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TrainingZONE LearningWire #133 – New year, new features, news stories, new jobs


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 133
2 January 2001


1. RESOURCES: Virtual team meetings
2. NEWS and INFORMATION: Looking backwards, looking forwards
3. WORK OPPORTUNITIES: 87 vacancies this week
4. COMMUNITY FEATURES: "Sexy" training plans?


A TrainingZONE eye view
A Happy New Year to the 20,000 professionals receiving the first
newswire of 2001. In this issue we're able to announce new
features to support your work, bring you a round-up of news over
the holiday period and a review of the Training Managers Yearbook
- as well as all our usual features.

Stephanie Phillips
mailto:[email protected]

All the practical resources you need to work effectively and
quickly are at

New - HR Resource Centre
New for the New Year is a fast online service covering many of
your human resource needs. Through our close collaboration with
leading HR services company oneclickHR, we are sharing online
resources to create a powerful, integrated HR service. Launched
this week is the HR Resource Centre providing you with one stop
services including: An Employers Guide to HR, Legal Guides, an
Employee Health Centre, template contracts and documents, sample
policies and much else besides. Take a browse through this fully
integrated HR service accessible from and

Looking to find just the right training course?
The world's largest single directory of learning events and
training courses can now be searched online. Containing full
details of courses, dates, programmes, providers, costs and
tutors, you can even reserve places online to make training
management even easier. It's all at
If you want to publicise your own training courses and events
(free of charge), you can submit full details of all your courses
online where they will be browsed by up to 20,000 training managers at

Virtual team meetings
Want to set up a virtual team meeting, training session or
online briefing? Now it's easy to "chat" with colleagues
over the internet and save the time and expense of
physically meeting up. The online workshop area is being
hired by more and more organisations for their online
virtual meetings. Check the details at:

21ST CENTURY COMMUNICATION: A new publication in The Universal
Manager range from Scitech Educational. For today's manager, this
resource looks at the utility of the World Wide Web and how
digital technology will shape the future. What this means for
day-to-day management and the necessity of traditional,
interpersonal communication processes and skills are also

A selection of this week's news stories, updated daily at

Looking backwards, looking forwards
The new year is traditionally the time for both reflection and
resolutions. In our topical review of developments over the past
year, we point out the most significant changes for training
professionals using online services - but these pale into
insignificance compared with the new features that will become
available to you as this new year progresses. Take a sneak
preview at

'Training Managers Yearbook 2001'
The second edition of this 800+ page directory has been
considerably expanded and updated to bring you training contacts
in over 5,300 companies and a wealth of data about training
providers, venues, online companies and statistics.

What made a difference to you in 2000?
Our final survey of last year asked you to identify the most
significant changes affecting your work over the past year. Just
one trend scored highest with over 53% of our members - with
other professional developments almost nowhere to be seen. But
what was it? And are you keeping up to date with it?

2000 interviews of the month
No, there aren't 2000 of them, but since March this year we've
been focussing on a different training-related organisation each
month, to bring you an insight into the way that they work, the
issues currently affecting them and the things they're doing that
are currently making the news. We've brought all of them together
for you here, together with some highlights from each
conversation. Read on and enjoy!

More money for learning but less for output-funded for providers
The arrival of the Learning and Skills Council for proper next
April will mean more money for learning but reduced levels of
output-related funding and standard contracts for audit, health
and safety, payment and funding systems throughout England, says
a speaker at last weeks TEN Learning and Skills Council

The Change Works Effective Change Manager programme trains
managers, and internal change agents to fulfil their role
in achieving successful organisational transformation.
Next course 27th February to 1st March. For more information ring
07000 400 330 or visit

This week, there are 87 training-related job vacancies with
salaries ranging from 16,000 GBP to 45,000 GBP all listed at
If you want to be the first to know about a new vacancy which
matches your own interests, just set up a Job Vacancy Alert and
we'll send you an email as soon as the job is posted.

Here are a selection of recent vacancies:
** IT Applications Trainer, West Midlands
** In-house trainer, Ripon
** Training Manager, Croydon


Any Answers Please?
The place where other professionals seek your advice to
their questions:

This week:
- Jennifer Lindley is looking for "sexy training
plans" to help her in preparing an organisational training

- Lorna Chappell is looking for your help in writing a
supervisor training programme for newly-promoted

Thanks to Sarah Lowey, Tom Lane and many others for the
regular flow of answers and suggestions. You can add yours

*Did you know?*
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20,000 other professionals may discover your announcement.

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Work-based training
New statistics were published by the DfEE just before Christmas
showing the current uptake of work-based training, particularly
amongst young people.

Key Skills Week
Details of a series of programmes being run by the DfEE next year
covering topics around key skills.

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