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QuestBase: Create Assessments and Quizzes in Minutes

SmartLite Software announces the release of the new QuestBase, a free and user-friendly on-line service for creating and developing web-based and printed assessments, surveys, questionnaires, tests and exams. Whether your needs are for education, business or entertainment, QuestBase is a real time saver when it comes to creating quick questionnaires or quizzes that are smart, sharply focused and effective.

Business managers and entrepreneurs can use QuestBase to create customer feedback surveys, market research surveys, and interactive questionnaires for engaging customers and raising brand awareness. The award-winning software has also been well received by the educational community as it can help teachers save time and assess students in a quick and easy way.

“When we were developing QuestBase, we tried most of its competitors to insure our program was better and easier to use,” said Paolo Mugnaini, SmartLite CEO, who founded the company in Milan, in 1997. “I realized that our software could be more accessible, more affordable and more user-friendly than what our competitors were offering.”

QuestBase is customizable to the needs of every teacher, educator, trainer or manager. The product supports several question types and options, and it can create highly interactive and self-evaluating assessments. Authors can add questions, pictures, equations, scores and feedbacks. Custom certificates can be automatically awarded when exams are passed, and QuestBase can also offer the ability to deliver secure exams, using QuestBase Secure Browser.

Simplicity of use is QuestBase’s main feature. Thanks to a streamlined interface designed to make the program immediate and intuitive, authors do not have to learn a lot of functions. They can easily create assessments in a few minutes even with no HTML knowledge, thus increasing the productivity and decreasing the learning curve.

Always Available, in the Cloud

There’s nothing to install, setup or configure: you simply use QuestBase and enjoy the benefits. QuestBase is offered as Software-as-a-Service (SAAS), in the cloud, and it is always available at http://www.questbase.com.

System Requirements

QuestBase is fully compatible with most browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari), operating systems (Windows, Macintosh, Linux) and devices (iPad, Android tablets). For larger organizations, a licensed version is also available, requiring Windows Server 2008 or higher.

Price

QuestBase is available for free at http://www.questbase.com. Organizations and schools can also get Premium versions with additional features and personal support: prices start from US$ 49.95 and can be purchased directly on-line or by calling 1-866-933-4313 (US only). Multiple and Site licenses are available as well as special discounts to educational institutions.

More Information

For more information, please contact Paolo Mugnaini at paolo.m@smartlite.it. A press kit with screenshots is available athttp://download.questbase.com/company/press/20130702.zip

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The Market Development Training Program hosted by the Headquarters of the MLDEX, was held in Melbourne, Australia in the week of 12-19 June 2011

The Market Development Training Program hosted by the Headquarters of the MLDEX, was held in Melbourne, Australia in the week of 12-19 June 2011.

This program was designed as a forum for the exchange of best practices in the development and regulation of capital markets presented through a series of lectures, roundtables and case studies.

Senior experts from different International Regulatory Agencies and the Capital Markets Board (CMB), as well as speakers from the region shared their insights on capital market development, enforcement, and examination of market participants. The Program also explored responses to crises and market abuses, provided observations comparing and contrasting approaches by regulatory systems around the world, and highlighted international best practices.

The presenters used real-world examples of market abuse and inefficiencies to explore the regulatory, statutory, and other tools that capital market regulators need to address.

Besides CMB representatives, many international exchange representatives and market professionals attended the event that was also sponsored by MLDEX.

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Win Basketball Games By Unleashing Your True Potential with Safe and Effective Training

Over the past 2 decades studies to mimic Basketball Legend Michael Jordan’s ‘Natural Jumping Prowess’ has now become an Exact Science. However, marketing gurus and commission-greedy affiliates pollute the market with ineffective training programs.

The ability to do a really high vertical jump has always been one of the greatest advantages that few athletes truly enjoy in sports such as basketball, tennis, football and volleyball. Back in the day, how high one could jump was usually associated with the height of the athlete, which is only partially true. This is probably the main reason behind extremely tall athletes being favored in professional sports such as basketball, but this does not mean that shorter athletes do not stand a chance. Height will certainly affect how high you can reach, but it does not dictate how high your vertical explosion is.

