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"An excellent, comprehensive, and very practical guide for training design.
—Beverly Popek, director of human resources, professional & consulting services, MCI Telecommunications
The answer is here. The heart of this book is the Sequential-Iterative Model (SIM) for training design. A fancy term for a simple, elegant concept: training should be a step-by-step process with a feedback loop that enables you to continually refine your training based on experience.
"You will not find another book that so thoroughly examines the process of creating training events. For anyone who wants to do quality design work, this book is highly recommAnded."
—Mel Silberman, author of Active Training and 101 Ways to Make Training Active
This book is a tool to help you design training that is:
You get checklists and evaluations to guide your development process. Out of their many years of experience, Milano and Ullius have created a practical guidebook that enables you to structure training so it is fluid and adaptable. Many guides to instructional design are stuffy, academic, and difficult to apply to the real world. Not so with Designing Powerful Training. This book is easy to approach and visually refreshing, with over 70 figures and illustrations!
You'll receive an overview of training basics, including:
Next, the authors introduce you to the revolutionary SIM design. This design guides you through:
"I like this book! The [SIM] gives me the connection between training design and organizational performance needs I have been looking for in other books."—Joseph A. Greenberg, professor of higher education administration, The George Washington University
An essential piece of the puzzle is the running example that the authors follow throughout the book. This is where the rubber meets the road. You see the SIM in action and you recognize how you'll make it work for you.
|Pt. 1||The Foundations of Powerful Training||1|
|2||An Overview of the SIM||13|
|3||The Adult Learner||23|
|Pt. 2||Using the SIM||81|
|6||The SIM: Training Goals and Objectives||83|
|7||The SIM: Key Topics||123|
|8||The SIM: Training Flow - Macrodesign||155|
|9||The SIM: Training Flow - Microdesign||201|
|10||The SIM: Materials||241|
|11||The SIM: Evaluation Tools||279|
|12||Making the Training Design Shine||313|
|App||Common Organizational Structures||327|
|References and Recommended Reading||331|
|About the Authors||333|