Training Fundamentals: Pfeiffer Essential Guides to Training Basics / Edition 1

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Training Fundamentals is a no-nonsense, practical overview of training, filled with useful information, best practices, and proven strategies to help both new and experienced trainers develop their skills and design and deliver training that achieves results in today's rapidly changing learning environment.

Designed to be easy-to-use, Training Fundamentals covers a range of topics, including:

How training helps organizations achieve their goals

What characteristics and skills a trainer needs to be successful

The adult learning principles that guide all successful training programs

The basics of designing, developing, delivering, and evaluating training programs

Guidelines for becoming a professional trainer

The Pfeiffer Essential Guides to Training Basics is a three-volume series-Training Fundamentals, Designing and Developing Training Programs, and Delivering Training Workshops-that offers new and experienced trainers a wealth of ideas, information, tips, tools, and techniques.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470404683
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/30/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 An Introduction to Training 1

1 What Is Training? 3

2 Why Do Organizations Need Training? 5

3 What Do Trainers Do? 9

4 What Makes a "Good"Trainer? 11

What's Next? 18

2 What to Know About Teaching Adults 23

1 How Adults Learn 25

2 What Is Learner-Centered Training? 29

3 Differences in Learning Styles and Preferences 35

4 Differences in Types of Learning 42

What's Next? 44

3 Designing Training Programs 47

1 Purpose of the Instructional Design Process 49

2 All About ADDIE 50

3 Analyzing the Need 55

4 Writing the Learning Objectives 57

What's Next? 73

4 Deciding on Delivery Options 83

1 Overview of Delivery Methods 85

2 Three Types of Learning Programs 86

3 Common Delivery Methods 89

4 How to Decide on Delivery Options 99

What's Next? 102

5 Developing a Training Program and Planning the Program Evaluation 111

1 What's Involved in Development 113

2 Develop, Adapt, or Purchase? 115

3 Identifying and Organizing the Content 117

4 Developing Learning Activities 124

5 Structuring the Training Program 131

6 Preparing the Agenda 135

7 Developing Program Materials 136

8 Testing the Program 141

9 Designing the Program Evaluation 143

What's Next? 148

6 Implementing Training Programs 159

1 Before the Workshop 162

2 Getting Started 184

3 Running the Workshop 192

What's Next? 197

7 The Language of Training 203

1 Why Learn the Language of Training? 205

2 Glossary of Training Terminology 205

What's Next? 213

8 On Becoming a Training Professional 215

1 What Distinguishes a Training Professional 217

2 How to Become a Training Professional 218

3 Strategies for Learning More 222

4 Making aProfessional Development Plan 225

Resources 233

About the Author 237

Index 239

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