Decision time for the UK’s HR key players

Nov. 14, 2006 – Key HR and training professionals from the UK’s top organisations, including customers of Open Mind, the specialist distributor of learning resources, will tour the Cabinet War Rooms and receive a briefing on the first six weeks of the new age discrimination legislation. Organised by learning materials producer, Skill Boosters, and the Employers Forum on Age (EFA), the evening is being hosted by Rob Bonnet, the face of BBC Sports News for over a decade.

Delegates will hear from EFA director, Sam Mercer, while staff from Skill Boosters will be on hand to answer questions about the learning materials that are available – and appropriate – for keeping staff up-to-date with the latest policies and procedures relating to such things as age discrimination legislation and diversity training.

“Not only is it important for organisations and their staff to know the current law on topics including age and diversity but it is vital that they can show that they are complying with the law’s requirements – especially in terms of having undergone relevant learning,” commented Open Mind’s Alun Harvey.

“This event, in the Cabinet War Rooms, will provide the information about these topics that HR and training managers need in order to make decisions about the most appropriate training materials available for their organisations’ staff. They will also be able to see some highly professional training materials on these subjects from Skill Boosters, in partnership with the EFA.”

Places are limited but anyone interested in attending can call Open Mind on 01491 411061.

Open Mind’s free Preview Centre in Henley-on-Thames has over 2,000 resources on display, from books and games to DVDs and e-learning. For further details of all the learning resources available via Open Mind, contact Alun Harvey at Open Mind on 01491 411061 or or visit

Notes for Editors:

About Open Mind
Formed in 1991, Open Mind distributes and develops resources to help organisations to develop their people. As such, it provides customers with broad access to over 10,000 learning resources in all forms of delivery media and is frequently referred to by customers as the ‘Trainers’ Toyshop’.

These resources include:
• Videos
• CD-ROMs & DVDs
• Online learning
• Audio tapes & CDs
• Books
• Workbooks
• Games & activities

Topics covered include:
• Management
• Sales
• Finance
• Commerce
• Information technology
• Languages

Open Mind also offers:
• Free independent advice on
• Selecting from over 10,000 titles from 100 publishers – in all media – on any business topic
• Selecting appropriate resources to fit clients’ budgets
• A free Preview Centre facility
• Practical help with establishing – or re-launching – managing and marketing a Learning Resource Centre (LRC)
• The STAR intranet-based Learning Centre Management System to manage LRCs
• An online directory of resources, allowing users to search and view on-screen details of over 5,500 titles on 200 topics from more than 100 publishers – and purchase securely online

Further information from:
Alun Harvey, Open Mind, 01491 411061
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, 01727 860405

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