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Title:
Training for organizations
Author:
O'Connor, Bridget N., 1952-
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Cincinnati : South-Western, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xiii, 401 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780538724616
Format :
Book

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Summary

This conceptual text is designed to give an overview of the training process and training careers. The focus is on needs analysis and the planning for the evaluation of training. Interviews with training professionals make the text effective fro both practitioners in the corporate training environment and instructor's in the classroom.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Part 1 The Training Function
Prologue to Part 1p. 1
Chapter 1 The Training Organizationp. 4
Putting Training Careers In Perspectivep. 4
Intregrating Training Goals With Organizational Goalsp. 7
Organizing the Training Functionp. 11
Identifying Current and Emerging Roles for the Training Professionalp. 19
Understanding the Training Cyclep. 25
Summaryp. 28
Voices From the Fieldp. 33
Part 2 Needs Assessment and Evaluation
Prologue to Part 2p. 43
Chapter 2 Training Needs Assessmentp. 45
Learning for Performancep. 45
The Needs Assessment Processp. 49
Systematic Approaches to Needs Assessmentp. 51
Targeting the Learner Populationp. 57
Summaryp. 64
Chapter 3 Evaluating Organizational Trainingp. 68
Evaluation as a Basis for Sound Decisionsp. 68
Domains of Evaluation Criteriap. 73
Guidelines for Using Evaluation Datap. 84
Summaryp. 87
Chapter 4 Research Techniquesp. 91
Acquiring Valid Datap. 91
Observationsp. 92
Types of Observation Variablesp. 93
Interviewsp. 97
Surveysp. 102
Testingp. 107
Experimentsp. 109
Summaryp. 114
Voices From the Fieldp. 120
Part 3 Instructional Design
Prologue to Part 3p. 125
Chapter 5 Learning Theoryp. 127
Foundations for Adult Learningp. 127
Adult Teaching and Learning Stylesp. 128
Learning Theory and Instructional Designp. 133
Workplace Motivation: A Humanist Approach to Implementationp. 143
Summaryp. 148
Chapter 6 Training Program Designp. 154
The Design Processp. 154
The Design Teamp. 156
Planning the "How"p. 159
Training Design Challengesp. 161
Program Development Issuesp. 162
Instructional Materialsp. 165
Evaluation in Instructional Designp. 167
The Leader's Guidep. 168
Summaryp. 170
Voices From the Fieldp. 176
Part 4 Training Delivery
Prologue to Part 4p. 181
Chapter 7 Live Instructionp. 187
The Teacher in a Classroomp. 187
Whole Group Methodsp. 188
Small Group Methodsp. 192
Informal Learningp. 197
Instructional Aidsp. 204
The Management of Teachingp. 213
Summaryp. 215
Chapter 8 Mediated Instructionp. 221
Setting the Stage for Mediated Learningp. 221
Mediated Instruction and Adult Learningp. 223
Choosing an Instructional Strategyp. 223
A Variety of Mediap. 224
Delivering Mediated Instructionp. 239
Evaluating Mediated Instructionp. 244
Summaryp. 245
Part 5 Additional Professional Competencies
Prologue to Part 5p. 235
Chapter 9 The Training Proposalp. 258
What is a Training Proposal?p. 258
Communicating Training Plansp. 259
Proposal Presentationp. 269
Summaryp. 270
Chapter 10 Training Administrationp. 273
The Importance of Training Administrationp. 273
The Training Administration Sequencep. 274
The Training Budgetp. 306
Training Department Reportsp. 310
Summaryp. 314
Chapter 11 The Trainer as Change Agentp. 318
Introduction: Understanding the Role of a Change Agentp. 318
Understanding Planned Organization Changep. 320
Bringing Change to the Workplacep. 324
Forming Collaborative Relationshipsp. 329
The Training Professional as Business Partnerp. 333
Summaryp. 333
Voices From the Fieldp. 339
Part 6 Trends for the Future
Epiloguep. 345
Chapter 12 The Trainer of the 21st Centuryp. 347
A Trainer at Work in the Year 2000p. 347
An Enterprise-Wide Learning Infrastructurep. 353
What Should I Do?p. 356
Summaryp. 358
Voices From the Fieldp. 362
Appendices
Appendix A Long Training Proposalp. 369
Appendix B Short Training Proposalp. 381
Appendix C Selected Training-Related Resourcesp. 384

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