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TrainingZONE Newswire #368 – Training evaluation – what does it mean?

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TrainingZONE Newswire - Issue 368
25 July 2005
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk
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*** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES ***
1. Parkin Space: Metrics with Meaning
2. Is Creativity the Key to Happiness in the Public Sector
3. The Way I See It... New Ways of Managing Stress
4. Case Study: Supporting Future Leaders at the LSC
5. European IT Training Spend is Set to Rise
*** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES ***

Editor's note
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Godfrey Parkin grapples with evaluation this week, or rather the
pursuit of trying to boil the value of training down to pounds
and pence. In his words: "The pursuit of the measurement of ROI
in training is often a red herring that distracts from the
qualitative impacts that our work has on the performance of the
business."
Whether the mere thought of ROI brings you out in a cold sweat,
or you would never evaluate any other way, it's a column not to
be missed!
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/143544/680/608/626

Regards

Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]


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Feature: Is Creativity the Key to Happiness in the Public Sector
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Tom Bewick reflects on a survey which found that two-thirds of
public sector workers would like more creativity at work.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/143467/680/608/626

Parkin Space: Metrics with Meaning
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In his inimitable style, Godfrey Parkin evaluates ROI and how to
make metrics that matter.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/143544/680/608/626

The Way I See It... New Ways of Managing Stress
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Stress management techniques and tips to help you cope when the
going gets tough.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/141515/680/608/626

Case Study: Supporting Future Leaders at the LSC
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The Learning and Skills Council has saved over 100,000 pounds
on external recruitment costs in six months, with a new system
to develop its next generation of leaders.
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European IT Training Spend is Set to Rise
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Report warns that a drop in IT graduates means a Europe-wide IT
skills shortage over the next two years.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/143500/680/608/626

Value of Strategy Workshops in Question
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New research questions just how much businesses are getting out
of these high-level away days.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/143409/680/608/626

Managers Find it Difficult to Switch Off
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Holiday season may mean managers leave the workplace, but
laptops, email and mobiles mean mentally, they are still there.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/143377/680/608/626

Community
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Resources: 21 Ways to Deliver Excellent Training
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An indispensable selection of instant, practical ideas to liven
up your training events.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/doc/2729

Browse all documents in the TrainingZONE Library:
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Any Answers
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Catch-up with the latest questions being asked by the
community:
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/anyanswers/index.html

Heather Stockwell needs some help with creating an IT for non-IT
managers course.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/143527/728/608/626

Craig Mitchell would love to hear your ideas on how exercises to
liven up Disability Discrimination Act training
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/143514/728/608/626

Linda George is faced with the task of evaluating external
vocational courses and would like some advice.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/143506/728/608/626


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