This ability is innate in most athletes. Some discover it by accident, and are capable of astonishing feats, but aren’t really aware of how they do it. You could say this is natural talent. In others this ability lies dormant and needs to be ‘awakened’, and this is why we are here today.

A lot of athletes find themselves failing and giving up, and partly to blame in this is the media and false advertising. A lot of marketers and affiliates choose to promote products developed by coaches who simply aren’t experts, but are most profitable for them. Failure to deliver the results promised can lead to disheartenment on the part of dedicated athletes, thinking that they simply do not have what it takes. This ends here and now!

The guys at http://www.WinBasketball.com understand the dilemma from which far too many of the world’s devoted athletes now suffer, and have made it their mission-in-life to provide truthful, and scientifically proven methods to improve their overall competitiveness. It is of the utmost importance that athletes stay on top of their game, both physically and mentally. Wrongful marketing can not only harm the physical aspect of an athlete’s training, but can also have serious ramifications on morale, hampering an individual’s true potential, and destroying careers before they have had their chance to prove their worth!

This is why http://www.WinBasketball.com supports the men and women who have dedicated their lives to giving athletes a truly safe and effective chance to be competitive, absolutely no BS – backed by results and proven scientific methods!

This is the best online resource for players and enthusiasts alike. Whether you’re looking for quality guides to improve your game or simply seeking to understand principles, techniques, methods and exercises that your favorite athletes put into practice, WinBasketball is the place for you. You will find that a lot of the methods contained herein are applicable not only in basketball, but many different sports in general.

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eSpok Launches Its Learning Management System & Training Marketplace For Companies

Since 2007, eSpok’s learning management system and virtual classroom have been used by training companies to deliver training to their clients through the Internet. Many companies have already enjoyed efficient and cost-effective training developed and delivered through eSpok’s platform. Now eSpok wishes to bring those advantages to companies for their internal training.

Optimizing the training cost with one platform fully equipped for “blended learning”

As “blended learning” is becoming the norm in the training industry because it optimizes training costs, companies are looking more and more for complete “blended learning” solutions for their internal training.

eSpok’s platform combines all the tools necessary for “blended learning”. The virtual classroom is perfectly integrated into the Learning management system, taking full advantage of technology for your training.

Using easy content creation tools, it is possible in a few clicks for anybody without any formal Internet skills to create interactive content and to distribute it. Those online documents and exercises can then be completed easily with a live one-on-one or one-on-many session in our virtual classroom.

Finally, agendas and reporting tools allow the training managers or HR department to easily track and organize the training.

Marketplace of selected training companies for external training

For training that cannot be developed f r o m inside, eSpok has created a network of training companies which use its platform and recognize the benefits of online training and blended learning.

In a few steps and for a wide range of types of training, going f r o m language courses to leadership and management training, it is possible for the company to request external training and receive discounted offers.

The training takes place on the same platform, with the same tools. Sessions are recorded, and documents available for further review.

About eSpok
eSpok has developed a complete and customizable Learning Management System combined with a virtual classroom for online training. eSpok is present in four countries: the United States, France, Germany and China, and its platform is used in a range of companies going f r o m small in size to multinational. The company has a wealth of experience accompanying clients to optimize their internal training. Our platform can be used both for internal needs or to simplify and optimize the purchasing of external training.

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Borenson And Associates, Inc., With Headquarters In Allentown, PA Will Be Training Additional Instructors To Conduct The Making Algebra Child’s Play Workshops Nationwide

Since 1990 Borenson and Associates has conducted more than 2500 Making Algebra Child’s Play workshops showing teachers how the visual and kinesthetic approach of Hands-On Equations enables even 4th and 5th graders to succeed with algebraic equations not normally presented until the 8th or 9th grade.

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The instructor candidates, coming from five different states, will be receiving their training at the Holiday Inn in downtown Allentown. The training will take place each day from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is expected that a student demonstration will take place each day from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

All of the candidates have used Hands-On Equations in their classrooms for several years and are now coming to learn how to present the program to teachers.

Leading the training program will be Dr. Henry Borenson, who received a U.S. Patent for Hands-On Equations. With this group, the company will have about three dozen certified instructors. Borenson anticipates the need for 100 instructors within the next two years to meet the growing interest in his approaching to simplifying the abstract nature of algebra.

