Rome, April 19, 2002 - Sfera, the Enel Group company dedicated to the training and enriching of human resources, will supply the Italian Institute of Managers (Istituto Dirigenti Italiani or IDI) - a foundation involved in the planning of training curricula specifically for small and medium-sized companies - with courses in an e-learning format. The accord represents the first step in a wider collaboration between the two groups and is based on the offer of management, conduct and computer courses. The possibility of offering qualified, long-distance curricula consolidates IDI's commitment to the development of new models of learning and valorization of managers in a modern environment. The courses, available to members directly from IDI's website, were designed and produced by Sfera in collaboration with some of the most prestigious sector operators in Italy and abroad (such as Istud and NETg) and the training solutions offered, both in the classroom and long distance, employ personalized teaching methods which optimize the active participation through an inductive approach to the subjects dealt with and the use of "learning by doing" techniques. The online training constitutes for IDI a strategic and innovative lever for the qualification of its own managerial offerings, the opportunity to maintain a high level of management skills within companies and a guarantee that managers' professional skills will be continually updated.