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LearningWire #198 – join our live debate, team development tools, introducing IHD…


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 198
8 April 2002

Join our debate at Training development
tools...introducing IHD... Smartforce announce acquisition
of Centra called with benchmarking...

Editor's note

As a trainer, what makes you stand out from the rest? How do you
know what you're offering marks you out above others in the same
market? 'Added value' is the phrase on many HRD professionals'
lips these days and it's presenting a serious challenge. Are we
getting the best value out of the training budget? How much more
value can we get out of the latest training technology? Does
classroom training still add value? Is e-learning adding more
value than traditional methods? But what does 'value' actually

TrainingZONE will be throwing open a live lunchtime debate on
this subject at the Training Solutions show on 19 June. We're
keen to hear from members who feel they have something to
contribute to the discussion, and would be interested in sitting
on a panel to share their views in this open forum. Drop us a
line at the e-mail address below explaining what you could bring
to the debate and we'll be in touch. For those of you less keen
to make yourselves known on stage, we'll be issuing an open
invitation for all those interested in putting their views from
the floor in the next few weeks.

p.s. HRD 2002 is on its way - read our preview feature now at

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

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Team Development Tools
Established author and TrainingZONE founder Tim Pickles has put
together this 41 page self-contained practical manual for team
managers and trainers to support team building and team
development. An initial diagnostic activity - How Well Do We Work
As a Team - is accompanied by 12 practical activities, three of
which focus on the role of the manager or team leader, and the
rest provide practical resources to help team members work on the
issues identified by the diagnostic exercise.

The effective time-manager - a diagnostic activity
TrainingZONE Library author Andrew Gibbons has produced a range
of best-selling materials on mentoring, learning and development
within organisations. This diagnostic activity, which follows
those published at the end of last year and which can be used in
a variety of situations, gives a special taster of what's on

Learning Navigators
Develop the personal skills you need to survive and succeed in
turbulent times in this one-day seminar from Learning Navigators.
In small groups and individually, we'll explore our values, what
success means to us, and look at a range of techniques to help us
cope. Book a place now: 95 GPB per attendee. Sussex, 7th June

This month, we welcome the Institute of Human Development to our
Partner Pages. Founded by Adrian Gilpin from a passion to
communicate a powerful set of ideas and techniques centered
around peak performance, the IHD's new Partner Pages showcase
their academy and consultancy services, together with Soul-, the IHD Personal Development Portal. The Institute
are offering free membership to their personal development
platform for all TrainingZone members,

The Training Foundation
The Certified e-Learning Professional (CeLP)programme is the UK
Training and Certification programme for e-Learning
Professionals, with separate certificated tracks for e-Learning
Consultants, Tutors, Developers and Managers, leading to the
Diploma in e-Learning. To find out more - call Anu or Hayley at
The Training Foundation on +44 (0)024 7641 1288, stop by at Stand
228 at HRD 2002 in Olympia from 16th-18th April, or visit:

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Any Answers
Get the lowdown on the hot topics being discussed in the HRD
world this week at

A selection from this week's questions:

- Does anyone have any suggestions for a good teambuilding
exercise for a team that will be working remote from
each other?, asks Stephen Taylor

- I am creating a Telephone Techniques course and would like
some help, requests Helen Bayton

- Where can I get information about carrying out benchmarking in
a Learning and Development arena?, asks Frank McGoldrick

Thanks to Liz McConnell, Conall Platts and Helen Ettridge, who
were among those sharing the benefit of their expertise with
other members this week. Make sure you receive your fortnightly
edition of the Any Answers digest by updating your news alerts at

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