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Is it Open or Public?

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 Hi,

I'm working on some marketing material and really wanted to do a quick poll.  If you offer regular training events that people can book on to, would you describe them as Open Workshops/Courses or Public Workshops/Courses?

Regards

David

2 Responses

  1. personally ……

    I’d go for "open" as in the The British Open Golf Tournament as opposed to 

    "public" as in a Public Convenience

    ….but then I’m not sure that it really makes much difference does it? 

  2. Open or public

    David

    They are pretty much the same thing. There is a slight bias towards public programmes being those advertised to the ‘public’ ie where you ago on an open course provided by a commercial supplier. And a bias towards open programmes being those offered to everyone within an organisation (as opposed to a a closed or tailored course provided for just a specific group). These may be run by the internal team or a commercial supplier.  Whilst some make these distinctions, just as many use the two terms interchangably.

    Personal preference? I’d go for open.

    Graham

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