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TrainingZONE Insider #55 – Is it the end for happy sheets?


TrainingZONE Insider - Issue 55
Wednesday 26 January 2004

********** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ***** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ******
1 Goodbye to Happy Sheets?
2 Induction Tips
3 Survey: Training Trends 2005
4 How Did I Get Here? Peter Holden
5 Find New Opportunities in Tenders and CareerZone
********** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ***** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ******

Editor's note
Evaluation has been the hot topic on TrainingZONE in recent
weeks, and this one is no exception. In his latest column
Godfrey Parkin asked: "Why do we perpetuate the smile-sheet
ritual?" Godfrey maintains that in marketing terms the "badly
flawed data" that the sheets offer is at best unreliable. Kevin
Chamberlain in response has challenged trainers to dispense of
the sheets once and for all. But if we follow this advice,
Refugio Arrizola asks, what's the alternative?
If you have made a stand against the smile sheet, or want to
defend this maligned form of feedback, post a comment at:


Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

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Any Answers Answered
Click on the links below to share in members' advice and best

Tips to create an indispensable induction manual.

Learning and development for specific age groups.

How to publish training guides online.

Where to find training opportunities.

22nd February 2005 - 'Blending Learning', from e.learning age
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New questions posted on Any Answers include:

Buffy Sparks is looking for a desert island survival game or
similar for a management development day.

Lindy Wainwright needs some advice on best practice in creating
customer satisfaction surveys.

James Lancaster needs some pointers on inter-personal skills
exercises that include listening, questioning, influencing and
saying no.

Got the answer or want to pose a question of your own? Go to:


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Jobs & Opportunities
If one of your New Year resolutions was to look for new
opportunities, take a look at our CareerZone and tenders areas.
Both are free to access and may just provide you with that fresh
challenge you are looking for.
For CareerZone go to:
To view or post a tender go to:

How Did I Get Here?
Peter Holden, Manager of National and Industry Initiatives at
the Centre for Learning Innovation, New South Wales offers his
insight into training Down Under.
If you would like to take part in our How Did I Get Here
feature, please send an email to Claire Savage at:
[email protected]

Having just started her own business, IT trainer Jo Pearson
reviews "Most People Only Try I Make Sure" - a book the
publishers describe as "essential reading" for new start-ups.

Survey: Training Trends 2005
Take part in our fifth annual Training Trends survey and in
return you'll receive a copy of the results when they are

New Members
This week TrainingZONE welcomes new members from organisations
including: Royal Mail, Learning and Skills Council, Vodafone,
Home Office, Halifax, O2, Iceland, Johnson & Johnson, NARS
Cosmetics, NPower, House of Commons and North Lanarkshire

Advertise your event here contact Phil Jones on 0117 9158634 or
email [email protected]

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