The Professional Trainer; a Comprehensive guide to Planning, and Evaluating Training Programs

The Professional Trainer; a Comprehensive guide to Planning, and Evaluating Training Programs

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Written for anyone with any level of training responsibility--novice trainers, "accidental trainers," and those with years of experience--The Professional Trainer is a comprehensive, all-in-one guide that covers the entire training process and includes a wealth of practical tools, techniques, and models. Experienced trainer Robert Vaughn provides a step-by-step guide that includes both conceptual background and a host of hands-on tools and exercises. He details how to: Identify and clarify the training needs of the employees and the organization
Plan and design training--on-the-job, off-the-job, and online
Choose the best training approach, and select media and facilities to support it
Deliver the training--and find out if it worked If you are new to training, this book will serve as a complete overview of the process. For experienced trainers, its many practical tools make it an invaluable troubleshooting reference.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 61 x 90 x 8mm | 385.55g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1576752704
  • 9781576752708
  • 1,762,143

Table of contents

1 The Training Field
2 Designing Training for Adults
3 Determining Training Needs
4 Developing Effective Training Proposals
5 Developing Training Objectives
6 Evaluating Learning
7 Classical Techniques for Training
8 Technology-Based Training
9 Facilities and Media Support
10 Developing the Training Plan
11 Conducting Training
12 Assessing Training Programs
13 The Future of Training
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Review quote

..".An easy to understand 'how to' that would be a useful addition to any trainer's library."
--Jack Phillips, Ph.D., Chairman, ROI Institute, Inc. "Truly a book that has something valuable for everyone--a must-have resource for anyone in the industry."
--Leslie Yerkes, President, Catalyst Consulting Group, Inc., and coauthor of They Just Don't Get It! and 301 Ways to Have Fun at Work

"An exciting book that will be an excellent tool for companies like ours.... Vaughn has captured the skills and knowledge trainers need to be successful in driving behavior change in an organization."
--Kendra Lee, President, KLA Group
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About Robert H. Vaughn

Dr. Robert H. Vaughn, author of The Professional Trainer, has personally worked with more than 2,500 people over nearly three decades to help develop their training skills. He's created training programs and materials used by such diverse organizations as The U.S. Air Force's Air Training Command and The American Management Associations, among others. As a speaker at local, regional, and national conferences, and a faculty member at several different colleges, Dr. Vaughn knows the world of
business and the business of training. Both his masters' thesis and his doctoral dissertation related to the subject of organizational training. As the founder and president of Arvon Management Services, he has consulted or conducted training programs for nearly 100 different corporations and professional associations, mostly focusing on writing, supervision, and training skills. His client list includes divisions of such companies as General Electric, TRW, Babcock & Wilcox, Lincoln Electric, Eaton, Allen-Bradley, and others.
Dr. Vaughn is a three-time president and twelve-year board member of the 400-member Greater Cleveland Chapter of ASTD (formerly the American Society for Training and Development) and received the 2002 Distinguished Faculty Service Award from Lakeland Community College in Ohio, where he is a Professor of Management and former Dean of Business. He holds undergraduate degrees in industrial management and education (journalism), a Master of Business Administration, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration; he has also done doctoral-level work in adult education. He earned Beta Gamma Sigma (business honorary) recognition for his doctoral work, and he is listed in Who's Who in Business and Industry. Dr. Vaughn is also the author of Decision Making and Problem Solving in Management: Tools and Techniques for Managers and Teams (2000) published by Lakeshore Communications, Inc.
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