Nick Shackleton-Jones

Author and Consultant

Revolutionary. Author of How People Learn. Responsible for coining the ‘courses to resources’ shift, the first general theory of learning (the Affective Context Model), and the 5Di (human-centred learning design) approach.

A track record of shaping future learning approaches for numerous public and private organisations. Former CLO at Deloitte UK, now CEO at Shackleton Consulting (

Winner of several awards for people development, strategy, innovation, and learning content, including the Learning & Performance Institute’s Award for Services to the Learning Industry, 2017. Author of ‘How People Learn’ (Kogan Page, second edition 2023).

Began professional life as a psychology lecturer, since worked in consultancy, Siemens, BBC & BP, PA Consulting and Deloitte in roles encompassing learning strategy, culture, leadership, innovation, technology & multimedia.

A memorable conference speaker, careful leader, & well-known in the corporate learning industry for ground-breaking work & thinking.

How People Learn


My Sessions

9th October 7:02 am - 7:02 am

Thinking is Feeling

In How People Learn, nick introduced a new model of cognition and learning, one that can help us understand how we shape, and are shaped by the world - and how we can move people.

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