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TrainingZONE Newswire #319 – Doing the Business with Coaching


TrainingZONE Newswire - Issue 319
9 August 2004

1. Feature: Doing the Business with Coaching
2 Paul Kearns: Learning Probability
3. Case Study: The Argos Induction Programme
4. The Way I See It... 11 Myths about Coaching
5. Workers Want More Training

Editor's note
For once it seems that employers and employees are in complete
agreement. Earlier this year a Learning and Skills Council
survey found that employers categorised more than one in ten of
their workers incompetent.

In the past week a second survey has found that the majority of
workers themselves feel more training would boost their

So does this mean that employers and employees at last recognise
the business, and of course career, benefits of training?

Have your say at:


Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

Questionmark's white paper, Assessments Through the Learning
Process, explores how instructors and organisations can use
assessments to improve the learning process. It helps readers
distinguish between different types and styles of assessments,
understand various assessment tools, and learn how to develop
effective assessments and analyze their results.

News and features
Latest news and features:

Feature: Doing the Business with Coaching
"Any sound coaching programme should incorporate a means of
helping businesses get to the heart of what matters to them." -
Dianne Bown-Wilson makes the case for strategic coaching.

Bitesize 16: Learning Probability
What are the chances of training having an impact on the bottom
line? Paul Kearns explains how to work on probability.

Case Study: The Argos Induction Programme
How a new induction programme at Argos' Central Distribution
Centre in Staffordshire helped boost team-working and improve
staff retention.

The Way I See It... 11 Myths About Coaching
Coach Jan Brause adds to the debate about defining coaching
by exploring what she sees as 11 myths about coaching.

Workers Want More Training
DTI survey finds that more than half of workers feel that more
training would boost their productivity.

Top Ten CV Howlers
The common mistakes that consign job hunters' CVs to the
shredder pile.

Trans4mation has achieved the IS0 9001 quality award, and is
rapidly expanding its base in leadership development, with
clients from retail, government, finance and
research.Trans4mation challenges leaders to develop new
perspectives so they can achieve more for themselves and their
organisations in a climate of increasing complexity and change.

Catch-up with the latest questions being asked by the community:

How can I support Managers and employees to establish their
PDP's and also maintain them as live documents? - Asks Rodney

Lisa Hodge would like suggestions for keepsakes to give
delegates on a train the trainer course.

Lissa Gosswell some tips on how to make training cost effective
and accessible to a multi-site business.

Open University Study
Want to progress your career or study for a qualification
without giving up your job or life commitments? The Open
University offers a vast range of undergraduate certificates
and diplomas as well as degrees and postgraduate
qualifications. Visit our website and see what we can offer

Coaching for Top Performance
Coaching for Top Performance is a clear and comprehensive guide
to essential coaching principles, concepts and practices that
supports your need to develop leaders at every level. The 53-
page resource includes a two-day modular workshop outline
addressing: why coach? the business case for coaching;
coaching roles and responsibilities; performance coaching
principles; coaching process model; coaching skills and

The Gourmet Challenge
Gourmet Challenge Ltd provides teambuilding through cooking.
Development trainers and professional chefs co-facilitate a
programme aimed at assessing and developing teamwork.
Theoretical training sessions (e.g. using MBTI) lead into the
planning, cooking and then sharing of a multi-course gourmet
meal. The proof of team effectiveness is quite literally in the

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