Jackie Ventom has more than 25 years L & D experience, both in-house and through her own consultancy business. She believes passionately that L&D is an integral part of the business and that, to be effective, it should be driven by the business goals and strategy rather than box ticking and the latest trends.
Jackie started her career with the (then) Thomson Regional Newspapers, which had a well-deserved reputation for the quality of its training programmes and which afforded Jackie the opportunity to start her work in this area. She was fortunate enough to combine Learning and Development responsibilities with functional leadership roles at both Ulster Television (ITV) and News UK, before launching her own consultancy. This new career direction brought partnerships with leading UK media brands such as Gannett (UK), Trinity Mirror and Independent News & Media, as well as global partnerships as a preferred learning and development provider to the news publishing industry’s trade organisation, WAN IFRA, pro bono work in developing markets and a long term partnership on a global branding project with Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
Jackie is a member of, and holds various endorsements from, the C.I.P.D., L.P.I. and I.L.M. She has a range of training and coaching certifications, including the L.P.I.’s Certificate in Online Learning Facilitation and is an accredited coach for Saville, Zenger Folkman & Insights Discovery.