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LearningWire #217 – A day in the life, e-learning for equality, new document library…


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 217
19 August 2002

EDITORIAL: A day in the life - what you told us
LIBRARY: New Document Library to launch
NEWS/FEATURES: E-learning: Let the 'e' stand for equality
COMMUNITY: E-learning and competitive advantage

Editor's note

A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to tell us just exactly what
it's like being a Training Manager in 2002. We were inundated with
members willing to tell all, so many thanks to those of you who
agreed to share your experiences with the rest of the TrainingZONE
audience. This week, we publish the first in a series of '10
questions for Training Managers', together with 'a day in the life'
of a training adviser in a legal firm. We hope you find these as
interesting as we did - and please do keep them coming!
Read what Christine Bell, Senior Training Manager at Eversheds gets
up to in a typical working day now at

Read Malcolm Porter of Thomson Directories responses to our '10
questions for Training Managers' at

p.s. thanks to everyone who sent in questions for Ivan Lewis MP,
Minister for Adult Learning. We'll be collecting the best of the
questions up and putting them to the Minister in the next few
weeks, so stay tuned for his response!

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE

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You will hold TDLB D units, have relevant occupational experience,
current experience of assessing SVQs and the ability to manage your
own workload to achieve agreed targets. Please forward your CV by 4
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Topical Briefings

TrainingZONE has reams of new quality content added to it every
week! Find out what's been published lately in our Topical
Briefings, Zones and News pages. Here's a brief round-up:

E-learning: Let the 'e' stand for equality
Karina Ward, Marketing Manager at Netg, looks at the importance of
equal access to learning technology.

Job-related training - opinion
According to George Edwards, job-related training is often better
than its reputation suggests.

Search for the elusive work-life balance
Susanne Tietze examines current thinking on the work-life balance

Our full archive of Topical Briefings from the last four
years can be found at


Two-thirds of UK companies aren't using online learning

Motor industry makes a bid for SCC

Job seekers look for training from potential employers

Employees 'not impressed' by their bosses

New draft code for union reps

Get your regular updates from the TrainingZONE news pages at

CareerZone latest
Latest vacancies added to CareerZone this week:

Learning and Development Consultant, Bucks, salary neg.
To develop new business in key markets, a self-starter with 5
years training exp., business development exp. and excellent
communication skills.

Dynamic Training and Learning Professional, Edinburgh, salary neg.
Needed to start up new operation in Edinburgh, responsible for
marketing, networking, organising and planning presentations and
meetings; consulting and project management.

Getting your TNA in shape
Time to sort your training plan out? Need to be able to make a
clear schedule of training needs - and make sure they fit with the
bigger picture? Glasstap Grange's best-selling TNA Toolkit can
provide the answer. Find out more now at

Coming soon - the all-new Document Library!
Want to get your hands on the latest thinking in training and HR?
The TrainingZONE document library will shortly be bringing all the
latest white papers and opinion pieces from some of the key names
in the industry. The Document Library is all set to bring you the
best of these, starting with Partner Page members PeopleSoft who
have already added a comprehensive range of documents on how
technological solutions can turn your people into your competitive
advantage. Read all about it at

Get a snapshot - get the bigger picture for less!
Special offer for anyone who purchases the Keynote snapshot
report on the training industry this week - get the full,
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Any Answers
There's an answer for nearly every question - supply yours now at

A selection from this week's questions:

- I'm looking to develop a company induction for IT project staff
- can anyone help?, asks Sarah Brown.

- Does anyone know if it is possible to get hold of videos of
business gurus/authors being interviewed or performing at
conferences, etc ?, asks Ian Day.

- I'm looking for research on whether e-learning can claim credit
for organisations enjoying competitive advantage - does anyone have
any suggestions?, asks Roger Horam.

Thanks to Geoff Coughlin, Bob Foley 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

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