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Category: Training Basics [number of titles = 76]

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Author(s):
Vaughn, Robert
Pub Month:
March
Pub Year:
2010
ISBN-13:
9781562866945
ISBN:
156286694x
Page Count:
224
List Price:
$49.95
Every day, people make decisions and solve problems in both their business and personal lives. For some people, working through problems and making decisions is easy—their natural abilities allow them to make sound, fast, and good decisions—these are your natural leaders. For many other people though, when faced with having to make a decision, they become paralyzed and impotent, lose perspective and implode. Often, these are the people perceived as ineffective managers and leaders. But problem solving and decision making is not just an innate ability—it can also be a learned art. This hands-on new title by renowned training author Robert Vaughn, offers all the materials needed to train others in the art of making effective and appropriate decisions

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Author(s):
Carnes, Barbara
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
2010
ISBN-13:
9781562866792
ISBN:
1562866796
Page Count:
136
List Price:
$32.95
Training professionals know that one of the gold standards of success is getting learning to take—ensuring that much of what is learned in the training room (or online) actually gets applied on the job where it counts. Make Learning Stick is a practical, easy to use resource aimed at helping trainers hit that sweet spot of application. Readers will find a treasure trove of techniques based on author Barbara Carnes’ more than 25 years of experience, much of it focusing squarely on getting people to take what they learn away from the training room and apply it on the job. This book includes updated versions of classic techniques paired with new, technology-based training methods.

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Author(s):
Edmunson, Andrea
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
2010
ISBN-13:
9781562867225
ISBN:
1562867229
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
The goal in training people from any culture is to provide learning opportunities that allow all learners, no matter what their native country or language, to acquire new knowledge and skills with the same effort. To accomplish this, training courses and materials must be adapted to remove any barriers created by cultural, differences within the content, approaches to training, and technologies/media used. This Infoline, focuses on how to analyze the cultural characteristics of targeted learners to determine what adaptations to the learning might be needed, recommend critical adaptations to training courses or materials and then test those recommendations, and adapt the training course to the needs of the targeted learners in the most effective way possible, with respect to effort and cost.

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Author(s):
Biech, Elaine
Pub Month:
September
Pub Year:
2009
ISBN-13:
9781562865870
ISBN:
1562865870
Page Count:
300
List Price:
$139.95
Here at last is the ultimate authority on training new trainers from the consummate training professional, Elaine Biech, and ASTD. Configured in a usable format, ASTD's Ultimate Train the Trainer is a

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Author(s):
Biech, Elaine
Pub Month:
March
Pub Year:
2009
ISBN-13:
9781562865412
ISBN:
1562865412
Page Count:
208
List Price:
$19.95
Designed for the trainer in all of us, 10 Steps to Successful Training takes a unique approach to becoming a winning instructor. Based on three decades experience and all the right credentials, author Elaine Biech is well versed in the art of getting the best from people. Her newest book is the easiest resource available for today’s busy professional—she knows you need immediate guidance and practical applications—so you won’t find a traditional instructional design training-cycle outline. Instead this book pinpoints the key actions necessary for successful training and focuses on the elements with the most influence on bottom-line results.

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Author(s):
Krompf, Warren M.
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
2009
ISBN-13:
9781562865962
ISBN:
156286596X
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
Behavioral styles are of particular interest to leaders, trainers, and educators, who interact with a large number of people every day. Understanding the behavioral styles of training participants allows you to make more informed choices regarding the way content is grouped and delivered. Understanding your own behavioral style is equally important. Your style informs the decisions that you make, as well as your strengths and weaknesses. Knowing your own style allows you to modify your behavior to work with different people and adapt to various situations. This Infoline helps you understand different behavioral styles, learn how to assess the behavioral styles of those around you, and l adapt your behavioral style to fit multiple situations.

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Author(s):
Valenti, Diane
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
2009
ISBN-13:
9781562866006
ISBN:
1562866001
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
Evaluating instructional materials to ensure training program effectiveness is important to make certain the instructional materials and thus the training, are effective and a worthwhile investment. This Infoline shows you how to evaluate training to ensure high-quality instructional materials add value by supporting the organization’s strategy implementation, are delivered in a way that maximizes the potential to achieve business results, are structured to foster learners’ ability to immediately apply what they learn to their work, explain why it is in learners’ best interest to learn and set expectations about what will happen during and after training, contain content and activities that mirror the job as closely as possible, and finally, are instructionally sound and achieve results on the job.

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Author(s):
Rothwell, William J.
Pub Month:
December
Pub Year:
2008
ISBN-13:
9781562865337
ISBN:
1562865331
Page Count:
160
List Price:
$29.95
With a globally-aging workforce, organizations are reexamining adult learning theory and how it is applied to employee development. Adult Learning Basics addresses individual learning competencies, organizational learning climate, and technology-related issues as they affect the adult learning process. Author, William J. Rothwell, a renowned learning expert, simplifies the complicated and often academic subject of adult learning. He defines the seven kinds of adult intelligence and provides the necessary background for successfully addressing the different learning styles for maximum benefit.

