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The Leader in Resources for Training & HR Professionals for the Past Four Decades

Organizations that thrive in today's competitive marketplace are those that make a firm commitment to training and development. And successful trainers stay at the top of their profession by accessing the most recent and important information, tools, and resources in the field.

The 2011 Pfeiffer Training Annual offers a hands-on guide to the latest thinking and recent approaches to training and development. This year's Annual presents a "organizational dynamics" theme. The contributors address the many factors that affect how well the people and process react when brought together and how they function as a singular entity to accomplish a task.

The Annual is divided into four sections: Experiential Learning Activities (ELAs); Editor's Choice; Inventories, Questionnaires, and Surveys; and Articles and Discussion Resources. The fourth section, Editor's Choice, includes cutting edge material to help trainers stay on top of the key trends in the field.

ELAs are the mainstay of the Annual. The activities are presented as complete and ready-to-use training designs. You'll find ELAs from top training leaders: Kris Downing, Joanne Sujansky and Jan Ferri-Reed.

The instrument section introduces reliable survey and assessment tools for gathering and sharing data on aspects of change and leadership best practices.

The articles section presents the best current thinking about training. Use these for your own professional development or as a lecture resource within your trainings. Must-haves in this section include articles by Leonard D. Goodstein and Eric P. Prien as well as Prakash K. Nair and Toby M. Egan that address the organizational dynamics theme. The depth and breadth of available resources—new content is added to the Annual each year—ensures a steady stream of contemporary knowledge and tools. Use the Annual to keep on top of developments within the training and HR profession, dip into the content for an activity or instrument that targets a specific performance problem, combine activities to create an entire development program, or learn how others in the profession are tackling the ever-increasing challenges of building and developing a capable and productive workforce.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470592380
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/30/2010
  • Series: J-B Pfeiffer Annual Vol1 Series , #49
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Elaine Biech is president and managing principal of ebb associates, inc, a strategic implementation, leadership development, and experiential learning consulting firm. She is the coauthor, with James Kouzes and Barry Posner, of A Coach's Guide to Developing Exemplary Leaders, and the author of over two dozen books and articles including Training for Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Website Contents.


The Difference Between Training and Consulting: Which Annual to Use?

Introduction to The 2011 Pfeiffer Annual: Training.

Experiential Learning Activities.

Introduction to the Experiential Learning Activities Section.

Experiential Learning Activities Categories.

**Generational Bingo: Celebrating Diversity (Joanne G. Sujansky and Jan Ferri-Reed).

Two Words or Less: Leadership Communication Technique (Nanci Appleman-Vassil).

Condemnations and Appreciations: Resolving Conflict (Izzy Gesell).

Balloon Bounce: Conducting Idea-Generating Meetings (Robert Alan Black).

Balloon Bounce: Exploring Interdependence in Relationships (Mark Isabella).

Maximize Your Resources: Experiencing a Non-Zero-Sum Game (Udai Pareek).

Ice Cream Company: Simulating Effective Team Roles (Beverly J. Bitterman).

Create a Sentence: Forming Small Groups (Amy Henderson).

Give 'Em an A+: Opening a Session (Lou Russell).

**Kartik: Mentoring a New Employee (Mitu Mandal, Rajinder Kaur Sokhi, and Devesh Nath Tripathi).

Leader or Manager: Determining the Difference (Homer H. Johnson0.

Delegation: Increasing Lead Worker Effectiveness (Deborah Spring Laurel).

Process Puzzles: Communicating a Process (Scott C. Thompson).

Editor's Choice.

Introduction to the Editor's Choice Section.

From Spark to Finish: Creating "Silent Puzzle" (Steve Sugar).

Presentation Skills Self-Assessment (Kristin J. Arnold).

Twelve Weeks of Creativity Tips (Robert Alan Black).

Inventories, Questionnaires, and Surveys.

Introduction to the Inventories, Questionnaires, and Surveys Section.

Assertiveness Training Assessment (Sushama Khanna).

Learning Styles Instrument for Students (LSI-S) (Surabhi Purohit).

Articles and Discussion Resources.

Introduction to the Articles and Discussion Resources Section.

Managing4Results™: Development Through a Disciplined Process (Susan Curtin and Eric Kaufmann).

**Becoming Competent About Competencies (Leonard D. Goodstein and Eric P. Prien0.

**The Four-Domain Competency Model: A Framework for Competency Modeling and Development (Prakash Krishnan Nair and Toby M. Egan).

**Preserving Trust While Downsizing (Inci Turkman and Zane L. Berge).

*Building a Learning Community with Social Bookmarking Technology (Chih-Hsiung Tu0.

**Organizational Learning Demystified: The Open Systems Organizational Learning Model and Knowledge Transfer (Christopher A. Chaves).

Strengths-Based HRD Audit (T.V. Rao).

Effective On-the-Job Training (Parth Sarathi).

The Total Learning Experience: Taking Care of All the Details (George C. Hall).

A Business Approach to Learning: Increasing Profits Through Marketing Methodologies (Ajay M. Pangarkar and Teresa Kirkwood).

**Using the Discovering Model to Facilitate Transformational Leadership Practices (Michael Kroth and Patricia E. Boverie).

**Leading Your Team Toward Psychological Well-Being (Cynthia Mathieu).


Contents of the Companion Volume, The 2011 Pfeiffer Annual: Consulting.

Pfeiffer Publications Guide.

*Cutting Edge Topics

**Organizational Dynamics Topics

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