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World of Learning Conference Line Up


Applying training in today’s business world, motivating learners to learn, transferral and retention of learning and the realities of e-learning will be among the key industry issues being addressed in the conference programme at next month's World of Learning Conference and Exhibition.

The event, taking place on 15 and 16 November 2005 at the NEC, Birmingham will include a Future of Learning Forum, taking place on second day. An international panel of leading industry experts will be debating the key future developments of the learning industry, and will be taking specific delegate questions from the floor.

Panellists include Brandon Hall, who will be participating live by satellite from the US, Jay Cross, Founder of Internet Time Group (US), Ed Marsh, Head of Learning & Development, EMEA, Hewlett-Packard (EUR), Fabrizio Cardinali, Vice President, eLearning Industry Group & CEO at Guinti Interactive Labs (EUR), Diana Laurillard, Head of the e-Learning Strategy Group and the Department for Education & Skills (UK) and Ian Turner, Business Development Manage at Microsoft (UK).

The Conference Opening Address, ‘Making it real – how should training be applied in today’s business world?’ is being delivered by Erwin Ihm, Head of Corporate Learning, Deutsche Telecom and Dr Andreas Närmann, Managing Consultant Competence Practice ‘Strategy & Innovation,’ Detecon International GmbH. Among the issues being focused on are how to set realistic and meaningful objectives for training, and identifying organisational needs to lead the learning and development schedule.

Further conference sessions include:
* Motivating learners to learn
* Building an effective learning and development function
* Ensuring transferral and retention of learning
* Implementing a workplace learning strategy
* Developing tomorrow’s leaders
* Cultural issues surrounding learning and development
* Implementing successful coaching initiatives
* The realities of e-learning

The leading-edge speakers sharing their knowledge and expertise include Steve MacKenzie, e-Learning Producer at B&Q, Sarah Parr, Head of Learning & Development at Liverpool City Council, John Rogers, Head of Barclays University Business School, Jonathan Harding, Head of Leadership at Surrey & Sussex Health Authority and David Coleman, Global Learning Manager at Unilever.

Taking place twice a day, the new delegate energiser sessions are designed to keep delegates focused by delivering a short, sharp wake-up call.

For further information on World of Learning 2005 visit or call +44 (0)20 8394 5171.


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