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Author(s):
Biech, Elaine
Pub Month:
July
Pub Year:
2008
ISBN-13:
9781562865122
ISBN:
1562865129
Page Count:
928
List Price:
$139.95
Authoritative, complete, and current, the ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals is an easy-to-use, must-have reference tool for all learning professionals. This 'go to' resource and reference guide, edited by Elaine Biech, is packed full of key methodologies, practices, and procedures on every topic including training design and delivery, analyzing needs, measurement and evaluation, e-learning, organization development, managing the learning function, and human performance improvement. The ASTD Handbook brings together authors who represent the best practitioners in the field, authorities to present the most critical information to professionals. Contributors include Bill Wiggenhorn, Geary Rummler, Robert Mager, Bill Byham, Elliot Masie, Donald Kirkpatrick, John Cone, Donnee Ramelli, Tony Bingham, and other industry leaders. Included in this volume are a complete glossary and a CD-ROM with supporting worksheets and tools.

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Author(s):
Downs, Lisa J.
Pub Month:
April
Pub Year:
2008
ISBN-13:
9781562865023
ISBN:
1562865021
Page Count:
200
List Price:
$49.95
Most adults have poor listening skills. In fact, with attention spans of less than eight minutes is it any wonder business and personal communications are rife with misunderstanding and needless conflict? Listening Skills Training is a complete resource designed to develop vital listening skills and includes a step-by-step training guide, sample half-, full-, and two-day agendas, classroom handouts, tools, assessments, and ready-to-use PowerPoint(TM) slides. A CD-ROM is included.

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Author(s):
Atwood, Christee Gabour
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
2008
ISBN-13:
9781562864798
ISBN:
1562864793
Page Count:
200
List Price:
$49.95
The ability to present effectively is a basic business competency. Yet, many managers, team leaders, and other key organizational decision makers lack these skills. This book allows you to design presentation skills training for all levels and people in your organization. This title is a one-stop training resource that provides you with key concepts, tips on assessing organizational needs, and other tools to set your skills program to succeed. You will find programs designed for one-hour, a half day, one or two-day events, along with a step-by-step facilitator guide to ensure that your program stays on task.

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Author(s):
ASTD Editors
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
2008
ISBN-13:
9781562865335
ISBN:
Page Count:
276
List Price:
$74.95
Train the Trainer is a four-volume collection, containing the best and most popular issues about the training process--from instructional design to ethics to evaluation. Train the Trainer volume 1 provides the basics you need to know to get started as a successful trainer. This volume includes the following 15 issues including Basic Training for Trainers, Training and Learning Styles, 12 Habits of Successful Trainers, Basics of Stand-Up Training, Enhance Learning Retention, Managing Difficult Participants, How to Create a Good Learning Environment, Facilities Planning, How to Teach SMEs to Train, Make Every Presentation a Winner, Icebreakers, 10 Great Games, Fun in the Workplace, Mastering the Art of Feedback, and Just-in-Time Coaching.

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Author(s):
ASTD Editors
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
2008
ISBN-13:
9781562865542
ISBN:
Page Count:
276
List Price:
$74.95
Train the Trainer is a four-volume collection, containing the best and most popular issues about the training process--from instructional design to ethics to evaluation. Train the Trainer volume 2 provides all the information you need to start creating great training curriculum. This volume includes the following 15 issues—Basics of Instructional Systems Development, Be a Better Needs Analyst, Course Design and Development, Lesson Design and Development, Jump-Start Your Learning Objectives, Write Better Behavioral Objectives, How to Select and Use Learning Tools, Using Job Aids, Alternatives to Classrooms, Informal Learning, Teach SMEs to Design Training, Basics of E-Learning, Instructional Design for Technical Training, Needs Assessment for E-Learning, and Simple, Effective Online Training.

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Author(s):
ASTD Editors
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
2008
ISBN-13:
9781562865559
ISBN:
Page Count:
276
List Price:
$74.95
Train the Trainer is a four-volume collection, containing the best and most popular issues about the training process--from instructional design to ethics to evaluation. Train the Trainer volume 3 provides you with a selection of training programs to implement. The contents of this volume will get you started with facilitation and workshop skills. This volume includes the following 15 issues--How to Facilitate, Effective Classroom Training Techniques, New Employee Orientation, Change Management, Be a Better Manager, Mentoring, Leading Work Teams, Strategic Planning 101, Supervisory Training, Call Center Training, Meetings That Work!, Control That Email!, How to Resolve Conflict, Sexual Harassment, and Diversity Programs that Work.

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Author(s):
Murphy, Margaret and Debra Golden
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
2008
ISBN-13:
9781562865245
ISBN:
1562865242
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
You don't need to be a professional trainer to deliver a great training session. With a basic knowledge of adult learner preferences and instructional design, anyone can deliver engaging and useful training. This Infoline is designed with the

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Author(s):
Lucas, Bob
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
2008
ISBN-13:
9781562865276
ISBN:
1562865277
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
Brain-based or brain-compatible learning theory focuses on creating a learning program in which attainment, retention, recollection, and use of information is maximized through actively stimulating and engaging the brains of learners. Successful application of brain-based learning precepts requires that anyone involved in the learning process, including program designers, managers, trainers, and learners, have a basic understanding of how the brain functions, processes, stores, and recalls information. This Infoline will help trainers and learning professionals identify personal strengths and areas for improvement related to the theory concepts and modify their approach to learning accordingly.

