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


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 159
2 July 2001

LearningWire is sponsored by Thinq

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

Editor's note

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

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

THINQ invites you to join us at our post-conference workshop,
following the MASIE eLearning 2001 Europe Conference, on
Wednesday 11th July in Dublin, Ireland. Industry luminary
Elliott Masie will open this morning workshop with his
overview of hot trends. He will be followed by THINQ customer,
Ericsson, who will outline the issues, challenges & outcomes
experienced from implementation through to enterprise-wide usage
of the THINQ Learning Management System. Go to and register for the THINQ event or
mailto:[email protected] for further information.

A comprehensive library of practical resources is available at

This month's theme: coaching and mentoring

Get coached online!
Looking for some advice, but can't spare the time to meet face-
to-face? TrainingZONE's directory of online coaches could be the
answer. These professionally experienced Online Coaches provide
coaching or assistance via e-mail, and an initial consultation is
free. To find a coach for yourself, or register to offer your
own services, see

Coaching forum
For those involved with coaching and mentoring others, we've set
up a special discussion area within the forum as a postings board
for messages, questions, debates and issues about all aspects of
coaching and mentoring. Join in the discussion at

Promote your coaching and mentoring services online
If you're looking to promote your services as a coach,
collaborative tools can significantly enhance your offering.
Find out how to put your training online in a dedicated area on
TrainingZONE by visiting

THINQ helps organisations align their learning initiatives with
their business objectives through a unique combination of
strategic consulting, technology (THINQ Learning Management
System), training content and professional services. THINQ has
deployed learning management solutions to over 200 clients,
including The Boeing Group, Lucent Technologies and Pfizer
Pharmaceuticals and have over 4 million active users worldwide.
For more information on the THINQ Learning Management System &
associated services contact mailto:[email protected]

For the latest daily updates, see

Training Solutions and the H.O.T. conference - news and features

H.O.T. conference feature: Oddball Training - Gestalt or Logic?

TD 2001 winners announced

Morris: End the culture of leaving education at 16

Treasury announces review of skills for scientists and engineers

Do organisations actually have a culture?

Tax credit for learning likely to become a reality

Want to get your products and services noticed? Get them
showcased in front of 32,000 training professionals here on
TrainingZONE. For more information about promoting your
training, see

Latest vacancies:

- E-learning Network Performance Development Manager, based
Sheffield, salary to 29k + bons

- Soft Skills Trainer/Facilitator, based London, salary neg.

- Soft Skills Trainer, based Marlow, Bucks, salary neg + bens

Set up an e-mail alert and we'll bring the jobs you want to you!
Simply go to

For details of other quality positions like these, see


Workshop: Improving the performance of project and virtual teams
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 or to access from the
home page, visit Resources, then Learning Campus, then Workshop.

Any Answers
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
- 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

If you have a question, or can help with an answer, join in at

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