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LearningWire #205 – Invest in The Learning Bank, 20 ways to do e-mentoring and e-coaching, TrainingZONE members – live!


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 205
Training Solutions special edition
27 May 2002

REFERENCE: Invest in The Learning Bank
NEWS/FEATURES: 20 ways to do e-mentoring and e-coaching
COMMUNITY: TrainingZONE members - live!

Editor's note

This week, for once, LearningWire has a special focus on the
physical rather than the virtual, as TrainingZONE makes its way
to the Midlands next month for the Training Solutions show.

As a TrainingZONE member, we're issuing you with a special
invitation to attend one of the three sessions we're running over
the two days of Training Solutions. Attendance at any of these
sessions is completely free, and we'll be laying on breakfast to
ease you in to the show and conference themselves. TrainingZONE
members who attend one of the breakfast sessions also get
complimentary access to the exhibition VIP area until 12pm on the
morning of the session.

Elsewhere at the show, there'll be the usual varied programme of
conference seminars, and feature interviews with some of the
speakers appearing can be found listed below.

To register to attend any of the TrainingZONE sessions and find
out more about the show in general, see

We look forward to seeing you in Birmingham!

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE

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Special Training Solutions interview features:

Agility over toughness in business: Helen Vandevelde

Ditch corporate values: Octavius Black, MD, the Mind Gym

Blended learning in practice: Ian MacDonald, Assistant Chief
Constable, National Police Training

Other news and features this week:

20 ways to do e-mentoring and e-coaching

Financial support for learners pays off in motivation and

New survey finds half of finance staff not getting training

Make sure you can access the many free services and resources on
TrainingZONE by profiling now.

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.


Next month is your opportunity to meet fellow TrainingZONE
members in the flesh - and develop your thinking on some key
current topics in the training world. TrainingZONE is hosting
three sessions

Wednesday 19 June: User group meeting
Your chance to meet up with other TrainingZone users in person.
Our breakfast session will provide an informal opportunity to
talk about your experiences of the site with the TrainingZONE
team, and also meet up with other members at the same time.
Refreshments will be provided. For more details about this
session, see

Wednesday 19 June: Lunchtime debate, Adding value in training
What does it mean to add value as a training professional? How
can you justify your worth in these days of shrinking budgets?
Our panel of training providers, consultants and industry experts
will be discussing these key issues in an open forum session on
the first day of the show. For more details about this session,

Thursday 20 June: Getting your training accredited
Continuing the theme of adding value, Dr Richard Hale of the
International Management Centres Association will be examining
the issues around accrediting training programmes and showcasing
an example of how one training provider has accredited their
programmes using an action learning approach. More details are at

Any Answers
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A selection from this week's questions:

- Does anyone know any good virtual team building exercises that
utilise videoconferencing or telephones?

- How do you dress as a trainer?

- Case Studies for TrainingZONE research needed!

Thanks to Steve Reynolds, Colin Hamilton and Richard Bryce, 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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