The Trainer's Handbook / Edition 3

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Even Trainers Need Training!

Get practical tips on:

* Assessing the attitudes of your participants* Remaining sensitive to the diversity of your audience* Selecting audio-visual aids* Closing your sessions creatively?and much more!

The demand for training often exceeds the available resources. That?s when organizations turn to their subject-matter experts. These employees often have no training experience, but they have valuable information to share with their coworkers. Usually, these subject-matter experts are given little or no formal instruction on how to train. It?s sink or swim. They struggle to convey their expertise, and their untutored training can fall on unwilling ears.

The Train-the-Trainer workshop is the helping hand that no new trainer can do without. The Instructor?s Guide gives you the tips, tools, checklists, and guidelines you need to conduct an effective, interactive train-the-trainer program.

You?ll teach new trainers how to:

Conduct a needs assessment

Develop their instructional plan

Use active training techniques

Evaluate their training?and much more!

Plus, this guide is packed with figures and exhibits you?ll use as overheads, flip charts, and handouts. And the Train-the-Trainer workshop is flexible: the modular design allows you to pick and choose the sections your participants need.

Trainer?s Handbook

The Trainer?s Handbook, the guide for workshop participants, is both a component of the workshop and a stand-alone resource. You?ll want a copy of the Handbook for every Train-the-Trainer workshop participant.

Remember?even trainers need training! Build a solid foundation for new trainers with this total-trainer

development workshop and resource guide.

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What People Are Saying

From the Publisher
"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."
—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
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 315,200
  • 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

1 Assessing needs 5
2 Understanding adult learners 27
3 Training styles 43
4 Understanding today's learner 75
5 Writing instructional objectives 87
6 Writing an instructional plan 97
7 Selecting, designing, and developing active-training methods 121
8 Delivering training 147
9 Using visual aids 185
10 Distance learning 199
11 Working with groups 215
12 Using creativity 237
13 Evaluating training 253
14 The business of consulting : internal and external 273
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