In brief

This month’s news in brief

Stonebow’s Programmes

Stonebow, the training, consultancy and management development division of
the Hospitality Training Foundation, has released its programme directory for
this year.

New are four additional British Institute of Innkeeping qualifications for
licensees, including Level 1 and the Level 2 National Certificate for Licensees
through to the Licensees National Drug Certificate.

Further information and booking instructions can be found on the Stonebow
website or by e-mailing marketing manager Kim Sturgess on

Punch feeds the soul

Pub operator The Punch Pub Company is promoting continuing staff development
by encouraging employees to log on to coaching sessions.

In a move described as "signing up for soul power", the company
has given its 318 staff a year’s free membership to, an online personal
development site included in the company’s intranet.

Punch Pub Company commercial director Francis Patton says follow-up work
through the website complements existing in-house training.

Multi-skilled engineers

Civil engineering contractor Edmund Nuttall is aiming to turn its
high-flying engineers into multi-skilled managers who can cope with the
challenges of diverse civil engineering projects through a core development
programme designed and delivered by executive education and research
organisation Roffey Park. The 10-day management development programme for first
line managers (known as sub agents) is said to cover a broad scope of
management and leadership issues and opens up a recognised career path.

E-learning on show

Plans for this year’s E-learning Manchester have been unveiled. Held on 23
and 24 April at G Mex, the show comprises an exhibition and a conference.

Included in the programme are case studies of how to practically apply
e-learning strategies and technologies to the business environment. The
programme is split into four learning streams: planning, content,
implementation and higher education.

US guru and representative for the American Society of Training and
Development Darin Hartley will deliver the opening address on day one,
highlighting the US experience of how e-learning plays a role in continuous
learning in business organisations.

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