Deb Gilby


Deb is a hugely experienced and passionate facilitator with over 30 years’ experience in facilitating learning and development events. She developed her training skills initially in the IT sector, before migrating into the interpersonal skills arena. Since then, she has supported a number of organisations through workplace change with a focus on leadership, graduate and talent development. She is highly competent in all areas of training, from training needs analysis through to evaluation. She excels in facilitation and delivery, and has an excellent reputation for reading a group and then tailoring the learning to meet their specific requirements. She is a passionate advocate of brain-friendly and accelerated learning, holding a Black Belt Award from Kaizen Training in this area, and she enjoys creating a stimulating environment for learning and witnessing delegates’ development. Her specialisms are in leadership, management, interpersonal skills and business-related topics including coaching. Deb also specialises in Train the Facilitator, training needs analysis and training design, and the administration of training projects.

Qualifications, memberships and other relevant skills

2013 – Blackburn College in association with Eden Marketing – Marketing Masterclass Programme

2012 – BSkyB in association with TetraMap ® – Certified TetraMap Facilitator

2011 – BSkyB in association with LeapsAndBounds – Supercharge Your Learning

2004 – Kaizen Training, in conjunction with Beeleaf Consultancy – Kaizen Black Belt Award in Brain Friendly Learning, Facilitation Skills & Training Consultancy

NLP Business Practitioner

2002 – CIPD/Sheffield CollegeCIPD Certificate in On-line Learning

1998 -1999 – University of Salford CIPD Certificate in Training Practice

CIPD Modules:

Managing Training Operations

Management Development

Assoc. CIPD

1982 – Stoke-on-Trent College – RSA Diploma for Personal AssistantsDip. RSA

1981 – University of Sheffield – English LanguageBA (Hons)

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