Recently, the company received their first order from Educational Opportunities, Inc. who have set a goal of introducing the program to 1,000 classroom in Africa, Asia and India.

“There is no reason for young students to be intimated by algebra,” says Borenson. “Through this visual and kinesthetic approach algebraic concepts become intuitive and are much easier to understand than division of fractions or long division– and much more fun!”

Borenson believes that when young students are successful with algebra their sense of self-esteem is enhanced. “There is no doubt about the effectiveness of this program,” he says. We have almost ten research studies posted at www.borenson.com to prove it.

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New MSc In Coaching And Behavioural Change By Henley Business School

Henley Business School has launched a new MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change as part of its executive education programme. Aimed at those who are using or intend to develop a coaching approach in either a line management role or as a professional freelance executive coach, the programme will help develop both coaching skills and the business acumen to apply them appropriately.

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The MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change will help successful participants understand how to align coaching objectives with business objectives, equipping them to help executives work through challenging leadership issues: developing authentic leadership skills or creating behavioural change to support a new organisational direction.

Dr Patricia Bossons, programme director, said: “This is a unique programme. We already have an outstanding record with our ‘Henley Certificate in Coaching’ and this programme enables coaching professionals to go further and proactively support effective leadership by emphasising the organisational context for coaching and including a business management MBA-style challenge as an integral part of the course.”

The part-time programme includes a number of residential workshops, complemented by written assignments and including modules on ‘Advanced Coaching Practice’, ‘Group Dynamics and Systems Thinking’, ‘Becoming a Reflective Practitioner’ and ‘Manager as Investigator’; together with a management challenge and a personal leadership development project. Participants will progress through a Postgraduate Certificate (including the Henley Certificate of Coaching) and accredited NLP Practitioner training provided by ITS, a Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching and Behavioural Change and culminating in the MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change. They will build mastery and confidence in leadership coaching and develop their ability to use coaching to drive business objectives.

The MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change programme is part of the highly successful range of programmes and services offered by Henley Coaching Services.

The programme is the newest addition to Henley Business School’s executive education offering, which includes both customised and tailored qualification programmes. These management courses and leadership courses are highly practical, designed to create immediate impact and make a real difference back in the work environment.

About Henley Business School
Henley Business School was formed on 01 August 2008 from the merger of Henley Management College, itself founded in 1945, and the Business School at the University of Reading. It is one of the longest established Business Schools and the world’s third largest supplier of MBA education. It delivers business management training to managers in more than 112 countries worldwide with in excess of 5400 people studying at any one time.

Henley Business School is one of Europe’s largest full service business schools and offers a comprehensive range of management programmes from undergraduate to board level.

Encompassing the world-ranked Henley MBA, executive and distance learning MBAs, DBAs, PhDs, MScs, BScs, BAs and its internationally renowned open and tailored executive education, it provides learning and development opportunities from the start of a career through to senior executive levels, from developing strategy to managing change and achieving sustainable, responsible success. With expertise in the development and delivery of solutions to the management and leadership challenges of our times, it is also one of the very few international business schools to hold triple accredited status (AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB).

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New Obesity And Tobacco Prevention Products For Preschoolers And Childcare Providers By Cafe Prevention

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CafePrevention.com announces the addition of two exciting, affordable, and new prevention products – the Fit for the Future Toolkit for preschoolers and childcare providers and the tobacco education resource, Smoking Makes Me Ugly program, for middle school students.

In an effort to provide exceptional service, Community Partnership will do their best to accommodate those who need the prevention education resource order before June 30 for fiscal year deadlines.

Community Partnership has developed their business around creating and supplying parents, schools, agencies and communities around the globe with a wide variety of tested and innovative prevention strategies and materials. Each product is both educational and eye-catching, and will engage the target audience, whether they are pre-schoolers, teens or adults.

The Fit for the Future Toolkit is designed for children ages 3-5 and childcare providers. The childhood obesity rate for children in this age group has risen to 12.4%, and childcare providers offer the perfect setting to teach about, and encourage, healthy eating and physical activity habits. The kit includes a teacher’s manual, training DVD, children’s books, a movement CD, as well as games and activities to support children making healthy choices.

