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TrainingZONE LearningWire #160 – New CPD Business School, Blended Learning online workshop


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 160
9 July 2001

RESOURCES: New CPD Business School launches
NEWS and INFORMATION: More money for IT in FE
WORK OPPORTUNITIES: TrainingZONE seeks Publisher
COMMUNITY FEATURES: Blended Learning online workshop


Editor's note
With their focus on a set academic timetable and subjects,
Business Schools can provide an excellent way of acquiring
information and building on existing knowledge, but can leave
some feeling restricted by the way the learning is delivered and
frustrated at a lack of opportunities for gaining insight into
their own learning.

For a number of years now, Action Learning has provided a way of
allowing individuals to develop their own thinking and problem-
solving strategies in a flexible but structured way. This
month, we're very pleased to announce that TrainingZONE members
now have the opportunity to further their own professional
development using this method, thanks to a collaboration with
the International Management Centres Association and the
University for Action Learning. The online CPD Business School
will provide a flexible, work-focussed environment for anyone
wishing to increase their understanding of their own workplace.

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

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TrainingZONE announces the launch of new CPD Business School
TrainingZONE is proud to be able to announce the launch of a
brand new online Business School aimed at anyone looking to
develop and achieve recognition for their skills in the
workplace. The CPD Business School uses Action Learning
principles to develop the students understanding and thinking
around issues in their own working environment. The Business
School is fully accredited and has been developed in association
with the International Management Centres Association and the
University for Action Learning.

For more information about studying to Certificate level,
Diploma level, Degree level, Masters level, and even Doctorate
level, see

For more about the International Management Centres Association:

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Council for Excellence in Management and Leadership findings
First major report into developing and meeting the needs of
managers and leaders in the workplace.

Morris: More money for IT in FE
84 million GBP in funding to help Further Education colleges
develop an IT infrastructure.

Are you digitally busy?
US e-learning consultancy the Masie Center wants to know!

Confidence really does work!
New research links increased self-confidence to treating
depression and anxiety.

The snippet archive/1000 great quotes for business: Focus
Two articles bringing together quotable quotes and 'moments of
truth' to apply to your training activities.

Are you running a training event, seminar or conference? Get it
noticed by listing it in the Diary.


Publisher opportunity as Tim Pickles takes on new role at Sift
Tim Pickles, who founded TrainingZone three-and-a-half years
ago, is taking on a community best practice role at parent
company Sift from this autumn.

Tim will stay involved with TrainingZone as 'Consulting Editor
and Founder', however this leaves a opening for someone with an
online publishing background to take up the reins of both
TrainingZone and HR Zone. With membership of more than 30,000
and revenues growing strongly, this is a great opportunity for
someone to run two of the UK's leading online publishing
communities. Please send details to Ben Heald, the Director of
Communities at Sift by mailto:[email protected] or see

0ther top vacancies this week:

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

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

For details of other quality positions like these, see


Workshop: Integrated Learning (Blended Learning)
The last workshop before the summer break will be looking at the
learning theory behind blended learning, and identifying
environments where it works well, and those where it works less
well. Join in this Tuesday at 13:00 BST at or to access from the home
page, visit the Community area of the site.

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

A selection of questions posted this week:
- Clair Hill seeks flexible accreditation for IT skills
training in the workplace
- Mark Gregory is searching for call centre staff learning
- Niki Sharp needs help with devising a questionnaire of
questions which should be asked of e-learning suppliers
- Claire Molin is looking for a video to use in training staff
to detect banknote forgeries

Thanks to Ian Gearing, Quentin Colborn and Martin Schmalenbach,
who were among those sharing the benefit of their expertise this

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