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LearningWire #220 – Top September Library picks, brand new CareerZone, a week in the life, e-learning strategy examples…


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 220
9 September 2002

EDITORIAL: Brand new CareerZone jobs added this week!
LIBRARY: Top September picks...
NEWS/FEATURES: A week in the life of a training manager
COMMUNITY: Examples of e-learning strategies sought

Editor's note

If you haven't checked CareerZone lately, now's the time to do
so. Now in association with specialist recruiters BookaTrainer,
the newly relaunched site is filling up quickly with brand new
vacancies. Visit CareerZone now at

Elsewhere on the site, our series of member-submitted articles
giving a window on the life of the Training Manager continues -
this week, Peter Charlesworth, Training Manager - Customer
Contact at Freeserve and Niall Gavin, IT Training Manager for
Sussex Police, offer an insight into their working day - click
the following links to find out more:

If you've often wondered how others with similar job titles
working in different organisations spend their time, these are a
must-read. And if you'd like to share your HRD world with others
like Peter and Niall, do get in touch - it's straightforward,
painless and you could make some new friends!

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE

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The pick of the best-sellers from the Library this month so far:

- The Training Needs Analysis Toolkit, created by Glasstap
complete with all the templates you will require and
comprehensive guidelines.

- How to write training proposals, by Robin Henry
With a checklist, example proposal, and excellent practical
advice about how to win with your next proposal, this
comprehensive publication tells it all.

- Team Leadership Skills course, written by Bryan Edwards
A fully designed 1 day course for a Trainer or line manager to
pick up and deliver, including tutor course notes, full colour
overheads / PowerPoint slides, delegate manual, exercises and
role plays.

- The Learning Bank, created by David Smith
a compendium of 50 original activities designed for use within
training sessions and workshops.

Find hundreds more resources from our authors on the Library

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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

Topical Briefings

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

Why management training isn't working
Gail Brown of ExecPlus looks at why basing management training on
theory rather than practice and a desire to provide a 'quick fix'
is leading to serious problems with management training.

A week in the life of a training manager
Niall Gavin, IT Training Manager for Sussex Police, shares a
week of his work with us.

Access the full archive of Topical Briefings now at


Got specialist interests? Build yourself a personalised news page

McGraw-Hill purchase OUP

UK management development 'disconnected from business needs'

Online University course hits the 1000 mark

Bespoke versus off-the-shelf: Weathering the economic storm

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

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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 am doing a research project on team development and want to
find out what are the latest developments when it comes to team
building, asks Victoria Robson

- Does anyone know of a good bibliography that lists all the
recent studies and articles that demonstrate the impact of HR and
people development practices on business performance?, asks
Richard Rogers

- I am looking for examples of e-learning strategies, preferably
for an NHS Trust or similar organisation - can anyone help?, asks
Susan Taylor

- I work for a charity which is developing training for people
outside our organisation to provide for other groups - I am
looking for cheap, quick and worthwhile methods of accreditation
for them, asks Mary Jackson

Thanks to Kenneth Whittingham, Conall Platts and Douglas King,
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 CareerZone pages, brought to you in
association with BookaTrainer:

Crystal Reports Trainer v 8.5, Prestwick, salary neg.

Applications Trainer, 175 GBP per day, Scotland

Commercial Manager, Training Provider, Milton Keynes, 28 to 32k

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