The Trainer's Handbook / Edition 3

The Trainer's Handbook / Edition 3

by Karen Lawson
     
 

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

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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:
248,198
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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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