December 15, 2021 – International Trade Association, ALPSP, has announced the launch of its new, extended training programme for 2022. With new courses recently created in response to member requests, the full training calendar now includes over 30 different topics specifically tailored to those working in scholarly publishing. Additional sessions introduced will focus on Building Strategies for Managing Partnerships and Institutional eBook Sales, Introduction to Technology Sales, and Books in the Data Driven World.
Wayne Sime, Chief Executive of ALPSP, added:
“We are very excited to launch an extensive training programme which meets our member needs in the scholarly publishing community. All ALPSP training has been updated following delegate feedback and input from our Training Committee to ensure that each course incorporates the latest industry developments.”
Following the success of the virtual format of ALPSP courses over the past two years, the majority will continue to be provided via the Zoom platform throughout 2022. There is also an in-person senior management workshop planned for later in the year covering ‘Acquiring and Selling Publishing Assets’. Groups are kept small with interactive sessions using breakouts, pre-course work, polls and there are plenty of opportunities for networking and discussions, both in virtual and face-to-face formats.
Training delegate Rose Sokol-Chang, American Psychological Association commented:
“One of the upsides of the shift to remote work and training has been the ALPSP events offered virtually. While my organization was unable to send staff members to in-person training courses out of the country, this year many team members have been able to attend ALPSP virtual training sessions. These have been topically appropriate and immediately applicable in the workplace.”
All training offered by ALPSP is devised and delivered by publishers for publishers. Courses are proposed by ALPSP members and its Training Committee to help organizations develop skilled, informed and motivated employees who are better able to deal with the rapidly changing landscape of scholarly and professional publishing. A large number of courses have also now been mapped to the Journal Publishing National Occupational Standard (JPNOS) which comprises 27 areas of core knowledge for Journals Publishing professionals at varying stages of their career.
Several tutors from the courses have also been involved in contributing their expertise to the new ALPSP Careers Hub. This growing resource, sponsored by Publishers’ Licensing Services (PLS), provides information on a wide selection of topics across scholarly publishing via videos and podcasts. For a limited period, the content will be free to access for all, and then restricted to members only following the initial launch. View the recently launched Careers Hub.
ALPSP training courses are open for both members and non-members. Significant discounts are available for members, as well as Early Bird rates when booking three months in advance. In-house training is offered for member organizations who require a more personal approach with five or more delegates. To find out more and view the full calendar of training and events, please visit the ALPSP website.
About ALPSP ALPSP is the international trade association which supports and represents not-for-profit organizations that publish scholarly and professional content, and those that work with them. Membership of ALPSP is for the whole organization so all employees can take advantage of the benefits on offer. ALPSP is proud to have nearly 300 member organizations across 30 countries. For further information, please email us or visit our website. You can also follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.