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TrainingZONE Insider #60 – T&D Visionaries


TrainingZONE Insider - Issue 60
Wednesday 2 March 2005

********** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ***** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ******
1 Injecting Fun into Compliance Training
2 Selection Criteria for Mentors
3 Survey: Training Trends 2005
4 Review: Outdoor and Experiential Learning
5 How Did I Get Here? Larry Murphy of Centrica
********** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ***** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ******

Editor's note
While many of you agreed with Paul Kearns' contention there is a
need for greater vision in HRD this week, most members pointed
out this issue of leadership extends far beyond the training and
development sector. Some members, like Joe Espana and Alex
MacCaskill, feel that the responsibility lies with those in
training who need to learn to talk business, while others, like
Lucie McDonald, maintain that HRD can have the vision and the
commitment, but it far too often hits a brick wall at board

Which side of the fence do you sit on and what should we expect
from HRD leaders? Read the comments and have your say at:


Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

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Any Answers Answered

Compliance Training
Find out how Blockbusters and role-plays can make a potentially
dry subject memorable.

New to Coaching
Undergoing coaching, taking a course and working with a mentor
are just some of the tips for those new to the world of

How to define the role of a mentor? Read our members pointers on
the key issues to consider when drawing up a mentor's role

15th March 2005 - 'Making IT Systems and Learning Work Together'
Are IT systems a must have or a waste of money? Includes case
studies from those who have implemented an LMS, what IT systems
are available and a workshop on why you need an LMS.
Register for this conference at:

New questions posted on Any Answers include:

Michelle Roberts needs tips on how to run a course on dealing
with aggressive customers for call centre workers.

Sharon Rogers is looking for a team building exercise for

Karen Baldwin needs advice on how to set up a buddy scheme.

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

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:


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:

Community News

Review: Outdoor and Experiential Learning
Mike Taylor reviews a book that explores the background,
practicalities and exercises in experiential learning.

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

Jobs and Opportunities

Accounts Software Trainers required by the Sage Group Plc
Sage UK is a leading vendor of Accounting Software packages.
Full time trainers are required to work from 3 of our UK
training centres.
Manchester, Reading, and Brent Cross
For more details, click here:

NVQ Assessors
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please click on the link below:

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New Members
This week TrainingZONE welcomes new members from organisations
including: the Home Office, Sage UK, Royal and Sun Alliance,
Phones 4u, Land Rover, Oldham MBC, Primecare, Severn Trent plc,
Centrica, British Nuclear Group, Emirates Airline and Whitbread.

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

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