conversations and inspirational topics.

Register your interest below to keep updated on the topic of discussion, the agenda and key speakers on the day.


Register your interest today…

Highlights from our last event…


Our last event took place on 22nd September where learning and development professionals from across a variety of organisations, enjoyed a morning of thought-provoking content followed by group discussions and networking.


We were joined by our guest speaker Jude Jennison, who started the conversation about the impact on team dynamics and relationships within the business.


What is not being said often has the greatest impact on team dynamics and relationships within the business.

Based on Jude’s best-selling book ‘OPUS: the Hidden Dynamics of Team Performance’, Jude shared stories of working in nature with a herd of horses to reconnect leaders and teams to their own natural leadership behaviours and the 12 hidden dynamics of team performance and how it encourage you to explore the stories you hold about others and how that impacts relationships.


Outcomes from the session included:

Understand three critical roles to align a team

Discover three pillars of vitality to enhance well-being and reduce stress

Identify three levels of awareness to create clarity in uncertainty and improve decision-making

Know the three unconscious stories that make or break relationships and how to use them

Discuss with others ways to improve nonverbal behaviours and team dynamics


The event was then wrapped up by our Learning Director, James Lee, who led group discussions on future topics for the group to explore at future Meeting of Minds Events.

Meet our Keynote Speaker

Jude Jennison

Jude Jennison is Founder of Leaders by Nature, a leadership and team development company developing leaders and teams through disruptive change. Jude works with a herd of horses to reveal the unconscious default patterns of non-verbal behaviours in leaders and teams. She creates profound shifts in leadership behaviour with clients citing transformational moments years later.

Her clients’ results include leaders gaining promotions, an SME who grew from 25 to 38 employees in 9 months, a large recruitment company who turned a loss-making division into a profit in 3 months and an entrepreneur who made a breakthrough with sales, doubling her business in 6 months.

Previously in IBM, Jude led a European budget of $1billion and deployed skills tools and processes across 28,000 employees in Europe.

Jude is a bestselling author, podcast host and an inspirational speaker. She shares real life stories about nonverbal behaviours in leaders and teams at times of uncertainty and change.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Meeting of Minds? 

Meeting of Minds is an exclusive networking and thought leadership event for champions of learning.  


What is the theme of the event? 

This next quarter’s theme is TBC 


How much will the event cost? 

The event is completely FREE. However, charges will apply if you wish to stay overnight or book a meeting room following the event. 


When and where will Meeting of Minds take place? 



Who will be there? 

This event is for champions of learning. You will be joined by L&D peers, for example Heads of learning, L&D managers, training managers and other L&D and HR colleagues. 


Who is the keynote speaker? 



What should I expect? 

You will have the opportunity to network with L&D peers, participate in roundtable discussions, listen to keynote speeches, and immerse yourself in Warwickshire’s natural environment.  


What facilities are available? 

Free parking is available in the visitor’s car park. Electric car charging stations are also available. 


Is the venue accessible? 

The event will take place on the ground floor of Ashorne Hill, however if any special arrangements are required, please contact


Will food and drinks be provided? 

You will have the option of a complimentary brunch, tea and coffee. If you would like to stay for lunch, there will be an additional charge. 


Can I bring a colleague? 

Yes, however please let us know in advance so that we can cater accordingly. 

 We hope that we have answered all your questions, however if you would like any further assistance, please contact: