The Guidebook for International Trainers in Business and Industry

The Guidebook for International Trainers in Business and Industry

by Vincent A. Miller


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The Guidebook for International Trainers in Business and Industry is designed for decision makers and trainers in multinational corporations and developing countries.

The Guidebook for International Trainers in Business and Industry is written to meet a growing need for skilled manpower in business and industry. The author examines the training function, its limitations and alternatives, and the factors that generate a need for training. He outlines a complete strategy for starting a training program in a developing country, with procedures for setting up administrative arrangements, and establishing objectives. Thirty-four training techniques are fully described, with applications and tips on optimum usage. Handy charts, checklists, decision tables, and grids help in assembling the necessary data, and arriving at an effective action plan.

Several widely used training systems are thoroughly detailed, including the advantages and disadvantages. This book examines measurement and feedback devices, and provides guidelines for selecting and evaluating trainers, course designers, and administrators. It analyzes funding procedures, and gives instructions for setting up a chart of accounts and preparing a zero base budget.

Decision-makers for countries, corporations, and organizations will use this book to determine whether training meets their socio-economic goals, and for a wide variety of other decisions related to training. Experienced trainers and human resource developers will welcome its proven guidelines for every area of international, multinational, and cross-cultural training. New trainers will find it an authoritative source of ready-to-use training methods.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595161768
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/29/2000
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 7.52(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

1.The Role of Training1
The Four Phases of Occupational Education and Training4
What Training Can Do5
The Limitations of Training7
The Responsibility of the Training Function10
The Individuals Responsibility12
2.The Transition Process16
As Related to Training and Development17
A Balanced Program18
Factors That Generate a Need19
Changes That Generate Training Needs20
Factors That Retard the Rate of Transition20
Modernizing the Training Establishment21
Strategy for the Transition Process22
Choosing Administrative Arrangements23
Principles Associated With Training Administration24
Determining the Need and Complexity for Training25
An OD Approach to Training in a Developing Country28
Determining the Feasibility of Apprentice Training32
3.Cultural Awareness37
Task Analysis38
Job Analysis39
Designing the Program42
Intercultural Preparation44
Non Verbal Cues and Actions45
Cross Cultural Communication51
Cultural Factor Awareness52
Home Country Reentry54
Executive Company Problems55
The Expatriates Family Problems56
Cultural Desensitivity Training57
4.Setting Training Goals60
Who Establishes Goals and Objectives63
A Taxonomy of Educational Objectives64
Task Analysis67
Tailoring Objectives70
Goals Beyond the Behavior Objectives71
What Will Tell Us Our Program Has Succeeded72
5.Training Techniques73
Introduction General Discussion73
Analysis of 36 Specific Techniques75
Definition of Each Technique
Characteristics and Criteria of Each Technique
Applications of Each Technique
Tips on Using Each Technique
Summary Chart Applicability of Specific Techniques110
Displays and Exhibits112
Handouts (Circulars)115
Chart Showing Relative Learner Involvement119
6.Training Systems120
Input-Output Subject Matter121
Types of Tests124
Types of Training Systems124
In Service Training131
On The Job Training131
Vertibule Training135
Vocational Technical and Trade Schools139
Cooperative Education144
Correspondence Education and Training148
Home Study150
Self Study150
Secondary Systems154
7.Evaluating the Effectiveness of Training159
Planning for Evaluation160
Measurement During the Training162
Feedback Devices163
Measurement at the End of Training170
Measurement in the Post Training Period172
A Hypothetical Case Study177
Economic Measurement of Training178
8.Selecting, Developing, and Evaluating Trainers181
The Conductor of the Learning Experience184
Rules for Effective Listening186
Checkpoints in Selecting Trainers189
Checklist for Evaluating Instructors190
The Designer of the Learning Experience191
The Administrator of the Training Function197
Selecting and Evaluating Administrators200
The Consultant to the Organization201
A Checklist for Performance as a Consultant205
Developing the Training Specialist208
9.Funding and Budgeting209
Funding: Introductory Concepts209
Funding Through National Governments211
Funding Through Labor Unions216
Funding Through Private Industry216
The Budgeting Process217
Chart of Accounts (example)218
Zero Base Budgeting220
Decision Package (example)222
Decision Package Ranking223

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