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Message 4 of 4: Peter Mayes on 23/11/2011
Hi both and others

Yes; an emotive issue.

As some of you know I am a photographer and artist. I use a makeup artist for makeover and other projects. With a desire to understand more about makeup and styling I asked the makeup artist to give me some basic training.

Should this makeup artist decline to undertake this aspect of her work?

If a 'subject matter expert' is going to do some training, at what point do they need to become licenced?

There are 'qualified' trainers who have sent me to sleep and 'unqualified trainers' who have inspired and got me to improve.

As I indicated in my original post, I don't have an answer to this; suffice to say that I shudder sometimes at the power and potential of training (learning and development if you wish) to transform individuals, teams and organisations (and to cause untold damage and cost). I'm sure there are less transformational activities that are requlated; what are they and what could L&D learn (if anything).


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