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LearningWire #219 – CareerZone relaunches, making a success of training, latest industry news, ice breakers for leadership…


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 219
2 September 2002

EDITORIAL: CareerZone relaunches
ZONES: EvaluationZone: Making a success of training
NEWS/FEATURES: Latest industry news
COMMUNITY: Seeking ice breakers for leadership workshop

Editor's note

This week, we're pleased to be able to announce the relaunch of
TrainingZONE's CareerZone, now brought to you in association
with specialist HRD recruiters BookaTrainer. Over the coming
weeks, you'll find plenty of exciting new vacancies being added
to the CareerZone pages - find out what's on offer now at

Blended learning, the practice of combining e-learning with live
tutor or trainer support, may be the latest buzzword in the
training world, but is it worth shouting about? Vote in our
latest poll and find out what others think about this

Meanwhile, our series of '10 questions for Training Managers'
continues - this week, find out what Simon Evans of Portman
Building Society has to say at

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

learndirect corporate offers a flexible, innovative approach to
learning that produces real business benefit and an unparalleled
learning experience. Our customers can choose from a portfolio
of over 500 online courses from world-leading providers, and
have direct access to a team of e-learning experts. To find out
more go to or
call 08000 150750.


TrainingZONE's Zones highlight a number of specialist topics
within training. Access them now at

EvaluationZone workshop - planning for successful training
Is something not right with some of your training? Maybe it's
nothing obvious, but feedback from sessions is less than
brilliant and you can't work out why. This month's
EvaluationZone workshop will be looking at analysing failure -
how to build success into your training. Subscribers can take
part on Friday 6 September at
To find out more about subscribing, see


Here's this week's pick of the materials from the Library - find
hundreds more from our authors at

TNA - tried and tested!
If you're looking to get started with a Training Needs Analysis
in your organisation, Glasstap Grange (formerly PDC Online) can
help you get it off the ground. One of TrainingZONE's best-
sellers, the TNA Toolkit contains an invaluable collection of pro
formas, case studies and guidelines to take you step by step
through a structured process that helps you identify the skills
required within your business, its teams and individual roles. It
shows you how to assess current skill levels, identify gaps and
plan training activity to meet the identified needs. Find out
more about this package and download a sample now:

Butterworth Heinmann
New Edition of Super Series available October. Pergamon
Flexible Learning are publishing a new edition of the popular
Super Series workbooks for the Institute of Leadership and
Management (uniting NEBS and ISM). These have been fully revised
and updated in line with the new qualifications. Available from
October and display at CIPD Harrogate. To receive details send
your mailing details to mailto:[email protected]


TrainingZONE's News and Features pages offer a whole host
of informative and original comment, advice and information
on all things HRD. Access it all at


PressZone brings you the latest industry news from some of
the key names in the training world. Find out what they're
up to by following the links below:

Insights helps new recruits discover the 'real world'

Trans4mation Emotional Intelligence pack best-seller again

Gower: How to avoid employment tribunals

Corous announce new version of popular course

Topical Briefings

Want to read more on a particular subject? Here's a
selection of detailed articles from the Topical Briefings

Languages - recruitment versus training
Catherine Cook looks at the advantages of training in languages
above recruiting.

What makes for a good mentor?
A series of definitions which bring out the aims and the
responsibilities of the ideal mentor.

Accrediting your training - an Action Learning approach
If you're looking to add value to your training programmes to
make them stand out from the rest, read on to find out whether
Action Learning could be the answer.


Got specialist interests? Build yourself a personalised news page

Official - no shortage of IT skills!

Short IT courses welcomed as success

Small firms want flexible training

For all the in-depth features and analysis on e-learning,
visit our E-learning In Focus pages at

Latest vacancies from the CareerZone pages:

Applications Trainer, Scotland, 175 GBP/day

Training Officer, Glasgow, c.22k

Technical Instructor, Exeter, 25-35k


Any Answers
696 questions, 1958 answers and 762 respondents to date in 2002!
Make sure you're a part of this thriving part of the site by
logging on now at

A selection from this week's questions:

- I am looking for learning solutions that will help an
individual soften their written approach and to adopt an
influencing style when English is their second language - any
suggestions?, asks Mark Outhwaite

- Has anyone had to design an accreditation programme for
external contractors?, asks Belinda Price

- Can anyone recommend an ice breaker that would work well for
15-20 people exploring the subject of leadership?, asks Tom

- Can anyone recommend an ECDL training provider?, asks Sade

Thanks to Paul Strickland, Tracey Sainsbury and Jane Byng, 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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