Favourite Features 2005 - Evaluation, Coaching and IT Training

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TrainingZONE has published some fantastic features in 2005.Just in case you missed them first time around, here's a selection of previously published features looking at the training cycle, coaching and mentoring and IT training.

The training cycle

Evaluation Parts 1 – 4
This series of four articles, by Martin Schmalenbach, looks at the work at Donald Kirkpatrick and other models, including ROI, and addresses when and how to evaluate.

The Definition of a Training Needs Analysis
Godfrey Parkin looks at the variety of meanings given to a TNA.

Venture Beyond the Smile Sheet
Godfrey Parkin throws down the gauntlet.

Mind the Gap
Fiona Silberbach, managing director of Changing Perspective, offers some tips to help organisations produce an effective training needs analysis

Coaching and mentoring

The Skills of a Super Coach
Graham Alexander, the founder of Europe’s largest coaching company, offers a unique insight into his methodology.

When Coaching is Destined to Fail
Tony Dixon, co-author of The Performance Coach, examines the conditions that contribute to coaching success.

The 24/7 Benefits of Online Mentoring
Alice Lamey, head of the online IT mentoring teams for SkillSoft , offers an insight into the challenges and successes of this form of learning support.

Mentoring Can Bridge the Retirement Brain Drain
Rene Petrin, founder of Management Mentors, explores how mentoring schemes can help companies retain the years of knowledge so often lost with retirement.

IT Training

The Business Case for IT Training
Ram Dhaliwal, manager for training and certification, Microsoft (UK) explores the business case for IT training.

Is the UK Facing Another IT Skills Shortage?
Tracy Lowles from Thomson NETg looks at the state of the IT skills market.

The Value of Accreditation
Larry Murphy, technical training specialist for Centrica, explains how accreditation can benchmark quality and consistency.

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