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USE YOUR TRAINING VENUE TO ENHANCE ACTIVE LEARNING

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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FAILING TO FACE THE FACTS: THE CONSEQUENCES OF COGNITIVE DISSONANCE

MarangosDr. Frank Marangos is CEO and Founder of OINOS Educational Consulting. He received a Doctors Degree in Adult Education (Ed.D.) from NOVA Southeastern University (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) and a Doctorate in Ministry and Childhood Education (D.Min.) from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
Aldous Huxley

What happens when the facts of a particular situation do not match pre-conceived frameworks?  Why do leaders as well as followers stubbornly adhere to misplaced confidences when evidence can be presented to demonstrate the contrary? What are the consequences of failing to face the facts?

In the late 1800s a group of wealthy industrialists decided to establish a private retreat in the mountains of western Pennsylvania. They purchased a reservoir that had been formed in the early 1800s on the Conemaugh River and created the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club. Over the years, due to poor maintenance and alterations, the aqueduct’s dam had become increasingly unstable, leaking, and in a state of disrepair. Regrettably, rather than face the facts and use some of their incredible wealth to strengthen it, they patched the ever-dripping dam using inexpensive clay and straw.

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Surprising Facts in Greek Export Analysis Dynamics

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Dr. Periklis Gogas
, Associate Professor and

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Mr. Orestis Piskioulis
Senior Economics Student

 

Department of Economics, Democritus University of Thrace


The significance of the analysis of the Greek exports’ evolution derives from the fact that exports play an indisputably important role in every small open economy like the one of Greece. It is apparent that exports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services provided for the rest of the world. In effect, exports can have a major influence on the level and speed of economic growth, employment rates and consequently on the balance of payments.

During the course of the previous year, there was a decline in Greek exports by 5.1% to a total of €25.5 billion in comparison to the €26.9 billion a year earlier. However, after excluding the contribution of mineral oils, we have an increase of 7.8 % or to €17.9 billion as compared to the €16.6 billion in 2014.

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