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This title is a standard reference on training with an established reputation amongst trainers, human resource managers and managers. Covering all the core principles of training, this revised edition is accessible and fun, and offers insights into achieving success in the constantly changing workplace. (see excellent reviews at amazon.co.uk)
Making Your Training Flexible, Spontaneous and Creative
Paul Z. Jackson
Using creativity as its starting point this fresh approach to training draws on sources as diverse as theatre, accelerated learning, sports, co-operative games and pychology. Whatever series of events make up a training programme, there is always scope for more excitement, fun and effectiveness - and as the author shows the abilty to improvise and go with the flow is crucial for success. This book will provide readers with both the tools and the attitude to be confident in trying new approaches in their training. Backed by the author's experience in theatre, television and corporate training the book offers simple but powerful techniques that will develop both trainer and trainee. (Amazon.co.uk)
77 Stories for Teachers, Trainers and Thinkers
This work is a collection of stories designed to engage, inspire and transform the listener and the reader. Some of the stories motivate, some are spiritual, and some provide strategies for excellence. All set out to promote positive feelings, encouraging confidence, direction and vision. The stories contained in "The Magic of Metaphor" focus on values, responsibility, and leadership in all its forms. They have been specially selected to promote change in people's ideas, attitudes, beliefs, visions and behaviours. These stories act as reframes, challenging and disturbing our existing frames of reference, recharting our accustomed maps of the world, and shifting us away from our limited thinking towards new learning and discovery through the use of effective metaphor. As a result, we are encouraged to understand our world from a new perspective, and are provided with powerful ways to generate greater choice in our lives. Containing 16 suggestions (or tips) for effective storytelling, advice on organization, style and storytelling skills, and a selection of stories that can be adapted and developed, this work is a sourcebook for counsellors, health workers, psychologists, professional speakers, managers, leaders and NLP practitioners, as well as for teachers, trainers, therapists. (Amazon.co.uk)
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Bringing Brain-friendly Learning to Life
Kimberley Hare, Larry Reynolds
True brain-friendly learning is not about gimmicks. It is far more than just putting on classical music or playing games. It's a movement rather than just a method, a movement to recover the real joy of learning and bring sizzle and substance to your training sessions. This resource provides a blueprint for a new generation of Accelerated Learning methods and, at its heart, are five key principles: Keep it real; Facilitate the flow; Honour uniqueness; Make it rich and multi-sensory; and State is everything. There is a clear explanation of the theory behind Brain-Friendly Learning from the inside out; the concepts and learning models you'll need to underpin your approach, along with a journey through the most complex structure in the universe - your amazing brain. You'll discover a concise guide to Brain-Friendly training design along with tools that you can pick and adapt to help you create new training events or make-over existing ones. (Amazon.co.uk)
Cy Charney, Kathy Conway
Review: The Trainer's Tool Kit has gathered the best information and put it into 1 book! Whether you are an experienced trainer or a novice, this book has something for you. You won't find heavy theory-based information in these pages, just what you need to know in plain, easy language. It covers everything from practical tips for training development and implementation to helping you to be a better, more effective trainer. I like the fact that it covers so many different topics like adult learning principles, facilitator tips, training materials, training trends and so much more. If you can't spend thousands on resource books, this one is worth the money. (from a review at Amazon.co.uk)
A Compendium of Techniques for Trainers and Group Workers
The Only Training Resource You Need! Includes Reproducible Worksheets
If you're like most trainers, you acquire exercises, worksheets and activities from different sources all the time. And if you're like most trainers, you can't find those resources again when you really need them—or you wish they were just a little different. Tool Kit for Trainers solves the problem in style. A bag of tricks for trainers, the Tool Kit gathers together in one place more than 50 group-tested instruments and devices for tackling common and uncommon problems associated with group work. Suggested variations expand the activities' usefulness.
People learn best from personal experience. You can use Tool Kit techniques to focus attention and aid reflection as people come together to examine their own experiences or to generate artificial experiences within the group. Use the activities to help individuals and groups develop their own learning and insights in ways that are frequently novel and always stimulating! Tool Kit for Trainers will help anyone who works with:
Training groups, Personal-development groups, Task-based groups, Problem-solving groups, Team-development groups, Mutual-support groups.