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Author(s):
Rowe, Kim. A.
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
2008
ISBN-13:
9781562865313
ISBN:
1562865315
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
You may know that there are four distinct generations in the workplace. But while the different generations share many things, they have their own preferences for how they like to learn? Learning style preferences are driven largely by elementary school experience, but other shared cultural experiences influence how each generation learns best. This Infoline provides insights to learning and development specialists who are faced with the challenge of designing and delivering learning opportunities for employees of all ages. This issue will show you learning preferences of the four generations in the workplace, tips and techniques for enhancing learning for members of each generation, and strategies for training multiple generations at the same time.

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Author(s):
McCain, Don, and Deborah Tobey
Pub Month:
September
Pub Year:
2007
ISBN-13:
9781562864743
ISBN:
1562864742
Page Count:
192
List Price:
$49.95
Facilitation skills are critical for today's successful business leaders, managers, and learning professionals. Do your key leaders and managers have the skills needed to be great facilitators? This book is your all-in-one train-the-trainer resource to guide development of 1 and 2-day instructor led courses in this vital business and organizational skill. Facilitation Skills Training demonstrates step-by-step how to set up effective training from creating an effective learning environment to the use of media in the class. Skills practice exercises are also part of this practical guide. Background information from learning theory to handling difficult participants is also provided. The book includes everything you need for success plus a CD-ROM with all learning activities, handouts, assessments, training instruments, and tools for immediate application.

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Author(s):
Thiagarajan, Sivasailam 'Thiagi'
Pub Month:
March
Pub Year:
2007
ISBN-13:
9781562864613
ISBN:
1562864610
Page Count:
112
List Price:
$49.95
Thiagi is an international game master with a reputation for creating engaging games that enhance and support learning. Card Games by Thiagi is the latest and one of the most creative works by this respected industry legend. Based on the use of a single deck of cards, a timer, and a user s guide, this unique product allows users to create 30 fun, learner-centered games in five key training areas: human performance improvement, communication, teamwork, leadership, and diversity. Trainers and participants are encouraged to be creative through the use of open-ended questions and the assigning of creative unpredictable tasks found in the user s guide. Winners are determined by the first team member to collect 1 each of the six game card types. The Card Games boxed set includes a book, a CD-ROM with electronic copies of all the game handouts and directions, 1 set of cards, and an electronic timer Section 1: Directions for Thiagi s Card Games Chapter 1: How to Conduct Thiagi s Card Games Chapter 2: How to Play with

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Author(s):
Coates, Dennis E.
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
2007
ISBN-13:
9781562864934
ISBN:
1562864939
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
Even excellent training rarely results in measurable workplace improvements. For training to be effective it needs to be continually reinforced on the job. This issue presents eight areas that can be enhanced to ensure the transfer of training. It provides tips for the trainer, learner, and the learner's manager that will make sure that training is supported and provides lasting results. Included is a Monitoring Key Actions checklist to help you evaluate participants' actions before, during, and after training.

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Author(s):
Smith, Jr., Jim
Pub Month:
December
Pub Year:
2006
ISBN-13:
9781562864651
ISBN:
1562864653
Page Count:
144
List Price:
$19.95
How does a good speaker hold the attention of any audience, large or small? What are the common, but often overlooked, mistakes speakers make? Jim Smith, Jr., an acclaimed motivational speaker, presents the mistakes and then provides tips and pointers to eliminate and avoid them through his Jim's Gems. The book gently instructs and positively inspires. Jim Smith and his Gems will help any speaker or facilitator become more polished and powerful--painlessly.

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Author(s):
Sugar, Steve, and Jennifer Whitcomb
Pub Month:
June
Pub Year:
2006
ISBN-13:
9781562864514
ISBN:
1562864513
Page Count:
144
List Price:
$29.95
One of the most reliable tools to begin building an effective learning environment is through the use of classroom games. This book provides practical, step-by-step advice on how to select just the right game for an event, choose the format, facilitate the event, and evaluate your effectiveness. The authors provide 11 classroom-tested games that are easily adapted to liven up any learning event. The CD-ROM contains templates and worksheets you can start using immediately.

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Author(s):
Willmore, Joe
Pub Month:
March
Pub Year:
2006
ISBN-13:
9781562864156
ISBN:
1562864157
Page Count:
160
List Price:
$29.95
In time-pressured, resource-constrained times, getting the job done right the first time is more important than ever. This book provides practical advice on the creation and use of job aids and is written specifically for those who have little or no experience in developing job aids. Readers will find dozens of real world examples from building simple, but effective checklists to translating complex and confusing guideline documents to understandable and effect step-by-step directions anyone can follow. In addition to practical tools and guidelines, you find tips on testing and evaluating your job aid and help on avoiding common mistakes that waste valuable time.

