Crash and Learn

For every trainer, presenter, or facilitator who’s ever “lost” an audience, or had the nagging sense he or she missed the mark, Crash and Learn is part handbook and part inspiration. Motivational speaker and classroom guru Jim Smith Jr. covers just about every possible mistake a presenter can make and then offers readers positive and effective ways to remedy the situation. The more than 600 suggestions included in this volume cover all facets of classroom presentation mistakes from facilitation and room set-up mistakes to motivation, difficult participant, and audiovisual mistakes to storytelling and evaluation mistakes. Each of the lively and entertaining responses to these common mistakes know as “Jim’s Gems” offers the reader direct fixes that can be implemented immediately. Jim Smith Jr. Talks About Crash and Learn

Corporate Learning Strategies

Use the return-on-learning-investment (ROLI) model to develop fully engaged employees that link their learning to organizational success. Corporate Learning Strategies is a blueprint for building organizational structures that cultivate employee growth. The adoption of the return-on-learning-investment (ROLI) model enables widespread gains in performance, increased compliance, higher retention, greater employee ownership, and greater business unit success.

Communication Basics

Be an effective communicator who connects with and influences your audience in both one-on-one meetings and full classroom settings. Communication Basics gives you the tools to excel and impress during all kinds of coworker interactions and business presentations. Use this title to become a think-on-your-feet presenter who not only speaks with confidence and authority, but also listens to others and responds effectively.Part of the ASTD TRAINING BASICS series.

Coaching for Extraordinary Results (In Action Case Study Series)

Do you want to increase productivity and positively affect your bottom line through effective coaching? Coaching for Extraordinary Results offers its readers an opportunity to tap into this extraordinary tool by describing approaches, processes, strategies, and models from organizations that have gone beyond what they thought was thought possible. These results include more meaningful work, higher productivity, the right people in the right jobs, people who are challenged to do their best, a leadership legacy, and a positive effect on the bottom line.

Change Basics

A single reference source for understanding, leading, and managing the change process to skillfully translate vision into results. Change Basics will enable you to skillfully introduce and manage change. With an essential background on reasons for initial resistance and an analysis of possible outcomes, it provides specific strategies to counter opposition and implement a change initiative in your organization.Part of the ASTD TRAINING BASICS series.

Building Learning Capability Through Outsourcing (In Action Series)

Here’s your opportunity to go inside successful organizations that use outsourcing to build learning capability and reduce costs. Twelve real-life case studies offer cutting-edge lessons from organizations that use outsourcing to get expertise from a wide variety of vendors, reduce fixed costs and the cycle time for developing learning, and benefit from the objectivity of an outside perspective.

Building the Learning Organization, 3rd Edition

Building the Learning Organization, 3rd EditionThis new edition of the essential best-practices toolkit shows how to transform an organization into one that continually learns from its experiences, and more importantly, translates that knowledge into improved performance. Rich in hands-on tools, this much-anticipated update of the award-winning classic features lessons from world-class leaders such as Nokia, Alcoa, and others.

Card Games by Thiagi

Create 30, learner-centered games in five key training areas: performance, communication, teamwork, leadership, and diversity. With a single deck of cards, a timer, and a user’s guide, you can mix and match games to create a unique, fun, and customized learning experience. Participants are encouraged to be creative while they learn with open-ended questions and unpredictable tasks. Watch as excitement and motivation for training skyrocket as learners scramble to complete their cards.

Building A Successful Consulting Practice (In Action Series)

Consulting is one of the fastest growing occupational groups in business today. For many talented individuals around the world, starting a consulting practice offers great opportunity for income growth and job satisfaction. Yet, consulting does have its unique set of challenges including lack of professional respect from potential clients and a high business failure rate. This book, Building a Successful Consulting Practice, will be helpful to anyone starting down this exciting and challenging road. It presents 12 case studies that analyze the success of consulting organizations. This book focuses particularly on small consulting practices, and specifically on those consulting practices closely related to the field of human resource development. You will find value in this book no matter where you are in the process of starting or running a consulting practice. No matter how you plan to use this book, the impressive group of contributors represented in this collection of case studies will be invaluable as you work to achieve your own level of success in the consulting business.

