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TrainingZONE Newswire #347 – Introducing The HRD Elite


TrainingZONE Newswire - Issue 347
28 February 2005

1. HRD Leadership Elite Series: Why we need HRD Leaders
2. Feature: The 24/7 Benefiits of Online Mentoring
3. Parkin Space: The Rise of the Organisational Developer
4. The Way I See It: Internal Communications - Mind the Gap
5. Case Study: Assessment Tools Help Costa Get the Right Blend

Editor's note
Paul Kearns, author of last year's hugely popular Bitsize Guide
to Becoming a Business Partner, returns to TrainingZONE this
week with a challenge: Paul wants to know where he can find
training and development visionaries. He's looking for leaders
who are not only versed in staff development, but also the
bigger picture of how training benefits their organisation,
their sector and the UK as a whole. Are you such a leader, or
maybe there is someone who inspires you who fits the bill? Read
more about Paul's search for HRD heroes and have your say at:

Kind regards

Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

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

HRD Leadership Elite Series: Why we need HRD Leaders
Find out more about Paul Kearns search for an HRD elite.

Feature: The 24/7 Benefits of Online Mentoring
Alice Lamey, head of an online mentoring team, offers an insight
into the challenges and successes of this form of support.

Parkin Space: The Rise of the Organisational Developer
"OD focuses on a bigger picture, improving the performance of
systems, structures, and processes, as well as looking at the
people." Godfrey Parkin for one is glad to see the rise of
organisational developers.

The Way I See It... Internal Communications - Mind the Gap
The success of projects, of making people understand, learn and
engage is dependent on communication. Communications specialist
Alastair Barber looks at the issues.

New, workshops from the IITT:
How do you transfer business skills?
IITT workshops on 9th and 10th March, will tackle two of the
major business issues of the day - how do you value skills in
business terms and how do you transfer them from one person to
another. Not to be missed. Discounts available.
For more information click here:

Case Study: Assessment Tools Help Costa Get the Right Blend
Find out how coffee chain Costa has reduced the turnover of its
shop-floor staff by almost 20 per cent.

Government Focuses on Basic and Vocational Skills
Government pledges a tougher focus on the three Rs and new work-
based diplomas for 14 to 19-year-olds in England, but says GCSEs
and A levels will remain.

Case Study: IiP Champion ClinPhone
Since gaining the Investors in People Standard, Clinphone has
won an American Business Award, two Queen's Awards for
International Trade and Innovation, and was ranked 47th in the
2003 "Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For".

22nd February 2005 - 'Blending Learning', from e.learning age
Achieve real results with Blended Learning! - During this
seminar you will hear from practitioners and organisations that
have achieved real results with blending learning. There will be
ample opportunity for questions, discussion and networking.
Register for this conference at:

Resources: Organisational Development
TrainingZONE has 20 organisational development toolkits and
documents. These can be accessed separately or as one folder -
saving at least a third off the price of the individual
documents. The folder includes: Organisations and the New
Science; The Learning Bank Professional development and
innovation Competence Culture and Skills Benchmarking.
Browse all 1500 documents in the TrainingZONE Library:


The Brain Bath?! Asks: Are you a Workaholic?
Are you a work bore? Have your family/friends forgotten what you
look like? Do you only see daylight from your office window?
Check out our top ten signs to watch out for.

Any Answers
Catch-up with the latest questions being asked by the

Rachel Dodsworth asks: Where could I find information on cost
and profit centres?

Trainer Laura Wright's new role is set to include coaching work
and she needs some advice on how to tackle it.

Karen Binnie wants to know how to make compliance training fun.

Vanessa Thomas wants to know how to find a coach who speaks

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