Learning and Development

Index here items on human resource and employee development, workplace learning, the learning and development function, the learning organisation and culture, learning theory and learning styles, learning interventions and apprenticeships.

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    Police admit that £100m of training is misdirected

    More than £100 million of public money is being wasted every year on irrelevant police training, according to the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo). “We spend many hundreds of millions on training. I would say 20...

    Tongue ties

    As a self-employed business English trainer working in Germany, I read Frank Burdett’s feature on language training (“Idiom proof”, 23 July) with great interest. His call for HR managers to be aware of existing foreign language...

    Being the Best

    Producer Fullard MultiMedia (distributed in the UK by MultiMedia Training: 0181 744 1624) Price from £1,195 for a 25-user licence Requirements PC with 16-bit sound card This is an interactive, CD-Rom-based training course...

    Furthered education

    Some of my colleagues tell me that the Department for Education and Employment (DfEE) would make a great case study for a class of MBA students. I would go further than that. There is enough material here to keep a conference...

    Dynamic duels

    Every few months I run a Course for the IPD called “Advanced psychology for trainers”. The who attend the programme are usually most interested in the session on group dynamics, where we look at the experiences of trainers...

    In-the-job learning

    Although often obscured by qualifications and jargon, learning is something that we all do naturally. Learning is essential for human development. It allows us to adapt to our environment and, ultimately, ensures our survival...

    Cash up front fills training ‘black holes’

    Andrew Leigh took a brave stance in his recent article, “Into a pitch black hole” (Learning centre, 23 July), which outlined the difficulties encountered by small training providers dealing with large organisations. To criticise...

    Sherlock homes in on standards

    Inspectors appointed to tackle alleged fraud in workplace training have found irregularities, including the unreliable assessment of work leading to NVQs and other qualifications. David Sherlock, chief executive of the Training...

    Demanding Customers: Customer Care Made Perfect

    Publisher Video Arts (0171 637 7288) Price £895 Customer care as a topic for training materials refuses to go away. The latest addition comes in the form of a 25-minute video from Video Arts. Aimed at front-line staff, its...

    Mum’s the word as curtain falls on the ‘industrial age’

    The contrast could not have been clearer. Mary Harney, Irish minister for enterprise, trade and employment, admitting to being technology illiterate and Elliot Masie, an adviser to the White House on new technology and lifelong...