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TrainingZONE LearningWire #163 – New financial training materials, soft skills training opportunities


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 163
30 July 2001

RESOURCES: New! Financial training materials to use now!
NEWS and INFORMATION: New promotion for foundation degrees
WORK OPPORTUNITIES: Soft skills training opportunities
COMMUNITY FEATURES: Poll: Choose your own wire content!

Editor's note

Have you helped develop a training project in your organisation
you think is worth shouting about? If so, TrainingZONE would like
to hear about it!

We're putting together a whole series of case studies which aim
to reflect best practice in the training world. We know there's a
lot of it going on out there, so we're giving you an opportunity
to share it with others. Tell us if you've succeeded in achieving
and showing an impressive return on investment, if you've
initiated a successful training programme in spite of coming up
against cultural blocks or management issues, or if you've tried
something unusual and found it worked.

We'll be publishing any interesting submissions which we think
others could learn from. We're interested in hearing from
Training Managers, Training Officers and others involved in
creating training and development strategy - if you're a training
provider and have an interesting story to tell, we'd like to hear
direct from your clients. Contact us at
mailto:[email protected]. Look out for the new case
studies appearing on the site soon!

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

A comprehensive library of practical resources is available at

This month's theme: coaching and mentoring

Action Learning scores a hit with training professionals
Action Learning is offering a strong alternative to traditional
academic work-related learning methods, if the new
TrainingZONE/HR Zone CPD Business School is anything to go by.
Being able to tailor learning to their own situation, working
with the support of others and setting their own agenda for study
topics and research is appealing to many, with over 100 HR and
training professionals enquiring about CPD Business School
programmes since its launch a fortnight ago.

New! Financial training materials to use now!
Get your non-financial managers up to speed on budgeting, cash
flow and financial controls with this range of short and snappy
activities. 10 new self-development activities can now be found
in the LearningMatters library, along with a range of related
case studies. Simply enter 'financial' in the search box at

Get coached from the comfort of your own computer! If you or
your staff are looking for one-to-one guidance, TrainingZONE's
professionally experienced Online Coaches can help provide
guidance on a whole range of topics. What's more, they'll
provide initial advice for free! See

For the latest daily updates, see

US and UK companies see different advantages in e-learning
New research reveals that they have very different priorities
when it comes to examining the advantages e-learning may be able
to offer.

The value in developing customer service
How do you motivate people and increase the cash flow and
improve profit per employee?

Minister: Local action is essential to prevent skills shortages
Skills shortages need to be tackled at a local level if the
needs of employers are to be met, says Adult Skills Minister.

New promotion for foundation degrees
A national advertising campaign to encourage take-up of the new
foundation degree - a work-based degree qualification backed by
industry - was launched this week.

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


If you're a whizz at delivering inspired personal skills programmes,
here are a couple of top opportunities from the CareerZone this week:

Freelance Soft Skills Trainers: A well-established, soft skills
provider is on the lookout for talented professionals to work
with us in an associate capacity. 400 GBP per day, UK-wide.

Soft Skills Trainer/Facilitator: 'Exemplary delivery and
demonstrating style' together with excellent customer
relationship management skills are required for this
trainer/client manager role. Salary neg., based Leatherhead.

For details of other quality positions like these, see


Any Answers
Did you know? 239 Questions and 522 Answers have already been
posted to Any Answers this year. You can find the answers to
some of the most common questions posted in the editorial column
on the right of the page.

A selection of questions posted this week:

- Lorraine Allman seeks models of appraisal processes

- Susie Smith seeks help with putting together a profile for a
Development and Training Adviser

- How do I measure the impact of training on management
competencies?, asks Grahame Thompson

Thanks to Sue McGaughran, Alison Gill and Theresa Morrissey, 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

Poll: Choose your own wire content!
LearningWire offers a round-up of what's new and interesting on
TrainingZONE each week. If, however, you find yourself wishing
there were more jobs, more in-depth responses to Any Answers or
more on e-learning, we'd like to know about it. Vote in our
latest Poll and tell us which specialist wires you'd like to
receive. We'll be making the most popular ones available very

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