Building High Performance

Transition from training to performance consulting with this collection of useful articles. Moving away from traditional training and development, today’s training professionals increasingly focus on linking learning with productivity and business performance. Building High Performance offers short articles, tools, techniques, and exercises to help you facilitate this evolution. Action- and activity-oriented exercises are included for background, self-study, and training development.

Building A New Performance Vision

Use the HPI model to unite your organization in a single human performance improvement approach.It can be difficult to shake the silo mentality that encumbers any organizational advancement in performance improvement. Building a New Performance Vision uncovers how all business functions can be united under a single performance process. Step-by-step instructions, tools, tips, and job aids help you organize efforts and champion a unified approach.

Blending E-Learning

Discover how to blend e-learning technology with traditional training for exciting, new learning programs. Guide your organization toward strategically effective program blending. A series of case studies illustrates the blended approach to training, and the interactive CD-ROM showcases different blended e-learning experiences as seen through the eyes of the learner. Blending E-learning is an essential first-read for anyone beginning the process of designing and executing an e-learning strategy.

Beyond Telling Ain’t Training Fieldbook

A field companion to the original Telling Ain’t Training, the Beyond Telling Ain’t Training Fieldbook includes a detailed action plan and support materials to help you transform “telling to training.” Like its predecessor, this fieldbook features a fun, interactive format and easy-to-navigate icons. Worksheets, assessments, and tools will enable your organization to realize the true value of workplace learning.

Beyond Training Ain’t Performance Fieldbook

Beyond Training Ain’t Performance Fieldbook provides a clear and concise roadmap for anyone wishing to implement human performance principles in their organization. It is a direct answer to fans of the 2004 book, Training Ain’t Performance, who asked for implementation guidance in the same whimsical, informative, and entertaining format as the original book. You will find useful worksheets and assessments, tools and practical advice that will speed your organization toward realizing the value of a performance approach. To make your job even easier, the book includes a CD-ROM with all the needed worksheets and tools to get you started today.

Beyond Learning Objectives

Beyond Learning Objectives can help you meet these new expectations. This book provides step-by-step processes for defining, measuring, and developing six types of objectives: input, reaction, learning, application, impact, and ROI. You’ll also learn to avoid common pitfalls in the development of objectives, such as unclear, incomplete, nonspecific, or even missing objectives.

Better Than Bullet Points

The second edition of the popular Better Than Bullet Points, is a complete overhaul and update of the previous edition. By providing in-depth guidance, specific instructions, and helpful exercises, this book helps everyday trainers to create potent e-learning through the popular PowerPoint desktop application.

Beyond Free Coffee & Donuts

A one-stop resource for developing creative ways to ensure the right people learn the right skills and produce the right results. Getting butts in seats is not a measure of success nor is it a guarantee that your messages will be heard. Beyond Free Coffee & Donuts will help you get the word out. Understand what motivates customers (both external and internal), develop a successful marketing campaign, and learn the essentials for garnering attention and promoting retention.

ATD’s Best-On Series

The Best On Series is designed for today’s busy professional who needs a condensed resource to guide them through the highlights and cornerstones of a particular topic.
Each “Best On” volume is a collection of ASTD book chapters, Infolines, research report excerpts, T+D magazine articles, and blog articles, threaded together with expert commentary to deliver an insightful and linear reference piece. Each “Best On” book is delivered electronically upon check-out.

ATD Press Submission Guidelines

ATD Press welcomes proposals from prospective authors with new and innovative ideas that fit into our current publishing program. The following guidelines will ensure that your proposal is given a fair and objective review. Key to the publisher and author relationship is a willingness to partner with ATD Press to ensure your book reaches its intended audience, and that the investment made by you and ATD Press pays off. Please read carefully the following instructions and pointers before submitting your proposal to us.

