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TrainingZONE Newswire #363 – The positive approach to team development


TrainingZONE Newswire - Issue 363
20 June 2005

1. Feature: A Positive Approach to Team Development
2. Parkin Space: The Culture of Workflow Learning
3. How to Choose a Training Provider
4. The Big Idea: How to Improve Brainstorming Sessions
5. Skills Shortages Increase Need for Training

Editor's note
So often training departments are called upon when a team is in
trouble and the approach is: "Here's the problem, how can we fix
it?" This week Barry Bailey explains the Appreciative Inquiry
approach - a method that focuses on the positive to get to the
core of team beliefs and improve performance. Find out more at:


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:

Feature: The Three Elements of Successful Team Development
Focus on the positive and your team will reap the rewards. Barry
Bailey explores the Appreciative Inquiry approach for team

Parkin Space: The Culture of Workflow Learning
Building on last week's column on the workflow learning taking
place at IBM, Godfrey Parking delves deeper into this
controversial method of learning and development.

The Way I See It... How to Choose a Training Provider
Mike Gardner offers some advice on how to cut through the
bewildering array of training providers out there to choose the
one that's right for your organisation.

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The Big Idea: How to Improve Brainstorming Sessions
In the second instalment in this series, Brian Campbell looks at
ways to improve the efficiency of brainstorming sessions.

Skills Shortages Increase Need for Training
A CIPD study shows employers are recruiting less experienced
staff and training on the job due to skills shortages.

IT Skills Plan to Close UK productivity Gap
An industry-backed plan action plan for IT skills is planned to
wipe billions off the UK's the productivity gap with France,
Germany and the USA.

New Body to Boost Migrant Skills
A new partnership - Progress GB - has been launched to help
employers overcome skill shortages and migrants develop and
adapt their skills for the UK labour market.

Study to Analyse Effectiveness of On-line Learning
NIACE conducts research into the effectiveness of online

Resources: Customer Service Documents
An indispensable selection of materials, which includes:
Diagnostic questions around customer service
Customer service slideshows
Building Long-Term Customer Focus Handbook
Customer service training course

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

Pam Sneddon is looking to revamp her company induction and would
like to hear what works in your organisation.

What are the top three questions for presenters? Fiona Wheal is
waiting for your answers.

Are delegates beating a path to your door? Pete McOnie wants to
know how you do it.

"Towards a more skilled workforce"
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