Training and Development For Dummies, 1st Edition

  • Elaine Biech
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  • ISBN-10: 1119076153
  • ISBN-13: 9781119076155
  • DDC: 658.3124
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 456 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released July 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This guide gives you the tools you need to develop a strong and effective training and development program. Covering the latest in talent development, this informative guide addresses classroom, virtual, and blended learning to open up your options and help you design the program that's right for your company. You'll explore the different modes of formal learning, including social learning, m-learning, and MOOCs, and delve into the benefits and implementation of self-directed and informal learning. The discussion covers mentoring and coaching, rotational and stretch assignments, and how to align talent development with the company's needs. You'll learn how to assess employee skills, design and deliver training, and evaluate each step of the process to achieve the goals of both the employee and the organization.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
So You're Going to Be a Trainer.
1: What’s Training and Development?.
2: Why Adults Learn.
3: The Training Cycle.
Designing the Best Darn Training in the World.
4: Assessing Needs and Developing Learning Objectives.
5: Developing the Training Design.
6: Nuances of Using Technology for Learning.
7: Being Prepared to Succeed.
Showtime: Delivering a Dynamic Training Session.
8: Implementing Training Designs: Your Job as a Facilitator.
9: It’s Showtime: Delivering Success.
10: Mastering Media and Other Visuals.
11: Training with Style.
12: Addressing Problems: What’s a Trainer to Do?.
It's Not Over Yet: The Follow-Up.
13: Evaluation: It’s Not Over Yet.
14: Transfer of Learning.
The Professional Trainer.
15: The Consummate Professional.
16: Trainer Certification.
17: The Future of the T&D Profession.
The Part of Tens.
18: Ten Tips to Start Off on the Right Foot.
19: Ten Webinar Warmups.
20: Ten Ways to Save Time While Training.
21: Ten Icebreakers That Work.
22: Ten Guidelines for M-Learning Success.
About the Author.
Author’s Acknowledgments.
Publisher’s Acknowledgments.
Wiley End User License Agreement.