Human Resource Development, 3rd Edition, is the revised and expanded version of a book that has helped launch many successful training careers.With a clear and concise blending of learning theory and field-tested procedures, Human Resource Development provides an up-to-date self-development guide for the new trainer—and a handy reference for the seasoned professional. Donaldson and Scannell offer a comprehensive, step-by-step introduction to the field and provide tips and techniques useful in a wide variety of training situations. The book systematically develops the skills necessary to design and conduct successful training programs.This second edition addresses the expanding role and resources of today’s trainer. In a new overview of computer-based instruction, the authors introduce this medium, weigh training needs and costs against potential benefits and applications, and discuss the design features of effective interactive programs. The authors also re-emphasize the mastery of good platform skills, detailing the four-step process for developing interesting and informative presentations. An entire chapter is now devoted to the role and skills of the trainer as facilitator.Human Resource Development also covers:
Les Donaldson is a management and sales training consultant operating his own company, Exceptional Performance Consultants, in Phoenix, Arizona. His positions with a national manufacturing and distribution company included product marketing manager, regional sales manager, and national director of sales training. Mr. Donaldson holds an M.B.A. degree from San Francisco State University and has written five books, including Behavioral Supervision and Conversational Magic.
Edward E. Scannell is the Director of the University Conference Bureau at Arizona State University. He was the 1982 National President of ASTD and is currently the Executive Chairman of the International Federation of Training and Development Organizations. As a member of the National Speakers Association, Scannell has given many presentations in the U.S. and abroad. He is the author of numerous books and articles in human resource development, communications, creativity, meeting planning, and management. His seven books include Games Trainers Play and its sequel, More Games Trainers Play.