Brian Sutton, chief educator, QA Training

July 2004
IT Training;Jul/Aug2004, p44
Trade Publication
This article presents a brief interview of Brian Sutton, chief educator at QA Training. In response to a question about his key responsibilities of his job, Sutton says that his role is to provide intellectual guidance and, sometimes, to kill things. He further says about his earlier background before joining QA Training. He was a professor at the University of Washington DC, teaching a Masters programme in information systems. When he came back to Great Britain, he wanted to work in a university, but they don't quite pay for the groceries here, so he looked for a similar job in industry. In response to other question about the qualities needed to make a good trainer, he says "Expertise in your subject matter obviously helps, but you must also read in other areas to see the context of your training." While revealing his next goal, Sutton says that he'd like to advance the understanding of the value of training. He hopes in two years that organizations will routinely deploy integrated training without worrying about whether it's classroom, e-learning or blended.


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