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Companies and business schools alike are in a quandary. With executive education budgets slashed and air travel limited, many personnel departments are wrestling with the best way to train and educate their managers. Is online learning a viable alternative to face-to-face learning? In straitened times should companies consider more open enrolment or customised programmes? How do you justify spending money on education for some executives when others are being fired?

On Wednesday May 13 between 2pm and 3pm BST, a panel of experts answered your questions on these issues and others on FT.com. They are Kim Taylor-Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Duke Corporate Education, Rory Simpson, Associate Dean for Executive Education at London Business School and Della Bradshaw, Business Education Editor at the Financial Times.

Before joining Duke CE, Ms Taylor-Thompson was Professor of Clinical Law at New York University School of Law and prior to that an Associate Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. Mr Simpson had senior roles in the Executive Education departments of both Iese Business School and Thunderbird before joining LBS.

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