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LearningWire #207 – Find that course, trainer or coach, management development faces new challenges, get the lowdown on other me


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 207
10 June 2002

REFERENCE: Find that course, trainer or coach now!
NEWS/FEATURES: Management development faces new challenges
COMMUNITY: Get the lowdown on other members

Editor's note

Have you ever felt that your HR or training department isn't
properly recognised for the work it does? Is there a perception
that it's 'just for paper pushers', or that the department just
exists to create annoying bureaucracy?

One of the key ways in which a training department can prove its
worth is to demonstrate how training carried out is benefiting
the business. But how do you come up with the evidence to
impress senior management and justify the size of the training
budget? If the training to be carried out is related to cultural
issues or personal development, how can you draw a parallel with
business objectives? And if business objectives are short term
and developing staff is a long term plan, how can you match them

These are all issues up for discussion in this month's
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Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE
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- Where can I obtain a list of generic competencies for
professional trainers?, asks Sally Cousens

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