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TrainingZONE LearningWire #162 – promoting mentoring and learning, ILA handout ends


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 162
23 July 2001

RESOURCES: Promoting mentoring and learning
NEWS and INFORMATION: Individual Learning Accounts handout ends
WORK OPPORTUNITIES: Quality and Curriculum Manager, Bahrain
COMMUNITY FEATURES: seeking candidate interview technique training

Editor's note

With new technological developments opening up more possibilities
for Knowledge Management within organisations, it's important not
to lose the human touch. Continuing the theme of coaching and
mentoring this week, our featured toolkit items offer some useful
tips and techniques for encouraging and recording individual
development, providing a useful way of both establishing and
documenting one-on-one informal discussions between employees and
recording learning opportunities.

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

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For the mentoring process to work effectively, the mentee needs
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Team working and senior management
Ambit's Mike Westwood examines how some senior managers react to
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Managing the soft side of e-learning
Discussing the challenges of overcoming the organisational
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Department for Education and Skills gets its own website
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Knowledge management has much to benefit the training department
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Looking for a new challenge? Here's a short selection of
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Training organisation in Bahrain seeks a quality and curriculum
manager to develop work in catering, hospitality, tourism and
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generous leave and assistance with residency process. See

Vacancies throughout the country for accounting and tax software
trainers to offer on-site training on a contract or freelance
basis. Salary neg plus car and mileage allowance, nationwide,
but urgently needed in SE England.

For details of other quality positions like these, see


Any Answers
Got a question? Ask 32,000 other training professionals for
advice here!

A selection of questions posted this week:

- Julie Smith seeks a good source of mentors for staff at
Director/Senior Manager level

- Natalie Milner is looking for candidate interview technique

- Liam Dolan needs to source actors to role-play customers during
in-company training programmes

Thanks to Elspeth Evans, Natalia Colman and Megan Borysiewicz
Cole, who were among those sharing the benefit of their expertise
this week.

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