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TrainingZONE Newswire #336 – Take the Leap, Become a Learning Consultant


TrainingZONE Newswire - Issue 336
6 December 2004

1. Feature: Reading the Research - Key Trends for Training
2. Take the Leap, Become a Learning Consultant
3. Parkin Space: Why Would Anyone Become a Trainer?
4. Brown's Pre-Budget Pledges to Boost Britain's Skills
5. Resources: TNA and Performance Appraisal Toolkit

Editor's note
You may remember a recent news story on TrainingZONE about
how staff in the training department of aid charity Tearfund
changed their roles from trainers to learning consultants -
advising on the strategic development needs of staff in
their organisation. This week Nick Wright, learning &
development team leader at Tearfund, draws on his own
experience to explain how to make this tricky transformation
work. Whether you have made this transition or not, you may
well find inspiration and a few pointers in Nick's account:


Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE
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Feature: Reading the Research - Key Trends for Training
Rose Ann Innes of learndirect looks at research into
training over the past year and what it might mean for the

Take the Leap, Become a Learning Consultant
Nick Wright of aid charity Tearfund explains how to make
transition from training department to learning consultancy
and dodge the potential pitfalls along the way.

Brown's Pre-Budget Pledges to Boost Britain's Skills
A round up of the skills-boosting pledges made by the
Chancellor in his Pre-Budget Report.

Parkin Space: Why Would Anyone Become a Trainer?
Over-worked, underpaid and under-appreciated - just why
would you want to be a trainer? Godfrey Parkin has a few

1000 Great Quotations - Thinking
"Thought is action in rehearsal." - Freud and other quotes
to get them thinking.

LSC Pledges to put Employers in Driving Seat for Skills
The Learning and Skills Council brings employers needs to
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