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Great resources for Training professionals on LinkedIn


At LearningStone we’re just like you: we’re constantly on the move trying to understand the world around us. LinkedIn turns out to be a great place for people interested in the professional development and training world. But… it’s a big world and it takes a while to find all the right groups.

We’ve made a little compilation for you. We didn’t judge the groups (just a little bit by telling how active they are) though some are better than others. We hope this list helps you some some time to get inspired.

Open groups let you become a member straight away and closed groups will check you out before you become a member but no need to be shy, most groups let you in if you’re a professional in the field.






For whom

Blended Learning Forum

Members: 596

Type: open group

Discussion: less active

This group has been created as a forum to share understanding, questions and experiences of blended learning provision in the corporate environment.




L&D professionals who either work in companies or as consultants

ASTD National

Members: 79,889

Type: closed group

Discussion: very active

ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals.




ASTD members and other professionals

The eLearning Guild

Members: 38,667

Type: closed

Discussion: very active



The goal is to create a place where eLearning professionals can share their knowledge, expertise, and ideas to build a better industry—and better learning experiences—for everyone.




eLearning professionals: designers, developers, managers

Corporate training

Members: 4,409

Type: closed

Discussion: very active



This group is related to people interested or professionally involved corporate training




anyone professionally involved corporate training

Ed Tech Start Ups

Members: 10,863

Type: closed

Discussion: very active



The vision of this group is to network with others, share information, discuss the industry, support one another and evoke interesting conversation.




anyone interested or invoved in Ed Tech start ups

eLearning Global Network

Members: 17,922

Type: closed

Discussion: active



Networking group for professionals working in the eLearning and instructional design industry. This group allows marketing and announcements, but the Discussions tab is reserved for discussions.




eLearning and instructional design professionals

Instructional Design & E-Learning Professionals' Group

Members: 61,214

Type: closed

Discussion: very active



The Instructional Design and eLearning Professionals' Group connects professionals in the field of Instructional Design and eLearning.




instructional designers and elearning professionals

Instructional Designers

Members: 16,709

Type: closed

Discussion: very active



An extremely active group for instructional designers.




anyone involved in the art of instructional design.

International Society for Technology in Education

Members: 42,482

Type: closed

Discussion: very active



An ISTE membership is a powerful and meaningful way for educators to connect with peers, to gather in a variety of forums to share the challenges and excitement of teaching and to be part of a community that leads the transformation of education.




Educators and

education leaders,

individuals, affiliate organizations and corporations

Trainers Network

Members: 31,227

Type: closed

Discussion: very active



Primarily focus is in developing the training skills & knowledge amongst trainers and executives.




freelance trainers, corporate trainers and training professionals 

Learning, Education and Training Professionals Group

Members: 139,708

Type: closed

Discussion: very active



An active group sharing best practices, ideas and resources related to training and education.




training professionals, including project managers, instructional designers, developers, learning environment engineers, learning officers and classroom trainers



Please let us know what we’ve missed or which other resources we should add in future blogs.

Michiel Klønhammer




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