Over 260 UK L&D managers to attend Training Strategy Conference 2002
Over 260 Training Managers from across the UK have booked to attend the Training Strategy Conference (TSC) 2002 hosted by The Training Foundation this week. Major corporates, public sector organisations, lead bodies and educational institutions will all be represented.
The three-day programme of events will include a keynote address by Michael Stark, Assistant Director of the Learning and Skills Council, on the theme: "Bridging the divide between public and private sector training". Mr Stark is expected to explain how the Government plans to address this issue through significant new initiatives. (Note to reader; you can read a transcript of Michael's presentation and see a video clip - see 'Michael issues Stark warning' in these news items, 19th Feb)
Sessions include a range of presentations and workshops focused on today's key training topics.
Les Hobbs, Operations Director for The Training Foundation explained that the high level of demand had initially proved something of a surprise. "We knew the issues we are planning to address at the event are extremely topical, but we had no idea that there was such a widespread thirst for a Conference with this focus. Within a few days of publicising the event programme in late September, we took the decision to scale the event up to accommodate a further 150 delegates."
One of the highlights of the Conference is a session exploring the issue of Trainer Certification. The TAP Learning System provides an objective, assessable framework for ensuring high-quality, consistent delivery of training throughout an organisation and is currently in use within more than 600 public and private sector organisations.