Comments from childcare teachers have been extremely positive, and evaluations indicate the children are remembering what they learn and the cooks are changing what they serve.

For middle school students, Community Partnership is proud to unveil the Smoking Makes Me Ugly DVD, a comprehensive youth tobacco prevention program. The target ages of 10-12 years old were chosen, as these are the ages the CDC has identified as at risk to begin tobacco use.

Physicians, educators and students themselves were responsible for the content of the interactive DVD, and features include an animated tour of the body, hosted by Cig Free, the talking cigarette, showing how smoking affects teens; interactive lessons, including what smoking does to the outward appearance, and accompanying handouts and worksheets for teachers and students.

Smoking Makes Me Ugly is a new approach to an old problem and has been enthusiastically received by teachers and student alike. Teachers report the tobacco education and prevention DVD is unique and unmatched by any other in its approach to educating middle school youth about the hazards of smoking.

Both the Fit for the Future Toolkit and Smoking Makes Me Ugly DVD are designed to deliver critical information in an engaging and affordable format. CafePrevention.com is a community’s source for high quality prevention materials designed to improve the health and well being of youth.

Café Prevention is full of postcards, games, bookmarks, door hangers, wallet cards and posters on substances of abuse and teen resiliency. Many have chosen our large postcard format over brochures, as they find it easier to read and it can be mailed or handed out. For more information on these products, or to place an order, please visit http://www.cafeprevention.com.

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For The First Time Google Has Partnered With A Training Provider To Help Teach Marketing Executives How To Get The Most From The Google Marketing Applications

With the launch of Reed Learning’s Google Marketing Academy, marketers in the UK have been given a comprehensive range of search marketing courses, that not only cover the core disciplines of Google AdWords, Google Analytics and Search Engine Optimisation but are accredited by the search engine giant themselves ensuring that the course content is not only up to date and relevant, but will help marketers, web developers or SME owners to get the most from their online marketing spend.

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Dan Cobley, Marketing Director at Google said “Reed Learning’s Google Marketing Academy is the first of its kind in the UK. We’re delighted to endorse these programmes as effective, best-practice learning in the essentials of search marketing.”

In the current economic slowdown, many businesses are looking to maximise the return from their marketing budget. As “the UK is the world’s most developed market for online commerce, with 17p in every £1 spent online” (e-Retail Sales Index, July 2008) coupled with the ability to see the complete Return on Investment from digital marketing activities, unlike many other marketing methods, online marketing offers an attractive proposition to savvy businesses.

Reed Learning is offering a range of online marketing courses for both beginners and advanced marketers. The Google AdWords training will help teach businesses how to create and maintain effective Pay Per Click accounts, Google Analytics Training will teach marketers how to make websites work harder and how to analyse a website’s online presence, whilst the Search Engine Optimisation training will help businesses maximise their online exposure in the natural search engine results pages.

Alex Fenn, Marketing Director, at Reed Learning said: “We’re delighted to be able to add the Reed Learning Google Marketing Academy to our course portfolio. In our research, 71% of marketing professionals saw Google AdWords as an important tool for increasing return and reducing spend. With so many organisations feeling the pinch this year, one of these courses will be a valuable and timely investment.”

Visit us online or call 0800 132 448 to find out more about Reed Learning’s Google training courses.

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New Advanced HR Business Partner Programme By Henley Business School

Henley Business School has launched a new Advanced Human Resources Business Partner programme as part of its executive education programme. Aimed at senior HR business partners, the programme will help them focus on aligning the HR agenda with the strategic business imperatives of their organisations, on deriving competitive advantage for the business through delivery of that agenda and on developing their own strategic leadership skills.

The Advanced HR Business Partner programme is intended to provide HR professionals looking to move to more senior roles with the necessary leadership skills to understand and contribute to overall business management. Typically participants will have been charged by their organisations to set an HR agenda that is aligned to, and supports, the overall business agenda – rather than being responsible for a discrete area of HR.

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The programme is based on real-world business research by the Henley Human Resources Centre of Excellence into what is required from HR today.

Nick Holley, Programme Director, said: “Great human resources people need to understand what drives the business and focus on HR’s contribution as part of overall business leadership. One HR Director commented to me that there are many people with strong HR knowledge but few with the business acumen or personal strength to challenge and influence their peers. Our research with many leading international businesses has revealed what a good HR leader looks like and this programme will enable participants who work as part of a senior team to develop those commercial and influencing skills.”

