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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, 2006/03/13 - The British Learning Association is pleased to announce the appointment of five additional learning professionals to its established Quality Forum - the independent body whose purpose is to direct the effective operation of the BLA's Quality Mark.
The newly appointed members are:
• Mike Crabbe, Head of Training Operations - Aviation Training International Ltd
• Mike Ditchburn, Managing Director - Bourne Training
• Jeanne Goulding, Company Secretary - ASET
• David Marsh, Head of Learning & Development (UK) - Barnardos
• Dawn Ritchie, Marketing Manager - MyKnowledgeMap/Retail Academy.
Commenting on the appointments, Lance Spraggons, Chair of the Quality Forum said, "Following on from the launch of the new BLA Quality Mark last November we have seen a number of changes in the membership of the Quality Forum. Whilst it is sad to see Alistair Morrison and Richard McGreevy leave after making a significant contribution to the Quality Mark, I am pleased that we have not only been able to replace them but we have appointed a further three members."
He went on to say, "The recent advert for new members, created a lot of interest and I am sure that the new appointments will give us a better representation across the sectors and will help us to move the Quality Mark forward. I would personally like to thank the outgoing members and to welcome the new members".
The newly appointed members will attend their first Quality Forum meeting later this month where they will help to develop the Quality Mark framework and approve awards.
For further information please contact:
Lance Spraggons, Chair of the Quality Forum
About the British Learning Association (BLA)
The BLA is a centre of expertise that produces best practice examples, identifies trends and disseminates information on both innovative and well-established techniques and technologies for learning. The aim is to synthesise existing knowledge, develop original solutions and disseminate this to a wide cross sector membership.
About the BLA Quality Mark
The British Learning Association's Quality Mark provides a structured and systematic approach to drive quality improvement in the development, provision and use of learning solutions. It is designed specifically for the learning sector and provides a means for organisations to align their learning activities with customer and organisational demands.
The Quality Mark reviews your organisation through the key aspects that impact on quality. These include the organisation and management systems in place and the resources and processes that underpin the delivery of learning solutions. It builds on and extends existing systems of quality assurance offering opportunities to benchmark existing practice in learning and development and recognition of achievement and commitment to quality.
High level benefits include:
• External recognition of commitment to quality through a prestigious award;
• Detailed feedback from experts in the field on your current status highlighting future development opportunities;
• Confidence and reassurance to learners and customers;
• Competitiveness in the commercial market place;
• Higher visability of your contribution to the organisation;
• Impact on the bottom line;
• A range of networking opportunities.
The Quality Mark has been successfully applied for and achieved by a number of the BLA’s membership representing a wide range of sectors, including: FE, HE, adult community learning, local government, MOD, corporate and learning services supply.