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TrainingZONE LearningWire #179 – how to survive as a trainer in tomorrow’s world, meet other members live!…


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 179
19 November 2001

User group meeting....Trainers: Adapting to survive in
tomorrow's to become a Microsoft-certified trainer.
.. National Training Awards 2001...

Editor's note

By now, we hope you've had a good chance to browse around the
new TrainingZONE site. Designed to highlight those resources
most regularly used, the site now also has clearer links between
different sections - if you haven't had the chance to have a
good look round yet, try starting at our handy introduction page

Many of the changes we've implemented have been in direct
response to requests from members, either by contacting us by e-
mail or telephone, or from those of you who came along to our
user group meeting in June.

Six months on, we're arranging another session for users to meet
up and discuss the site, which we hope will be as successful as
the previous session. The lunchtime session will be held in our
Bristol offices between 12pm and 2pm on 7 or 14 December.
Members will need to pay their own way to the Bristol offices,
but lunch is provided.

It's a great opportunity to meet the TrainingZONE team and other
TrainingZONE members in person, and we'd be delighted to see as
many of you as possible (although maybe not all 28,000 of you!).
If you'd like to attend, please e-mail me at the address below
stating which dates you are able to make. We look forward to
seeing you!

p.s. are you wondering what the future holds for you as a
trainer? Tim Pickles' workshop session this Thursday hopes to
uncover some of the answers - for more details, see

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

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This week's featured resources:

Key Skills - Information Technology
A flexible learning unit aimed at candidates working key skills
in information technology (Level 2). This unit contains
opportunities for evidence collection and is part of a series of
units. 51 pages. Format: Rich Text Format and/or Microsoft Word.

How to become a Microsoft-certified trainer
This TrainingZone Expert Guide provides an introduction to the
various options for IT Trainers wishing to become certified by
Microsoft for training on their software. It defines and explores
routes to both the Microsoft Certified Trainer programme and the
MOUS programme.

Training should be stimulating and fun for participants and
facilitators alike For complete ACTIVITY BASED LEARNING packages
see (mta- Big materials, big learning opportunities,
big impact and big reputation. Use indoors and out for:
Leadership, Team skills, Team Building, Change, Problem Solving,
Lean Manufacturing, Assessment. Demo workshops available.


News and features round-up from this week:

National Training Awards 2001
The results of this year's National Training Awards are being
announced at a series of ceremonies through October and November.
Find out who wins out and how to apply next year.

ILAs, NTOs, SSCs: Enough reorganisation? - TrainingZone comment
Another day, another training initiative. The DfES and other
national organisations keep telling businesses that they need to
make work-based training a priority, but do the incessant
rebrandings, restructurings and launches of initiatives really
make this any easier?

Skills 'time bomb' awaits business - Healey
Skills shortages will get worse unless training is made a
priority for business and government, warns Adult Skills Minister
John Healey this week.

More money announced for adult learning scheme
Just weeks after the announcement that Individual Learning
Accounts were to be shelved in England, another funding
initiative benefits from a cash injection aimed at attracting
adults back to formal learning.

For more news stories like these, see

Resources and Business Strategy: 'this book will add enormous
value to the profession'. Linda Holbeche shows how HR strategists
have utilised their skills to deliver key business objectives at
the highest level. Her previous book, Motivating People in Lean
Organisations, was shortlisted for the prestigious MCA best
management book of the year 1997. Purchase Aligning Human
Resources and Business Strategy in paperback now and receive
Motivating People in Lean Organisations at half price by visiting


TrainingZONE members needed!
Find out how what you've told us about the site has made a
difference to the new design, and come along to meet other
members at the next user group meeting next month.

Workshop: Trainers - adapting to survive in tomorrow's world
This hour-long online event is an opportunity to listen and talk
to Tim Pickles, the founder of TrainingZONE, about the critical
changes facing trainers and training providers. The event will
focus on the issues described in detail in Tim's recent article
on the subject - and a free copy of the full text will be sent to
everyone registering for this event. In addition to this text
paper, participants attending this online event will have access
to a supporting PowerPoint presentation and will be able to join
in the telephone conference to listen to Tim and the other
participants, and ask questions directly. Commences at 10:00 GMT
on Thursday 22 November.
For more details, see

Latest Any Answers
Can you help with any of this week's queries?:

- Products and portals aside, what are the human factors we need
to consider when introducing e-learning to an organisation?, asks
Rob Foster

- Can anyone tell me if you can gain the CIPD CTP in Europe and
if it is a recognised qualification in Europe or if Europe has
its own recognised training qualification standard that is also
recognised in the UK?, asks Lee Kloos

- Does anyone have training suggestions to highlight gender bias
among senior executives?, asks Alison Baird

Post your answers and your own questions at

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