The ‘Advanced HR Business Partner’ programme is part of Henley Business School’s new portfolio of executive development programmes aimed at helping organisations to develop effective leadership and the right calibre of managers to survive and thrive in today’s turbulent economic times.

As part of an extensive executive education offering, which also includes both customised and tailored qualification programmes, these management courses and leadership courses are highly practical, designed to create immediate impact and make a real difference back in the work environment.

About Henley Business School:
Henley Business School was formed in August 2008 from the merger of Henley Management College, itself founded in 1945, and the Business School at the University of Reading. It is one of the longest established Business Schools and the world’s third largest supplier of MBA education. It delivers business management training to managers in more than 112 countries worldwide with in excess of 5,400 people studying at any one time.

Henley Business School is one of Europe’s largest full service business schools and offers a comprehensive range of management programmes from undergraduate to board level.

Encompassing the world-ranked Henley MBA, executive and distance learning MBAs, DBAs, PhDs, MScs, BScs, BAs and its internationally renowned open and tailored executive education, it provides learning and development opportunities from the start of a career through to senior executive levels, from developing strategy to managing change and achieving sustainable, responsible success. With expertise in the development and delivery of solutions to the management and leadership challenges of our times, it is also one of the very few international business schools to hold triple accredited status (AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB).

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Host a Rocket Contest and Help Kids Reach for the Stars

You have read about it and heard it in the news – students in the U.S. are falling behind in test scores.. We need to get kids interested in science, technology, engineering and math – the STEM subjects. To get them involved you have to get their attention. Nothing draws more attention than a rocket launch – except a rocket contest. To that end we offer the national Reach for the Stars Rocket Contest.

Rocket launches are great for publicity! Use the contest to advertise your presence, build your membership and / or raise funds. They are a terrific way to get kids excited about learning. Running a local event is as easy as 3, 2, 1. Three – find at least twelve contestants and order supplies. Two – build and launch your rockets. One – award certificates and prizes. A step-by-step video and on-line help are available to guide you.

Compete locally. Celebrate nationally. The contest, for ages 10 to adult, is designed to be run by local organizations, is safe, easy and affordable. Everyone benefits. All contestants get a reusable Estes model as well as the unforgettable experience of launching a solid-fuel powered rocket hundreds of feet into the sky. Everyone involved receives a commemorative achievement certificate – suitable for framing. Each certificate bears an inspirational quote from Christa McAuliffe. Sponsors receive recognition and the satisfaction of Helping Kids Reach for the Stars.

As Homer Hickam, author of “The Rocket Boys” (aka “October Sky”) recently stated, “What’s better than a rocket launch to inspire young people? They learn about science, engineering and, at the end, they get to launch a rocket.” Everyone remembers their first rocket launch. What other activity can you say that about?

The contest is in its third year. It runs continuously and has annual deadlines for each celebration. Go to TheRocketman.net for deadlines and details. Our six national winners get memories to last a lifetime and bragging rights for generations to come!

Results from local events are entered in the national contest. National winners get their choice of launching their rockets at the Astronaut Hall of Fame and celebrating at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – or they can celebrate with author, Homer Hickam and launch with the original Rocket Boys at the October Sky Festival in Coalwood, West Virginia. They will also receive a Space Shuttle Challenger – commemorative coin as well as other prizes.

Dr. Warren Layfield, Educational Director at COSROCS (Colorado Springs Rocket Society) and TARC mentor considers the Reach for the Stars Rocket Contest to be the “perfect training ground for kids who will go on to more challenging competitions like the Team America Rocketry Challenge and NASA’s Student Launch Initiative.”

Tickets to the Astronaut Hall of Fame and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for three national winners and their families are provided by DNC Parks. Lodging and breakfast is compliments of the award winning Country Inns and Suites by Carlson in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Without the generosity of these companies, the winners’ celebration would not be possible.

Your efforts will promote the Helping Kids Reach for the Stars program and honor the legacy of Christa McAuliffe – NASA’s first Teacher-in-Space.

