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TrainingZONE Newswire #342


TrainingZONE Newswire - Issue 342
24 January 2005

1. Feature: Evaluation 3 - When and How to Evaluate
2. Parkin Space: Smile Sheets Can't Bring You True Happiness
3. The Way I See It... This Much I Have Learned
4. Case Study: Ford Revs Up Staff Development with E-Learning
5. Skills Shortages Predicted to Continue

Editor's note
According to researchers at Cardiff University, barring the fact
that it's your birthday or your numbers came up on Saturday,
today is the most depressing day of the year. This apparently is
something to do with credit card debts and the length of time
since Christmas. So how can TrainingZONE cheer you up? Well,
there are some fantastic tips for trainers from Nick Wright to
help you feel good about your work, another slice of excellent
advice on evaluation from Martin Schmalenbach, Godfrey Parkin
offers his latest wry look at training, and for inspiration on
how to achieve more in 2005 look no further than our How Did I
Get Here page:
And if all else fails why not join in our celebration of all
that is grumpy at:

Kind regards

Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE

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News and features
To keep up to date with training news visit TrainingZONE
daily. This week's highlights:

Feature: Evaluation Part 3 - When and How to Evaluate
Don't miss the third part of this short series, where Martin
Schmalenbach looks at when, and when not, to evaluate and which
method to use.

How Did I Get Here... Martin Schmalenbach
Find out more about the author of our series on evaluation.

Parkin Space: Smile Sheets Can't Bring You True Happiness
"They are at best a blurred snapshot of customer satisfaction at
the time, nothing more." Godfrey Parkin asks why are happy
sheets so revered?

The Way I See It... This Much I Have Learned
Nick Wright offers his ten tips to training success.

Case Study: Ford Revs Up Staff Development with E-Learning
Find out how Ford rolled out an e-learning portfolio to a
potential audience of 225,000 employees.

Skills Shortages Predicted to Continue
Reports by the Office of National Statistics and Chartered
Institute of Personnel and Development show that skills
shortages are unlikely to abate.

Managers "Made not Born"
The tide is turning, according to research by the Chartered
Management Institute experience is now rated higher natural

Cold Baths "Antidote to Working Stress"
Can it be that cold baths and freezing hikes really are
character-building after-all?

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Natsha Wallace needs some tips on how to put together an
induction handbook.

James Lancaster is hoping that someone out there knows some
good inter-personal skills exercises.

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remote teams.

Alison Denton is looking for an exercise to run in an
assessment centre for trainee lawyers.

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