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About Burnham L&D Ltd

My name is Rachel Burnham and I help trainers and L&D professionals become even more effective in their work.  I am passionate about the impact that learning & development can have on individuals and organisations.


·       Writing and design commissions – I have written materials for CIPD subscription services ToolClicks and HR Inform on L&D related topics.  Recently, I provided consultancy to reshape and modernise a ‘train the trainer’ programme for a client.

·       I design & facilitate short update learning programmes aimed at L&D professionals to build skills or update knowledge.  For example, I ran a session at the 2016  CIPD L&D Show ‘Getting Started in Digital Skills for L&D Professionals’.  I facilitated a session for the HR team of Rathbones on using social media for HR & L&D.  

·       I design & deliver bespoke train the trainer programmes both for those new to training and more experienced L&D professionals.  I also work one to one with L&D professionals to develop their skills eg in using live online learning or webinars.

·       I work with organisations to design and facilitate blended learning programmes to improve people management skills.  Recent examples include career development and performance management.

·       I make use of Sketchnoting to facilitate learning through live Sketchnoting events, such as the CIPD Manchester/Merseyside Northern Powerhouse conference.

Photograph by Niall Gavin


I have over 25 years of experience in training and L&D.  This was gained initially working in voluntary organisations and more recently with a wide range of organisations from the private, public and voluntary sectors, during my 16 years as an independent L&D consultant.

I am a tutor for MOL Learn on the CIPD Foundation Certificate in L&D and I was the lead designer for this blended learning programme.
I initially studied management at Aston University, before gaining a CIPD L7 Diploma in HR. I am the CIPD Manchester Public Policy Adviser.  I am a Fellow of the Learning & Performance Institute.

My work has been published both by CIPD and the LPI.

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