Designing and Developing Training Programs Pfeiffer Essential Guides to Training Basics

ISBN-10: 0470404698

ISBN-13: 9780470404690

Edition: 2010

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Building on the basics provided in the Training Fundamentals, this book gives detailed guidelines and ready-to-use tools on designing and developing training programs - two core phases of the training process. Specifically, this book: Shows how to plan a project -- why you need a plan, components of a plan, and how to use a plan. Provides guidelines for assessing the audience - covers needs, available time, preferred ways of learning, previous experiences with training, level of knowledge about subject, reasons for attending training. Gives step-by-step instructions for writing behavioral, performance-based objectives - shows what objectives are and why they are important and the differences between vague objectives and objectives that serve as the foundation for a successful program. Explains the pros and cons of using "off-the-shelf" programs and how to adapt programs to meet participant and situational needs Explains ways to gather content information -- interviews, observation, and research, as well as best practices for working with subject matter experts. Shows how to structure a training program - shows how to develop enabling objectives and a content outline and covers sequencing, timing, and pacing. Gives guidelines for developing activities that engage participants and help them learn - covers pre-workshop activities, icebreakers, discussion questions, exercises, games, simulations, case studies, reflection, practice, experiential activities, real-world application. Shows how to develop examples and stories. Gives detailed guidance for developing workshop materials - covering the trainer's script or notes, participant handouts or workbook, slides, etc.) Shows how to be flexible with various groups - shows how to adapt training to meet needs of specific groups. Explains how to test the program - shows how to set up, run, evaluate, and incorporate the results of a pilot. Offers sidebars that present "nice-to-know" information, such as conducting training remotely and facilitating in a virtual classroom.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 1/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Introduction
The Training Plan
Why You Need a Plan
Planning Instructional Programs
What to Consider When Using ADDIE
What’s Next?
Analyzing the Situation
What’s a Needs Assessment?
Gathering Information
Analyzing the Information
Consider the Stakeholders
Consider the Learners
Identifying Constraints and Other Factors That Impact the Training Program Design
Determine Who Should Be Involved in Designing the Training Program
Design It or Buy It?
What’s Next?
Writing Learning Objectives
Why Learning Objectives Matter
What a Learning Objective Should Be
What Makes a Learning Objective Useful?
How to Develop Learning Objectives
Enabling Objectives
What’s Next?
Choosing the Delivery Method
Overview of Training Delivery Methods
Characteristics of Common Delivery Methods
How to Choose a Delivery Method
What’s Next?
Identifying Content
A Learner-Centered Approach to Content
Nice-to-Know vs. Must-Know Content
How to Identify Content
What’s Next?
Planning the Learning Activities
What to Consider About Activities
Components of an Experiential Learning Activity
Types of Activities
What’s Next?
Structuring a Training Program
What’s Involved in Structuring a Training Program
Determining the Sequence
Planning the Opening and the Closing
Checking the Timing
Identifying Visuals, Media, and Training Aids
Preparing a Preliminary Agenda
What’s Next?
Developing Materials and Validating the Program
Using a Training Materials Work Plan
Developing Participant Materials
Developing Trainer Materials
Developing the Slides
Identifying Materials for Activities
Validating the Training Program
What’s Next?
Evaluating the Results
The Function of Evaluation
Questions an Evaluation Needs to Answer
How to Conduct an Evaluation
What’s Next?
Designing Distance Learning Programs
Overview of Distance Learning Programs
Deciding When and How to Use Distance Learning
Design Principles for Virtual and Remote Training Programs
Resources
About the Author
Index
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