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Letchworth, Herts, United Kingdom, 2006/03/16 - The British Learning Association (BLA) is pleased to announce the programme line-up for its annual premier Conference taking place on Wednesday 26th April 2006 at the prestigious 76 Portland Place at the Institute of Physics, London.
Under the working title 'The Great Training Robbery?' the BLA Conference will start with a frank exposé of the failings of much of training and learning, with all too frequent low achievement and success rates. The conference will profile the issues faced by learning and development people, in a real and practical sense, to move on from the difficulties of low achievement towards measurable results and achievable outcomes.
Delegates will be invited to consider their own role, commitment and the concerted effort needed to do something about low success rates. The BLA will adopt an innovative approach based on interactive voting devices to determine delegate response and the conference's view of the opening propositions and the priorities for change.
We are extremely fortunate to have high profile speakers who are willing to share their own experiences with delegates, including:
• Facing the problem - resolving the difficulties: Niall Gavin, IS Training Manager -First Group and Ashley Sterland, IT Learning Manager - DLA Piper
• Pedagogy - is it sound and suitable for the needs of your learners? Dr Bernard Scott, Senior Lecturer in Electronically Enhanced Learning - Cranfield University (Defence Academy)
• Personal pathways to develop performance - a recipe for overcoming chaos? Maxine Clark, Design Manager, Group Learning and Development Services - Dept for Work and Pensions and Clare Roberts, Managing Director - Academee
• Using Evaluation to Dynamically Steer Learning Programmes: Brian Sutton, Director of Learning - QA Training and Consulting
• Marketing - getting people to use your services: John Salt, Partner - The Fourth Level
• Ensuring value in learning to deliver success: Nigel Paine, Head of People Development - BBC Training & Development
Commenting on this premier event, Brian Merison, General Manager of the BLA said, "The programme shows the tremendous range and scope of organisations and individuals that have had to face the challenges associated with improving levels of achievement and success rates. We are extremely fortunate to have speakers who are able and willing to share their experiences and expertise with delegates to help them achieve successful outcomes".
The conference is designed to bring together professionals in all sectors of learning, development, education and training in the UK and Internationally, who are looking to engage with each other and shape the learning agenda in 2006.
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.