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TrainingZONE Insider #79 – Memory tricks and icebreakers, the SHABBY revolution


TrainingZONE Insider - Issue 79
Wednesday 13 July 2005

********** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ***** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ******
1 Tip of the Week: Ditch the Name Plates
2 Coaches Diary: Stick With the Plan
3 How Did I Get Here? Rona Cant
4 How to Combat Learner Apathy
5 Handling the Transition to Management
********** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ***** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ******

Editor's note
The issue of goals has been high on the agenda this week, with
SMART supporters and detractors battling it out in response to
John Driscoll's critique of SMART targets. Has John started a
SHABBY revolution? Have your say:

And if you find that name badges are ditched by delegates before
the first coffee break - and well before you've a chance to
remember anyone's name - don't miss our Trainer's Tip below.

Best regards

Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

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Trainer's Tip: Ditch the Name Plates
Paul Sinclair offers a memorable tip that works as an ice-
breaker and a great way of remembering delegates names.

Any Answers Answered
How to Combat Learner Apathy
On the staff surveys they demand training, but then courses
remain unfilled - find out how to overcome learner apathy.

Handling the Transition to Management
Members tips on how training professionals can help guide staff
on their first steps into management.

Openers for Meetings
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New questions posted on Any Answers include:
Alice Ma would like some suggestions for what to put on her
learning and development staff intranet.

Ruth Gobey is tasked with revamping her company's development
centre and would love to hear from those who have done similar.

Donna Johnston would like some advice on how to implement ROI
within her organisation.

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

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Organised by e.learning age and the eLearning Network. The
primary objective of the e-learning awards is to recognize real
excellence in e-learning. Come and celebrate e-learning
excellence at this glamorous awards ceremony or make it your
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Community News
Resources: Team Development Tools
A 41-page manual for team managers and trainers to support team
building and team development. Including an initial diagnostic
activity accompanied by 12 practical activities.

Browse all documents in the TrainingZONE Library:

How Did I Get Here? Rona Cant
Adventurer, author and development consultant Rona Cant explains
her outlook on life, work and exploration.

Coaches Diary: Stick with the Plan
Olivia Stefanino faces clients who feel like they've come off
track, only to discover they never had a route map.

The Naked Truth: A Working Woman's Manifesto on Business
Jo Lambe-White reviews a book that looks at whether women really
have broken the glass ceiling.

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