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Author(s):
Silberman, Mel, and Patricia Phillips
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
2006
ISBN-13:
9781562864231
ISBN:
1562864238
Page Count:
256
List Price:
$69.95
The 2006 edition of the ASTD Training and Performance Sourcebook, edited by training guru Dr. Mel Silberman, draws on the knowledge and expertise of today's best trainers and consultants. In this one comprehensive book, you will find the tools you need in such important areas as e-learning, communication skills, diversity and cross-cultural awareness, performance improvement, and management development. Tools in the Sourcebook are organized into four categories: training activities and group learning exercises, assessment instruments, helpful handouts, practical guides to understanding, and implementing important training and performance trends

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Author(s):
Mitchell, Jennifer K.
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
2006
ISBN-13:
9781562864309
ISBN:
1562864300
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
All effective trainers have certain skills and qualities in common. The core competencies of good trainers are skills that allow trainers who possess those competencies to increase their effectiveness in organizations as well as sustain the overall training profession. This Infoline presents a set of core competencies for trainers--based on the ASTD Competency Model's foundational competencies--that fall into the categories of business and management, interpersonal, and personal. For the trainer who continually works to improve his or her skills, this issue will enable him or her to develop and demonstrate these competencies on the job, assess competencies that may need to be developed further, and chart a path for future growth.

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Author(s):
Haneberg, Lisa
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
2006
ISBN-13:
9781562864354
ISBN:
1562864351
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
Trainers are particularly well suited to provide just-in-time informal and applied coaching because it leverages many of the training and facilitation skills they already possess. In fact, these coaching conversations often morph into and out of other forms of development. Just-in-time coaching reinforces classroom learning and deepens a trainer’s ability to have a lasting and positive impact. With just-in-time training as part of their support repertoire, trainers can become powerful development generalists. To help you along that path, this issue of Infoline will show you how to: establish coaching relationships; recognize just-in-time coaching opportunities; assess interest and coachability; and create effective just-in-time coaching dialogue.

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Author(s):
Boller, Sharon
Pub Month:
November
Pub Year:
2005
ISBN-13:
9781562864101
ISBN:
1562864106
Page Count:
208
List Price:
$49.95
Teamwork Training helps you cultivate teamwork within a team or an organization by distinguishing and making use of two of the best practices--fostering and demonstrating teamwork. You will learn how to define and assess key competencies, get senior management to buy into your training plan, and implement a winning team training strategy for your organization. The accompanying CD-ROM includes handouts, tools, training instruments and PowerPoint slides that help you quickly apply your knowledge and create engaging and results-oriented training.

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Author(s):
Russell, Lou
Pub Month:
October
Pub Year:
2005
ISBN-13:
9781562864095
ISBN:
1562864092
Page Count:
168
List Price:
$38.95
The title of this book, Training Triage, goes a long way toward describing its contents and approach to solving workplace performance issues. Simply put, this book offers you emergency remedies for the real training challenges and situations training professionals face every day on the front lines of most organizations. As the author notes in Chapter 1, this book is designed for trainers with some battle

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Author(s):
Sivasailam 'Thiagi' Thiagarajan
Pub Month:
July
Pub Year:
2005
ISBN-13:
9781562864057
ISBN:
156286405X
Page Count:
144
List Price:
$34.95
The juxtaposition of the words

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Author(s):
Stolovitch, Harold D., and Erica J. Keeps
Pub Month:
April
Pub Year:
2005
ISBN-13:
9781562864033
ISBN:
1562864033
Page Count:
168
List Price:
$38.95
Since its publication two years ago, Telling Ain't Training and its enthusiastic and entertaining authors have gained a popularity no one could have predicted. Readers and audiences around the world have taken to heart the book's central admonition to be learner advocates who seek to transform learners not merely transmit information. In packed conference rooms, in sold-out Telling Ain't Training mini-conferences and workshops, and through the sale of thousands of copies of the book, Harold and Erica have built a following of fans who have wanted more. This book, Beyond Telling Ain't Training Fieldbook, is the answer to these many requests to provide a practical, on-the-ground guide to help individuals and their organizations fully implement the powerful principles in Telling Ain't Training. Beyond Telling Ain't Training Fieldbook provides readers with concrete actions and support materials to help transform telling to training. You will find useful worksheets, assessments, tools, and advice that will enable

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Author(s):
Tobey, Deborah
Pub Month:
March
Pub Year:
2005
ISBN-13:
9781562863876
ISBN:
1562863878
Page Count:
176
List Price:
$29.95
The premise of Needs Assessment Basics is simple and powerful: organizational and individual training needs cannot be separated from the business needs of an organization. Without a focused needs assessment process, trainers end up developing and delivering training that does not solve the right problem and, worse, delivering training that the target audience finds irrelevant and the organization dismisses as a poor investment. Needs Assessment Basics is written specifically to show you how to accomplish the important training goal of delivering relevant training as a business partner of your organization. To deliver on this individual and organizational value promise, the book offers a seven-phase needs assessment model that begins with an external and internal organizational scan and ends with the presentation of key data collected to the client. In all phases, the author reminds the reader to keep an eye on the real business and performance gap.

