Training news in brief

first_img Comments are closed. Training news in briefOn 1 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today This week’s training news in brief M&S finds mentors High street retailer Marks & Spencer is implementing two new programmesto provide mentors at every level, from people on short-term work placements tosenior executives. It hopes to launch its first tranche of 50 executivementoring partnerships this month. The first batch will be drawn from the ranksof executives who report into the board and who will act as mentors to the nextlayer of managers. Edexcel faces the music Edexcel, one of the UK’s largest awarding bodies has given its marketing andcommunications division a team-building boost by encouraging it to record amusic CD for charity. “I wanted an activity which would unlock thedivision’s creative potential,” said Edexcel marketing director GailCohen. Cohen worked in conjunction with John Matchett Ltd, and reports that sheachieved all of her objectives. “Once back in the office the energy levelswere certainly higher and people spoke very positively about theexperience,” she said.  www.jmlnet.comLlama panorama Conference delegates who need to unwind after a tough session now have theopportunity to trek with llamas. Ashdown Park Hotel in East Sussex is offeringthe outdoor adventures as a fun way to unwind and take in some fresh air. Theconference centre has created two corporate packages which include trekking atthe neighbouring llama park.  www.ashdownpark.co.ukA taste of honey Following the recent amalgamation of the British Association for OpenLearning and the Forum for Technology in Training, the British LearningAssociation is holding its inaugural conference. Speakers include learning andbehaviour specialist Peter Honey and Charles Jennings, head of global learning,Reuters. The conference ‘Advancing techniques and technologies for learning’will be held on 31 March at London’s Royal Institution.  www.britishlearning.com/blaconf04.htmEnhanced performance Cox Insurance is celebrating significant improvements in its peoplemanagement , team work and communications after running a series of four-daymanagement development programmes. Evaluation shows that the programme hasequipped the participants with a wider range of skills and a greater awarenessof their strengths and management style. “Managers are sharing theirlearning with their teams and this has led to an upsurge in people takinggreater responsibility for their own training and a real hunger for personaldevelopment throughout the organisation.” The programme was arranged byRoffey Park.  www.roffeypark.com Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more