What is fashion in the world of L&D It is 1800 and I am on the 1640 train back from Leeds to London after meeting with a potential client. I overhear a telephone conversation where an individual described a training room as basic. Yes it had the required tables and chairs, windows, space, a rail to clip flowcharts around the room - lots of wall space etc.. but you have to take your own projector and loud speakers. So is this 'basic spec' old fashioned - or do we expect different … [Read more...] about When is training ‘old fashioned”?
One of the best kept secrets in the training world is the daily digest from Training Journal. Known as the TJ Daily Digest (once the UKHRD started by Fenman)this daily round-up of questions and answers of all things training is free again sign up here to receive it http://www.trainingjournal.com/ Great for in-house training specialists to seek the opinion of like-minded colleagues, and for freelance trainers to 'show they can' - but beware this is not an advertising medium - so great for … [Read more...] about Free discussion group for those involved in training
Is the availability of free training materials really a free lunch? One of the increasing trends I have noticed over the last few months are people asking on professional forums, groups and networks for "free corporate training materials". This is in some ways a good thing and in many ways a real worry. Why is this good? For some time now there has been a decline in the amount of training (or learning and development activity) taking place in organizations. This is bad for … [Read more...] about Free Corporate Training Material – worth the investment?
Social Irresponsibility: Essential Resources Being Disposed Of Total madness and irresponsibility by our local and national public sector managers. In the UK and many other countries, as each week passes we hear of organisations being closed down. These are organisations that have been set up and run with public money - our taxes. Now for those employed in those roles its not a good situation to be in - job insecurity at a time when employment is difficult to find, tough economic times. For … [Read more...] about £Millions of training resources being thrown away
Basic Requirements of a Training Room/ Venue Often I get asked by new trainers what are the basics I need from a training venue. So here is my 21 point checklist of the basics (in no particular order)... Access to public transport Additional stationery if required, eg paper, pens, highlighters etc Air-conditioning/ fans/ heating that’s easily adjustable Catering - appropriate provision of refreshments/ lunch Cloakroom /Space for participants’ belongings Flexibility with … [Read more...] about 21 Tip Checklist – Basic requirements of a Training Room/ Venue Basics