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Author(s):
Silberman, Mel
Pub Month:
February
Pub Year:
2005
ISBN-13:
9781562864026
ISBN:
1562864025
Page Count:
304
List Price:
$69.95
This title draws on the expertise of top-flight trainers and consultants to present a comprehensive toolkit of the best training activities, group learning exercises, assessment instruments, handouts, and other essential guides for today's busy training and performance professional. The sourcebook offers fully reproducible tools contained on the accompanying CD-ROM.

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Author(s):
Elaine Biech and Jennifer Naughton
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
2005
ISBN-13:
9781562863968
ISBN:
1562863967
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
The issue describes important theories, models, and processes of designing learning—such as the ADDIE model, adult learning theory, learning styles, and more—and provides tips and tools for developing the habits that can make you a successful trainer. A few of the 12 habits covered in the issue are preparing for training delivery, aligning solutions with objectives and needs, facilitating learning, managing the learning environment, evaluating solutions. The Infoline also provides an introduction to the ASTD Certification Institute’s Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential.

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Author(s):
Russo, Cat (ed) and Jennifer Mitchell (ed)
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
2005
ISBN-13:
9781562864217
ISBN:
1562864211
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
Every profession has its lingo–and the training and development field is no exception! In the style that is uniquely Infoline--short and to the point--this concise guide to essential trainer’s terms gives you many of the need-to-know basics such as tech expressions, abbreviations, and acronyms, along with an alphabetical listing of terms, various sidebars, and related workplace learning and performance references. The Infoline Dictionary of Basic Trainer Terms is your quick-reference guide to the language of the profession!

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Author(s):
Orey, Maureen, and Jenni Prisk
Pub Month:
November
Pub Year:
2004
ISBN-13:
9781562863715
ISBN:
1562863711
Page Count:
208
List Price:
$49.95
Communication Skills Training offers all the resources and tools needed to design effective communication skills training. Use this complete guide to design presentation, negotiation, conflict resolution, or assertiveness skills for group or work teams or design interpersonal communication learning for an entire organization. The title includes a fully developed set of PowerPoint(tm) slides, handouts, learning activities, and facilitators guide for one-half, full, and two-day workshop programs.

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Author(s):
Jenings, Judy and Linda Malcak
Pub Month:
June
Pub Year:
2004
ISBN-13:
9781562863623
ISBN:
1562863622
Page Count:
160
List Price:
$29.95
Specifically designed to help you become an effective communicator, this book gives you the tools and knowledge to connect with and influence your audience whether that audience is a jam-packed auditorium or three clients at an important business meeting. The book enables you to become a think-on-your-feet presenter who not only presents with authority, but also knows how to listen to your audience effectively.

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Author(s):
Hattori, Ruth Ann and Joyce Wycoff
Pub Month:
June
Pub Year:
2004
ISBN-13:
9781562863661
ISBN:
1562863665
Page Count:
224
List Price:
$49.95
Innovation Training will help you create training programs that foster an organization that thinks and acts with more creativity, collaborates more effectively, and implements new ideas more rigorously. The material in this book is appropriate for those who have never thought of themselves as creative and for those who are considered highly creative and innovative.

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Author(s):
McCain, Donald V. and Deborah Tobey
Pub Month:
March
Pub Year:
2004
ISBN-13:
9781562863616
ISBN:
1562863614
Page Count:
184
List Price:
$29.95
Whether you are a subject matter expert who occasionally takes on a training role or a trainer or subject matter expert who wants to build on already solid facilitation skills, Facilitation Basics will show you how to how to guide learners and meeting participants in a safe and supportive atmosphere. With its dozens of practical examples, worksheets, checklists, and other tools, this book focuses squarely on learners and participants and how to be an efficient and effective facilitator of well-designed meetings and other learning events.

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Author(s):
Millbower, Lenn
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
2004
ISBN-13:
9781562863777
ISBN:
1562863770
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
Music is present in almost every facet of human life. So why doesn’t it show up in training? Throughout time people have used music to learn their ABCs as well as more complex societal histories and even scientific formulas. Could you, the trainer, be missing out on a useful tool that can establish a positive mood; minimize negative conditions; aid memorization; enhance reviews; foster creativity? This Infoline shows you how to put music to effective use in training. It explains its effect on the human brain and how to harness those effects at will. You’ll also learn to select the right kind of music for any training activity as well as avoid any problems that using music might cause. So why not tap into the power of music today?

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Author(s):
Westwood , Roberta and Leanne Johnson
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
2004
ISBN-13:
9781562863814
ISBN:
1562863819
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
New employee orientation is not on-the-job training for the skills and tasks that a new employee will have to carry out. The purpose of orientation is to align the new employee with the company’s culture, mission, vision, values, history, learning opportunities, and more. This Infoline will show you how to get the most value out of new employee orientation training by showing you how to align orientation and culture, making the training memorable, and designing and implementing the program.

