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LearningWire #193 – NVQ support materials, e-skills NTO exclusive, new reviews…

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TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 193
4 March 2002
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk
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***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES *****
...New NVQ support materials... e-skills NTO exclusive...
...complete training packages on tap...new reviews...
***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES *****

Editor's note
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If you have a particular training topic of interest and are
always looking for materials on that subject, you'll find the
latest development from the TrainingZONE Library of interest.

You can now purchase access to all the course materials, pro
formas, research articles, questionnaires and diagnostics from
our authors on a particular subject for the coming year. By
purchasing a complete set, you instantly get 25 per cent off the
price of purchasing all documents separately. What's more, when
new materials are added, you'll get instant access to them too -
without making any further purchases. To find out more about
what's in each package, click the specific links below or see
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/ppv :

- Team development
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/cgi-bin/kasbrowse.cgi?action=detail&id=1300

- Organisational development
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/cgi-bin/kasbrowse.cgi?action=detail&id=1298

- Management development
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/cgi-bin/kasbrowse.cgi?action=detail&id=1297

- Personal development
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/cgi-bin/kasbrowse.cgi?action=detail&id=1299


Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

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REFERENCE
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New resources to support your NVQ candidates
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Since 1994, TrainingZONE author Lynne Callister has been creating
practical support materials to help those studying on NVQ
programmes. The TrainingZONE Library has offered a selection of
these for retail operations NVQ candidates since last summer, but
now, we've added a further 8 modules on this subject and two
brand new series of modules designed for those working towards
Distribution and Warehouse Operations, Operating Information
Technology Systems and Owner Management Business Planning.
What's more, you can now view a sample unit and the introductory
notes before you purchase. For more details, use the Library
search with the title of the units you're interested in viewing
at
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HRD 2001 16-18 April, Olympia, London
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NEWS AND FEATURES
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https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/news/index.html

This week's highlights in brief:

- TrainingZONE talked to the head of the e-skills NTO about the
Skills Framework for the Information Age, which aims to solve the
problem of assessing IT skills.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/73501

- We published the first in our monthly series of features on
the subject of Management Development from leading teamwork and
management expert and co-founder of the CPD Business School
Charles Margerison.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/66435

- A FENTO survey suggests that the world of FE is changing too
quickly for managers to keep their skills up to requirements.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/73510

- Vocational education receives a major boost as the Department
for Education and Skills announces it has exceeded its target for
4,000 students to start the foundation degree by Autumn 2001.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/73678

In his second column for TrainingZONE, Dr Richard Hale examines
why training designed to alter behaviour has such a low success
rate, and looks at how mentoring relationships can help sustain
behavioural changes if properly defined.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/70108


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COMMUNITY
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Reviews
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Every few months we send out a selection of new publications from
the training world to our team of intrepid volunteer reviewers -
all TrainingZONE members. Search the reviews area at
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/community/reviews/
to find out what they've got to say about the publications you're
interested in, or access a selection of recent reviews from the
links below:

- The Management Agenda 2002, published by Roffey Park Institute
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/73782

- Team Development Programme: A training manual, published by
Russell House
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/73848

- Trainer Assessment: A guide to measuring the performance of
trainers and facilitators, published by Gower
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/73769

- NLP Workbook, published by Thorsons
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/73659

Ashby McAllister
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With workplace gurus Theodore Zeldin and Richard Reeves, London
22 March. Also 'Strategies for handling redundancies', London,
14 March. For details, visit
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Any Answers
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Get the lowdown on the hot topics being discussed in the HRD
world this week at
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/community/anyanswers/index.html

- Does anybody have examples of a successful Appraisal System
for manual/hourly-paid employees?, asks Gillian Greggor
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/73646/728

- I need advice on getting a disparate management group to
acknowledge the need to work as a team, delegate, anticipate
market trends and take a long term partnership approach to
customers, says Veronica Kilpatrick
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/73675/728

- What are the main benefits of introducing a Learning Resource
Centre into an organisation?, asks Claire Butler
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/73626/728


Thanks to Clive Anthony O'Donnell, Gareth Pugh and Douglas King,
who shared the benefit of their expertise with other members this
week.

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