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TrainingZONE Insider #73 – Prioritising Training Needs


TrainingZONE Insider - Issue 73
Wednesday 1 June 2005

********** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ***** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ******
1 Tip of the Week: Prioritising Training Needs
2 Coaches Diary: Winning Over the Sceptic
3 Review: Meeting Customer Needs
4 John Adair - Action Centred Leadership
5 Resources: Team Development Tools
********** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ***** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ******

Editor's note
The quality of advice shared each week in Any Answers never
fails to impress me. Andrew Laycock, for instance, gives some
excellent advice to help managers unravel immediate from long
term training needs. Advice which is selected as this week's
Trainer's Tip.

Elsewhere Paul Haywood, Claire Chapman and Lynette Moran have
generously shared the secrets of their IT skills strategies,
while Clive Borman offers a brilliant exercise for change
management. Thanks to all those members who have shared the
benefit of their experience this week. Follow the links below to
share in this advice or call upon the combined knowledge of our
50,000 members by posting a question at:

Best regards

Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE
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Trainer's Tip: Prioritising Training Needs
"Assuming your managers have regular development discussions
with their employees, a process that I have used successfully in
the past was categorising needs in to short, medium and long
term." Andrew Laycock offers a valuable example of how to
prioritise training needs.

Any Answers Answered
Exercises for Embracing Change
Excellent examples to not only help staff embrace change, but
how to help organisations understand staff concerns.

IT Learning Strategy
Ever wondered how other organisations shape their IT skills
development? Members offer insights into their IT learning

Team Building Exercises
Don't miss these tried and tested exercises from TrainingZONE

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New questions posted on Any Answers include:
James Low needs some advice on how to illustrate the importance
of service excellence through an exercise or game.

Reactions to change: Does anyone have a short awareness raising

What are the main considerations in rolling out accredited
training modules on a national basis?

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

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Community News
Resources: Team Development Tools
Forty-one pages of practical help and exercises, for team
managers and trainers, to support team building and team
development. Starting with an initial diagnostic activity the
manual includes 12 practical activities.

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Coaches Diary: Winning Over the Sceptic
This week Olivia Stefanino finds herself in the position of
trying to win over a corporate client who is cynical about the
benefits of coaching.

Brain Bath?! Beer and Bratwurst
While on a weekend break in Berlin, Brain Bath's?! gourmet
expeditionary force throws itself with abandon into beer and

Review: Managing Talented People
Engaging, sometimes conversational, but keenly-focused as well.
The authors share their research, using quotes and stories from
individuals they've interviewed. This adds punch.

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