Set out in a clear, easy-to-follow format with diagrams, reproductible worksheets, suggested variations and guidance on the strengths and adaptability of each technique, the Tool Kit is an invaluable resource for both new and experienced trainers and all those who work with groups. (Amazon.com)
Key Tools & Techniques to Sharpen Trainer's Skills
Scott B. Parry
Paperback 295 pages (March 1, 2000)
Publisher: American Society for Training & Development
A Best Practice Guide
Thomas N Garavan, Caroline Hogan, Amanda Cahir-O'donnell
Phil Race, Brenda Smith
This text offers at least 500 practical suggestions for trainers on a wide variety of aspects of designing,
delivering and evaluating training programmes and resources. The book covers such topics as planning your
programme, organizing the venue, running the workshop, using resources effectively and making the most of
Winning Ways to Involve People in Learning
Julius E. Eitington
'concise, to the point, and on-target for any hard-core classroom trainer who enjoys the challenge of making training a participative encounter... All practical, usable stuff'
Book Description: This book has more ideas on how to add involvement in learning than any one trainer could ever use. Your students and workshop participants will increase their understanding and retention when you design training activities using 'The Winning Trainer'.
This updated and expanded edition is richer than ever before. It provides:
Significant new additions to the book include materials on the following topics:
Two new chapters have been added to treat new material on intelligence and learning, principles of adult learning and distance learning. In addition, numerous new group-in-action techniques and conceptual materials have been added to the existing chapters.
This is the one-stop source book every trainer needs. (Amazon.co.uk)
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Develop Your Skills to Maximize Training Impact
A self-improvement guide for trainers, showing how to develop personal skills to increase the impact and effectiveness of training. It demonstrates how trainers must adapt the way they deliver training sessions, workshops, courses and programmes. This is not just a guide to better presentation skills or a book solely focusing on training tips and tricks of the trade, but seeks to help trainers to upgrade their current thinking, habits and methods. There is advice to inspire staff developers with new ways of thinking and doing things, along with checklists of both good techniques to develop and bad habits to avoid. The book shows how to replace traditional training methods with more interesting and effective techniques. (amazon.co.uk)
A Comprehensive Guide to Leading Successful Workshops and Training Programs
A comprehensive guide to leading a training session or workshop. It aims to answer every "how to" question for beginner and experienced trainers and for every step in the process of planning, preparing and leading a workshop; it offers reproducible checklists, forms and questionnaires. (Amazon.co.uk)
Review: "Ultimate" and "comprehensive" are the key words in the title that set this handbook apart from the others. They say it all - over 600 pages of checklists, diagrams, models, and examples covering every topic of the workshop business. And you are given permission to copy pages for personal workshop use! When paging through the book I began to play a game - he must have missed something! Well, whatever it is, I'm still looking... (review at Amazon.co.uk)
Presentation Skills for Consultants, Trainers and Teachers
Review: Great for presentation skills, not for promoting a seminar.
The title could be misleading...don't be confused. This book is great for discussing skills needed by presenters. It is not a how-to book for designing or promoting seminars. (a review at Amazon.co.uk)
Book Description: Thoroughly revised edition of the bestselling skill-building consultant guide A revision of its successful predecessor-which has sold over 23,000 copies since it was first published in 1993-How to Run Seminars & Workshops has been completely revised throughout to provide the most up-to-date material currently available in the field. (Amazon.co.uk)
Provides new trainers with the key skills they need to get started, while experienced trainers w learn how to refine their training skills. The modular programme presented in the text is designed t provide the skills necessary to establish quality in-house training programmes with well-tained instructors. Modules focus on needs assessment. the adult learner, instructuional design and develop platform skills, evaluation, transfer of training and return on investment. The approach is particip centred, reflecting adult learning principles and will model active training techniques. The worksho format uses interactive and experiental activities including role plays, case studies, group discuss assessment instruments and lecturette. Participants will learn how to apply active training techniqu any content in any context. (Amazon.co.uk)
This text concentrates on the core techniques of training which every serious "sharp-end" practitioner and student should master. It is organized into five sections which deal with: identifying training needs; design of training; preparing material; delivery skills; assessment and evaluation...
