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ERIC Number: ED427927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 19
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Training and Development through Adult Learning Theory.
Swagar, Colleen
This report analyzes the employee training program at the Outdoor Program Centre (OPC) of the University of Calgary and offers recommendations that may be of benefit to other outdoor recreation centers. The OPC offers products and services such as facility access, equipment rentals, instructional and recreational programs, and repair services for outdoor equipment. Employees are trained as recreation service workers to carry out such duties as equipment booking and cash responsibilities. An interview with the training supervisor provided information on the OPC training strategy and mission, ongoing development of the training program, lecture and on-the-job training methods, length of training period, and use of full-time staff and senior managers as training facilitators. Recommendations for on-the-job training focus on training steps and training program design based on adult learning theory. Other recommendations address coaching and mentoring, updates to the training manual, and development of learning standards and objectives. Appendixes list steps in instructional design and principles of adult learning theory. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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