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LearningWire #166 – TrainingZONE Glossary of training terms


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 166
20 August 2001

RESOURCES: New! TrainingZONE Glossary of training terms
NEWS and INFORMATION: The future for Business Schools
WORK OPPORTUNITIES: Generalist Trainer for behavioural change project
COMMUNITY FEATURES: Seeking outdoor team games or activities

Editor's note

Confused by competency mapping? Dazzled by didactic methods?
Ignorant about emotional intelligence? Look no further than the
TrainingZONE glossary for help. This week, we launch a brand new
area of the site, designed to act as an instant reference tool
for anyone wanting a concise definition of the most common
training terms and 'jargon'. We kick off the series with the
topics listed below - if any terms have you baffled and you'd
like them explained, or if you think you can provide the
definitive explanation of a training approach used in your work,
e-mail me at the address below.

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE

This month's theme: management development

Glossary pages - the full listing
All Glossary pages can be accessed from the index page at

Emotional Intelligence

Six Thinking Hats

Pedagogy/Didactic training

Gestalt methods

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning

Experiential Learning

Learning Styles

Mind Maps

Action Learning

This week's selected management development resource from the

Managing staff sickness/absence - An action programme for
managers concerned about absence levels in an organisation. From
'Managing Absence' (Russell House Publishing, 1998).

To download this item now, see
Note: some free items may currently require purchase details - We
suggest you use a dummy purchase order number to access them.

August is Management Development month on TrainingZONE, and to
make the most of it, why not spend this month focussing on the
development needs of your staff. As an exclusive special offer,
Mercuri International UK Limited are offering their Management
Development courses Parts 1 and 2 at half price for TrainingZONE
members. To find out more, and to book online or over the
'phone, see
Offer applies on a 'first come first served' basis, closes Aug 31.

For the latest daily updates, see

UfI and NTOs join forces on workforce development
The National Training Organisation National Council, which
represents the UK's National Training Organisation network, and
the University for Industry, have agreed an approach to joint
working which puts the individual at the heart of workforce

Basic skills for adults with learning difficulties
A consortium led by SKILL, NIACE and the Learning and Skills
Development Agency are following their Freedom to Learn report
with a national conference in September.

'Bricks and clicks': The future for Business Schools
Not all Business Schools are found on top of ivory towers, says
Warwick Business School's Jonathan Hollands in this article which
explains how Business Schools are taking on the online challenge.

Six ways to help line managers support internal communication
Organisations - senior managers, and communication and HR
departments - need to take positive action to maximise the
effectiveness of managers as communicators. Here are six
suggested ways of doing this.

Employment NTO: Qualification structure consultation
The Employment National Training Organisation (EmpNTO) have
released a consultation document for proposed changes in the
personnel qualification structure.

Do you offer courses leading to recognised qualifications?
Get them showcased in front of 32,000 training professionals
here on TrainingZONE next month. For more information, contact or see

Back from vacation? Find a new vacancy here!

Generalist Trainer for behavioural change project in retail
sector, flexible contract September to October, based London
with UK travel, salary neg.

Resourcing and Development Manager to work within HR team for business
services provider, to lead and guide training and development
activity. Salary to 45k + car, based Middlesex

For details of other quality positions like these, see


Any Answers
Be part of your community and share what you know! This weeks'
postings include:

- Diana Carson is looking for examples of metrics and measures
to use in management reporting

- Rick Martin asks: 'Can any recommend an entertaining video
about the DPA ?'

- Andrew Smith seeks games or activities for outdoor inter-team

To read members' answers to these questions, or to add a question
or answer of your own, join in now at

Thanks to Martin Schmalenbach, Gareth Pugh and Judith Heseltine,
who were among those sharing the benefit of their expertise this

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