Designing and Developing Training Programs: Pfeiffer Essential Guides to Training Basics

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 30, 2009 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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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!


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The Training Plan
Analyzing the Situation
Writing Learning Objectives
Choosing the Delivery Method
Identifying Content
Planning the Learning Activities
Structuring a Training Program
Developing Materials and Validating the Program
Evaluating the Results
Designing Distance Learning Programs

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About the author (2009)

Janis Fisher Chan, a highly experienced writer, instructional designer, trainer, and developmental editor, is the cofounder of a successful training company and author of several books and training programs, including E-Mail: A Write It Well Guide and The Academic Manager's Guide to Meetings from Jossey-Bass.

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