101 Learning and Development Tools: Essential Techniques for Creating, Delivering and Managing Effective Training

101 Learning and Development Tools: Essential Techniques for Creating, Delivering and Managing Effective Training

by Kenneth Fee


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101 Learning and Development Tools is your practical guide to all the most up-to-date training techniques, organized around the classic learning and development cycle.  Whether you need a quick, ready solution or some guidance on where to go for in-depth information, this is your essential reference guide.  It picks up from where you are in the process of managing learning, and helps you place it in a broader context.

Each chapter is a mini guide to each tool with:
-a description of the tool
-resources needed
-cost implications
-cross-references to help you identify alternative or related tools
-suggestions for further study or investigation

101 Learning and Development Tools is the indispensable all-in-one-volume reference book for both professionals in the field and students learning about the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780749461089
Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
Publication date: 10/15/2011
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kenneth Fee
is a learning and development consultant who specializes in e-learning strategy. He has consulted with blue chip clients and designed solutions based on published learning resources. He was founder CEO of the eLearning Alliance. He is also the author of Delivering E-Learning: A Complete Strategy for Design, Application and Assessment also published by Kogan Page.

Table of Contents

1. The learning and development cycle
Part 1 Learning needs analysis
2. Understanding learning, development, education and training
3. L&DNA grids
4. Identifying organizational learning needs: a step-by-step approach
5. Performance analysis quadrant
6. The learning curve
7. Bloom's taxonomy of learning domains
8. Informal and non-formal learning
9. Kolb's experiential learning cycle
10. Honey and Mumford's learning styles
11. Rose's learning styles
12. Overcoming barriers to learning
13. Johari window
14. How to develop a learning culture
15. How to develop a learning organization
16. The learning value chain
17. Accelerated learning
18. Emotional intelligence
19. Gardner's multiple intelligences
20. Neuro-linguistic programming
21. Knowledge management: distinguishing data, information and knowledge
22. The five aspects of talent management
23. The talent web
24. The succession planning cycle
25. Devising and using standards of competence
26. Board-level development: a needs audit
27. Learning methods and styles grid
28. Learning methods choice matrix
Part 2 Planning learning 
29. The six essential elements of a learning strategy
30. Using the learning and development cycle to plan learning interventions
31. A step-by-step guide to planning a learning event
32. Personal development planning
33. Using different approaches to learning and development 
34. Criteria for choosing a learning approach
35. A checklist for procuring learning services
36. Outsourcing versus insourcing
37. The four phases of knowledge management
38. The three component parts of e-learning
39. The five models of e-learning
40. Learning design: the five dimensions
41. The route map model for e-learning design
42. A classification of e-learning technologies
43. What to look for in a digital learning platform
44. Checklist - 10 things to look out for when dealing with e-learning vendors
45. What to look for in a learning and development consultant
46. What to look for in learning materials
47. Working with union learning representatives
48. Using qualifications
49. Reference list of learning and development methods
Part 3 Implementing learning
50. Icebreakers
51. Coaching - tips and pitfalls
52. Facilitation - tips and pitfalls
53. Lecturing - tips and pitfalls
54. How to mentor someone
55. How to organize work-based learning
56. Guided practice
57. Putting together action learning sets
58. Setting up a community of practice
59. The seven pillars of a corporate university
60. Preparing a lesson plan
61. Preparing to deliver a course: a checklist
62. Tips for team teaching
63. 360-degree feedback
64. Psychometric instruments for development rather than assessment
65. Innovative approaches to learning
66. Using storytelling in learning and development
67. Games, and learning through play
68. Simulation
69. Volunteering-based learning
70. Development centres
71. Assessing and recording competence
72. Learning logs and contracts
73. Guided reading
74. Appreciative inquiry
75. Networking via professional bodies
76. Outplacement services
77. Blended learning models
78. Social networking and collaborative tools
79. Checklist for setting up a learning centre
Part 4 Evaluating learning
80. Costing learning
81. Assessing learning
82. Talent management and development: the GE nine box model
83. Quality management of learning: the diamond model
84. Applying quality management tools to learning
85. Making a business case for learning and development
86. Internal marketing of learning and development
87. How to get value from a corporate university
88. How to get value from learning consultants
89. Evaluation: how to recognize and when to use the main methods
90. Kirkpatrick's four levels of evaluation
91. Producing an evaluation sheet
92. Measures in evaluating learning
93. CIPD partnership of learning model
94. Evaluation metrics
95. Calculating return on investment
96. Evaluation: return on expectations
97. Six Sigma for learning and development
98. Balanced scorecard for learning and development
99. E-learning: the impact matrix
100. Evaluation: total value add
101. You

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From the Publisher

101 Learning and Development Tools is an extremely practical and comprehensive collection of the tools and techniques needed to design and deliver training interventions." -Neil Roden, former HR Director, RBS 

"Kenneth Fee has succeeded in an ambitious task: to produce an up-to-date snapshot of the tools in use for training and learning in organizations. Everyone would learn something new from reading this comprehensive and accessible book." -Martyn Sloman, Visiting Professor, Kingston Business School, Kingston University 

"This guide will help HR managers, trainers, and professionals in organization development, change management, talent management and personnel development. The 101 training techniques are described in 2-3 page entries overviewing each technique's main ideas and associated costs. Entries also provide cross references to related tools and list print resources. The 101 techniques are grouped in sections on learning needs analysis and on planning, implementing, and evaluating learning. Some entries describe frameworks [while] others give instructions for tasks such as planning a learning event, procuring learning services, preparing a lesson plan, conducting games and simulations, and keeping learning logs and contracts. Digital tools are described across sections, with entries on social networking and collaborative tools, phases and models of e-learning, and choosing a digital learning platform."
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