Each section is supported by relevant skill-development activities, 19 in all. The book is written for the training practitioner and student. It should be useful for all those studying on programmes leading to qualifications, such as the Certificate in Training Practice. It is also a reference for the new or recently appointed training manager who needs authoritative guidance. (Amazon.co.uk)
Steve R. Truelove (Editor)
Synopsis: ... the "Handbook of Training and Development" is designed for newly appointed trainers and more experienced practitioners alike. It should be particularly useful to students of the Institute of Training and Development's Certificate in Training and Development. The book is arranged in three sections, dealing with: diagnosis - techniques of investigation and analysis, including the analysis of organizational training needs and the identification of learning blockages; implementation - writing training objectives, evaluating training, designing training and open and distance learning; and strategy - administration, national training policies and employee development.
Synopsis: The third edition (1995) of the standard work by one of the best-known names in training. In it Leslie Rae reviews the main methods currently used in training and development. He describes each one briefly, sets out its advantages and drawbacks and shows - with examples and case studies - where and how to deploy it to best effect. In this edition the text has been thoroughly revised to reflect recent developments, including Training and Development NVQs and the changing role of the practitioner. There are new chapters on preparing training events and using training aids. The result is a book that will be of immense practical value to anyone concerned with developing people. (Amazon.co.uk)
A Manual to Promote Professional Practice for New and Experienced Trainers and Educators in Non-traditional Learning Environments
Specially developed for use in non-traditional learning environments, this text aims to help staff and volunteers who are taking on training as part of their wider professional roles develop as an effective and confident trainer. The text focuses on: the roles of the trainer and learner and the essential skills for each; how to encourage groups to work more effectively; how to work with client self-assessment and action planning and marketing and programme evaluation.
This text looks at how human resource development professionals can forge strong links between business and development goals to create a successful strategic framework. (Amazon.co.uk)
Synopsis: 'Managing Change Through Training and Development' introduces the reader to the theories and concepts of change experienced by corporate organizations - from unperceived gradual evolutionary change through to structured managed change - focusing on their application and relevance to the training function. It examines the benefits to be gained from managed change on three levels, the organization, the team or group, and the individual. However, the book goes beyond being a theoretical "textbook" by providing a series of practical application activities, a framework for actually managing change, self-analysis instruments, organization-related tasks and structured reflection questionnaires. A host of practical examples and case studies substantiate the author's theories and practical suggestions. (Amazon.co.uk)
Tom Boydell, Malcolm Leary
Synopsis: ...This comprehensive book sets out all the tools and techniques for identifying organizational, group and individual needs, and shows how to assemble information, and analyze and present data with cost-benefit comparisons. The book covers identifying organizational needs, going beyond current objectives to achieve new levels of performance; identifying group needs using customer mapping, role negotiations and other feedback techniques; identifying individual needs through various appraisal and performance management approaches; assembling information from records, reports and sources, such as interviews, focus groups and audits; and analyzing and presenting data with cost-benefit comparisons in ways which relate measurable results to business benefits.
This handbook is packed with highly practical advice to help trainers ensure their training materials are as effective as possible. Clearly explaining the essential techniques to employ when writing and preparing all types of training materials whether handouts, reports, structured courses or material for use online the book gives proven tips for improvement. Covering all aspects of the written word relating to training, the book covers: Manuals, Forms and Questionnaires; Course notes and handouts; Course Visuals; Self-learning Texts; Reports; Memos and Minutes; Tables and Charts and also has helpful information on copyright issues, data protection implications, editing and punctuation. (Amazon.co.uk)
A reference aimed at anyone involved in training and development, this text provides advice, definitions and contact information. Topics covered include trade union rights, job shadowing and psychometric tests, and it takes into account UK legislation and relevent codes of practice. (Amazon.co.uk)
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