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Happy Energy Seminars Launches New Website: Happyenergyinc.com

Happy Energy Seminars, launched its new website, www.happyenergyinc.com, designed to provide information to people on how to break through the obstacles hindering their day to day success. It also provides information on upcoming seminars on how to function from a state of happy energy, even during these tough times. To get results, requires energy; to get great and consistent results, requires happy energy.

“What stops you from great results is one word: You,” says Jacob Forbai, CPA and Head of the management team of Happy Energy Seminars. “When you live and function in your ‘head’ you become overly attached to your desired results; your ego gets in the way, limiting your results,” added Mr. Forbai.

In these harsh times, it is easy to overlook this major obstacle that frequently leads to excuses or illusions. Unfortunately, failure to identify and remove this and other obstacles hinders great results. More seriously, it prevents working with the kind of freedom, energy and happiness that are needed to excel.

This new website gives information on how to get out of one’s own way. Together with Happy Energy Seminars, they give information on how to focus on energy, on Happy Energy. Then one is no longer inhibited; one feels free, swept in happy energy; free to take fearless action. The result is power, personal magnetism, self belief, and the outcome one is seeking.

Happy Energy Foundation, a feature on this website, offers a unique opportunity to reach out to others in a bold and enriching way. The result is one’s own growth in ways never imagined.

About Happy Energy Seminars: 
Happy Energy Seminars, Head Quarters – Dallas, TX. USA. is a seminar company that specializes in solving problems hindering everyday success. Its founders and management team have been in the speaking and seminar business for over 15 years, winning several awards for getting results.

For additional information on Happy Energy Seminars, contact Daniel Jingwa or visit www.happyenergyinc.com.

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Npower Events ‘Enthuse’ A Local School

Npower volunteers have returned Greendown Community School, one of the first schools selected to pilot npower’s ‘enthuse’ programme in 2007, the third consecutive year the event has taken place at the school.

During the recent two day educational experience over 260 Year 9 students participated in a range of 

interactive activities designed to help them think about the impact science and engineering has on their daily lives. South Swindon MP Anne Snelgrove also visited the school to find out more about the programme.

Enthuse, which is part of npower’s Brighter Futures Programme, is a five year scheme designed to inspire and engage students aged 12-14 years old in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

The students were encouraged to think of ways to improve existing products or design a completely new concept, before considering the very real problem of how we can meet and reduce the UK’s future demand for energy. These activities were followed by a ‘facts and fiction’ session where the students were given the opportunity to meet with engineering staff f r o m npower’s Swindon offices. Throughout the day, the students took part in a series of hands-on activities relating to the power industry.

The day ended when the school’s Director of Specialism, Gill Sarjent was presented with an award, which recognised the continued support and efforts of the school towards the highly successful enthuse programme.

Gill Sarjent said: “The school is very proud to be involved with the ‘enthuse’ programme since day one and continued participation during the last few years. The students have been given an excellent insight into what it would feel like to be an engineer. Also, the opportunity to strengthen our relationships with staff f r o m npower helps bring the activities to life and gives the students a great introduction into the world of work.”

Anne Snelgrove MP commented: “It was fantastic to see the students having such a good time while they were learning. This scheme brings science and technology to life and makes it real.”

Connor Wood, a year 9 student, added: “I think the whole day was good as I liked learning about different careers and I really liked all the “hands on” activities. My favourite workshop was ‘Bright Ideas’ as I liked designing a new product, which was completely different. I think we should run this event every day for year 9 students!”

In 2008 alone, npower ‘enthuse’ days reached out to over 3400 students across the UK.

To find out more about npower’s education programme and free resources for schools and community groups, visit www.npower.com/education.

 

About npower:
npower is one of the UK’s largest electricity suppliers and draws on 50 years experience in supplying electricity and gas. npower offers a range of essential home and business services to 6.6 million customers across the UK.

RWE npower has been awarded the prestigious CommunityMark f r o m Business in the Community (BITC). npower is the only utility business, amongst 21 other companies in the UK, to receive this accolade. The CommunityMark is a new BITC standard which has been created to recognise companies that are good investors in local communities and who have brought about real and positive changes.

