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TrainingZONE LearningWire #159 – Support for coaches and mentors, H.O.T. round-up

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TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 159
2 July 2001
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk
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LearningWire is sponsored by Thinq
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***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES *****
RESOURCES: Support for coaches and mentors
NEWS and INFORMATION: H.O.T. news and features
WORK OPPORTUNITIES: Soft Skills Trainers, Recruitment Advisors
COMMUNITY FEATURES: This week's workshop: Improving the
performance of project and virtual teams
***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES *****

Editor's note
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Last week, nearly 200 training professionals were treated to
a showcase of top speakers, presentations and seminars. Duncan
Goodhew was there to explain his techniques for balancing work
and home life; Michael Breen had people thinking seriously about
whether training was really the answer; Oddball Training had some
top tips for developing your own learning skills; and there was a
stimulating discussion about the problems and issues of
developing e-learning in the workplace. The H.O.T. conference
proved a resounding success, and highlighted six key issues
affecting training today: That the role of the trainer has
changed fundamentally; that organisations are complex, not
complicated; that training should not be regarded as a panacea;
that diversity of interventions is key; that e-learning does
offer a realistic new approach and that national training policy
is bypassing most people.

To find out more about the key issues arising from the H.O.T.
conference, see
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/51427

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

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RESOURCES
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A comprehensive library of practical resources is available at
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This month's theme: coaching and mentoring
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NEWS AND INFORMATION
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For the latest daily updates, see
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/news

Training Solutions and the H.O.T. conference - news and features
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/50856

H.O.T. conference feature: Oddball Training - Gestalt or Logic?
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/51270

TD 2001 winners announced
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/51152

Morris: End the culture of leaving education at 16
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/51126

Treasury announces review of skills for scientists and engineers
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/51054

Do organisations actually have a culture?
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/51063

Tax credit for learning likely to become a reality
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WORK OPPORTUNITIES
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Latest vacancies:

- E-learning Network Performance Development Manager, based
Sheffield, salary to 29k + bons
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- Soft Skills Trainer/Facilitator, based London, salary neg.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/cgi-site/tzjobs.cgi?action=detail&id=521

- Soft Skills Trainer, based Marlow, Bucks, salary neg + bens
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COMMUNITY FEATURES
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Workshop: Improving the performance of project and virtual teams
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This week's online workshop, hosted by learning and development
consultant John Faulkes, will focus on how a project team can
work effectively, particularly within a large, bureaucratic
organisation. Join in this Tuesday at 13:00 BST at
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/workshop or to access from the
home page, visit Resources, then Learning Campus, then Workshop.

Any Answers
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The place for you to go to get those tricky questions answered!

A selection of questions posted this week:
- Katy Leahy asks if anyone can recommend a book on appraisal
- Lorraine Norden seeks advice on offering an environmental
course
- Joanne McMeeking would like to hear from anyone who has
completed the Learning Development NVQ level 4

Thanks to John Wallace, Tony Latimer and Adrian Brooke, who
were among those sharing the benefit of their expertise this
week.

If you have a question, or can help with an answer, join in at
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/anyanswers


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