Training Design Manual The Complete Practical Guide to Creating Effective and Successful Training Programmes

ISBN-10: 074944570X

ISBN-13: 9780749445706

Edition: 2006

Authors: Tony Bray

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All training programs--conventional, e-learning or blended learning-require thorough planning and design. The Training Design Manual guides trainers through a step-by-step design process leading up to the launch of a successful training course. Many publications include some element of design, but this Manual uniquely deals with the whole topic, from building the training design team, carrying out needs analyses, setting course parameters, designing individual sessions, to content delivery options-- support materials, audio, visual aids and e-learning--to choosing venues, piloting the training course and launching and measuring the training program. Theory and concepts are followed by application. Readers work on a real topic; by the time they've read the book they will have designed a course. The book takes account of different learning styles by presenting a blend of text and graphics. An accompanying free interactive CD-ROM includes templates, activities and course materials.
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Kogan Page, Limited
Publication date: 5/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Tony Bray has established a reputation for designing a wide range of training courses and workshops and runs training consultancy Aquarius International. He is the author of a number of training publications.

Structure of the book
What is 'learning'... and 'training'?
The benefits of good design
Focus on designing a real course
The training design project
Identify your stakeholders
Project dashboard
The initial planning meeting
Designing for global diversity
The DESIGN process
DESIGNing for global corporate diversity
Why diversity is important
Accessibility for trainer-led courses
Accessibility for web-based materials
The employer's 'two tick' commitment
Formal learning needs analysis
The importance of learning needs analysis
Who will you consult?
Learning needs checklist
Data collection techniques
Practical examples
Now focus on your course
Team-based needs analysis
Functional competences
Core competences
Critical work processes
What do you propose?
Training may not be the solution
Define the overall course 'envelope'
Internal or external designers?
Write your proposal
Sunflower analysis
The impact of learning styles
How people learn
Climb the learning ladder
The impact of learning styles
Fight the filters
So what does this mean for me?
Go with the flow
Process map the flow
Learning methodologies
Four ways to communicate
Timing the course outline
'Sign off' by the project sponsor
The STAR design model
Follow the STAR
'S' is for stimulate interest
'T' is for transfer ideas or concepts
Techniques for transferring ideas or concepts
'A' is for apply the learning
Techniques for applying the learning
'R' is for review what's changed
Designing more complex activities
Designing workshop sessions
Reversed workshop sessions
Team-based projects
Role play or skill practices
Using actors
Designing each session in detail
Comply with company standards or policies
The session plan
Session title
Learning methods
Administration and logistics
A real example
'Diet' session plan
Sponsor 'sign off'
Designing course materials
What might you need?
Harmonize with company standards
Sources for course content
Displaying text effectively
Delegate name cards or badges
Workbooks for trainer-led courses
Delegate handouts
Exercise briefing notes
Feedback sheets
Course peripherals
Using audio
Why use audio?
Some examples
Slightly different uses
Equipment needs
Designing visual aids
Why use visual aids?
What visual aids can we use?
Basic design principles
Overhead transparencies
Computer graphics
Potential pitfalls
Plan your visuals
Designing e-learning
Why e-learning?
Managing the project
The electronic learning system
Using quizzes
The course flow chart
Building individual screens
Creating the storyboards
The trainer-led course
The delegate workbook
Train the trainers
Write a Trainer's Guide
Train the trainers
Trainer-led courses for blended learning
Select and manage the venue
Draft the venue specification
Manage the venue
Pilot the course
Plan the pilot
Pilots for blended learning
Deliver the pilot
Evaluate the pilot
Sponsor 'sign off'
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