Speaking and Events

I speak at conferences, and with organisations around the world about communication, collaboration and creativity, and how to use these things to make work more effective and enjoyable. You can read feedback from some of these talks here, and take a look at slides and images from previous talks here on Slideshare.

To book me for speaking and event facilitation, please get in touch.

2016 Tour

‘The Art of Better Learning’ The CIPD L&D Show, 11th May, London

‘The Art of Sound’ sponsored by Ecophon, 7th June, London

All About People Conference, 8th and 9th June, Bournemouth

PPMA Annual Summit, 22nd and 23rd June, Birmingham

‘The HR Playbook’ Ohio SHRM, 22nd September, Sandusky

CIPD Annual Conference, 9th and 10th November, Manchester

Further dates will be added as they are confirmed.

Here is a short video of me speaking in Louisiana and London about putting people back at the heart of work.

Here is a short video of me talking about collaborative learning, and what it means to me.

I also facilitate unconferences and other events. If you would like me to speak at an event for you, please get in touch.

2015 Tour

The 2015 tour comprised of 10 dates covering Lisbon, Barcelona, Madrid, London, Dallas, Cambridge and Manchester.

2014 ‘Repeat Offender’ Tour

The 2014 tour comprised of 12 dates covering Dubai, Windsor Castle, London, Baton Rouge, Riga, Chicago, Ohio and Manchester.

2013 ‘Control is an Illusion’ Tour

The 2013 tour comprised of 10 dates covering London, Baton Rouge, Chicago, Prague and Manchester.

2012 ‘Proceed Until Apprehended’ Tour

The 2012 tour comprised of 16 dates covering London, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Ohio, New York City, Manchester and Birmingham

Event Feedback

What do guests say about events I have helped to design and deliver?

“Fantastic. I loved the event and got a lot from it.” Tom Pey, Director of External Affairs, Guide Dogs for the Blind

“Doug is a very flexible facilitator, he has the skills and confidence to generate an agenda on the fly so that he can totally meet the needs of the group he is working with.” Flora Marriott – Learning and Development Manager, Yell Adworks

“Thanks for a great event, I loved the innovations to networking. There was a real sense of community among kindred spirits” Ian Price – Consultant and Author of The Activity Illusion

“Best event I’ve been to in a long time.” Nicky Hulm, Head of HR, AXA

“I went away with great ideas and found the whole experience inspirational.” Catherine Stamp, Bracknell Forest Homes

“Doug did a great job, very passionate about the subject. I was motivated by the fact he wanted to make sure everyone got something from the event.” Ian Swales, Telefonica O2

“Food for action, idea sharing at the end of the day was brilliant.”

“I’ve got lots to take away, I like the way we weren’t blinded by HR speak just lots of practical advice that the business can relate to”

“Doug’s informal, honest and engaging facilitation was brilliant!”

“Use of different media and styles, thought provoking content, value packed day, good subject matter well presented”