News in brief

This month’s news in brief

Australian export…

Susanne Rix , creator of the latest peak performance technique, is flying in
from Sydney to deliver the first ‘Superworking’ programmes in the UK. Described
as "mind-body training", the phenomenon has already been deployed in
its native Australia among chief executives and senior managers. It works by
taking principles used to train professions which require extraordinary
performance under enormous stress, and applying them to leadership and
management. Key subject areas are said to include extending performance cycles
and multiple intelligences. The courses are being run in the UK by The
Springboard Consultancy.

…and us import

The Apter Motivational Style Profile tool is to be offered in the US by
Virginia-based Otto Kroeger Associates. OKA is already known as one of the
continent’s largest personality-type trainers and distributors of the
world-renowned Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment. The AMSP is based on the
reversal theory of motivation and is said to indicate where someone might need
to change in order to become more effective at work and fulfilled as a person.
It has been adopted in the UK by the Central Police Training and Development

Helping hands

The British Heart Foundation is inviting companies to put forward groups of
four people to participate in a weekend team-building challenge. The BHF said
the teams will learn valuable skills and help raise vital funds – 60 per cent
of the £2,500 ticket price will go to the BHF.

Wolce shortlist

The shortlist for this year’s Wolce e-learning awards has been announced.
Categories include bespoke, generic, and online products of the year, along
with best blended solution. Shortlisted entries include e-learnity’s e-learning
enterprise for Coca-Cola Enterprises Europe and Wide Learning’s Money
Laundering Prevention programme.

Wiseman is a winner

Pauline Wiseman, head of the Honda Institute, recently profiled in Training
Magazine, has accepted the ‘Oscar’ of the motor industry, the Motor Trader
Training Award, on behalf of the Japanese company. The judges pointed to Honda’s
personal development programmes for 10,000 people within its three franchised
networks, and that more than 800 training events were held in Honda franchised
car dealerships in the UK during the past year.

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