E D I T O R' S N O T E
Once again you'll find our pages filled with interesting and lively articles devoted to furthering our mission - to link and support leading environmental training institutions and specialists working in Central and Eastern Europe.
One of the major players involved in the region has been the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This organization has supported countless training activities around the world and in the past several years has been increasingly involved in training in CEE. In our cover story, we share with you the expertise gained from the "Managing an Environmental Organization" Training of Trainers held this summer in Hungary. Four trainers from the U.S. EPA offices in Washington, D.C., presented the workshop, marking the first time this training was delivered on site.
Speaking of global training, you'll find a report from the annual conference sponsored by the American Society for Training and Development, one of the largest training organizations anywhere. Conference attendees gained valuable skills and knowledge which we in turn pass along to you.
In addition to this focus on major events shaping local environmental training, we strive in every issue to bring you news you can use in your daily activities. This time you'll find several helpful features, including:
As we work to link trainers in the region, we also aim to keep attuned to our readers and their local perspectives. But we need your help: We must hear from you. Please contact us directly (contact information is listed below) and share with us your concerns: What issues or information would you like to read about? What needs do you have that we can help fulfill?
Insight can and should be more than just a reliable source of information. With your help we can make the newsletter a forum in which to present various views and ideas for spreading and expanding skills and knowledge in the region.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Reuben J. Stern
This is why we would like to hear from you. Let us know what you like or don't like about this newsletter. What are the topics that matter to you most as an environmental trainer? Are there issues that go underreported?
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Reuben J. Stern