Helios Education Foundation to Improve Leadership Training for 1,400+ School Leaders

Helios Education Foundation | July 31, 2020

Helios Education Foundation has awarded the Arizona School Administrators (ASA) a $260,000 grant to improve leadership training among school leaders at all levels. The three-year grant will enhance ASA's conferences and trainings, as well as place an emphasis on expanding online content to bring educational opportunities closer to individual school districts and administrators, particularly those in rural Arizona. The funding will also enable ASA to develop resources and training materials – including recruiting experts – to address some of the most pressing issues in today's society, including crisis response to COVID-19, cultural responsiveness and closing the education gap among low-income and students of color.

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The companies in the pharmaceutical sector have to comply with a number of regulations imposed by various regulatory bodies. Penalties are often imposed on many organizations in this sector for violation of applicable rules and statutes. Training helps organizations prevent costly mistakes.E-learning can be effectively used to train the employees on various laws and practices mandated by the regulators for the medicine-manufacturing business. Online compliance training programs are cost effective and facilitate anytime, anywhere learning.

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The companies in the pharmaceutical sector have to comply with a number of regulations imposed by various regulatory bodies. Penalties are often imposed on many organizations in this sector for violation of applicable rules and statutes. Training helps organizations prevent costly mistakes.E-learning can be effectively used to train the employees on various laws and practices mandated by the regulators for the medicine-manufacturing business. Online compliance training programs are cost effective and facilitate anytime, anywhere learning.

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