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TrainingZONE Insider #59 – Technology and the trainer


TrainingZONE Insider - Issue 59
Wednesday 23 February 2005

********** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ***** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ******
1 Clawing Back Training Costs
2 Tendering Opportunities
3 Survey: Training Trends 2005
4 Review: Implementing Virtual Teams
5 Evaluating Behavioural Training Programmes
********** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ***** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ******

Editor's note
Faced with the thought-provoking question 'is the trainer and
endangered species' I'm pleased to say that the unanimous answer
from the TrainingZONE community is a collective "no". While the
use of technology-based learning continues to grow, TrainingZONE
members have little fear that this will mean an end to the role
of the learning specialist. In fact Martin Schmalenbach predicts
that it is the e-learning author/manager system that has a
doubtful outlook. As the technology becomes so user-friendly, he
says, training rather than technological skills will once again
come to the fore.

Have your say on the future of training and technology at:


Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE

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Any Answers Answered

Clawing Back Training Costs
The practical and ethical issues around demanding back the costs
of training from job leavers.

Tendering Opportunities
Looking new work opportunities? Don't miss these suggestions
from TrainingZONE members.

Members tackle the tough subject of how to evaluate the impact
of behavioural training programmes.

New, workshops from the IITT:
How do you transfer business skills?
IITT workshops on 9th and 10th March, will tackle two of the
major business issues of the day - how do you value skills in
business terms and how do you transfer them from one person to
another. Not to be missed. Discounts available.
For more information click here:

New questions posted on Any Answers include:

Tom Harlow needs a job description for a mentor.

Laura Wright wants some pointers on material for a seminar on
managing poor performance.

Mike Mortby is venturing beyond appraisal and would like to hear
how organisations manage individual performance development.

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


Selecting and Using Mentors Effectively
Mentors can powerfully develop individual learning and so
effective selection is essential. Using a questioning checklist
approach this resource covers: selecting and choosing mentors in
groups; learner selection of a mentor; effective mentor
qualities; effective mentee qualities; various mentor skills;
mentoring agreements.

Browse all of TrainingZONE's resources at:

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:

"Imagine the pleasure of being able to help others deal with
issues that have caused them anguish"...
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income by becoming an Independent A.Tect Anger Management Coach.
Click here for details.

Review: Implementing Virtual Teams
Reviewer Kathryn Kelly says of this book: "The authors not only
achieved what they set out to produce, which was a guide to
organisational and human factors in implementing virtual teams,
it was a really good read too."

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: the NHS, Harods, o2, HBOS, Regus, West Bromwich
Building Society, Devere Hotels, Barclays Capital, the RAF,
Bewise, Bristol City Council and Currys.

Advertise your event here contact Phil Jones on 0117 9158634 or

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