note (Jean Woodall)*
to the Panel – we ought to open this up for discussion now. There has been
a number of points raised. Jim McGoldrick has reminded us that our model
of HRD tends to be very organisation-centred, but there are in reality
many stakeholders. This is particularly important in the European context,
where social partners are involved in this. Winfried Heidemann from the
Hans Böcker Stiftung has given us evidence of new thinking about social
partnership where traditional collective trade union framework agreements
have moved in a new direction; he has reminded us none-the-less, we mustn't
just forget about the organisation. And Ian Bennett has told us about the
potential of information technology as an aid of assisting learning. So
we have three tapes on lifelong learning in a knowledge based society;
so I'd like us to try and keep up questions around these issues.
Chair at Kingston Business School, UK; Editor-in-chief, HRDI
of the intervention made at the final session (plenary round table) of
the HRD conference in Toulouse, May 2003 (see proceedings).