The aim of the npower Brighter Futures programme is to inspire young people f r o m their first day at school to their first day at work. This is achieved by helping them to develop their skills and knowledge to make their own choices and empowering them to achieve their vision of a ‘brighter future’ for themselves and for the environment. npower Brighter Futures also includes our apprenticeship and graduate recruitment schemes.

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Leaders in Collaborative eLearning Work Together on Web Seminar Series

iCohere Inc. and BlueStreak Learning have partnered to provide a free Webinar on the topic of Collaborative eLearning.

According to Jennifer De Vries, President of BlueStreak Learning, “Many education programs provide one-way communication that pushes information out to learners. However, research studies have proven that people learn when they are engaged in the learning process. The premise of collaborative learning is that learners don’t just learn from a course or an instructor; they also learn from each other. Web-based collaborative eLearning environments are developed to facilitate both the formal learning from an instructor or a course, as well as the informal learning occurs with peer interaction.”

“Our collaborative eLearning courses are built around facilitating interactions among students and faculty alike, encouraging experienced professionals to engage with each other around relevant content,” said Lance Simon, Vice President of Client Services for iCohere. “When everyone in the group shares their professional stories, we often end up taking away a set of memorable lessons and best practices that participants can immediately use on the job.”

Our free one-hour webinars provides a case study of a successful collaborative eLearning project, as well as best practices for developing your own collaborative eLearning program. Register for a webinars session online at http://www.icohere.com/webinars.htm.

iCohere is a state-of-the-art collaboration software solution for associations and nonprofits. Partnering with our clients, we provide strategic guidance to raise online collaboration efforts to new levels of engagement. More information about iCohere can be found at www.icohere.com.

BlueStreak Learning is a full-service e-learning firm, with decades of expertise in building successful online education and training programs. For more information on BlueStreak Learning, go to www.bluestreaklearning.com.

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Henley Business School Has Launched Its New Programme Of Executive Development Courses Aimed At Helping Organisations To Develop Effective Leadership And The Right Calibre Of Managers To Survive And Thrive In Today’s Turbulent Economic Times

Henley Business School launches new programme of executive development courses. Henley’s executive development courses are focused on building and enhancing leadership quality and management capability.

Evidence suggests that organisations which invest in management training and leadership development are able to operate more effectively both in the current difficult economic times as well as being better placed to take advantage when the economy returns to a period of growth.

Informed by the latest business research and ongoing feedback from clients, Henley’s programmes have been strengthened and extended to provide even more relevance and applicability to those charged with delivering effective leadership. New programmes being offered include ‘Profiting with Sustainability’ and ‘The Advanced HR Business Partner Programme’.

As part of an extensive executive education offering, which also includes both customised and tailored qualification programmes, these management courses and leadership courses are designed to create immediate impact back in the working environment and make a real difference to an organisation.

As well as a comprehensive range of leadership programmes, Henley is able to offer an innovative and cost-effective way for organisations to share ideas on business leadership through its Thought Leadership Groups. These forums allow clients to explore their key issues in a confidential and pragmatic manner to develop and understand good practices with real business benefits. Linda Irwin, Executive Director, Corporate Development at Henley Business School, said: “Our agenda is driven bottom-up from clients who tell us what’s keeping them awake at night. In today’s environment this client intimacy allows us to provide a unique offering with significant tangible benefits to them.”

In addition to their executive education and leadership development courses, Henley Business School also holds a series of invitation-only keynote addresses by top business leaders throughout the year.

About Henley Business School
Henley Business School was formed on 01 August 2008 from the merger of Henley Management College, itself founded in 1945, and the Business School at the University of Reading. It is one of the longest established and the world’s third largest supplier of MBA education, delivering business management training to managers in more than 112 countries worldwide with in excess of 5,400 people studying at any one time.

Henley Business School is one of Europe’s largest full service business schools and offers a comprehensive range of management programmes from undergraduate to board level. Encompassing the world-ranked Henley MBA, executive and distance learning MBAs, DBAs, PhDs, MScs, BScs, BAs and its internationally renowned open and tailored executive education, it provides learning and development opportunities from the start of a career through to senior executive levels, from developing strategy to managing change and achieving sustainable, responsible success. With expertise in the development and delivery of solutions to the management and leadership challenges of our times, it is also one of the very few international business schools to hold triple accredited status (AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB).

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