Learning and Development

Index here items on human resource and employee development, workplace learning, the learning and development function, the learning organisation and culture, learning theory and learning styles, learning interventions and apprenticeships.

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    Dynamic duels

    Every few months I run a Course for the IPD called “Advanced psychology for trainers”. The who attend the programme are usually most interested in the session on group dynamics, where we look at the experiences of trainers...

    In-the-job learning

    Although often obscured by qualifications and jargon, learning is something that we all do naturally. Learning is essential for human development. It allows us to adapt to our environment and, ultimately, ensures our survival...

    Cash up front fills training ‘black holes’

    Andrew Leigh took a brave stance in his recent article, “Into a pitch black hole” (Learning centre, 23 July), which outlined the difficulties encountered by small training providers dealing with large organisations. To criticise...

    Sherlock homes in on standards

    Inspectors appointed to tackle alleged fraud in workplace training have found irregularities, including the unreliable assessment of work leading to NVQs and other qualifications. David Sherlock, chief executive of the Training...

    Demanding Customers: Customer Care Made Perfect

    Publisher Video Arts (0171 637 7288) Price £895 Customer care as a topic for training materials refuses to go away. The latest addition comes in the form of a 25-minute video from Video Arts. Aimed at front-line staff, its...

    Mum’s the word as curtain falls on the ‘industrial age’

    The contrast could not have been clearer. Mary Harney, Irish minister for enterprise, trade and employment, admitting to being technology illiterate and Elliot Masie, an adviser to the White House on new technology and lifelong...

    No easy answers

    I have followed the arguments over the IPD’s use of examinations with interest. It seems to me that the debate is between the traditional vested interests of examiners and people operating in the real world. Perhaps...

    Quality Monitor

    Developer Reference Point (01494) 510932 Price available to Tecs at a subsidised rate of £625 per copy Requirements Windows 3.11 This package has been designed to help training providers with self-assessment and the reporting...

    The Human Resources Development Handbook

    Authors Pat Hargreaves and Peter Jarvis Publisher Kogan Page (0171 278 0545) Price £30 ISBN 0 7494 2429 X Intended as a quick-reference manual, this volume considers all aspects of high-profile staff development and training...

    FE colleges told to think small

    Further education colleges have been advised that they should be more proactive in selling training to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Smaller firms tend to put day-to-day business demands ahead of training needs...