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Author(s):
Piskurich, George M.
Pub Month:
October
Pub Year:
2003
ISBN-13:
9781562863500
ISBN:
1562863509
Page Count:
144
List Price:
$29.95
Trainer Basics is written specifically to answer three key questions people new to training ask: What does a trainer do and why? How can I develop must-have skills quickly? and How do I apply training knowledge today? Written in direct and understandable language by a veteran trainer, this volume also offers professional trainers a much-needed tool to help train these new to the ranks.

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Author(s):
Rosania, Robert J.
Pub Month:
August
Pub Year:
2003
ISBN-13:
9781562863470
ISBN:
1562863479
Page Count:
144
List Price:
$29.95
Presentation Basics tackles a subject that often frightens and even incapacitates many otherwise confident people--giving a presentation. The simple, step-by-step approach guides readers through the entire process from preparation, to creating the right environment, to recovery when things go wrong in a presentation (an inevitable occurrence for even the most prepared and confident presenter). Readers will find dozens of solid suggestions on improving presentation skills by following a series of recurring icons throughout the book that function as a learning road map of essential knowledge for both new and occasional presenters.

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Author(s):
Chen, Chris W.
Pub Month:
June
Pub Year:
2003
ISBN-13:
9781562863449
ISBN:
1562863444
Page Count:
200
List Price:
$49.95
Coaching Training focuses on helping coaches properly define their coaching roles and provides the skills needed for success. A wide range of activities fall under the label of coaching-guiding, teaching motivating, and mentoring-and this book is designed to train for one-on-one coaching situations. Find the best advice for choosing session content, sample workshop agendas, and step-by-step preparation and presentation delivery instructions.

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Author(s):
Myers, Judith Gillespie
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
2003
ISBN-13:
9781562863463
ISBN:
1562863460
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
Are you disappointed to find out that your learners can't retain what you taught? Don't let your many hours of preparation time, and well presented materials go down the drain. Here are five simple steps to help you capture your learner's attention and keep it; organize and group formation for maximum retention; use mnemonic devices to enhance learner memory; use rehearsals to improve retention; and enhance transfer of learning.

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Author(s):
Lawson, Karen
Pub Month:
August
Pub Year:
2002
ISBN-13:
9781562863180
ISBN:
1562863185
Page Count:
224
List Price:
$49.95
If you ever have to design new employee orientation programs at the organizational or departmental level, here's a guide that will make the process much easier and help you solve the most common challenges you are likely to face. Use the customizable PowerPoint(tm) presentation slides to expedite your new employee training and get new hires up-to-speed in a flash.

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Author(s):
Jones, John and Chris Chen
Pub Month:
May
Pub Year:
2002
ISBN-13:
9781562863241
ISBN:
156286324X
Page Count:
200
List Price:
$49.95
New Supervisor Training is a practical, hands-on guide designed to help new and experienced supervisors make the transition from individual contributor to leader. This book offers its users all the materials needed to develop a new supervisor training program lasting from only a few hours to several days and includes all exercises, handouts, assessments, structured experiences, and ready to use PowerPoint(tm) presentations on the accompanying CD-ROM. Both experienced and novice trainers will find great value in this book

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Author(s):
Kamin, Maxine
Pub Month:
May
Pub Year:
2002
ISBN-13:
9781562863302
ISBN:
1562863304
Page Count:
224
List Price:
$49.95
For any organization that wants to raise the bar for service excellence, this book provides practical, hands-on guidance to help you quickly develop guidance to help you quickly develop customer service training. Dozens of field-tested exercises, games, activities, icebreakers, and assessment instruments help you teach employees the importance of customer service and improve their performance.

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Author(s):
Stolovitch, Harold D., and Erica J. Keeps
Pub Month:
May
Pub Year:
2002
ISBN-13:
9781562863289
ISBN:
1562863282
Page Count:
208
List Price:
$38.95
This book is an entertaining and practical guide for every trainer and performance improvement professional as it tackles the three universal and persistent questions of the profession--how do learners learn, why do learners learn, and how do you ensure that learning sticks. This interactive book with it fun and breezy style illustrate the authors' point of view that learning should be active and enjoyable. Playful illustrations demonstrate the solid research that back up the authors' contentions and help readers separate learning myth from fact to dispel beliefs and practices that often harm the instructional process.

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Author(s):
Thiagarajan, Sivasailam
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
2001
ISBN-13:
9781562862718
ISBN:
1562862715
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
This Info-line introduces a training technique called interactive lectures (or lecture games) that combines elements from the lecture method and from training games. It contains detailed instructions for conducting six different lecture games.

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Author(s):
Parry, Scott B.
Pub Month:
March
Pub Year:
2000
ISBN-13:
9781562861322
ISBN:
1562861328
Page Count:
304
List Price:
$38.95
This book is designed to provide training guidance through a wealth of readings, self-assessments, planning sheets, training tools, and other forms of learning exercises. These materials have proved to be effective in sharpening the skills of thousands of instructors and course designers who have participated in more than 400 train-the-trainer workshops that the author has conducted over the years. The emphasis is on teaching in order to make changes in behavior. This book consists of 40 chapters divided into nine sections. At least one learning exercise appears in each chapter. The chapters are arranged in the natural flow of activities associated with the preparation and instruction of a new course. The sections are: Training-The Key to Performance Improvement; Analyzing the Need for Training; Designing a Training Program; Developing a Training Program; Sharpening Your Instructional Skills; Teaching Inductively and Deductively; Using Training Tools Effectively; Transferring Behavior From the Workshop to th

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Author(s):
Giere, Nancy M.
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
2000
ISBN-13:
9781562862565
ISBN:
1562862561
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
Learn how to develop performance measurement criteria for call center agents plus how to hire for attitude and train for skill by finding service-minded individuals who are able to learn an organization's products, services, and systems.

