ERIC Number: ED378339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Gower Handbook of Training and Development. Second Edition.
Prior, John, Ed.
This compilation of the knowledge and experience of 49 training and development professionals is a guide to the most important aspects of training and development (T&D), ranging from the environment in which it operates to detailed suggestions as to how it can be done. Contributors' notes appear first. Part 1 on the world of T&D contains seven chapters: "Changing Environment" (Johnston, McClelland); "Benefits of T&D" (Sibthorpe); "Training for Change: Investment in People" (Fricker); "Training for Quality" (Parry); "Standards in the Training Context" (Carroll); "T&D Profession" (Webster); and "Need to Market Training" (Donnelly). Part 2 on planning and managing T&D has 13 chapters: "Learning Organization" (Hammond, Wille); "Approaches and Strategies" (Reid); "Cultural Mosaic" (Wright); "Practical Approaches to Culture and Learning" (Williams, Green); "Organizational Training Needs" (Dalziel); "Job Training Needs" (Rae); "Trainer as Manager" (Bowen); "Developing Effective Trainers" (Bennett); "Effective Trainer Checklist" (Bennett); "Training the Sales Force" (Hill); "Performance Appraisal" (Stewart); "Using Evaluation Techniques" (Wynne, Clutterbuck); and "Training Records" (Marshall, Wallace). Part 3 consists of nine chapters on ways and means: "Learning How We Learn" (Giles); "Preferred Learning Styles" (Honey); "Individual and Group Learning" (Law); "Flexible Learning" (Temple); "Self-Managed Learning" (Cunningham); "Computer-Based Training" (Wynn); "On-Line Education and Development" (Hodgson, McConnell); "Mentoring and Coaching" (Moorby); and "Using Training Aids" (Bell). Part 4 on training for skills contains four chapters: "Communication Skills Training" (Francis); "Interpersonal Skills Training" (Bradley, Phillips); "Business Language Training" (Woodhall, MacKay); and "Neuro-Linguistic Programming" (Johnson). Part 5 on management T&D has nine chapters: "Effectiveness in Management Development" (Mumford); "Team-Building" (Critchley, Casey); "Developing Women Managers" (Marshall); "Management Development and Organization Development" (Robinson); "Action Learning: Long Haul" (Morris); "Management Games and Case Studies" (Debenham); and "Choosing Resources" (Abrahams). A glossary of training terms and an index are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrators, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Basic Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction, Employed Women, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning, Job Performance, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Leadership Training, Management Development, Organizational Development, Problem Solving, Skill Development, Trainers
Gower, Old Post Road, Brookfield, VT 05036-9704 ($93.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Note: Published in association with the Institute of Training and Development.