TrainingZONE Newswire #366 - What's so clever about SMART goals?

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TrainingZONE Newswire - Issue 366
11 July 2005
http://www.trainingzone.co.uk
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1. Feature: Three Levels of Trainer Development
2. The Way I See It... What's So Clever About SMART Goals
3. Parkin Space: Evaluating the Evaluation Methods
4. Case Study: Careconnect Learning in the NHS
5. LSC Holds Skills Summit
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Editor's note
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What's your understanding of SMART goals? Does "S" stand for
specific, simple, sensible or significant? And "M", does that
mean measurable, meaningful or motivational? It seems that while
SMART has become the ubiquitous term for objective setting,
there is no standard understanding for what the acronym stands
for. This week John Driscoll recommends we all take a SHABBY
approach to goals.
http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/142464/680/608/626
Elsewhere, to help trainers and their managers through the
career development minefield, Duncan Miles plots out a three-
step approach to professional progress.

Regards

Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

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Feature: Three Levels of Trainer Development
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Drawing on his experience head up training in a government
department, Duncan Miles outlines this three-step approach to
trainer development.
http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/142132/680/608/626

The Way I See It... What's So Clever About SMART Goals?
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With the SMART acronym seemingly meaning different things to
different people, is it time we all tried SHABBY instead?
http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/142464/680/608/626

Parkin Space: Get a Strategy
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Ever heard of a learning evaluation bible? Godfrey Parkin
explains why it could be the answer to every training managers
prayers.
http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/143012/680/608/626

Case Study: Careconnect Learning in the NHS
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Careconnect tutor Kathleen Miller offers an insight into how the
NHS is helping its low-skilled workers get back to learning.
http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/142232/680/608/626

LSC Holds Skills Summit
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Backed by Oracle and with government and industry input, this
summit will address the UK's skills shortfall.
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