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TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 173
8 October 2001

RESOURCES: Starting your training career
NEWS and INFORMATION: LSC needs to act now
COMMUNITY FEATURES: Wanted: Examples of staff surveys on mentoring

Editor's note

Are you thinking of beginning a career as a trainer?

On Wednesday 31 October, TrainingZONE is hosting a special
session based on our popular expert guide on the subject, aimed
at all those starting off in the training profession.

We'll be bringing together a wealth of experience and knowledge
collected from other members and experts, together with advice
about routes to qualification and general guidance, based on our
popular expert guide to the subject.

For more information about the session, see
To purchase the expert guide on this subject at 5 GBP, see

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE

This month's theme: Trainer Development

Re-energise: Seven steps to refocus teachers and learners
What to do when your energy level - and that of your students -
starts to drop? Too much work and too little time to do it? Do
you sense that your students are becoming lethargic? Then you and
your students may be experiencing midcourse droop - an insidious
yet common syndrome. Why? When enthusiasm wanes, the ability to
cope with stress decreases and the joy of teaching is sometimes
lost. This seven page article, which could be used as a handout,
describes seven strategies for re-focusing your effort and
attention. Format: Microsoft Word.

21 ways to deliver excellent training
A 24 page file containing a series of 21 instant, practical
ideas to liven up your training events. Format: Microsoft Word.

To access any of the documents on this topic, simply go to the
Trainer Development subject category in the Library at

E-learning - what's the big deal? If you're puzzled by the hype,
help is at hand in the form of a monthly e-mail newsletter,
delivered straight to your inbox, which will highlight the key
issues and help you make sense of the role of technology in
learning. Created by E-learningZone editors Elearnity, the E-
learningZone wire will offer in-depth analysis and advice on
choosing and using e-learning in your organisation. To find out
more, or to subscribe now, see

For the latest daily updates, see

LSC needs to act now
The Learning and Skills Council needs to start proving its worth,
according to a piece in this week's Guardian.

1000 great quotes for business, management and training: genius
Management development providers GNP publish a monthly set of
handy 'quotable quotes' for anyone to use in presentations,
speeches or training sessions. Below are the sixth set, on the
theme of 'genius'.

Key Skills in Modern Apprenticeships - what next?
The latest edition of the KeySkillsWork newsletter documents the
recent uncertainty over the QCA's interim report into Curriculum
2000 - the reforms brought in last year to overhaul school and
college curricula.

Microsoft trainers face new regulation
From 1st October 2001 - 30th September 2002, all new and existing
Microsoft Trainers (MCT's) will have to complete certain
regulations in order to retain their MCT status.

TrainingZONE's CareerZone offers top quality freelance, contract and
permanent positions - a selection from this week's vacancies:

Come and work for TrainingZONE! We're looking for a Bristol-based
Content Assistant (salary 14-17k) to help with monitoring and updating
the site. You'll need to have excellent written skills, an aptitude
for web work and an enthusiasm for encouraging member comment.
Interested? see

Associate Trainers needed to deliver a range of existing programmes
and help develop new ones in 2002. Travel, accommodation and
competitive daily rates paid, plus annual profit-sharing. For more
details, see

For details of other positions like these, see


Any Answers
Any Answers offers a wealth of member-submitted advice and
specialist knowledge about many training-related issues. Search
the database for responses to more than 300 questions this year.
Here's a brief selection of recent questions posted:

- Rachel Haynes is looking for recommendations of training
administration databases

- Ruth Levin would like examples of staff surveys on mentoring

- Justine Gaubert seeks advice on developing online assessment

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

Thanks to Amanda Thompson, Diana Njihia and Liz Bourne, who were
among those sharing the benefit of their expertise this week.

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