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LearningWire #206 – TrainingZONE’s most wanted…, 12m ‘get no training’, EmpNTO feedback required, latest reviews…


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 206
5 June 2002

REFERENCE: TrainingZONE's most wanted...
NEWS/FEATURES: 12 million UK workers 'had no training' last year
COMMUNITY: Business Agility, EmpNTO feedback, latest reviews

Editor's note

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information, were you able to track it down? Have you been to
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TrainingZONE's most wanted...
There may be over 400 documents to chose from, but TrainingZONE
members definitely have their favourites! Here's a rundown of
the top ten most requested documents from the TrainingZONE

10. Bringing up the rear, our complete package of team
development documents from a selection of authors.

9. Another complete package to cover all eventualities on
management development.

8. Get a handle on all things HRD with our expert guides.

7. It may be no 7, but you can find out how to create a
meaningful induction programme for a fiver.

6. Another complete collection - on organisational development.

5. Support key skills candidates with this communication package.

4. Get personal with this selection of materials on development.

3. The Learning Bank - activities for three pounds a piece!

2. The state we're in - Training Trends 2002.

...and, at number one:

1. TrainingZONE's founder Tim Pickles brings his expertise to
bear on developing teams.

Check out the hit parade now - see

New from COROUS, the Open University's corporate arm: Create, a
process which can turn any text into well-designed online
learning programmes. Create transforms Word documents prepared
by course writers into engaging courses for online delivery and
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Workshop report: Agility and the workforce
Find out what happened when Lee Slater of BT Business Agility and
TrainingZONE members discussed how changes in business practice
are affecting the workplace.

The latest from our intrepid band of reviewers includes:

The Inner Game of Work: W.Timothy Gallwey, Patric Devitt reviews

Orchestrating Team Strengths: Jane Allan, Chris Green reviews

The Next Big Idea: Carol Kennedy, David Evans reviews

Any Answers
437 questions so far this year - can you provide the answers?

A selection from this week's questions:

- How can I plan the training strategy for 78 people in a public
sector company when the chief executive intervenes?, asks Janice

- The EmpNTO is seeking views on the introduction of an Advanced
Modern Apprenticeship in Learning and Development - please let me
know your views, says Leslie Rae

- I am a member of a team of four IT Trainers plus one Admin
Person, and I am looking for inspiration for a team day out - any
ideas?, asks Rebecca Potter

Thanks to Peter Buckley, John Gregory and Conall Platts, 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

Latest vacancies from the TrainingZONE CareerZone:
Training and Development Consultant, Worcs, salary 20-30k
Sales Training Opportunity, Nationwide, salary neg.
Dynamic Trainer, Glasgow area, salary 20-40k
Senior Training Consultant, Banbury, 30-40k + car allow + pens
Get the full details at


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