ERIC Number: ED409476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Investing in Training and Development. Turning Interest into Capital.
This book, which is intended for individuals responsible for human resource development (HRD) programs, examines a number of issues in turning investments in training and development into human capital and examines ways of making the workplace an arena for development. The following topics are discussed: the nature and role of training and development in work organizations; the organization of training and development (an integrated approach to business and HRD, the United Kingdom's Investors in People initiative); lessons for training and development practitioners from psychology (behaviorism versus humanism, Abraham Maslow and self-actualization, Carl Rogers and client-centered therapy, learning theories emphasizing the importance of experience); empowerment and the learning organization (scientific management, learning organizations, the empowerment concept); action learning (criteria and benefits of action learning programs, action learning versus traditional learning, ways of introducing action learning into organizations); mentoring (benefits to mentors and proteges, potential problems, implementation of mentoring programs); self-development (reasons and strategies for encouraging management self-, personal, and career development); counseling and coaching (benefits and problems, development of informal networks); and developing training skills in managers (types of training, trainer roles, course design, training methods, visual aids). The book contains 114 references and 21 figures. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Counseling Techniques, Education Work Relationship, Educational Economics, Empowerment, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Individual Psychology, Labor Force Development, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Management Development, Mentors, Self Actualization, Skill Development, Training Methods
Kogan Page Ltd., 120 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JN, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom