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TrainingZONE LearningWire #167 – Who’s who, workshop topics wanted, evaluation a problem?


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 167
27 August 2001

RESOURCES: Diagnostic tool for assessing change management
NEWS and INFORMATION: Case study: Developing retail managers
WORK OPPORTUNITIES: Training Officer, CIPD + 3 yrs exp., Brighton
COMMUNITY FEATURES: Workshop topics wanted!

Editor's note

After an eight week summer break, our workshop programme makes a
much-awaited return to the TrainingZONE schedule on 4 September.
As ever, there'll be a mix of discussions, online 'presentations'
and interviews on a whole range of training and HR-related
topics. What's more, some sessions will use additional technology
to enhance our usual chat delivery - watch this space for more
information! If you have any suggestions for topics for the
workshop, or are interested in running a session yourself, e-mail
mailto:[email protected] .

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Who's who?
Want to know who your fellow TrainingZONE members are? Now you
can! Who's Who is a brand new members directory launched this
week. It serves a two-fold purpose: you can publish information
about yourself so that other users can read about you or contact
you; and you can search the directory to find other members with
particular interests or who live in specific areas. To add your
record, simply go to

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

- Esther M-Stewart is looking for a hard copy reference for the
'flood' exercise

- Simon Fitzgerald seeks a venue for a team building event in
East Anglia

- Stephen Jackson wants to know what keeps an IT training manager
awake at night?

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

Thanks to Rory Peterson, Andrea Bagnall and Barry Conway,
who were among those sharing the benefit of their expertise this

Do you offer courses leading to recognised qualifications?
Get them showcased in front of 32,000 training professionals here
on TrainingZONE next month. For more information, contact
mailto:[email protected] or see

This month's theme: management development

This week's selected management development resources from the

A diagnostic tool for assessing change management difficulties
- This self-assessment questionnaire is for use by teams and
managers in preparing for implementing change. From
'Reorganisation: A toolkit for managing change' (Pavilion
Publishing, 1996).

Competence cultures - An article challenging the present approach
to competence cultures within organisations which asks whether
managers are serious about engaging with their staff in
developing organisational cultures.

To download these items now, 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,
Mercuri International UK Limited are offering their Management
Development courses Parts 1 and 2 at half price for TrainingZONE
members. 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

Animation - help or entertainment?
When should and how should animation be used in PowerPoint?

Measurement and management
John Seddon of Vanguard Education examines why using financial
measures to assess performance can be a big mistake.

Case study: Developing retail managers across islands
Kevin Ryan, Group Training and Development Manager for Le Riche's
Stores, explains how retail management development has been
successfully implemented in the Channel Islands, with the help of
some novel training locations!

Glossary pages
Confused about training terms? Try the Glossary for starters!

A selection of new opportunities for training professionals this week:

Food Hygiene Trainers, working within FE/commercial, freelance,
based NW London, salary neg.

Resourcing and Development Management, based Middlesex, salary neg.,
to 45k + car

Training Officer, CIPD + 3 yrs exp., based Brighton, salary 20-22k +
use of gym/pool

For details of other quality positions like these, see

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