The Trainer's Handbook / Edition 3

The Trainer's Handbook / Edition 3

by Karen Lawson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470403047

ISBN-13: 9780470403044

Pub. Date: 12/15/2008

Publisher: Wiley

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

Overview

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

Product Details

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

Table of Contents

Module One: Assessing Needs-Understanding Needs Assessment-Needs-Assessment Process-Developing an Action Plan-Assessing Participants' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Skills
Module Two: Understanding Adult Learners-Trainer Characteristics and Competencies-Understanding How and Why People Learn-Application of Learning Principles
Module Three: Training Style-Training Style-Learner-Centered Versus Information-Centered-Key Elements of a Trainer's Style
Module Four: Understanding Today's Learner-The Changing Training Environment-Self-Awareness-Diversity Issues-Participants with Disabilities
Module Five: Writing Instructional Objectives-What Are Learning Objectives?-Writing Learning Objectives
Module Six: Writing an Instructional Plan-Design Philosophy-Time Needed to Develop a Training Program-Major Components of Design-Creating a Design Matrix-Purpose of an Instructional Plan-Components of an Instructional Plan-Instructional Methods-Developing Materials
Module Seven: Selecting, Designing, and Developing Active-Training Methods-The Case for Active Training-Corporate Learning-Creating an Active-Learning Environment-Designing Active-Training Activities-Common Methods and Materials
Module Eight: Delivering Training-Creating a Positive Learning Environment-Experiential and Active-Training Techniques-Tips for Using Specific Methods-Improving Platform Presence
Module Nine: Using Visual Aids-Retention Rate in Visual Learning-Commonly Used Visual Aids
Module Ten: Working with Groups-The Trainer As Facilitator-Ways to Encourage Participation-The Art of Questioning-Responding to Questions-Scaling the Wall of Resistance-Problem Situations
ModuleEleven: Creativity in the Workshop-Creativity with Small Groups-Props and Theatrical Techniques-Games-Creative Closings
Module Twelve: Evaluating Training-Why Evaluate?-When to Evaluate-Whom to Involve-How to Evaluate-What to Evaluate-Four-Level Model for Evaluation-Accountability for Training-Significance of the Evaluation Process
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References
Index

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