Active training: a handbook of techniques, designs, case examples, and tips

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Lexington Books, 1990 - Business & Economics - 283 pages
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A unique guide to teaching adults the way they learn best: by doing. Serving both the novice trainer and the seasoned professional, this useful handbook shows how to effectively design and conduct active, experientially-based training programs in private and public sector organizations. For the first time ever in a single volume, active training techniques are illustrated by over 200 actual, real-life designs and case examples culled from more than 35 training topics, including such diverse subject matter as project management, team building, selling skills, and stress management.

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Contents

DESIGNING AN ACTIVE TRAINING PROGRAM
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Assessing the Training Group
7
Techniques
16
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Mel Silberman, Ph.D. is Professor of Adult and Organizational Development at Temple University, where he received its Great Teacher Award. He is also president of Active Training, Princeton, NJ, a consulting firm that provides courses on active training techniques, interpersonal intelligence, and team facilitation.
Dr. Silberman is a graduate of Brandeis University and holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Chicago. He is the author and editor of over 30 books, including "Active Training 2e" (Pfeiffer, 1998), "101 Ways to Make Training Active" (Pfeiffer, 1998),"" and "The Consultant's Tool Kit" (McGraw-Hill, 2002), and a regular conference speaker for ASTD and ISPI.
Dr. Silberman has conducted training for hundreds of corporate, governmental, educational, and human-service organizations. Among his recent clients have been: Valero Refining Co., BMW of North America, MGM Grand, New York University School of Dentistry, Merck, Girl Scouts of the USA, and International Teachers of Business Management Program.

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