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LearningWire #204 – Kick-start your LRC!, Sector Skills featured interview, calling all IT trainers…


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 204
20 May 2002

REFERENCE: Kick-start your LRC!
NEWS/FEATURES: Interview of the month: Gary Townsend, SSDA
COMMUNITY: Calling all members with an interest in IT Training

Editor's note

With the Training Solutions show quickly approaching, we're
turning our attentions on the site to the theme of 'adding
value', the key topic for the TrainingZONE free sessions taking
place at the show next month. First off, there's the BT Business
Agility workshop (details below) and next month's EvaluationZone
workshop on 'defining business objectives as learning objectives'
(on 14 June), but we're also planning a series of case studies
from providers laying out their own vision for 'adding value' -
and how this translates to real life. If you think your
experiences could form a part of this feature, get in touch with
Richard Sergeant on 0117 915 8652 or e-mail
mailto:[email protected] .

p.s. Do we have the potential clients you need? Who are you
trying to target? To find out whether TrainingZONE can help
develop your business, call Stuart Roy on 0117 915 8641.

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

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EvaluationZone - what members say...
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- 'I am quite happy with my membership to date and regularly
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- 'I can certainly say that the information that you hold in
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interested in evaluation and validation - and, let's face it,
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- I have definitely found it to be very beneficial - and have
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BT Business Agility - free online workshop
Want to know how to empower your staff? With new working
practices come a raft of new issues for human resources and
training managers. On 28 May at 13:00 BST, Lee Slater from BT
Business Agility will be holding a workshop that looks at
business agility, empowering the workforce and the diminishing
office space. Visit for
more information on how to take part in this discussion.

TrainingZONE's news is created daily - get your regular updates

Interview of the month: Gary Townsend, Sector Skills Development

Blended learning in practice - Training Solutions preview

'Training improves performance': Federation of Small Businesses

Coaching monthly feature: How do people at the top learn?

New centres of vocational excellence announced in FE

Young managers prize flexibility and independence

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manufacturing industry but its management has lost the plot and
its business is in rapid decline. Can a mysterious fez-wearing
ostrich help save it? Tune into
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cartoons that take a sideways look at change management.


Calling all members with an interest in IT Training!
We're planning some exciting new developments for TrainingZONE's
IT TrainingZONE and are looking for members to play a key role in
making these a success. If you're an IT trainer looking to
network with others and share tips, experience and know-how,
we're planning a new area just for you. The IT Trainers
Professional Interest Group (or PIG) will allow members
interested in sharing their views and experiences on the IT
training industry, training delivery methods, technology or the
latest software. For more details on how to register your
interest, see

Any Answers
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A selection from this week's questions:

- I work in the public sector and would like to know people's
thoughts on the benefits of traditional on the job training as
opposed to newer methods such as distance learning and e-
learning, asks Julie Swift

- Where can I get professional indemnity insurance?, asks Pam

- Can anyone suggest how I might implement an induction
programme for a diverse workforce in the FE sector?, asks Elaine

Thanks to Rick Martin, Rob Shorrock and Gary Homes, who were
among those sharing the benefit of their expertise with other
members this week.

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