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St Albans, Herts, United Kingdom, 2009/03/05 - Organisation development consultancy Echelon has partnered with the Institute of Payroll Professionals (IPP) to launch an online learning resource to help the Institute’s members achieve their continuing professional development (CPD) aims.
Based on Echelon’s popular ‘Learning Matters’ online learning library, the IPP branded site makes available to members:
• 70 action lists that provide performance support on everyday issues;
• 200 self-development solutions to build new knowledge and skills;
• 150 book digests that introduce the work of some of the world’s leading management thinkers.
The IPP’s 5,000+ members will have 24/7 access to learning covering a wide range of subject areas, including leadership, communication, teamwork, finance and customer relationships. Echelon worked with the IPP to identify the subject areas that are of greatest interest and priority to members. The solutions have the dual purpose of providing new knowledge and skills and acting as just-in-time reference tools to support accurate and productive working.
Alistair Morrison, CEO of Echelon, commented: “Often, professionals spend so long on gaining and maintaining their technical skills that the equally important areas of personal and management development are overlooked. This new online learning library offers the IPP members a chance to redress the balance in a highly efficient and cost-effective way. The library contains a wealth of material – solution prices range from £2 to £10 each – that can be studied at the time and place best suited to the individual’s workload and preference.
“Moreover, if IPP members feel that they would like learning materials on subjects not covered in the online library, they can pass their request to the IPP and Echelon will then add these to the library,” he added.
"We are pleased to be able to provide this online learning resource to all of our members in order to support their continuing professional development. Echelon have a variety of learning tools available which are suitable to all professionals and we are confident that our members will benefit from the action lists, self-development solutions and book digests available," commented Liz Lay, IPP’s associate director for professional development.
In addition to the IPP, Echelon provides CPD solutions to a wide range of professional institutes including the Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply, the Institute of Company Secretaries and Administrators and the Royal Town Planning Institute.
About the Institute of Payroll Professionals
The Institute of Payroll Professionals (IPP) was established in 1985. It is the only membership association for payroll professionals in the UK and is dedicated to raising the profile and standing of payroll within businesses. Our courses and qualifications have been developed based on business and individual needs to ensure that we are providing you with the most relevant training in the market, and our Policy and Research team are represented at over 60 Government consultation forums to ensure that we can provide up to date information on legislation developments.
Our membership services also provide you with the tools to establish where your current skills and knowledge lie, and where there may be room for improvement via our newly developed SkillScope tool. This tool is based on our comprehensive competence framework, following research with employers as to what skills are required at each stage of your career.
The IP also offers professional qualifications for those practising local government pensions administration and management; and has a pensions faculty to support our pensions members.
About Echelon Learning Ltd
Echelon (echelonlearning.co.uk) is an organisation development consultancy with a 20-year track record of delivering targeted communication, training and performance support solutions that really make a difference to corporate, government and not-for-profit organisations and professional bodies.
The company helps its clients create and sustain improved operational performance by developing high levels of employee engagement and competence that leverage their ability to achieve outstanding results, particularly in times of change.
Echelon publishes a wide range of business and management solutions that offer job support and lifelong career development.
Clients include: Channel Tunnel Rail Link, London Overground Rail (LOROL), Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply, Department of Work and Pensions, Festival Housing Association, NHS, Royal Town Planning Institute, T-Mobile, Translink.