New Supervisor Training

In New Supervisor Training, training legend Elaine Biech presents innovative two-day, one-day, and half-day training workshops that help supervisors embrace their new roles and develop supervisory skills in five key areas: promoting communication, guiding the work, leading the workforce, coaching employee performance, and developing themselves.

Needs Assessment for Organizational Success

Needs Assessment for Organizational Success links the fundamental training design technique of a needs assessment as a basis for all organizational improvement initiatives. Needs Assessment for Organizational Success provides new insight in managing the needs assessment process to structure performance improvement across all aspects of measurement and supportive decision-making tools.

Measuring the Success of Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is a popular topic these days, as organizations better understand how engaged and motivated employees can positively affect the bottom line. Measuring the Success of Employee Engagement shows how to measure the success of this investment using a proven step-by-step process. Employee engagement programs come to life in a variety of case studies describing their contribution and ROI.

Measuring ROI in the Public Sector (In Action Case Study Series)

Increase program accountability and prove training value in a public sector environment. Measuring ROI in the Public Sector shows how public sector organizations are using ROI evaluation as a way to meet their unique performance challenges. Featured case studies focus on a range of organizationsfrom small local governments, to state governments, to major cities, and to national and federal programs.

Measuring Return On Investment Vol. 3 (In Action Case Study Series)

Measuring Return on Investment, Volume 3, presents a variety of approaches to evaluating training and performance improvement programs in HRD. Most of the cases focus on evaluation at the ultimate levelROI. Collectively, the cases offer a wide range of settings, methods, techniques, strategies, and approaches. Although most of the programs focus on training and development, others include organization development and performance management. As a group, these cases represent a rich source of information about the strategies of some of the best practitioners, consultants, and researchers in the field.

Measuring Intellectual Capital (In Action Case Study Series)

Are you struggling to identify the most credible process to measure intellectual capital? Measuring Intellectual Capital contributes to the understanding of intellectual capital by offering a variety of systems, processes, and models. The chapter authors, who reflect viewpoints from varied backgrounds, are diligently pursuing intellectual capital measuring and monitoring. It is important for you, the reader, to experience the solutions as they were developed and identify the issues pertinent to each particular setting and situation. The result is a variety of presentations with a variety of styles. Some cases are brief and to the point, outlining precisely what happened and what was achieved. Others provide more detailed background information, including how the people involved determined the need for the process, descriptions of their personalities, and analyses of how their backgrounds and biases created a unique situation.

Measuring For Success: What CEOs Really Think About Learning Investments

Workplace learning professionals are often frustrated when senior executives and other top organizational leaders do not "get" the value of learning and training initiatives. Often, these same professionals are left wondering what measuring stick is most meaningful to their company's purse string holders. Based on interviews, surveys, research, and briefings with senior management and C-Level executives, Measuring For Success reveals what specific learning measurements are important to top level executives and what measures they often find disappointing. Learning and development professionals, including chief learning officers, training directors and other top learning professionals, will gain insight to help them build the best case for world-class training and development practice. Readers get straight answers from the top to help them develop strategies and measure what really matters to those at the top.

Managing the Small Training Staff (In Action Case Study Series)

How can a small training staff improve an organization’s performance? Small training departments can succeed in improving an organizations performance if they understand the key business challenges, focus on priorities, form partnerships with internal and external resources, and maintain a positive attitude. By following the strategies outlined in this book, lone trainers can survive and even thrive in todays challenging business environment. Managing the Small Training Staff is a compilation of 12 case studies that provide practical ideas for action and in-depth examples of what training departments that range in size from one part-time employee to five full-time people can accomplish. Representing a wide range of industries, the cases explain the challenges and opportunities small training departments face and describe specific success strategies and tactics that have proved useful.

Manager Skills Training

Whether you’re a seasoned workshop facilitator or a novice instructor, Manager Skills Training gives you the tools you need to develop high-impact programs and addresses a wide range of needs, from those of future managers preparing for their new roles to those of experienced leaders who want to improve their skills.

