This is the time for innovation. As demand rises for skills, government funding shrinks and talent enters today's workforce, old models of workplace learning need to be replaced. But, one thing that needs to stay is a focus on strong communications - and that means literacy, essential skills and plain language need to play on the same team.
These three have been in the same arena for some time. But, now they must be given equal opportunity to be integrated into learning - and create a strong based for learner-centred training from the beginning.
NALD's recent feature - 'Thinking about the Embedding of Essential Skills - Especially for 21st Century Learners', by
Find out more at the PLAIN2013.org Conference plenary session on integrating plain language.
Kate Harrison Whiteside has over 25 years experience in plain language, writing/editing, training and consulting.