I’ll be joining my good friends at Learning Pool on the 14th September in celebrating their Community Day – where the UK’s biggest public sector online learning community will be coming to life.
The packed agenda features plenty of reasons to sign up for a place, if you haven’t already.
Keynote presentations from Dr Andrew Learner of iESE and Dean Shoesmith, President of the PPMA are followed by interactive seminars on topics as diverse as engaging people with e-learning, measuring return on investment and making the best use of emerging technology (I’m helping out with that one).
The day will be rounded off with the Learning Pool Customer of the Year Awards, which are always good fun – and I’m sure the party will carry on afterwards too.
Five more reasons to attend:
- Cement relationships
- Get ideas for your own practical initiatives
- Hear about best practice and benchmark with your peers
- Receive free expert guidance and useful tips
- Take away strategies you can implement immediately
So, with just a handful of places left, sign up now!
With the elections on May 5 just around the corner for both English and Scottish councils, Dave and I’ll will be holding a free webinar to showcase Learning Pool’s relaunched Modern Councillor service. Modern Councillor is the online learning and support destination for councillors, people considering standing for election, or indeed anyone with a passion for local democracy.
The service has been designed with both new and more experienced elected members in mind. A subscription to Modern Councillor provides elected members with full access to a growing course catalogue for a fraction of the cost of classroom based training.
So what’s new and improved with Modern Councillor?
- Brand new e-learning modules
- A unique online community where councillors can connect, share and learn
- Guides and resources on local democracy
- Blogs and stories sections keeping you informed of the latest democracy developments
What modules are included?
Learning Pool have created Modern Councillor with help from experts in local government. This means all 14 of our e-learning modules, from Introduction to Local Government to Technology and Change, reflect the latest challenges and transformations facing councillors today. See the full list of modules.
Who does the community involve?
Alongside a suite of e-learning modules, Modern Councillor will now include an online community bringing together councillors, prospective councillors, co-opted members, local government officers, activists, and residents so that they can connect, share and learn together.
The webinar takes place on Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM BST.
With increasing budget cuts and the May elections just around the corner this is going to be an extremely popular event so register now for your free place.
Learning Pool, in collaboration with Cosmic, are running an event in Exeter on 8th April to talk about how civil sector organisations can meet their training needs in this age of austerity.
Paul McElvaney will be showcasing My Learning Pool – the ludicrously cost-effective new service from Learning Pool that delivers over twenty high quality learning modules for a bargain £25 per year – a price that goes down with bulk purchases.
Julie Harris from Cosmic -the ethical IT company – will be giving details of a brand new service from Cosmic for VCO’s and Social Enterprises.
Find out more details and book your free place here.