Making E-Learning Stick

Making E-Learning Stick is comprised of 25+ easy-to-implement, low- or no-cost techniques that will increase learning transfer in both asynchronous e-learning and live virtual training. A handy resource for any e-learning designer or facilitator, Making E-Learning Stick is the follow-up to the popular ASTD Press title Making Learning Stick.

Make Training Evaluation Work

Evaluation is the key component to proving the value of training.Make Training Evaluation Work is structured to allow both selective exploration of the topic by seasoned professionals and a beginning-to-end learning experience for the less experienced. All readers will benefit from the included assessment tools, templates, and resources.

Lies About Learning (hard cover)

Executives and other high-ranking organizational learning professionals have faced down a barrage of too-good-to-be-true proclamations and pronouncements in recent years. First were the claims that e-learning would soon replace all classroom training, followed closely by the absolute urgent need to install expensive enterprise-wide learning management systems to track and report on this brave new digital learning world. No wonder seasoned learning professionals find themselves a little jaded. Lies About Learning is a frank and entertaining look at where myth and reality diverge in the multi-billion-dollar workplace learning industry. Written by 12 high-level executives from a wide range of industries, Lies about Learning offers a rare insight into the business of organizational learning. From e-learning, to learning management, to leadership programs, to research and the value of consultants, this book exposes the most prevalent myths and offers the counterweight of reality and real world practice. In the end, Lies About Learning provides executives and learning professionals with the tools to ask the right questions and enable them to make learning decisions that are measurable, predictable, and meaningful for the organization.

Lies About Learning

Understand where myth and reality diverge in the multi-billion dollar workplace learning industry. Lies About Learning offers rare insight into the business of organizational learning, exposing the prevalent myths and offering the counterweight of reality and real world practice. With detailed insight from 12 notable executives, Lies About Learning provides the tools to ask the right questions and make learning decisions that are measurable, predictable, and meaningful for your organization.

Leading Change Training

This practical, ready-to-use workbook is written for training professionals, organization development practitioners, change agents, chief executive officers, and others who seek to create solid change programs within their organizations. Leading change involves more than simply reducing resistance; it involves creating an awareness of the challenges and responsibilities that each person (no matter his or her level in the organization) faces as a change initiative goes forward. Users of this book will be able to create half-day, full-day, and multi-day workshops that integrate the change leadership models and theories in this book into solid training programs.

Leading E-Learning

A roadmap for harnessing the value of e-learning and leading an e-learning initiative within your organization. Learning professionals, team leaders, talent management executives, and anyone involved in learning will speed up their e-learning curve with Leading E-Learning. With a wealth of practical content, Leading E-Learning features “Your Turn” sections and a companion website with design forms, spreadsheets, and live examples that enable the easy application of concepts.

Leadership Lessons

Great achievers do not owe their success to luck, birth, or environment. From Michelangelo to Einstein, Madame Curie to Bill Gates, Colonel Sanders to General Eisenhowerall have characteristics that Leadership Lessons has distilled into 10 key actions for extraordinary success. Leadership Lessons details the importance of preparing for success (acquiring expertise), to enduring against obstacles, to recognizing and exploiting opportunities.

Leaders as Teachers

Leaders as Teachers helps to develop your most talented and dedicated leaders. Help others reach their full potential so they can inspire, mentor, coach and train others. Leaders as Teachers: Unlock the Teaching Potential of Your Company’s Best and Brightest is your complete guide to leadership development in employees.

Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation

James and Wendy Kirkpatrick have written Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation to set the record straight. Delve into James and Wendy’s new findings that, together with Don Kirkpatrick’s work, create the New World Kirkpatrick Model, a powerful training evaluation methodology that melds people with metrics. In Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation, discover a comprehensive blueprint for implementing the model in a way that truly maximizes your business’s results. Using these innovative concepts, principles, techniques, and case studies, you can better train people, improve the way you work, and, ultimately, help your organization meet its most crucial goals.

Job Aids Basics

Create and use job aidsan incredibly simple and highly effective approach to attaining learning and performance results. Job aids are often the most practical way to get quick training resultsparticularly in time-pressured, resource-constrained situations. Job Aids Basics will teach you how to create and use job aids and includes detailed instructions for writing and formatting as well as many examples of possible variations for a variety of uses.