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Author(s):
Cremo, Annette M. and Amy B. Felix
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
2000
ISBN-13:
9781562862596
ISBN:
1562862596
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
This issue describes how to develop a supervisory training program. It defines what it means to be a supervisor and discusses the importance of a needs assessment and designing, developing, and evaluating a training program.

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Author(s):
Rose, Ed and Steve Buckley
Pub Month:
September
Pub Year:
1999
ISBN-13:
9781562861292
ISBN:
1562861298
Page Count:
200
List Price:
$27.95
Provide your organization with a blueprint for implementing self-directed work teams-the most productive and best held secret and organization can promote. Loaded with practical tips and strategies, explore a four-step process for managing cultural change to work team environment and keep the transition on track.

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Author(s):
Nilson, Carolyn
Pub Month:
June
Pub Year:
1999
ISBN-13:
9781562861186
ISBN:
1562861182
Page Count:
240
List Price:
$36.95
Discover a proven way to start successful and cost-effective training programs that produce tangible bottom line results. Follow along as you are guided through the steps for creating a business plan, developing standards and policies, and setting budgets.

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Author(s):
McCain, Donald V.
Pub Month:
April
Pub Year:
1999
ISBN-13:
9781562861148
ISBN:
156286114X
Page Count:
104
List Price:
$25.95
This title is geared to all the subject matter experts and managers who are asked to deliver a short training course and don't know where to begin. With this straight-forward, simple approach, you'll learn how to identify and apply concepts of adult learning design, develop and deliver a short course or workshop, present your material effectively, set up a classroom to maximize learning, as well as facilitate training like a pro.

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Author(s):
Cat Sharpe Russo
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
1999
ISBN-13:
9781562862497
ISBN:
1562862499
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
This issue will assist managers, training and performance specialists, and consultants in guiding SMEs through the fundamentals of transferring learning and job skills. It covers how to select and prepare an SME trainer, the methods of delivery, course design and development, developing course materials, delivery and facilities preparation, follow-up training, and evaluating the training effort.

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Author(s):
Sisakhti, Reza
Pub Month:
August
Pub Year:
1998
ISBN-13:
9781562860929
ISBN:
1562860925
Page Count:
160
List Price:
$26.95
Find out how effective learning environments can be a solution to the skill development challenges your organization faces in today's global economy. This title includes components of effective learning, implementation strategies, necessary skills to design and orchestrate learning, and ideas for breaking through learning barriers.

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Author(s):
Richard L. Sullivan
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
1998
ISBN-13:
9781562862268
ISBN:
156286226X
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
This Info-line describes a model that can be used to determine that the transfer of skills training has occurred. The steps are: 1) conduct needs assessment 2) standardize performance skills 3) develop performance checklists 4) transfer using demonstration 5) coach and 6) assess performance skills.

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Author(s):
Phillips, Jack J.
Pub Month:
April
Pub Year:
1997
ISBN-13:
9781562860592
ISBN:
1562860593
Page Count:
360
List Price:
$38.95
Sixteen cases from private companies and public agencies that can offer practical insights into the rational, context, and research for ensuring that learners actually apply learning fully on the job.

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Author(s):
Bassi, Laurie J., and Darlene Russ-Eft
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
1997
ISBN-13:
9781562860752
ISBN:
1562860755
Page Count:
168
List Price:
Out of Pri
ASTD has created a new series titled What Works, to provide you with practical tools for translating the findings of sound research into sound practice. Creating environments and experiences that enable employees and their organizations to achieve their full potential is an enormously complex proposition. Valid research can help make sense of this complexity and provide guidance in the formulation of sound practice. However, you face at least four problems when translating research into practice: --Research findings aren't always written in a way that makes them easily accessible; --The volume of research can be overwhelming, and the time it takes to make sense of all of it can be prohibitive; --Not all research is of equal quality, and so a broad and deep understanding of the literature is necessary; --Much research, although relevant and of high quality, is on a relatively narrow aspect of any given topic. The authors have critically assessed the research evidence on their topics and have provided authori

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Author(s):
Charles I. Levine
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
1997
ISBN-13:
9781562862152
ISBN:
1562862154
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
Most training, whether intentional or not, is on the job training. But how do you use the power of this ancient form of training to enhance performance? This Infoline covers the essentials of on-the-job training (OJT) with ideas for using both structured and unstructured OJT in your organization for maximum benefit. The issue offers a benchmarking exercise, a sample OJT checklist, and a checklist of OJT process steps.

