Taming the Terrible Too's of Training: How to improve workplace performance in the digital age

Taming the Terrible Too's of Training: How to improve workplace performance in the digital age

by Dan Cooper, Ken Cooper
     
 
Taming the Terrible Too's of Training is an easy to use, practical roadmap for creating workplace training that actually works--anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Offering a mix of both theory and practice, it was developed from experience in training for thousands of organizations and from analyzing extensive academic and industry research to determine what works

Overview

Taming the Terrible Too's of Training is an easy to use, practical roadmap for creating workplace training that actually works--anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Offering a mix of both theory and practice, it was developed from experience in training for thousands of organizations and from analyzing extensive academic and industry research to determine what works in the digital age.

The goal is to show how to use training to create performance improvement in the most time-efficient and cost-effective way possible. To accomplish that, Taming the Terrible Too's of Training does the following:

1. Identifies dysfunctional training processes that are common in organizations today.
2. Addresses the disconnect between current employee training practices and the realities of adult learning.
3. Provides research on instructional design that shows exactly how to maximize learning, retention, and transfer of knowledge in the workplace.
4. Identifies the new role for the Training & Development department in a mobile learning environment.

The methodology for accomplishing this is called Right learning--workforce development that addresses the right need at the right time in the right amount and with the right design.

The authors, Dan Cooper and Ken Cooper, have more than 50 combined years in the training industry. They have presented over 2,500 in-person training seminars, have appeared in hundreds of live satellite TV broadcasts, and have developed in excess of 1,000 online training programs. They have completed the transition from classroom training to nearly total online delivery using video e-learning, and have now delivered millions of cloud-based video learning programs over the web to smart phones, tablets, PCs, portable media players, route handhelds, and TVs.

The book contains short chapters, each one dealing with a single learning point. Specific to-do action steps are provided at the end of each chapter to help readers apply the new concepts immediately. Relevant research is footnoted in the text and listed in a reference section at the back of the book. A detailed index is also provided.

Taming the Terrible Too's of Training is an essential reference for both training professionals and managers focused on improving workplace performance and business results.

Editorial Reviews

James Cox
Training is required for many of today's professions, and doing it efficiently is vital for business success. Taming the "Terrible Too's" of Training is a guide for those in charge of their business' training programs, and shows how to avoid the common pitfalls that come with training, often with what comes from overdoing it and overburdening one's newest trainees. Taming the "Terrible Too's" of Training is a strongly recommended pick for business reference collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780985094935
Publisher:
TotalComm Press
Publication date:
09/10/2012
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Dan Cooper is a founding partner and CEO of Performance Improvement Results, a technology-based content development, delivery, and consulting, a video-based training provider headquartered in Kansas City. He has developed hundreds of computer-based and video training programs, and is a member of the Institute for Human Resources Technology Enabled Learning advisory board (HR.com).

Dan was recognized in 2011 by Training Magazine as a “Top Young Trainer” and has served on its editorial board. He also has produced a monthly “Video 4 Results” video series for TrainingMag.com and has written a monthly training column for the site.


Ken Cooper is a founding partner of Performance Improvement Results. He has over 30 years of experience as a training consultant and speaker, has presented over 2,500 seminars, and has appeared in hundreds of live and recorded e-learning programs.

Ken is author of The Relational Enterprise, Effective Competency Modeling and Reporting, and BodyBusiness, all from the American Management Association. He has written hundreds of articles and white papers, and he has been published in Chief Learning Officer, Training, Trainer’s Workshop, The Corporate Board, and numerous other business publications.

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