Demystifying Technical Training: Partnership, Strategy, and Execution

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Wiley, Jun 18, 2010 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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Praise for Demystifying Technical Training

"Demystifying Technical Training is a must-read for CLOs, managers of training, instructors, and instructional designers. All who read it will gain critical insights into how to lower the cost and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of learning."
Wm. Douglas Harward, CEO and founder of Training Industry, Inc.

"Individuals interested in and accountable for deriving significant value from technical training investments will gain great benefit from reading this book and applying its wisdom."
Karen Kocher, CLO at Cigna Healthcare

"Demystifying Technical Training is an essential, complete guide for any learning organization. The overviews and concepts are clearly stated, while the case studies and sidebars provide practical examples you can apply in your situation."
Jean Barbazette, president of The Training Clinic and author of Managing the Training Function for Bottom-Line Results

"Considering the cost of acquiring and developing talent, why wouldn't all CEO/COOs insist on investing in people to improve results and reduce risk? This book demystifies the process of developing technical experts to increase the return on investment in human capital. Bravo!"
Martin J. Menard, former group CIO at Intel Corporation

"Technical training is a key to sustaining competitiveness in the new economy. Learn how to leverage and optimize its value in your organization through this wonderfully insightful and practical resource."
Dr. Arthur L. Jue, director of global organization and talent development at Oracle and co-author of Social Media at Work: How Networking Tools Propel Organizational Performance

"Don't be misled by the title—this book—while focusing on the often segmented world of domain specific job skills—provides guidance valid for the full spectrum of workforce learning from soft-skills to 'technical' skills."
Ruth Clark, principal and president of Clark Training & Consulting and author of e-Learning and the Science of Instruction

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Wendy L. Combs, Ph.D., PMP, is a senior practitioner with an exceptional track record of building and developing global training teams to meet business goals and produce outstanding results. She previously worked in a technical training capacity at Intel Corporation, Cisco Systems, and Nortel Networks and is currently the vice president of Leadersphere. Combs is the coauthor of Instructional Design for Technical Training and The Targeted Evaluation Process.

Bettina M. Davis, MBA, is an accomplished executive with domestic and international experience directing and overseeing comprehensive human resources, training, and organization development functions and programs across large corporate environments. Before taking on the role as director of talent acquisition and talent management at Tektronix Corporation, she led employee training, including technical training, for Intel IT worldwide.

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