Train and Develop Your Staff: A Do-It-Yourself Guide for Managers

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In this wide-ranging guide, written for managers in this situation, Alan George looks in turn at a range of training methods, from traditional courses to work-based learning. He explains step-by-step the process of planning and providing the necessary learning opportunities. The book is designed to give all people managers the confidence to be people developers by equipping them with accessible training principles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780566078408
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/19/2005
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.43 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Introduction 1
1 How people learn at work 11
2 Helping people learn at work 25
3 Improving performance 41
4 Learning needs and how to analyse them 57
5 Choosing training events 69
6 Getting the best out of training events 85
7 Developing your staff as they work 93
8 Training and development opportunities outside the workplace 119
9 Using open learning 131
10 Planning a training event 149
11 Delivering a training event 159
12 Assessing learning outcomes 181
13 Learning development in your work group 193
14 Learning for change 203
Your learning development planner 215
Conclusion 219
Index 221
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