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LearningWire #222 – film heroes in training, TNA tried and tested, ten questions for a Training Manager, exercises for sales tra


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 222
23 September 2002
Brought to you in association with Echelon and

EDITORIAL: Film heroes in training - name yours!
LIBRARY: TNA - tried and tested!
ZONES: Training Administrator, 9 month contract, West Midlands
NEWS/FEATURES: Ten Questions for a Training Manager continued
COMMUNITY: Exercises for sales training

Editor's note

A bit of light relief for this week's editorial:

Films are often used in Training to demonstrate an effective
leader's impact, or to inspire the delegates. But who are the top
10 characters who inspire in the Training Room?

Post your nominations to the site and TrainingZONE will follow up
with a poll to find the ultimate shining example of inspiration
from the hallowed halls of Hollywood.

Just to kick it off we at TrainingZONE think:

- Xavier from the X Men - A potential NLP practitioner who runs
arguably the best team building college on celluloid

- Yoda of Star Wars Fame - The feisty green alien whose broken
speech patterns bring a calming influence.

- Baloo from the Jungle Book - The large grey bear and mentor to
Mowgli 'the man cub'

- Captain John Miller of Saving Private Ryan - an inspirational
leader in a time of crisis and good team builder to boot.

- Gandhi - as the tag line for this blockbusting movie said 'His
Triumph Changed The World Forever'.

T.E.Lawrence the man who became Lawrence of Arabia - If there was
ever anybody who stayed behind to see the job get completed it
has to be him.

Who would you add to the list? Post your nominations to the site
now at

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE

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On learners and learning...
If you're looking for reading matter on what it means to learn,
this collection of articles and practical exercises put together
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down of the documents available, see


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Topical Briefings

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

Ten Questions for a Training Manager - Katherine Mohamed
Katherine Mohamed, Staff Development and Training Officer at
Waltham Forest College gives her answers to our questions for a
training manager.

Diversity demystified
In this latest feature, Kate Headley, a director of Dextra
Executive Search and Selection and founder of the Dextra
Diversity Network looks at the practicalities involved in a
serious engagement with diversity at work.

And one from the archives:

Developing management capability
This series of articles by Simon Court of Value Partnership
considers how to develop management capability for sustained
business performance.

Access the full archive of Topical Briefings now at


Got specialist interests? Build yourself a personalised news page

Learning and change - WOLCE preview

Demand for unskilled workers falls

Employers urged to take part in skills planning

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visit our E-learning In Focus pages at

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Any Answers
739 questions, 2123 answers and 817 respondents so far this year
- make sure you're part of this thriving area of the site by
going to

A selection from this week's questions:

- Would any experienced trainers who are familiar with running
facilitation skills training courses be interested in helping out
on a project I'm working on to create a blended learning option
for corporate clients?, asks Tim Drewitt

- Does anyone have any fun exercises for sales training for an
in-house training programme, asks Steve Mosley

- I am looking for other organisations who develop and deliver
technical training. Have you ever licensed your material for use
by another firm? If so, what pricing scheme was used - or what
pricing parameters would you define?, asks Jan Cornelssen

Thanks to Bob Foley, Tracey Sainsbury and Eddie Newall, who
were among those sharing the benefit of their expertise with
other members this week.

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