Training Design Manual: The Complete Practical Guide to Creating Effective and Successful Training Programmes / Edition 2

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This workbook and the accompanying online resources provide a one-stop reference manual for designing and delivering a training course.  Written in a user-friendly style, The Training Design Manual guides the reader through the design process from start to finish.  Theoretical concepts are followed by examples of practical application, and a blend of text and graphics appeals to a wide range of learning styles.  Online material includes design templates which the reader can use to record ideas as they progress through the book.

This A-to-Z manual of instructional design for trainers of all experience levels guides users through a step-by-step process leading up to the launch of a successful training course. Includes an interactive CD-ROM with templates, activities, and course materials.

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"[A]n excellent guide to developing effective training programs." - California Bookwatch

"Packed with useful hints and strategies." - Training Journal

"We recommend this book to human-resource managers and others who want to introduce employees to new information, processes or experiences." -

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749456252
  • Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2009
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,299,782
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Tony Bray runs Aquarius International, a training consulting firm, having previously had a management career with British Telecom. He is the author of several training books including Trade Secrets of Using E-Learning in Training.

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Table of Contents

1          Introduction   

2          Designing top-down and bottom-up 

3          The training design project    

4          Formal learning needs analysis          

5          Team-based needs analysis    

6          Explore the learning options  

7          How people learn       

8          Develop your proposal           

9          Be a STAR designer  

10        Designing more complex activities    

11        Design each session in detail 

12        Blended learning        

13        Sights and sounds      

14        Design course materials         

15        Select and manage the venue 

16        Train the trainers        

17        Pilot the course          

18        Go live           

19        Review and re-launch

20        The power of one percent     

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