Approaches to Training and Development: New Perspectives in Organization, Learning, Performance, and Change / Edition 3

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Overview


Approaches to Training and Development provides a comprehensive and practical introduction to the field of organizational training and human-resource development. It surveys the methods, functions, and goals of training--from needs assessment to implementation--illustrating each step of an effective training program. This new edition includes updates throughout, with fresh examples and current references, with an emphasis on evaluating and explaining new training. Comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible, this new edition will prove an essential resource to a new generation of trainers, HRD professionals, educators, and managers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738206981
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 5/29/2003
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 338
  • Sales rank: 825,693
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author


Dugan Laird was a pioneer in the field of training and human resource development. One of the most distinguished authors and consultants in the field, he died in 1984. Elwood F. Holton III is Professor of Human Resource Development at Louisiana State University. The author of twelve books, he lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sharon S. Naquin is the Executive Director of the Public Management Program and Director of the Office of HRD Research at Louisiana State University. The co-author of several books and numerous articles, she lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dugan Laird was a pioneer in the field of training and human resource development. One of the most distinguished authors and consultants in the field, he died in 1984. Elwood F. Holton III is Professor of Human Resource Development at Louisiana State University. The author of twelve books, he lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sharon S. Naquin is the Executive Director of the Public Management Program and Director of the Office of HRD Research at Louisiana State University. The co-author of several books and numerous articles, she lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dugan Laird was a pioneer in the field of training and human resource development. One of the most distinguished authors and consultants in the field, he died in 1984. Elwood F. Holton III is Professor of Human Resource Development at Louisiana State University. The author of twelve books, he lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sharon S. Naquin is the Executive Director of the Public Management Program and Director of the Office of HRD Research at Louisiana State University. The co-author of several books and numerous articles, she lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
1 Why This Book? 1
2 The Need for Training and Development Departments 5
3 Function and Role of T&D Managers 21
4 The T&D Department and the Organizational Structure 37
5 Identifying Training Needs 49
6 Responding to Individual Training Needs 77
7 Training Isn't Always the Solution 93
8 Learning Objectives 115
9 How Do People Learn? 125
10 Instructional Methods 149
11 Teaching Technique 183
12 Training Facilities 195
13 Enhancing Transfer of Learning 207
14 Training and Development Budgets 221
15 Measuring Training and Development 235
16 Assessing the Results of the Training Programs 255
17 Selecting and Retaining and T&D Staff 281
18 Does Employee Development Pay Off? 297
19 Where Does It All End? 317
References 321
Index 327
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