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Favourite Features 2005: Trainer Development, Training Software and Training Trends


TrainingZONE has published some fantastic features in 2005. If you missed them first time around, here's a selection of previously published features looking at training software, trainer development and training trends.

Training software

Time Up, Pens Down
The familiar words uttered at the end of exams may soon become an echo in the past. Michael Brannick, president of Thomson Prometric looks at the future for e-assessment.

Time Saving Training
James Anderson, CEO, VeriSIM looks at how simulations can help companies introduce early staff training and reduce time to market.

Logging on to Coaching
Keith Dixon Knowledge Architect at Acadamee looks at the pros and cons of e-coaching.

Trainer development

The Learning Pressure on Trainers
Few professionals work as hard to stay ahead of the game as trainers; but then, Godfrey Parkin says, few need to.

How to Avoid Burn-Out
Mandy Green of The Matchett Group shares some coping strategies to prevent burn-out.

Three Levels of Trainer Development
Duncan Miles, Head of Training Design and Delivery at the Office for National Statistics, offers some advice for trainer development from new starter to training manager.

Network Success
Sandra Beale reveals her tips on how to become a successful networker.

Who Says Learning Should be Fun?
Slogging away trying to pep up yet another time management course? Godfrey Parkin suggests you stop and do something more engaging instead...

Training - Profession or Occupation?
Godfrey Parkin maintains that training has a long way to go before it can hold its own with professions like law and medicine, but he for one is willing to try.

Training Trends
Make Way for Chief Learning Officers
Board level Chief Learning Officers are common in the US, but have yet to catch on in the UK. Mike Summers, a director at Thomson NETg, delves into what this disparity means for UK plc.

The Rising Status of Training
Drawing on a survey of HR and training managers, Sally Worsley-Speck, Research Manager at Capita Learning & Development, predicts that this perception of training as a "nice to have" is changing.

Sharing Knowledge
A customer facing and internal knowledge-sharing network can unlock information that employees, partners and customers possess, but don’t necessarily share. Peter Nicol, OutStart EMEA VP, explains how.

Business Coaching - Behind the Boom
Dr Charles Woodruffe looks at the skills needed by a business coach and the standards that individuals and organisations should expect from them.


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