This highly accessible, comprehensive resource shares the passions and key lessons from an all-star cast of respected training professionals. The authors covers a range of training topics, from designing, writing, delivering, measuring, and managing training to developing business acumen. They have divided the book into five sections (Designing Training, Delivering Training, Workforce Performance and Learning, Measurement and Evaluation, and Professional Development), including over 60 articles as well as additional resources on a special Web site; helpful checklists, case studies, and assessments throughout; and an easily customizable CD. The Trainer's Portable Mentor is ideal for anyone new to the field of training and development as well as veterans looking for succinct practical nuggets they can put to use right away.
The balanced scorecard (BSC) is increasingly the strategic business tool of choice for many organizations. One of the four components of the BSC, ?learning and growth,? is largely misunderstood, underutilized, and ineffectively applied. The BSC framework provides an opportunity for management and workplace learning and performance professionals to communicate through a common language, establish realistic and measurable targets, and align and support the rest of the organization in a strategic way. This book provides proven guidance and customizable tools to measure the role of learning and performance, link it to organizational objectives, and communicate to management results in a common language.
Psychology is a popular subject to study, with thousands entering graduate school each year, but unlike med or pre-law, there is limited information available to help students learn about the field, how to successfully apply, and how to thrive while completing doctoral work. The Portable Mentor is a useful, must-have resource for all students interested in psychology. This third edition is updated and expanded, designed to address students' and trainees' need for open dialogue and mentorship. Throughout, it covers some of the common challenges graduates face and features discussions about how to celebrate your identity and find a rewarding, worthwhile career path. It comprises thirty chapters written by more than seventy of the field's top experts, successfully filling a void in professional development advice.
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
Category: Business & Economics
This practical, how-to overview of the entire training function provides new trainers with critical training skills. Use ""ASTD's Ultimate Train the Trainer"" program to bring new trainers quickly up-to-speed, engage SMEs in the learning process, and enhance seasoned trainers' skills with the latest techniques for delivering powerful training. Following the proven ADDIE methodology, ""ASTD's Ultimate Train the Trainer"" provides a comprehensive program including options for full-day or multi-day session agendas, as well as learning activities, customizable PowerPoint[registered] slides, and participant handouts. Authored by training's consummate professional, Elaine Biech, ""ASTD's Ultimate Train the Trainer"" is a 'must have' for every training manager's bookshelf.
Intended for the beginning principal and the principal's mentor, this book explores the duties in the principal's first year on the job from the viewpoint of both the principal and the mentor. It emphasizes organization during the first-year principalship; tasks to be accomplished each month; leading versus managing and how both can benefit the school; communication and working with people; and defining the mentoring relationship. The book is organized into four parts. Part I, "Defining the Job," focuses on the importance of developing a conceptual model of the principalship. This part includes information about the ISLLC Standards, which are used as a conceptual module of the principalship. Part II, "Doing the Job," provides a chronological listing of tasks that principals encounter during the course of the school year. The chronological perspective presents a traditional 9-month school year. Part III, "Deciphering the Job," presents a list of generalized conclusions and lessons learned with broad-based application to the challenges of being a school leader. Part IV, "Mentoring the Mentor," addresses issues that first-time principal mentors need to consider. The book contains many useful checklists, sample forms, rubrics, and activities. (WFA).
Mentoring in teacher education has been a key issue in ensuring the healthy development of teacher learning. Variety in the actualization of mentoring can lead to the exposition of new qualities and the evolving roles that mentors might undertake. Mentorship Strategies in Teacher Education provides emerging research on international educational mentoring practices and their implementation in teacher education. While highlighting topics such as e-mentoring, preservice teachers, and teacher program evaluation, this publication explores the implementations and implications that inform the existing practices of teacher education mentoring. This book is a vital resource for researchers, educators, and practitioners seeking current research on the understanding and development of existing mentorship strategies in a variety of fields and disciplines.
Designing and Developing Training Programs is filled with practical information, best practices, and proven strategies. This book will help both new and experienced trainers design and develop training programs that achieve results for both individuals and their organizations while meeting the challenges of today's fast-paced, rapidly changing learning environment. Created to be easy-to-use, Designing and Developing Training Programs covers a wide range of topics, including how to: Ensure that training is needed, relevant, and cost-effective Analyze the needs and characteristics of the audience Write behavioral learning Select the right content and design activities that help people learn Develop effective learning materials Create a program evaluation Design virtual and remote training programs Praise for Designing and Developing Training Programs "Janis Fisher Chan is truly a master designer, having an uncanny ability to help people to truly think. Her book is of real service to anyone in the field of training." —Manfred Kets de Vries, Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chaired Clinical Professor of Leadership Development and director, INSEAD Global Leadership Centre "What makes Janis Chan's book so exceptional is the variety of challenging, content-related exercises that bring the concepts 'up close and personal' into the reader's life and work." —Sharon Bowman, Author, Training from the BACK of the Room!
