TrainingZONE Insider #33 - Formulas for Training Budgets

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TrainingZONE Insider - Issue 33
Wednesday 25 August 2004
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********** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ***** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ******
1 Formulas for Training Budgets
2 Assessing Training Delivery
3 Devising a Blended Learning Strategy
4 Performance Management Feedback Models
5 Resources: Coaching for Top Performance
********** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ***** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ******

Editor's note
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In the week when the latest round of GCSE results are due out,
a CBI survey has found that a third of employers in the last year
had to train young recruits in basic skills.

The Confederation maintains that young people are "failing to
make the business grade" with 37% of firms feeling dissatisfied
with school leavers' levels of literacy and numeracy. In turn
the CBI says that an increasing proportion of UK companies'
collective 26bn training budget is being spent on training new
employees the skills they should have learnt in school.

Is the CBI right - have you found the new breed of school leavers
need more basic training than ever before? Have your say at:
http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/129975/728

Regards

Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

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Any Answers Answered
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This week members have shared advice and best practice on:

Performance management feedback models.
http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/129826/728

Winning formulas for allocating training budgets.
http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/129908/728

Tried and tested methods of assessing training delivery.
http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/129747/728

Strategies and suggestions for devising a blended learning
strategy.
http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/129724/728

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New questions posted on Any Answers include:
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Sue Nunan is looking for creative ideas on developing a new
leadership team.
http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/129992/728/608/626

Does anyone know anything about balance score cards? - asks
Vivienne Robinson.
http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/129980/728/608/626

Richard Rogers asks: Does anyone have any experience of selling
coaching internally?
http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/129970/728/608/626

David Roberts needs icebreakers or short exercises on influencing
skills.
http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/129944/728/608/626

Craig Mitchell asks: What are disengagement techniques?
http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/129902/728/608/626

Share your knowledge on any of the questions posted here or ask
your own question at:
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Resources
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Coaching for Top Performance
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Coaching for Top Performance is a clear and comprehensive guide
to essential coaching principles, concepts and practices that
supports your need to develop leaders at every level. The 53-page
resource includes a two-day modular workshop outline addressing:
why coach?
the business case for coaching;
coaching roles and responsibilities;
performance coaching principles;
coaching process model;
coaching skills and techniques.
http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/doc/19352
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How Did I Get Here?
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about how to get involved please email Dawn-Marie Dart at
[email protected]

New Members
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This week TrainingZONE welcomes new members from organisations
including: Halifax, GE Healthcare, Inland Revenue, Churchill
Insurance, Bank of Scotland, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Kodak,
Glaxo Smithkline, Reed and the Scottish Prison Service.

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Events
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Course / Event: The Executive Coach Training 2004
Vendor Name: Coaching & Communication Centre
Price: Self-financing - 2995 + VAT Corporate rate - 3995 + VAT
Type of Course: Open training course or seminar
Dates: 23rd October 2004 - 12th June 2005
Duration: 9 Months
Short Description: Train to be an executive coach in 2004
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