What is a managed learning service?

Managed Learning/Training Service

A Managed Learning Service (or Managed Training Service) is when an outside company provides a service to manage some or all aspects of organisational learning.  The functions that a Managed Training Service provider may offer include the following:

  • Sourcing external training
  • L&D Administration
  • Supplier management
  • Reducing costs
  • Learning needs analysis
  • Management Information

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Book Review – Marketing Plans: How to Prepare Them, How to Use Them by Malcolm McDonald and Hugh Wilson

Why are we suggesting a book that focuses on marketing and business management?

Because as a Learning & Development professional you need to understand how to promote L&D to your business, engage employees and ensure they know how much value you offer.

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Book Review – The Accelerated Learning Handbook by Dave Meier

A creative guide to designing and delivering faster, more effective training programs.

A must read book for anyone that is involved in designing and/or delivering any learning of any kind and want to make the session as effective as possible for the learners,  improve results and make learning enjoyable for everyone involved. Continue reading “Book Review – The Accelerated Learning Handbook by Dave Meier”

What is a bigger motivator – rewarding successes or punishing failures?

Our recent blog ‘What would be the one piece of advice you would give to yourself when you were 20 which you wish you had received’ looked at a LinkedIn discussion we started that recorded some fantastic answers. Another discussion we started called ‘What is a bigger motivator – rewarding successes or punishing failures?’ also attracted a lot of attention and here is a summary of the answers we got given from the L&D community. Continue reading “What is a bigger motivator – rewarding successes or punishing failures?”

ISEB/BCS Benefits Management and Business Acceptance Training Course

ISEB/BCS Benefits Management and Business Acceptance Training Course

3 Day Benefits Management and Business Acceptance- Our Price from £995+ VAT including exam

If you are looking to obtain the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis we can provide Passports Packages saving you money.  Contact our service team with your requirements by calling 0845 519 7408 or email training@optimussourcing.com.

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Action Learning Set – My Experience

I had the pleasure of being invited to an existing Action Learning Set yesterday to experience and understand more about what is involved.

An Action Learning Set is:

a group of peers who meet together to create an environment which enables them to present issues, gain a new perspective on them, explore options and plan for action”

“A challenge and support group”

I would define it as “individual coaching within a support group” Continue reading “Action Learning Set – My Experience”

Book Review – Learning and Development Practice by Kathy Beevers and Andrew Rea

Learning and Development Practice – by Kathy Beevers and Andrew Rea

The text to support the CIPD’s Certificate in Learning and Development Practice and for anyone interested in learning more about Learning and Development.

 “If you buy one text for the CIPD’s Certificate in Learing and Development Practice make sure it’s this one” say the CIPD and quite rightly so.   Split into chapters which mirror the actual modules it has given me so much useful information to use during the workbooks and support the learning from the workshops.  I would have been lost without it! Continue reading “Book Review – Learning and Development Practice by Kathy Beevers and Andrew Rea”

Benchmarks, Trends, and Analysis of the UK Training Market

Bersin by Deloitte recently released an extensive report on the learning and development industry called ‘The UK Learning Factbook 2013’. The report looks extensively at everything from budgets to learning delivery and is good indication of the current state of the market. Below is a summary of findings; the full report is available to Bersin by Deloitte members or for purchase here.

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PRINCE2 Practitioner Only Training Courses Liverpool

PRINCE2 Practitioner Only Training Courses in Liverpool

2 Day PRINCE2 Practitioner Only Training Courses Liverpool – RRP Price £674.00 + VAT. Our Price from £537.00 + VAT

If you wish to book any of the PRINCE2 Practitioner Only training course dates below or you would like further PRINCE2 course information including alternative locations or want to arrange PRINCE2 in-house training then please contact us by calling 0845 519 7408 or email info@optimuslearningservices.com Continue reading “PRINCE2 Practitioner Only Training Courses Liverpool”

Microsoft New Certifications – MCSE, MCSD, MCSA and MCSM

Microsoft have reinvented their Microsoft Certification Program by building clouse-related skills validation into what some would say is the industry’s most recognised certification program.

The below information should give you an full picture of what the changes are and what they mean to IT professionals.    If you want to know more about what impact this will have personally or for your organisation’s learning needs then we are happy to help so please call 0845 519 7408 or email us info@optimuslearningservices.com  Continue reading “Microsoft New Certifications – MCSE, MCSD, MCSA and MCSM”