The Trainer's Handbook / Edition 3

The Trainer's Handbook / Edition 3

by Karen Lawson
     
 

The Trainer's Handbook

This thoroughly revised and updated edition of The Trainer's Handbook presents a comprehensive and systematic approach for developing and enhancing the skills needed not only to survive but to thrive in today's challenging training marketplace.

Highly accessible and comprehensive, The Trainer's Handbook includes tips on assessing the

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The Trainer's Handbook

This thoroughly revised and updated edition of The Trainer's Handbook presents a comprehensive and systematic approach for developing and enhancing the skills needed not only to survive but to thrive in today's challenging training marketplace.

Highly accessible and comprehensive, The Trainer's Handbook includes tips on assessing the needs of participants, ideas for keeping training sessions learner-centered, suggestions for incorporating activities into training, guidelines for selecting effective audiovisual aids, and proven techniques for closing sessions creatively. For those new to the profession, this updated edition of Karen Lawson's classic book explains the entire training process from start to finish. Seasoned trainers will find this book useful as a resource to add fresh techniques and ideas to their training toolboxes. In addition, the updated edition includes practical tips, strategies, and ideas for navigating in an uncertain economy.

The book is filled with worksheets, checklists, and assessments that can be designed to meet any facilitator's particular training needs. The Trainer's Handbook also offers a website tool that includes job aids, illustrative examples, assignment templates, exercises, and Internet resources.

Praise for the Second Edition

"My recipe for a great lesson design is two parts content development and one part Trainer's Handbook. I always find something I can use in this great, and much used, reference book." —Steve Sugar, coauthor, Games That Boost Performance

"From the initial needs assessment right on through to final evaluation, Karen Lawson's newest book has it all! You'll learn from a 'master' of our trade. Karen's pragmatic approach to this ever-changing field will clearly enhance and enliven your next training program. Just do it!" —Edward E. Scannell, past national president, ASTD, and coauthor, Games Trainers Play series

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470403044
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/15/2008
Edition description:
Updated Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
743,558
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Karen Lawson, Ph.D., is an international consultant, speaker, and author. As founder and president of Lawson Consulting Group Inc., she has built a successful consulting firm specializing in organization and management development. She has extensive consulting and workshop experience in the areas of management, team development, communication, and quality service across a wide range of industries, including financial services, pharmaceutical, health care, telecommunications, government, and non-profit organizations.
In her consulting work with Fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses, she uses her experience and knowledge of human relations to help leaders at all levels make a difference in their organizations. She has held many key leadership positions in professional organizations, including the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and the National Speakers Association (NSA). She has also received numerous professional awards for her contribution to the training profession.
Dr. Lawson holds a doctorate in adult and organizational development from Temple University. She earned her MA from the University of Akron and BA from Mount Union College. She is also a graduate of the National School of Banking in Fairfield, Connecticut.
She is the author of The Art of Influencing, Improving Workplace Performance Through Coaching, Improving On-the-Job Training and Coaching, Skill Builders: 50 Communications Skills Activities, New Employee Orientation Training, and Involving Your Audience—Make It Active. She is the co-author of 101 Ways to Make Training Active (1st ed.) and has published dozens of articles in professional journals. She has presented at many regional and national professional conferences and is on the adjunct faculty of several colleges and universities.

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Table of Contents

1Assessing needs5
2Understanding adult learners27
3Training styles43
4Understanding today's learner75
5Writing instructional objectives87
6Writing an instructional plan97
7Selecting, designing, and developing active-training methods121
8Delivering training147
9Using visual aids185
10Distance learning199
11Working with groups215
12Using creativity237
13Evaluating training253
14The business of consulting : internal and external273

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