PFEIFFER ESSENTIAL GUIDES TO TRAINING BASICS Delivering Training Workshops is filled with practical information, best practices, and proven strategies. This book will help trainers, no matter what their level of experience, prepare and deliver effective workshops that achieve results for both individuals and their organizations while meeting the challenges of today's fast-paced, rapidly changing learning environment. It covers a wide range of topics, including: Planning and scheduling a workshop Methods for preparing workshop participants to learn Tips to help trainers increase their confidence Keep participants engaged and involved How to present information clearly, respond to questions, and manage the group Tools for measuring workshop success Methods for conducting virtual workshops 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. Praise for Delivering Training Workshops "Here's a terrific guide....to make sure you successfully teach others what you know." —Barbara Nelson, principal of Nelson Communications "Janis Chan guides you step-by-step through the process of planning and delivering training that engages participants and helps them learn, sharing her vast store of practical tips and techniques." —Sue Funkhouser, facilitator and organization development consultant, Pinwheel Performance "A learning tool....to increase your confidence and deliver training that achieves results." —Natasha Terk, President, Write It Well
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. Praise for Training Fundamentals "Training it sounds so simple, but it's not. This book provides an essential and practical foundation for designing and delivering a successful workshop. It's easy to use, practical, and chock full of insights only a successful trainer knows." Barbara Nelson, principal of Nelson Communications "With crisp, fresh, and easy to understand language, Chan cuts through all the jargon and provides easy to follow guidelines for becoming a pro." Terrence L. Gargiulo, president, MAKINGSTORIES.net, and author, Building Business Acumen for Trainers and Trainer's Portable Mentor
In this new book from the author of e-Learning on a Shoestring and Better than Bullet Points, Jane Bozarth has gathered a wealth of tools from leading training practitioners. Anyone—from the interested manager to the experienced training professional—can depend on this book when designing or delivering training. This single book contains all the valuable tools of the trade: worksheets for assessing training needs and writing goals and objectives; checklists for organizing the venue; and tools for analysis and structuring content. This remarkable resource also includes instant evaluation and measurement surveys, which can be customized freely from the companion website. In addition, Bozarth includes a wealth of invaluable advice for trainers at all levels on how to make effective use of props, staying energized, marketing training programs, and other things they don't tell you in train-the-trainer courses.
With the contributions from leading national and international scholars and practitioners, this volume provides a "state-of-the-art" look at ID, addressing the major changes that have occurred in nearly every aspect of ID in the past decade and provides both theory and "how-to" information for ID and performance improvement practitioners practitioners who must stay current in their field. This volume goes beyond other ID references in its approach: it is useful to students and practitioners at all levels; it is grounded in the most current research and theory; and it provides up-to-the-minute coverage of topics not found in any other ID book. It addresses timely topics such as cognitive task analysis, instructional strategies based on cognitive research, data collection methods, games, higher-order problem-solving and expertise, psychomotor learning, project management, partnering with clients, and managing a training function. It also provides a new way of looking at what ID is, and the most comprehensive history of ID ever published. Sponsored by International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), the Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace, three-volume reference, covers three core areas of interest including Instructional Design and Training Delivery, Selecting and Implementing Performance Interventions, and Measurement and Evaluation.
"Up-and-coming professionals may have smarts, but they don't have all the answers. Every day presents issues they've never had to consider before. They'll be thankful for "The Portable Mentor." This one-stop resource is jam-packed with hundreds of bite-sized tips and strategies for dealing with common yet critical concerns, from goal-setting, decision-making, and project management to self-development and career planning. A ""24-7"" coach, adviser, and problem solver, "The Portable Mentor" will help readers: * Be more productive and make better decisions * Build better relationships with peers and supervisors * Enhance skills like writing, speaking, listening, time management, and negotiation * Take better care of their physical and mental well-being * Get ahead and lay the groundwork for further advancement Read start-to-finish or consulted as needed, this A-Z companion gives rising professionals practical guidance when they need it: every day."