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Author(s):
O'Neill, Mary
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
1996
ISBN-13:
9781562862053
ISBN:
1562862057
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
This issue offers solid advice to new trainers. In simple terms, here are the basics of what to do and what to avoid, and at the same time gives you best practice tips and guidance for success. The material covers the major elements of training design and delivery.

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Author(s):
Sandra Millers Younger
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
1995
ISBN-13:
9781562861964
ISBN:
1562861964
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
Explores the concept of core competencies--its history, advantages, applications, and risks--and explains why so many organizations are achieving success in the face of global competition simply by doing the

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Author(s):
Paul Garavaglia
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
1995
ISBN-13:
9781562861995
ISBN:
1562861999
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
This issue covers two approaches to training: far transfer and near transfer; it offers a transfer design and a transfer matrix model; it discusses how to ensure transfer of training is successful by using the transfer maintenance system; and reviews how, why, when, and who should measure the transfer of training.

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Author(s):
Don Aaron Carr
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
1994
ISBN-13:
9781562861919
ISBN:
1562861913
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
Identifies the roles, responsibilities and necessary skills of a facilitator. Includes a team management skill self assessment instrument to help facilitators determine their strengths and weaknesses. Includes a chart identifying behaviors that team members can exhibit and how the facilitator can appropriately react. Revised Edition

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Author(s):
Fairbanks, Deborah M
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
1992
ISBN-13:
9781562861834
ISBN:
1562861832
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
Looks at the principles and techniques of accelerated learning, and then organizes them in a model for creating an accelerated learning environment. Also helps apply the principles and techniques into a sample course design. Includes a job aid of an accelerated learning program checklist. Revised Edition

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Author(s):
Steve Sugar
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
1991
ISBN-13:
9781562861766
ISBN:
156286176X
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
This issue explains the five features of effective learning games. It presents five adaptable learning games, including learning objectives, features, and mode of play.

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Author(s):
Robert C. Preziosi
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
1989
ISBN-13:
9781562861698
ISBN:
1562861697
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
This Info-line provides an overview of the types of icebreakers: openers, acquainters, games, and brainstorming. The issue offers guidelines for selecting icebreakers and for trainer behaviors while conducting icebreakers. Examples of ice breakers are given. Revised Edition

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Author(s):
Russell, Susan
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
1988
ISBN-13:
9781562861605
ISBN:
1562861603
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
This issue examines adult learning styles and presents ways to test for learning style and apply this knowledge to training design and presentation. Job aid contains a training styles inventory to check how a training style ties into various training theories and practices. Revised Edition

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Author(s):
Cat Sharpe (Editor)
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
1988
ISBN-13:
9781562861629
ISBN:
156286162X
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
Do you need to know or pass along the most basic elements of training practice NOW? This is the Infoline for you. The issue explores essential knowledge areas including: the basics of adult learning theory, how to recognize and use various training styles and methods, and how present and facilitate effectively. In addition, you will find useful sidebars on identifying key trainer competencies, the basics of instructional design, and helpful tips for dealing with difficult participants. Revised Edition

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Author(s):
Geoffrey M. Bellman and Leslie A. Kelly
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
1986
ISBN-13:
9781562861544
ISBN:
1562861549
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
This issue presents methods and techniques for planning and conducting workshops, selecting types of learning exercises and activities, and preparing workshop leaders and facilitators.

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Author(s):
Jerry L. Wircenski and Richard L. Sullivan
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
1986
ISBN-13:
9781562861551
ISBN:
1562861557
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
Every trainer strives to be a great presenter --a skill that is basic to the profession and is a key factor in learning transfer. This Infoline introduces you to the basics of planning, presenting, and evaluating the success of your presentations. In addition, a set of critical checklists and other planning tools are provided to help you cover the right material, ensure that you leave nothing to chance once on-site, and make the best impression from the moment you face your learners. Revised Edition

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Author(s):
Cat Sharpe Russo, Ed
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
1985
ISBN-13:
9781562861537
ISBN:
1562861530
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
Why does even the most expertly designed and deployed training sometimes fail to produce the desired results? Could a poor learning environment be the answer? This issue presents a comprehensive discussion of why and how adults learn. It discusses various instruction methods, their characteristics, advantages and disadvantages, and offers concrete tips and advice on how you can create a winning learning environment in your organization. (Revised Edition)

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Author(s):
Eline, Leanne
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
1984
ISBN-13:
9781562861469
ISBN:
1562861468
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
Learn the general principles of visual design and how they can guide your use of other visual aids. A sample presentation plan helps keep you on track. Revised edition.

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Author(s):
Sharpe, Cat (Editor)
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
1984
ISBN-13:
9781562861476
ISBN:
1562861476
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
Discover the learning value of games, exercises, and puzzles. Explains when and how to use ten games, including

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Author(s):
Buckner, Marilyn
Pub Month:
January
Pub Year:
1984
ISBN-13:
9781562861483
ISBN:
85779269
Page Count:
16
List Price:
$12
This issue describes the various types of simulations and offers guidelines on designing successful simulations. Inside you'll find tips for designing and conducting role plays.

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