Fortunately, Training For Dummies offers all the nuts andbolts of training for anyone who has to educate others on anysubject and in any field. It covers all the modern, interactiveinstructional methods and dynamic training approaches available andhelps you get trainees inspired, involved, and enthused.Training For Dummies will help you:Keep it interesting so trainees learn more eagerlyMaster the jargon of trainingUse audio and visual aids effectivelyPrepare for the training certification processEvaluate your results and improve your tactics
Elaine Biech, President and Managing Principal of EbbAssociates, Inc., and known as “the trainer’strainer” shows you all the tips and tricks of the trade.Based on her long experience as a trainer and her work for clientssuch as the IRS and many Fortune 500 companies, Biech helps youdiscover:Tips, techniques, and tidbits for enhancing your trainingsessionsMethods that improve trainee participationAlternatives to the traditional lecture methodTactics for gauging and managing group dynamicsStrategies for addressing problems in the classroomHints for understanding and adapting to different learningstylesHelpful resources and other extra material you can put toimmediate use
No matter what you do for a living, there will probably come atime when you have to teach others what you know. Training ForDummies cuts through the complicated jargon to present thebasics of teaching and learning in straightforward, plain Englishso you can share your specialized knowledge with those who needit.
Training and Development For Dummies gives you the toolsyou need to develop a strong and effective training and developmentprogram. Covering the latest in talent development, thisinformative guide addresses classroom, virtual, and blendedlearning to open up your options and help you design the programthat's right for your company. You'll explore the different modesof formal learning, including social learning, m-learning, andMOOCs, and delve into the benefits and implementation ofself-directed and informal learning. The discussion coversmentoring and coaching, rotational and stretch assignments, and howto align talent development with the company's needs. You'll learnhow to assess employee skills, design and deliver training, andevaluate each step of the process to achieve the goals of both theemployee and the organization.
Most employees have some weaknesses in their skill sets. Arobust training program allows you to strengthen those skills, anda development program brings all employees up to the highestpossible level of productivity and success. This book helps youcreate consistency in your company by developing and delivering theexact training and development program your people need.Develop a strong training and development programFoster a supportive and innovative work environmentLearn about social learning, m-learning, and MOOCsAssess and evaluate your staff more effectively
A great training and development program boosts performance,productivity, job satisfaction, and quality of services, whilereducing costs and supervision. Investing in your employees givesan excellent ROI, as talent development is a primary driver behindboth motivation and loyalty. Training and Development ForDummies shows you how to reap these benefits, with step by stepguidance and essential expert insight.
Elaine Biech, one of the most highly regarded names in talent development, has set out to identify the perfect blend of content mastery and audience insight. The result is this highly informative book.The Art and Science of Training presents the science for learning and development, but it also emphasizes that training success lies in knowing what to do when things don't go as planned.
Discover how top facilitators always put learners first, even when faced with exceptions to the rule—the unwilling learner, the uninformed supervisor, the inappropriate delivery medium, or the unmanageable performance challenge. And learn why you must understand people, not only content, to ensure consistently exceptional learning experiences.
Science is both a body of knowledge and a process. Art is the expression of creativity and imagination. Where they intersect is the best way to help others learn and grow.
If you need to deliver a train the trainer workshop, you'll appreciate the organization of this book: from checklists for planning and preparing for the training session; to detailed, step-by-step instructions for learning activities that cover adult learning theory, assessment, training design and delivery, and evaluation; to participant handouts and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations that are ready for you to pick up and use immediately. All the materials you need are also made available on the included CD-ROM to make getting organized for your session fast and easy.
Although the bulk of the book presents a complete three-day train-the-trainer workshop that covers all the phases of training, you will also find 19 single-topic presentation designs that range from 30 minutes to two hours. These allow you to target training for specific circumstances, for example, if you are training subject matter experts to train or enhancing trainer skills in a single topic area.
101 More Ways to Make Training Active brings together arich, comprehensive collection of training strategies andactivities into one easy source. Designed for quick navigation,this useful guide is packed with classroom-ready ideas and twenty"how-to" lists to enliven any learning situation, helping youbetter engage their trainees and encourage active participation.These techniques are applicable to almost any topic and learningobjective, and provide guidance on every aspect of Active Trainingdesign and delivery. Each strategy includes recommendations forlength of time, number of participants, and other conditionalfactors, plus a case study that illustrates the strategy in action.Coverage includes topics like communication, change management,coaching, feedback, conflict, diversity, customer service, andmore, providing a complete reference for facilitating activetraining sessions.
Active Training requires the participants to do most of thework. They use their brains, and apply what they've learned. Theenvironment is fast-paced, fun, supportive, and personallyengaging, and encourages participants to figure things out forthemselves. This book contains specific, practical strategies forbringing this environment to any training session.Learn new strategies for stimulating active discussionInspire creativity, innovation, and collaborationTeach better decision making, leadership, andself-managementMake lectures active to encourage more participation
Active training makes training sessions more enjoyable, and asparticipants invest themselves more heavily into the material,outcomes begin to improve dramatically. This dynamic atmospheredoesn't happen by accident; the activities and the course itselfmust be designed and delivered in a way that encourages activeparticipation. In 101 More Ways to Make Training Active, youget a toolkit of creative, challenging, and fun ways to make ithappen.
Whether you're a middle- or upper-level manager, or a workplace learning or human-resource professional, 10 Steps to Successful Training can provide you with options for enhancing the learning environment in your organization. Boost your success as a trainer and help others learn more effectively by investing in this essential guidebook today.
It’s YOUR Profession, OWN IT!
Investing in new supervisors increases productivity and organizational profitability, and it results in engaged, high-performing teams. Yet many new supervisors—the very people responsible for planning and organizing work in every organization—are often undertrained in the skills required to be a successful front-line leader.
In New Supervisor Training, training legend Elaine Biech presents innovative two-day, one-day, and half-day training workshops that help supervisors embrace their new roles and develop supervisory skills in five key areas: promoting communication, guiding the work, leading the workforce, coaching employee performance, and developing themselves.
Free tools and customization options
The free, ready-to-use resources (PDF) that accompany this book include downloadable presentation materials, agendas, handouts, assessments, and tools. All workshop program materials, including MS Office PowerPoint presentations and MS Word handouts, may be customized for an additional licensing fee. Browse the licensing options in the Custom Material License pricing menu.