Interactive Distance Learning Exercises That Really Work!

Make role plays, games, discussions, and other interactive exercises effective in distance learning situations with the ideas and advice from this book. Beginning with whats different about distance learning, the author guides you in converting traditional training programs to the Internet, interactive television, or video teleconferencing. Case studies and an action list with resources get you started.

Innovation Training

Innovation Training offers you a language and a framework that will build understanding of how “innovation happens” and move your organization toward a more innovation-focused mindset. You can use this book to develop key innovation competencies among individual performers, groups, or teams, and throughout your organization. Innovation Training will help you create training programs that foster an organization that thinks and acts with more creativity, collaborates more effectively, and implements new ideas more rigorously.

Implementing Training Scorecards (In Action Case Study Series)

Employ a structure for establishing, tracking, compiling, and communicating training results.How do you know that your HR or training department has accomplished its objectives? A training scorecard enables you to evaluate your programs subjectively and standardize the tracking process. Implementing Training Scorecards features eight powerful case studies that illustrate how to use and implement training scorecards.

Implementing On-the-Job Learning (In Action Series)

Do you want to make better use of your organizational resources and create more relevant, more effective training? Implementing On-the-Job Learning illustrates how other companies have used and implemented a particular approach to facilitating employee learning in organizations-structured on-the-job learning. Structured on-the-job learning programs have the potential to make better use of your organization’s resources and create training that is more relevant and effective.

Implementing E-Learning

Use change management and consumer marketing techniques for maximum e-learning program benefit. Implementing E-Learning will enable you to harness the benefits of e-learning and turn its potential into reality. Learn how to generate awareness for your e-learning brand, successfully implement the back-end technology, choose the right course-ware, position well-designed e-learning for maximum effect, and develop and implement a strategic two-way communication plan.

Implementing E-Learning Solutions (In Action Case Study Series)

Where are you in both your understanding and implementation of e-learning solutions? The development and implementation of e-learning solutions has become a topic of discussion for most training organizations. It is also an area of interest among corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and nonprofit entities, where it is not limited to those organizations’ training departments. The interest in e-learning and the exposure it is getting are both a blessing and a curse for training professionals. Along with the high-level exposure for pending or existing initiatives come perceptions about the results. Many times these expectations of deliverables, the time frame to launch and investment requirements are unrealistic. Training managers are expected to have a great deal of knowledge about the field, the players, and the staffing requirements. Unfortunately, without personal experience this knowledge can be difficult to obtain. Implementing E-Learning Solutions contributes to the understanding of the e-learning field by offering a variety of systems, processes, and models through the case studies. By sharing the challenges and successes of those who have already embarked on the e-learning path, other training professionals will benefit from their experience.

HPI Essentials

A primer on human performance improvement (HPI)the model, the process, and the implementation from the best practitioners in the field.Learn how the human performance improvement (HPI) process works in practice and how to conduct performance, gap, and cause analysis. HPI Essentials explains the principles of HPI and shows how to apply these principles systematically to learning. A detailed examination of the three types of intervention models and extensive advice for implementing solutions are included.

How to Conduct Productive Meetings

An essential guide for facilitating productive, decisive meetings. Meetings are well-known time-wasters that often produce no meaningful business results. How to Conduct Productive Meetings enables anyone to plan and facilitate a fruitful, decisive meeting. Assess whether a meeting is actually necessary, ensure presentations are professional, facilitate constructive participation, and produce a meeting outcome that is measurable.

How To Start A Training Program

Like having your own in-house training specialist that enables seamless training development. How to Start a Training Program will enable you to jump-start training. Whether your company has a one-person training department, a start-up human resources function, or nothing, you can implement successful, cost-effective training programs that will produce tangible bottom-line results. Learn how to create a business plan, develop standards and policy, and create and adhere to budget.

