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LearningWire #223 – HRD shows round up the year, how much will learners pay for training?, all aboard for e-learning…

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TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 223
30 September 2002
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk
Brought to you in association with Echelon and Learningmatters.com
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***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES *****
EDITORIAL: HRD shows round up the year
LIBRARY: OneClickHR - taking the pain out of your HR set-up
NEWS/FEATURES: All aboard for e-learning
COMMUNITY: How much will learners pay for training?
***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES *****

Editor's note
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October sees the last of the main HRD conference and exhibitions
of the year, with the CIPD National Conference at Harrogate
towards the end of the month, and the World of Learning
Conference and Exhibition, or WOLCE, at the NEC this Tuesday and
Wednesday. As ever, we'll be bringing you the latest news and
views and a few exclusive interviews from both events.

We'll also be looking ahead to what the conference year in 2003
holds in the coming weeks. Will there be new shows emerging,
will the existing conferences be bigger and better or smaller and
more streamlined, and who's likely to be new on the conference
circuit? Stay tuned to TrainingZONE to find out...

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

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NEWS AND FEATURES
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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
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/news/index.html

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

Communicating change effectively
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Bill Quirke offers a step by step guide to explaining
organisational changes to employees.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/91346

10 Questions for a Training Manager - Dermot Kelly
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Continuing our series of '10 questions', Dermot Kelly of Seagate
Technology gives us his views.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/89702


And one from the archives:

Interview of the month: Elliott Masie
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Elliott Masie, authority on learning and technology, spoke to
TrainingZONE about the e-learning industry and how he sees the
future for technology in training.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/70513


Access the full archive of Topical Briefings now at
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/news/topicalbriefings/


News
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Got specialist interests? Build yourself a personalised news page
at
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WOLCE preview
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/91403

Management training 'inadequate', finds study
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/91078

EU turns attention to vocational training
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/91082

Public speaking 'daunting but essential'
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/90656

For all the in-depth features and analysis on e-learning,
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COMMUNITY
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Your top film influences in training!
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10 characters who inspire in the Training Room? Add your views -
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Any Answers
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Get help with your pressing training issues - and share some
advice around too - by going to Any Answers at
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/community/anyanswers/index.html

A selection from this week's questions:

- Can anyone recommend simple, cost-effective, stand-alone
training administration software?, asks Julie Butler
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/91433/728

- Has anyone developed an effective course for Harassment
Advisers?, asks Pam Sneddon
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/91402/728

- Is a 'Magic' formula available, so that I may set the amount
per day that learners will pay for a training course?, asks
Patrick Martin
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/91229/728

Thanks to Tim Drewitt, Bob Foley and Iain Young, who were among
those sharing the benefit of their expertise with other members
this week.

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