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TrainingZONE LearningWire #165 – 2 for 1 on management courses, TSC final report, welcome to TrainerSite


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 165
13 August 2001

RESOURCES: 2 for 1 on management courses, supervision tools
NEWS and INFORMATION: TSC final report, the real cost of training
WORK OPPORTUNITIES: Snr Project Mger, Leadership Training Consultant
COMMUNITY FEATURES: Training managers! Tell us your story!

Editor's note

With management development still on the agenda, this week we
focus on a few more resources from the Toolkit, and bring you a
special offer from the courses directory - see below. For a
whole lot more courses, check out the directory itself at

Coming next week: We help you get to grips with the plethora of
training terms out there, with the launch of a brand new
Glossary packed with concise definitions and handy links. If
you've got any suggestions for suitable topics, e-mail me at the
address below.

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

This month's theme: management development

Selected resources on management development from the Toolkit:

Stress Management - A guide to recognising some of the most
common signs of over-stress including a simple ready-reckoner to
determine whether you're living with too much stress. Taken from
'Toolkit for Managers'.

Performance Appraisals - one neuron short of a synapse? - Short
article by David Royden on the uses - and abuses - of performance
appraisal within organisations.

Techniques for getting organised - A handout on some methods of
action planning and problem solving.

To download these and more, see
Note: some free items may currently require purchase details - We
suggest you use a dummy purchase order number to access them.

August is Management Development month on TrainingZONE, and to
make the most of it, why not spend this month focussing on the
development needs of your staff. As an exclusive special offer,
from September Mercuri International UK Limited are offering
their Management Development courses Parts 1 and 2 at half price
for TrainingZONE members - a saving of 1,000 GBP! To find out
more, and to book online or over the 'phone, see
Offer applies on a 'first come first served' basis, closes Aug 31.

For the latest daily updates, see

TSC final report: Improvements still needed, but in-house is best
The final report from the Training Standards Council (TSC) states
that many improvements have still to be made in the provision of
work-based training.

Raise the profile of your T and D function
Developing an appropriate identity for Training and Development,
or a specific learning programme, will increase both awareness
and understanding, says The Wayland Partnership's Lynn Fraser.

1000 great quotes for business, management and training: fun
Management development providers GNP publish a monthly set of
handy 'quotable quotes' for anyone to use in presentations,
speeches or training sessions. This month's theme: fun.

The real cost of training
A new study carried out for the Association of Learning Providers
and the Learning and Skills Development Agency focuses in on
establishing detailed costings for work-based learning, including
NVQs and Modern Apprenticeships.

TrainingZONE welcomes...TrainerSite
TrainerSite specialise in bringing together trainers and
companies looking for them. From this month, they'll be
publishing all their latest news and updates on TrainingZONE. To
find out the latest about their trainer certification programme
and what's special about Jobs CQ,, their uniquely structured
recruitment software, see

Do you offer management development training or course materials?
Get them showcased in front of 32,000 training professionals here
on TrainingZONE this month. For more information, contact
mailto:[email protected] or see

Back from vacation? Find a new vacancy here!

Senior Project Manager sought by a leading developer of tailor-
made training and development solutions which blend learning
materials and networks with face-to-face contact.
Salary neg., to start 1 October.

Leadership Training Consultant - high quality associate
leadership trainers required for training in English across the
UK and Europe, to 20k, UK-based contract.

For details of other quality positions like these, see


Case studies wanted!
With so much training activity going on across the UK, it's easy
for those involved in training strategy in organisations to land
up reinventing the wheel. By sharing your company's experiences
with others, you can save them time and effort, and get some
useful tips on solving your own training problems. To tell other
members about what's worked for you, simply e-mail us at
mailto:[email protected] and we'll do the rest.

Any Answers
Be part of your community and share what you know! This weeks'
postings include:

- Caroline Sedgwick seeks creative ideas for awareness of
policies and procedures
- Andrea Bagnall needs help with implementing 'Training
Contracts' for employees
- Quentin Colborn is looking for recommendations of presentation
skills courses

To read members' answers to these questions, or to add a question
or answer of your own, join in now at

Thanks to Julie Smith, Andy Waterworth and Robin Cox, who were
among those sharing the benefit of their expertise this week.

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