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LearningWire #188 – Library special, action learning to accredit your training…


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 188
28 January 2002

Library special...subscriptions, course materials, pro formas,
bibliographies, workshop packs, expert advice guides...

Editor's note

This week's wire takes a special look at the wide range of
resources on offer in the TrainingZONE Library. Since it was re-
launched last summer, the former 'Toolkit' has expanded greatly
to include research reports, subscription services, expert
advice guides and detailed bibliographies as well as building on
the existing range of pro formas, workshop packs and training
exercises at reasonable cost. If you're looking for information
on a specific topic and can't find it, let us know and we'll do
our best to add it.

p.s. there's a special feature this week for all those interested
in getting their training accredited. Find out how the action
learning approach could add value and change the way your
participants view their learning - see

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

AGRESSO Business World can be seen for the first time at
Softworld HR and Payroll show in February this year. AGRESSO
Business World is a state-of-the-art, fully integrated business
management and information system. Purpose built to cope with
rapid change and growth. AGRESSO's HR and Payroll suite is a
functionally rich application, ensuring organisations make the
most of their human resources and look after their personnel in
the most effective way.


Find the Library index page at

TrainingZONE's subscription services allow you access to a year's
worth of quality content and tailored advice. Launched at the
beginning of last month, EvaluationZone has already attracted a
huge amount of interest. Next Friday, Paul Kearns will be
following up last month's popular workshop session with a look at
the situations where calculating ROI could actually be a waste of
time - introducing the 3 Box System. To join the subscribers
logging on, sign up for the next year's workshops and much more

Training course materials - off the shelf
TrainingZONE's Library contains a wide range of tried and tested
materials suitable for use in any training programme. If you're
on the lookout for exercises to use with delegates on a range of
subjects from teamwork to stress management to customer service,
the Library can help.

Free web seminars explain how to add assessment to your training
Questionmark is running two free web seminars to help you find
out how to deploy assessments online. Creating and using online
assessments covers assessments through the learning process.
Introducing Perception V3 looks at Questionmark's new software.
To enrol in a seminar, go to:

Materials to support qualifications
Authors Karen Legg and Lynne Callister are among those
contributing a range of materials to support NVQ units and Key
Skills in assessment, IT and retail operations. Management
Unlimited have put together a whole set of self-contained
packages designed to develop skills to match management
qualifications. To search any of these materials, simply add
their name to the keyword search on the page at

Materials with pro formas
If you're in need of some standard documentation, a number of
Library materials contain useful templates which can be used
immediately. Pdc Online's best-selling Training Needs Analysis
Toolkit contains a whole range of pro formas and supporting
documents to carry out this crucial activity.

And, for the trainer, 'risk assessment tool for contract
tendering' contains a useful checklist to help you establish
whether that tender is worth pursuing.

Do you have a successful track record of innovative learning
events using accelerated learning? Leaps and Bounds need
freelance trainers to join their exciting team committed to
development of people and businesses. If you would like to join
us, e-mail your CV to: [email protected]
highlighting how accelerated learning has changed your delivery
approach. For more information, see

About Library topics
Library materials are split into a range of topics which can be
easily searched from the main Library page. From coaching to
communications, management development and marketing, there's
something to be found on most of the training issues out there.
Search now at

On learning and development
If you're looking for some information on how individuals and
organisations develop, the Library offers a range of suitable
background reading put together by other TrainingZONE members on
their experiences in the field. Stuart Emmett's Fact Files cover
developing skills for listening, memory, reading and note-taking,
while Frank Ashton examines competence cultures in a brief but
fascinating article.

On developing as a trainer
'Training Methods' and 'Trainer Development' offer a range of
thought-provoking articles and useful exercises on developing
skills as a trainer or consultant. Among the features:

'How to start an online training business' - by Tim Pickles

'Re-energise: seven steps to refocus teachers' - Kathleen Hopper

'Mentoring diagnostic activity' - written by Andrew Gibbons

Ashby McAllister's successful conference 'The Joy of Work? How to
attract and retain the talent you need' is repeated at Savoy
Place, London WC1 on 22 March 2002. Brilliant networking, fresh
ideas and first-hand experiences with Dr Theodore Zeldin, Richard
Reeves, Pret, Unilever and many others. Hosted by BBC's Tanya
Beckett. 'Practical ideas, intelligently presented'. For details,

News and features round-up from this week:

Accrediting your training - an action learning approach

ETV survey shows trainers realise the complexity of e-learning

Vocational training plans 'not grounded in reality'

For daily-updated news and features, see

Devolved Leadership - Friday, 22 February, London WC1. How to:
empower individuals; harness capability; create the right
culture; benefit from bestowing leadership on others; identify
the win-win factors. Featuring: Sir John Harvey-Jones, BBC
Trouble Shooter; Sue Purves, Vice-President, Human Resources,
Astra Zeneca; and Professor Amin Rajan, Chief Executive, CREATE.
Further details:


Any Answers questions troubling TrainingZONE members this week

- Defining learning organisations
- Seeking ideas on how to ensure learning is applied in the
- How to establishing a training budget
- Producing a user-friendly recruitment policy

To get the full details on these questions, to respond or post
your own question, see

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