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Management Training News: w/c 20th January 2013

Management Training Resources: w/c 20th January 2013

This week, we follow up last week's news of 2013's "Manage, Click, Learn!" with a link to the site that has 650 free courses waiting for you. Don't you just love the Internet!

Other items in this week's "Management Training Resources" show you how we make diversity interesting; back to our weekly quizzes with a good one on Non-Verbal Communication; a newsletter reminder to get your taxes in; and our spotlight on a perennial favourite, the MTL Mini-Courses.


So Here Is the Link to Over 650 Free University-Level Courses!

openlearn02_142 Last week, we launched this year's "Manage, Click, Learn! 2013", our free annual manual listing the top 100 sites for free learning materials. This year, we have some very impressive new entries, top of which has to be the OpenLearn site from the UK's Open University. The site has over 650 free courses from "Introducing social work practice" to "Corporate finance", "The importance of interpersonal skills" to "Creating an ethical organisation" plus over 646 more! Simply amazing, so go ahead and enjoy... more
And here is your (correct) link to "Manage, Click, Learn! 2013"


How We Make Diversity Interesting

elephantgiraffe03_142_01 Some training subjects can be as dry as dust. For example, when did you last see someone get excited about Equal Opportunities? Or Change Management? Or Diversity? But just because the subject is abstract and difficult to pin down doesn't mean to say that it's any the less important. Which is why we are great devotees of using stories, tales, and anecdotes in our training programmes. We use them all the time and so do the best trainers that we know. If you want to see the power of a good anecdote to get across an important learning point, take a look at how we make Diversity interesting... more


This Week's Quiz: Non-Verbal Communication

quiz_175 Do you know Albert Mehrabian's formula for voice, tone and body language? Does standing at the office door make you someone of low rank or high? Where would you sit if you were a man in conversation with a woman and a man? Do you know the names and distances of the four zones around you? And can you say why people sometimes give you lots of eye contact and sometimes none at all? All of these and more are in this week's quiz on Non-Verbal Communications and is one of the management training resources featured in our online Communications programmes. The quiz is free to enter and you could win a prize. For fun and learning, try this week's quiz here... more


New Newsletter: "Taxing Your Patience"

tax_142 After the celebrations of Christmas and the New Year a month ago, the end of January brings many of us back down to earth with a bump as, here in the UK, it's tax-return time. Despite promising to take a more positive approach every year, I still find myself dragging my feet about filling in my tax return. I've established that there are 3 reasons why I procrastinate and they're probably the clues as to why over 4 million other people do the same. Find out what these 3 reasons are in this newsletter and take bets on whether I can train myself to do better next year... more


Spotlight on MTL Mini-Courses

mtlminicourses_142 Sometimes, the best kinds of management training products are those that are short, to the point, and give you exactly the information you need to help you in your job. And that's exactly what you get with our series of MTL Mini-Courses. They are ideal for busy people who like to learn in small but frequent chunks. They're also ideal for those who train others and want a power-packed e-learning course that takes only minutes to deliver its message. Find out more about these courses from these links... more