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Effective Training

Effective Training
Systems, Strategies, and Practices

Sixth Edition

August 2023 | 576 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Formerly published by Chicago Business Press, now published by Sage

Effective Training: Systems, Strategies, and Practices is unique in its integration of theory with effective and practical training applications. Authors P. Nick Blanchard and James W. Thacker examine the relationship between change management and training, introduce the ADDIE model as an overarching framework for the training process, and consider perspectives relevant to small businesses. Additionally, this text provides a step-by-step process for developing learning objectives and highlights the importance of integrating both learning and design theories in creating successful training programs.

The Sixth Edition adds new material while enhancing the ease of reading and understanding. The end of each relevant chapter (needs analysis, design, development and implementation, and evaluation) features an example of the process of developing an actual training program (Fabrics, Inc.). At the end of each chapter are discussion questions, cases, and exercises to enhance understanding.

Chapter 1 Training in Organizations
Chapter 2 Aligning Training with Strategy
Chapter 3 Learning, Motivation, and Performance
Chapter 4 Needs Analysis
Chapter 5 Training Design
Chapter 6 Traditional Training Methods
Chapter 7 Electronic Training Methods
Chapter 8 Development, Implementation, and Transfer of Training
Chapter 9 Evaluation of Training
Chapter 10 Employee and Management Development
Chapter 11 Key Areas and the Future of Organizational Training

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