Fundamentos del ROI

Los profesionales del aprendizaje y rendimiento afrontan una presin constante para proporcionar datos fiables que demuestren el valor de sus intervenciones. Cules son las fuentes de informacin? Qu suposiciones se hicieron en el anlisis? Es creble la informacin? Cules son los costes? Las preguntas relacionadas con el clculo del ROI son difciles de responder se no se tiene una comprensin fundamental del proceso de ROI. Este libro lleva de la mano a travs del proceso de ROI, desde la etapa de planificacin y la seleccin de los programas apropiados, hasta la recoleccin de datos y, finalmente, a los clculos matemticos que determinan el ROI, sin olvidar la comunicacin de los resultados.ISBN: 978-1-56286-681-5 Pages: 248 pages Publisher: ASTD Press

Fundamentos del Coaching

El coaching es una habilidad bsica para los profesionales de la formacin. Si se realiza hbilmente, puede salvar la resistencia que impide realizar acciones y obtener resultados. Este libro presenta una metodologa dirigida y centrada, junto con ejemplos prcticos y ejercicios, para que pueda empezar a desarrollar sus habilidades como coach. Es til para aquellos formadores que deseen mejorar sus habilidades de coaching, as como para los profesionales de desarrollo organizacional y de recursos humanos que deseen aumentar estas habilidades. Author: Lisa Haneberg
Product SKU: 11ES0605 ISBN: 978-1-56286-680-8 Pages: 148 pages Publisher: ASTD Press Pub Date: 2006 Format: Paperback

Essential Account Planning

Sales growth starts with planning. Sales accounts are harder than ever to win, let alone keep. Globalization, cloud computing, and crowdsourcing create a marketplace where any account can be lured away by a hungry startup. And the face-time advantage? Forget it. Today’s high-quality sale will likely involve six or more decision makers.That’s why it’s time to get strategic about how sales teams frame their approach. In Essential Account Planning: 5 Keys for Helping Your Sales Team Drive Revenue, sales enablement expert Mark Donnolo blends his years of experience with expert interviews and stories to show you how planning can reliably drive revenue. His five-point framework will prepare you to address the arguments you’re certain to hear against account planning, such as lack of commitment, ownership, and time.Each sales organization is unique, but most have similar challenges and succeed using common principles. And chances are, sales reps in your company already perform many of these account planning tasks, albeit on the fly or independent of others. This book’s ready-to-use tools and templates will help you get everyone on the same page to deliver immediate results.In this book, you’ll learn how to: Many salespeople believe that more selling creates more sales, but the salespeople who invest in account planning become the true sales leaders. Use Essential Account Planning to bring stability to your sales organization and start seeing the rewards of planning today!

Effective SMEs

Content expertise isn’t enough for the training room. Partnering with subject matter experts can really pay off. SMEs (we pronounce it smees) bring credibility and relevance to live training. They enrich learning programs with their insight and depth of experience. But content expertise alone isn’t enough to deliver effective training. . . .SMEs want to do well in the classroom, but it’s often unfamiliar terrain. They’re authorities on content, not talent development. Without guidance, they may overshare or find themselves unable to facilitate a productive discussion—all of which frustrate learners. But, with the right approach, you can bring SMEs into the training room successfully, in a way that makes learners, instructors, and managers feel like their goals are being met. Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning is the blueprint to managing SME-led training. Authors Dale Ludwig and Greg Owen-Boger offer first-rate advice gleaned from decades helping presenters, instructional designers, and SMEs become better communicators. Underlying all their tips is their belief that SMEs and instructional designers must get comfortable with each other’s role. The authors lay the groundwork for you, describing the fundamental principles of a successful training event and the personal approach they contend every SME and ID bring to the training table. You’ll discover how to design learning events with the needs of SMEs in mind. And you’ll try out best practices for coaching SMEs to deliver training efficiently and effectively. The authors also share detailed and relatable workplace scenarios drawn from their vast business experience as well as job aids to assist you in a variety of learning situations. Effective SMEs is the rare book that addresses both designing for SMEs to deliver training and coaching them to be effective once they’re in the training room. Don’t plan your next live training event without it.