ATD’s Best On Coaching

his collection of practical resources from ATD books, TD at Work issues, and TD and T+D articles will help you understand the significance of coaching and how to build a coaching culture in your organization or team. Each section will serve as a tool to help you evolve into a leader who embraces a coaching management style

ASTD’s Best On The New Government Workforce

In the past few decades the workplace has changed dramatically. Social media, technology, and the changing face of the American workforce have affected every job in both private and public organizations. This collection is intended to show how the workplace has changed and why those changes should be embraced, not ignored. These selections cover how to create a government that can operate on demand using new methods of communication (internally and externally) and that can respond to the increased need for interagency collaboration with innovative solutions. This installment of ASTD’s Best On series is designed to help the public sector manager and government trainer adapt, innovate, and grow their workforce by providing content from though leaders and examples from their peers. Included here are several book chapters, T+D articles, The Public Manager articles, webcasts, and Infolines that address the innovations and challenges of the 21st century government workforce and offer potential solutions.

ASTD Leadership Handbook

Leadership is the most important competency for both individual and organizational success and advancement. As Cynthia D. McCauley of the Center for Creative Leadership notes in her overview, leadership is also “a tool designed to help with a particular human dilemma: how to get individuals to work together effectively to produce collective outcomes.”

ASTD Handbook Glossary

Master the 300 terms every trainer should know. ADDIE, front-end analysis, and Integrated Talent Management (ITM) are just a few of the terms you’ll come across in the field. Don’t miss a beat with the ASTD Handbook Glossary, a companion to the second edition ASTD Handbook: The Definitive Reference for Training & Development.

APTD Learning System Print Option (Add-On)

Use the APTD Learning System, an essential resource for study for the exam. This book focuses primarily on three AOEs from the ATD Competency Model on which it is based. The AOEs are Instructional Design, Training Delivery, and Learning Technologies. Evaluating Learning Impact and the foundational competency of Global Mindset also will be included in this book to prepare you for the questions that relate to those competencies on the exam. These competencies were identified by the research as core building blocks for talent development professionals and are part of The ATD Competency Model. This resource is available as a 12-month subscription to the online resource is included in the cost of the 2017 APTD program fee. The APTD Learning System is an online textbook covering all areas of expertise tested on the APTD exam. Interactive quizzes, reference lists, tips, stories, cases, and cross-chapter links are included to support learning.

ASTD Competency Study

Revised from its 2004 edition, the new ASTD Competency Study is your essential guide for understanding and using the ASTD Competency Model. The ASTD Competency Model answers the question, what do training and development practitioners need to know and do to be successful, now and in the future? And, how do they prepare for that future faster than ever before?

ASTD Handbook, 2nd Edition

Comprehensive. Insightful. Definitive. The second edition ASTD Handbook is the most valuable resource you can own as a training and development professional. Written by 96 of the best and brightest thinkers in the field, its 55 chapters cover everything you need to know about the profession today. See a list of all ASTD Handbook contributors.Find Key Statistics from the book in this INFOGRAPHIC

An Organizational Guide to Telecommuting

As the internet expands, technology costs decline, and rush-hour commutes get longer, you can guide your organization to telecommuting and the advantages it offers to employer and employee. Here’s a book that explains all of the challenges and pitfalls and assists employees in moving their offices home. Checklists, sample policies, legal documents, and questions help individuals determine if the home office is where they belong.

Analisis de Objetivos

El anlisis es un paso previo a la accin. Cmo podemos lanzarnos a lograr un objetivo si no estamos seguros de lo que esperamos alcanzar? Y, con mas razn, Cmo podemos pedirle a alguien que logre ese objetivo si ni siquiera estamos seguros de que podremos evaluar su cumplimiento con posteridad? Este libro nos ofrece la oportunidad de valorar cun precisos son nuestros objetivos. Para ello, Robert F. Mager no presenta un mtodo sencillo y una serie de casos reales como la vida mismaque reflejan lo importante que es realizar un anlisis de objetivos y lo beneficioso de su aplicacin. Al finalizar la lectura de este libro usted dispondr de las herramientas para realizar un buen anlisis de objetivos. Author: Robert F. Mager
Product SKU: 11ES0923 ISBN: 978-1-56286-692-1 Pages: 144 pages Publisher: ASTD Press Pub Date: 2009 Format: Paperback

All Learning Is Self-Directed

Lead employees to independence and maximize the advantages of employees committed to self-directed learning. Learning has increasingly become the responsibility of individuals, yet organizations often provide little direct support for their new self-directed learners. Use employee development strategies that will enable employees to meet workplace challenges, build and use a knowledge network, and grow and sustain an independent learning culture within your organization.

