The Guidebook for International Trainers in Business and Industry

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The Guidebook for International Trainers in Business and Industry is designed for decision makers and trainers in multinational corporations and developing countries.

The Guidebook for International Trainers in Business and Industry is written to meet a growing need for skilled manpower in business and industry. The author examines the training function, its limitations and alternatives, and the factors that generate a need for training. He outlines a complete strategy for ...

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Overview

The Guidebook for International Trainers in Business and Industry is designed for decision makers and trainers in multinational corporations and developing countries.

The Guidebook for International Trainers in Business and Industry is written to meet a growing need for skilled manpower in business and industry. The author examines the training function, its limitations and alternatives, and the factors that generate a need for training. He outlines a complete strategy for starting a training program in a developing country, with procedures for setting up administrative arrangements, and establishing objectives. Thirty-four training techniques are fully described, with applications and tips on optimum usage. Handy charts, checklists, decision tables, and grids help in assembling the necessary data, and arriving at an effective action plan.

Several widely used training systems are thoroughly detailed, including the advantages and disadvantages. This book examines measurement and feedback devices, and provides guidelines for selecting and evaluating trainers, course designers, and administrators. It analyzes funding procedures, and gives instructions for setting up a chart of accounts and preparing a zero base budget.

Decision-makers for countries, corporations, and organizations will use this book to determine whether training meets their socio-economic goals, and for a wide variety of other decisions related to training. Experienced trainers and human resource developers will welcome its proven guidelines for every area of international, multinational, and cross-cultural training. New trainers will find it an authoritative source of ready-to-use training methods.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595161768
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/29/2000
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction xi
1. The Role of Training 1
The Four Phases of Occupational Education and Training 4
What Training Can Do 5
The Limitations of Training 7
The Responsibility of the Training Function 10
The Individuals Responsibility 12
2. The Transition Process 16
As Related to Training and Development 17
A Balanced Program 18
Factors That Generate a Need 19
Changes That Generate Training Needs 20
Factors That Retard the Rate of Transition 20
Modernizing the Training Establishment 21
Strategy for the Transition Process 22
Choosing Administrative Arrangements 23
Principles Associated With Training Administration 24
Determining the Need and Complexity for Training 25
An OD Approach to Training in a Developing Country 28
Determining the Feasibility of Apprentice Training 32
3. Cultural Awareness 37
Task Analysis 38
Job Analysis 39
Materials 40
Designing the Program 42
Intercultural Preparation 44
Non Verbal Cues and Actions 45
Cross Cultural Communication 51
Cultural Factor Awareness 52
Home Country Reentry 54
Executive Company Problems 55
The Expatriates Family Problems 56
Cultural Desensitivity Training 57
4. Setting Training Goals 60
Who Establishes Goals and Objectives 63
A Taxonomy of Educational Objectives 64
Task Analysis 67
Tailoring Objectives 70
Goals Beyond the Behavior Objectives 71
What Will Tell Us Our Program Has Succeeded 72
5. Training Techniques 73
Introduction General Discussion 73
Analysis of 36 Specific Techniques 75
Definition of Each Technique
Characteristics and Criteria of Each Technique
Applications of Each Technique
Tips on Using Each Technique
Summary Chart Applicability of Specific Techniques 110
Materials 112
Displays and Exhibits 112
Film 113
Handouts (Circulars) 115
Models 116
Newsletters 116
Videotape 117
Chart Showing Relative Learner Involvement 119
6. Training Systems 120
Input-Output Subject Matter 121
Types of Tests 124
Types of Training Systems 124
History 125
Apprenticeship 126
In Service Training 131
On The Job Training 131
Vertibule Training 135
Vocational Technical and Trade Schools 139
Cooperative Education 144
Correspondence Education and Training 148
Home Study 150
Self Study 150
Secondary Systems 154
7. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Training 159
Planning for Evaluation 160
Measurement During the Training 162
Feedback Devices 163
Measurement at the End of Training 170
Measurement in the Post Training Period 172
A Hypothetical Case Study 177
Economic Measurement of Training 178
8. Selecting, Developing, and Evaluating Trainers 181
The Conductor of the Learning Experience 184
Rules for Effective Listening 186
Checkpoints in Selecting Trainers 189
Checklist for Evaluating Instructors 190
The Designer of the Learning Experience 191
The Administrator of the Training Function 197
Selecting and Evaluating Administrators 200
The Consultant to the Organization 201
A Checklist for Performance as a Consultant 205
Developing the Training Specialist 208
9. Funding and Budgeting 209
Funding: Introductory Concepts 209
Funding Through National Governments 211
Funding Through Labor Unions 216
Funding Through Private Industry 216
The Budgeting Process 217
Chart of Accounts (example) 218
Zero Base Budgeting 220
Decision Package (example) 222
Decision Package Ranking 223
Glossary 227
Bibliography 233
Index 247
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