Diversity Training

Traditionally, diversity education initiatives inevitably involve the catchphrase celebrate diversity. Although the authors appreciate this approach, this book offers a fresh perspective called conversity, defined as a process that brings people together through an active search for common ground. Like all the other books in the Trainer’s Workshop series, Diversity Training provides you with all the tools and resources you need to conduct effective diversity training in your organization. It includes guidance on how to build a case for improving diversity relations, along with ammunition to use when separating myth from fact in your debates. In addition, you will find a complete guide to planning and facilitating a leadership kickoff session, with a fully scripted presentation with PowerPoint slides.

Developing High-Performance Work Teams, Vol. 2 (In Action Case Study Series)

Have you implemented high-performance work teams in your organization? Volume 2 takes up where Volume 1 left off in presenting an interior view of work teams as they have struggled to become high-performance teams. It is designed for the practitioner who wants to see real-life examples of team implementation. Talent management professionals, frontline managers, supervisors design teams, team members, and consultants will find Developing High-Performance Work Teams, Volume 2 valuable because it covers a wide range of team issues and discusses specific interventions.

Developing Effective Leadership Programs (In Action Case Study Series)

Todays work environment is more collaborative, more team based, and more cross-functional. Managers can no longer rely on the authority of their positions to command results; they must elicit willing cooperation and active participation from their staffs to achieve goals. People at every level are expected to know about and contribute to multiple aspects of their organizations activities. This book presents 12 case studies with various approaches to developing leadership potential, including training interventions, executive coaching, and individual and mentoring strategies that fit a wide range of settings.

Developing And Managing Organizational Learning

Here’s an easy-to-read, practical guide on how to manage training programs. Written from a practitioner’s point of view, this book explains how to link program planning to project management, make decisions that produce training programs on time and within budget, and transform your role into that of a training project manager. Case studies and job aids illustrate every step and guide you through the process.

Destination Profit

Why is the link between people and profits so obvious, yet so difficult for most organizations to put into practice? Destination Profit is a book that takes on this question and provides some intriguing and even surprising answers to the simple equation; Engaged People = Enriched Profits. While other productivity books focus on improving things i.e. operations, technology, planning, this book puts its focus on building a culture that connects people to the bottom line interests of the organization. The road map to build this new culture is embodied in the 4-A process awareness, alignment, accountability, and adaptation. In addition to the model, you find practical tips, tools, case studies, and other advice to help you move your organization toward a profitable destination.

Designing E-Learning

Adapt your instructional design expertise to incorporate the benefits of e-learning into your training programs. Don’t design e-learning programs from scratch, use Designing E-Learning to incorporate e-learning and enhance your existing programs. Designing E-Learning provides step-by-step instructions for designing programs that meet organizational goals and helps you balance the educational needs of your learners with the practical constraints of e-learning.

Data Driven

A how-to guide to boosting sales through predictive and prescriptive analytics. Data Driven is a uniquely practical guide to increasing sales success, using the power of data analytics. Written by one of the world’s leading authorities on the topic, this book shows you how to transform the corporate sales function by leveraging big data into better decision-making, more informed strategy, and increased effectiveness throughout the organization. Engaging and informative, this book tells the story of a newly hired sales chief under intense pressure to deliver higher performance from her team, and how data analytics becomes the ultimate driver behind the sales function turnaround. Each chapter features insightful commentary and practical notes on the points the story raises, and one entire chapter is devoted solely to laying out the Prescriptive Action Model step-by-step giving you the actionable guidance you need to put it into action in your own organization.Predictive and prescriptive analytics is poised to change corporate sales, and companies that fail to adapt to the new realities and adopt the new practices will be left behind. This book explains why the Prescriptive Action Model is the key corporate sales weapon of the 21st Century, and how you can implement this dynamic new resource to bring value to your business.There are fewer competitive edges to gain than ever before. The only thing that’s left is to execute business with maximum efficiency and make the smartest business decisions possible. Predictive analytics is the essential method behind this new standard, and Data Driven is the practical guide to complete, efficient implementation.

Customer Service Training

A great customer service training covers essential behaviors, service strategies, and service systems that together ensure an exceptional customer experience. Training authority Kimberly Devlin presents two-day, one-day, and half-day workshops that support trainees in any industry and environment, not just the call center.