7 Paths to Managerial Leadership

In 7 Paths to Managerial Leadership Fred Mackenzie lays out the 7 most important practices managers to implement for improved performance and sound manager-employee relationships. It further clarifies the accountabilities of the manager and of their direct reports. A must read for all people managers to help them enhance their managerial approach and to further develop their roles as developers of talent.

10 Steps to Successful Strategic Planning

Create a dynamic strategic plan, central to your organizations ability to make critical business decisions, with this step-by-step walk through the strategic planning process. 10 Steps to Successful Strategic Planning offers a simple 10 step process to assessing your priorities, organizing your goals, and getting your organization on the path to planned success. Loaded with worksheets, exercises, tips, tools, checklists, and other easy-to-use and interactive learning aids, this title guides you through the entire strategic planning process.Part of the ASTD 10 Steps series .

10 Steps to Successful Presentations

Connect with your audience and become a think-on-your-feet presenter with 10 strategies for communicating with authority. 10 Steps to Successful Presentations presents strategies to conquer the phobia of public speaking and deliver dynamic, stress-free presentations. Create captivating content; simplify complex ideas; design impactful visual aids; and contrast the characteristics of effective, dynamic presentations against those of awkward, unsuccessful presentations.Part of the ASTD 10 Steps series .

10 Steps to Successful Facilitation

A how-to guide for successful group facilitation to champion learning, encourage interaction, and promote the spread of ideas. 10 Steps to Successful Facilitation explains how to address the different learning styles to be a more effective facilitator. Learn how to construct questions to stimulate conversations, the importance of keeping on topic, and the characteristics of an environment that encourages interaction. Strategies for resolving difficult situations and handling difficult participants are included.Part of the ASTD 10 Steps series .

10 Steps to Successful Change Management

Change is inevitable, and how we handle it determines a great deal of our success in life. Fortunately, 10 Steps to Successful Change Management can help you understand change and take proactive steps toward dealing with it. With this handy go-to resource as your guide, you can understand and evaluate change, and apply practical tools that will help you not only cope with the inevitable, but benefit from it.

10 Steps To Be A Successful Manager

Become an exceptional manager; learn to motivate employees, communicate expectations effectively, and build great work teams.10 Steps to Be A Successful Manager is a primer for on the job management excellence. Regardless of your years of experience, it provides a simple, straight-forward 10-step model to align your management practices for improved results and communications. Build great work teams and ensure that your staff clearly understands performance expectations and standards for success. Dont forget to check out 10 Steps to Be a Successful Manager: The Facilitator’s Guide. Part of the ASTD 10 Steps series.Click here to read a review of this title.

10 Steps To Be A Successful Manager: The Facilitator’s Guide

Based on ASTD’s 10 Steps to Be a Successful Manager, this facilitator’s guide offers a simple and effective methodology for putting the 10 Steps model into effect. Haneberg presents 10 success factors to enhance learning and application and provides the framework for facilitators to transfer management development principles and practices in the classroom or on the job. Based on successful training experiences that include solid adult learning principles, provoke new and critical thinking of managers, and establish baseline competencies for managers, 10 Steps to Be a Successful Manager: Facilitator’s Guide is a powerful tool for developing managerial staff and new leaders. Part of the ASTD 10 Steps series.

The Sales Acceleration Formula

Use data, technology, and inbound selling to build a remarkable team and accelerate sales The Sales Acceleration Formula provides a scalable, predictable approach to growing revenue and building a winning sales team. Everyone wants to build the next $100 million business and author Mark Roberge has actually done it using a unique methodology that he shares with his readers. As an MIT alum with an engineering background, Roberge challenged the conventional methods of scaling sales utilizing the…

The Collaborative Sale

Buyer behavior has changed the marketplace, and sellers must adapt to survive The Collaborative Sale: Solution Selling in Today’s Customer-Driven World is the definitive guide to the new reality of sales. The roles of buyers, sellers, and technology have changed, and collaboration is now the key to success on all sides. The Collaborative Sale guides sales professionals toward alignment with buyers, by helping them overcome their problems and challenges, and creating value. From building a…