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LearningWire #90 –, vocational learning, dream jobs, HRD exhibition


LearningWIRE #90 28 February 2000 The Learning Community


1. Launch of new training directory and brokerage service
2. Vocational learning to be reformed
3. Find your dream job in HRD today
4. Team development resource for free
5. Getting ready for this year's HRD exhibition


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Major reform of vocational learning
The government has announced a programme of significant changes to the existing system of vocational learning, includiing a revamped Apprenticeship scheme and changes to the accreditation of qualifications.

Training Matters - HRD 2000 exhibition
Are you going to be at Olympia over 4-6 April 2000?
In the weeks leading up to the conference and exhibition, we'll be running some previews of the event, including product launches. If you'd like to be included, please send us the details in good time and contact our Sales Team about special promotional rates in LearningWire mailto:[email protected].
On 5 April, TrainingZone will he hosting an informal reception for members, partners and clients, so put the date in your diary!

Lauch of
Over the past couple of years, there have been several attempts to launch an online directory and brokerage service for training courses and events. Skillvest took their time, launching just this month, but have come up with a product which looks to have a sizeable advantage on the others. Aimed mainly at the corporate market, it combines a sophisticated search engine, a large database of courses, and a range of tools to allow users to customise the service, track their use, commission training and other facilities.

Using NLP in training and learning
Our apologies to some participants to last week's online workshop; a technology problem prevented access by a few. Everyone should be able to access this week's online workshop led by Andie Hemming on the subject of 'Using NLP in Training and Learning'. Whatever your experience of neuro-linguistic programming, its free to boost your CPD whilst eating lunch at your desktop. Tuesday - 13:00 GMT - at

How do you rate TrainingZONE?
It's time once again for this year's Yell UK Web awards. We've been asked to nominate ourselves for:
- Best E-Commerce Site (Business-to-Business)
- Best Community Site
but we feel it would be much fairer if our community spoke for themselves! All you need to do is fill in the details at

Social exclusion and jobs
Jobs for All is the report of one of the Task Groups focusing on social exclusion and the labour market in areas of deprivation and/or high ethnic minority populations. If offers a series of recommendations for change as part of the social exclusion agenda. The full report, summary and recommendations are available online.

New series of Keynote reports
The Keynote series is an extensive range of market reports covering every sector of the British economy. We stock all the Keynote reports which are available for online viewing. To catch up on your the latest trends in your sector, check out

Online Learning News
For the growing number of users who are engaged in online learning technologies, we have permission to reprint each week's issue of Online Learning News from Bill Communications. Judging by the number of hits which it takes, it's a popular newsletter. The most recent issue is available at

Networking events for trainers throughout UK
The UK HRD network run by Fenman and the Training Journal are arranging a series of one-day events for trainers around the UK commencing in March. A great opportunity to meet up with other
trainers as well as develop your own learning.

Training Magazine
We're running a major promotion in the relaunched Training Magazine over the next few months, reaching 35,000 training professionals. Together with other marketing initiatives, this will dramatically boost community membership over the next three months.

Mentoring - "For A Business Strategy That Works"
Management Mentors, one of the foremost mentoring consulting firms in America, is now operating in the UK.
Management Mentors has helped major corporations and leading institutions implement successful mentoring programmes for the last ten years. Find out how Management Mentors can help your business.
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Any Answers?
Post your own question direct to Any Answers? by clicking the Post a Question button on the page. All replies are automatically emailed to you. You're virtually guaranteed a reply!.

Here are a just a selection of the new questions:

** Enquiry re. looking for a supervisor/mentor for myself

** Developing mulitmedia training

** Searching for Accelerated Learning Research

** Research / experience of mentoring for basic skills learning?

** Looking for feedback on evaluating training

** Have you used CD-roms to deliver knowledge-based training?

** Where can I get information on coaching and consulting models

** Diagnostic to identify passive/assertive/agressive behaviour?

All these questions and the answers you provide at

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? Looking for a JOB ?
? Recruiting for a VACANCY ?
? The all new TrainingZone Jobs area is the ANSWER ?
? Post your vacany details for free ?
? Set up an alert to be notified of your DREAM JOB ?
? Recruitment agencies coming soon ?
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? Launches this week ?
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Our Tenders 2000 Challenge promotes open, competitive opportunities
for training and consultancy work. Post your tenders direct to the
site - completely free of charge. Feedback shows a high response
rate. Open up your work to new ideas! Recent opportunities include:

** Associate trainer, sales people and licenced consultants

** Expert freelance QuarkXPress trainer required

** Full Time Software Trainers required

** Trainers (management development) preferably with NHS experience

** Associate MS Office and Bespoke apps trainers for contract work

** Clutterbuck Associates seeks freelance associates

** Training & Development Consultants wanted (call centres)

Please note: postings which solicit for work on the Tenders page
will be removed. Check out the latest tenders at

The Insights Discovery Report

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of teams. If you want to discover more and recieve a free report
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The best training and HR resources from website around the world are featured at

All you need to find Windows 2000 training
The UK's biggest database of Windows 2000 training courses. All the information you need on IT training course in one directory of Windows 2000 courses, plus all microsoft courses to follow by end March.

The Magic of NLP
Sue Knight writes an engaging article with an anecdote of the use of NLP in action in a feature item from the LearningBuzz website.

How to moderate an online discussion group
Learning how to use online technology for training is an increasingly important skill for anyone engaged in HRD. There's a free course offered on the People's U website which offers to show you just how to do it; of course, the course itself is offered online!

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Team development activity
Zin Obelisk - one of the greatest group activities focused on team development and communications is available with full instructions online and free.

Reviews of all the latest resources written by experienced TrainingZone members are published at This week:

'The Complete Feedback Skills Training Book' by Sue Bishop

'I hate writing letters' by Jaonna Gutman, published by Kogan Page

'Training that Sticks' by Tony Bray, published by Fenman

Check out all reviews at

The news publication service for member organisations.

Calls for applications for Lord Oxfuird's Awards for Excellence, 2000 - Institute of Supervision and Management

The business case for emotional intelligence - Success Group

A study published today paints an alarming picture of executives falling over with increasing workloads, new technology and bullying by top management - Success Group

All press releases (and details of membership) can be found at


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