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TrainingZONE Insider #28 – How Quickly Do Adults Learn?


TrainingZONE Insider - Issue 28
Wednesday 21 July 2004

********** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ***** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ******
1 How Quickly Do Adults Learn?
2 Training Design Ratios
3 Making Training More Interactive
4 Resources: Training Needs Analysis
5 Survey: Training Venues 2004
********** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ***** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ******

Editor's note
The complicated question of how quickly adults learn has provoked
debate among the TrainingZONE community this week.

Arguments revolve around the importance of repetition on recall,
whether children learn faster than adults and how motivation can
speed up learning.

Elsewhere there are tips and hints on avoiding death by
Powerpoint, suggestions of average training design ratios and
explanations of "the helicopter effect, plus reviews, events and
the latest How Did I Get Here?

Follow the links below to keep up to date with the latest news
and views from the TrainingZONE community.


Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

Progressive Resources
Progressive Resources has been delivering cutting edge events for
15 years. The company is based in the South of England but works
throughout the UK and Europe. Last year Progressive Resources put
the finishing touches on more than 500 events. Events range from
Treasure Hunts and Activity Days through to innovative themes.

Any Answers Answered
This week members have shared advice and best practice on:

How quickly do adults learn?

Typical training design ratios being used by trainers and

Avoiding death by Powerpoint by making a session more

Adair's Action Centred Leadership model and the helicopter

The Gourmet Challenge
Gourmet Challenge Ltd provides teambuilding through cooking.
Development trainers and professional chefs co-facilitate a
programme aimed at assessing and developing teamwork. Theoretical
training sessions (e.g. using MBTI) lead into the planning,
cooking and then sharing of a multi-course gourmet meal. The
proof of team effectiveness is quite literally in the pudding!

New questions posted on Any Answers include:

Desiree Cox is looking for information/pointers on a faculty-
based model for a training department.

Lucie Jerome needs some advice on psychometric tests and their

Helen Smith is looking for information on how to set out a four-
year apprentice training programme.

Colette Johnson wants information on 'Managing Upwards'.

Share your knowledge on any of the questions posted here or ask
your own question at:

Learning Expo 2004 - Train the Trainer
The 2004 Learning Expo is a series of five workshops which are
designed to enable trainers to make dramatic improvements in
learning and performance. With several world leaders such as Tony
Buzan, Eric Jensen and Dave Meier presenting, the Expo is the
premier learning event in Europe, and is being held at Cambridge
University throughout August.

Denis Barnard from HRmeansbusiness takes a look at Managing
Yourself by Paul Morgan.
Read all the latest TrainingZONE reviews at:

Training Needs Analysis Toolkit
This best selling Training Needs Analysis Toolkit enables you to
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. The toolkit is designed to assess training
needs across people, computer and technical skills. To help you
assess people skills objectively, it even includes a generic list
of people skills and behavioural indicators. This toolkit helps
to make one of the hardest of training management tasks easy,
efficient and effective.

How Did I Get Here?
Be prepared to work hard and never cut corners," Alison Clarke of
Quantica shares the highs and lows of her career to date.
To appear in our How Did I Get here Section email Dawn-Marie Dart
at [email protected]

The first choice in training and conference venues
Initial Style Conferences is the UK market leader in dedicated
residential training and conferencing venues, operating 29 venues
around the UK. All venues offer dedicated training and meeting
rooms with the latest in AV technology in addition to well-
appointed en-suite bedrooms, creative cuisine and leisure

Nominate your favourite venue in our Training Venues 2004 survey
and we'll enter you in our champagne draw.

Anthony Robbins - Unleash The Power Within
If you do today exactly what you did yesterday then you can
expect tomorrow to be as disappointing as today was or maybe you
could change your life forever. See Anthony Robbins live. Click
below for a special offer for TrainingZONE members

New Members
This week TrainingZONE welcomes new members from organisations
including: IBM, Northern Rock, Woolworths, Legal & General, Coca
Cola, the Royal College of Nursing, learndirect, Drugscope, the
Countryside Council for Wales and the Scottish Court Service.

Job Alert
If you would like to see your company's vacancy here call Nick
Lewis on 0117 915 8641.

Course / Event: The Executive Coach Training 2004
Vendor Name: Coaching & Communication Centre
Price: Self-financing - 2995 + VAT Corporate rate - 3995 + VAT
Type of Course: Open training course or seminar
Dates: 23rd October 2004 - 12th June 2005
Duration: 9 Months
Short Description: Train to be an executive coach in 2004

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