Category Archives: Training News

Evaluating Training

At Spearhead we are passionate that every training course we deliver has an impact on your future success. Here we share a few of the models and methodologies that have shaped how training evaluation is carried out. (more…)
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Could A Robot Replace You?

In the recent ITV television science fiction series “Humans” robots were depicted as being virtually indistinguishable from human beings and some even developed emotions. But is science fiction becoming science fact? Will robots put your job at risk? (more…)
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The Accelerated Development Equation

With an ever aging workforce, organisations need a pipe line of talented individuals who can be fast-tracked into more senior management positions. But unless this process is well-managed there is a real danger of over-promotion and the problems this causes. (more…)
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After Event Reviews

The holy grail of any training is to ensure that the skills delegates develop are applied when they return to the workplace. Change is difficult and simply attending a one-day workshop may not result in delegates using the skills in their actual job. After Event Reviews (AERs) are a tool that can be used by…
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Training Generation Y

Generation Y (also known as the Millennial Generation) are the demographic cohort with birth years ranging from the early 1980s to the early 2000s. It is often assumed by organisations that their younger workers prefer, and so benefit most from, online training. However, new research shows this may not be true. (more…)
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CPD Information – Part 2

In CPD information - part 1 we looked at what CPD is, what you need to do to create your own CPD plan and the types of activities that can be used for CPD. In part two we look at the specific CPD requirements of a number of the leading professional bodies and how they…
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Developing Your Managers

Approximately 25% of the total UK businesses spend on training is focused on training and developing their managers. Yet surveys show that there is still a large (and increasing) skills deficit within line management. So what is going wrong? (more…)
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CPD Information – Part 1

Continuing professional development (or CPD) is fundamental for success in today’s fast-moving business environment. If you are a member of a professional body, then it is highly likely that your continuing membership requires you to demonstrate your commitment to lifelong learning by undertaking regular CPD activities. However, it is also becoming increasingly common for organisations…
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When Training Isn’t the Right Answer

Booking your team onto training courses is often seen as the solution whenever things have gone wrong or are not working well. However, staff training is not always the right solution. (more…)
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Designing a Training Course: Part 2

In part one of “designing a training course” we looked at three things you need to consider before starting designing materials for your training course. In this blog we look at how people learn. This information is vital if the training you design is going to make a difference. (more…)
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