Abstracts: June 26th, 2006

Flexible learning is increasingly being used by local councils to meet the complex staff training and development needs posed by new initiatives like the efficiency agenda, multi-agency working and changes in legislation. This programme now available to view on egovtv.tv, the online television channel for public service modernization, examines flexible learning, looking at the opportunities and benefits it can bring, including improved training access, reduced training costs, shorter delivery times, improved employee productivity and morale.Four London Boroughs join forces to deliver flexible learning to their Youth Services departments. This shared services approach has allowed these authorities to overcome the cost and delivery limitations of traditional classroom training to address the efficiency agenda, legislative and policy changes affecting their staff. It also provides the potential to roll out to other service areas and regionally.

GovTV (www.eGovTV.tv) is a dedicated web-cast television channel for governors of public bodies, council members and senior executives across all public sector organisations and is available free to an unlimited audience at anytime, at any location via the internet.

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