ZanierisPetros (N) Zenieris ACTASupply Chain Management Trainer & Associate Lecturer; ACTA certified – Supporting companies achieve their set goals.

The most important element prior to any preparation for the active learning should be the analysis and the clear understanding of your learners’ profile.
It will provide you (the facilitator) with vital and important information about learners’ background and knowledge as well as it will also enable you to make any required adjustments to your training program to suit your learners’ needs.

The arrangement of your training venue i.e. the set up of furniture and equipment also plays a very important role in the learning activity as it will create a conducive learning environment for learners to concentrate and actively participate to it.

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s battered economy expanded by a quarterly rate of 0.2 percent in the April-June period, despite a small decline in consumer spending and exports.

The figure released by the country’s statistical authority Monday was slightly lower than its initial estimate, earlier this month, of 0.3 percent growth.

Greece’s economy has shrunk by about 25 percent since the debt crisis broke out in 2009. The country is being kept afloat by international bailouts, issued on condition of successive spending cuts and reforms.

The left-led government will enter a new round of talks with its creditors next month on the course of its budget austerity program.

Posted on August 29, 2016 on Associated Press web site

Here’s How the G-20 Can Help Restore Our Faith That Globalization Can Mean Growth

From Huffington Post, 

By Kishore Mahbubani Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

SINGAPORE — The G-20 process is stalling. It needs a big kick in the butt. China should deliver it at the upcoming meeting in Hangzhou this coming weekend.

What’s the proof that the G-20 is stalling? Simple: the global economy is stalling. Since the G-20 summit was first held in 2008, with the explicit mission to “work together to restore global growth,” it has failed in its core mission. Indeed, the prospects for global economic growth have never looked so gloomy — Larry Summers recently suggested that we are stuck in “secular stagnation.”

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