About Us


Clive Shepherd:

Clive is a consultant specialising in learning and communications technologies. He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations, helping them to effectively harness the benefits of technology for workplace learning and communications.

He established his interest in interactive media while Director, Training and Creative Services for American Express in Europe, Middle East and Africa. He went on to co-found Epic Group plc, the UK’s major producer of custom e-learning, where he won many industry awards.

He is widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s foremost experts on workplace learning, with hundreds of published articles and several highly-acclaimed books to his name, including The Blended Learning Cookbook and The New Learning Architect. He has recently specialised in business communications, winning a prize in 2003 for his course Ten Ways to Avoid Death by PowerPoint. He speaks regularly at major international conferences and contributes regularly to his blog, Clive on Learning.

He was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to the Training Industry at the World of Learning Conference in 2004 and is a past Chair of the eLearning Network.

Barry Sampson:

Barry is a consultant focussing on the use of technology to improve organisational learning, communication and performance.

He has a diverse background, having been a retail manager before a move into HR and then on to training and development, where he went from stand-up training delivery to training manager. Later as Learning Technology Manager at B&Q he worked on a number of award-winning elearning and blended learning programmes, and championed the adoption of collaborative learning tools and technologies.

Although he now spends much of his time watching the horizon for new and innovative developments in technology, he takes a pragmatic view of its use and his previous management experience keeps him focussed on its application to the business priorities of getting the right things done, on time and on budget.

Barry is a regular conference speaker on a wide range of subjects including web 2.0 technologies, social media and open source learning tools.

Phil Green:

Phil is a human performance consultant and educator, with particular skills in online communication and learning. He designs and delivers strategies and materials to improve the performance of people at work. He has trained several hundreds of people throughout Europe in performance analysis, instructional design, communication skills and how to teach, learn and present work online.

An early pioneer in the field of e-learning, Phil is Past Chair of the eLearning Network and was a very long-serving and active committee member. He is a tutor and co-designer of the CIPD Certificate in Blended Learning. He has developed and manages a team who practise skills of the highest order in online presentation, and who perform as e-moderators and support tutors for learners engaged in high profile accredited courses online.

Much published, and a prolific speaker at conferences, Phil is totally sympathetic to the concept of “onlignment”.