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Learning and Development Publications

2014 State of the Industry

The ATD 2014 State of the Industry report sponsored by Skillsoft and The Ken Blanchard Companies describes an industry that is stable and consistent. A diverse group of 340 organizations representing organizations of various sizes, industries, and locations submitted their 2013 training and development efficiency and expenditures data.

Leadership Training

Like a great leader, a great leadership training aligns the right people to the right task at the right time.   Whether you are developing a first-rate leadership development program from scratch or adding to an existing workshop, let leadership expert and master trainer Lou Russell be your guide. The second book in the ATD Workshop Series, Leadership Training presents a step-by-step blueprint to developing and delivering dynamic, powerful leadership training.

Managing the Learning Landscape Whitepaper

Published as a collaborative effort between the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and the Project Management Institute (PMI), this whitepaper highlights some of today’s most omnipresent and pressing training and talent management issues

Agile and LLAMA for ISD Project Management

The Agile methodology helps project managers respond to rapidly changing business requirements that can shift even before a project is complete. It guides you to better target the deliverables required to meet a project’s goals, fine tuning as necessary. A form of Agile, the Lot Like Agile Methods Approach (LLAMA), is designed specifically for instructional projects. In this TD at Work, you will learn how to: Identify business goals that will help you align your project accordingly. Leverage the LLAMA approach to define the scope of a project. Select a primary learner persona (PLP) for your project. Break your project into easy to manage tasks. Use iterative development to refine a project’s deliverables.

Templates for Managing Training Projects

  Are you reinventing the wheel each time you create a training project? Organize your way to efficiency, with project management templates and tools specifically designed for training professionals. Using good forms correctly can greatly increase productivity and consistency within adistributed network of project team members. Whether you are a project manager whohas training responsibilities, or a trainer responsible for managing projects, Templates for Managing Training Projects offers tools you need to maximize efficiency.

Communication Skills Training

Communication Skills Training offers the crucial tools you’ll need to help your workshop participants master the skills that drive performance. The first book in the ATD Workshop Series offers practical, road-tested strategies and tactics for use at all levels of your organization.  

Safety Training That Transfers

The best learning transfer happens when participants have fun! Safety Training That Transfers offers more than 50 activities dedicated to different aspects of workplace safety. Each activity includes an overview, step-by-step instructions, and debriefing questions that reinforce each lesson.

Evidence-Based Training Methods, 2nd Edition

Learn the evidence behind both new and tried-and-true best practices for training. Ruth Clark connects research to practice and offers concrete training guidance in this second edition of Evidence-Based Training Methods. With this book as your guide, you can incorporate evidence and learning psychology into your program design, development, and delivery decisions.

The Learner-Centered Classroom

Learner-centered instruction helps build dynamic classrooms in which the student takes ownership of the content and determines ways that it may be useful to him. Such instruction also encourages the student to build the relationships that will allow learning to endure beyond the training event.

Training That Delivers Results: Instructional Design That Aligns with Business Goals

Training That Delivers Results offers a far better way to educate employees, one that connects learning solutions with strategic business goals. Rather than being told what to teach, proactive designers collect data to define problems and develop training interventions. Written by one of the originators of computer-based training, Handshaw's results-oriented model is systematic, yet flexible, and works for both instructor-led training and e-learning.
Readers will learn how to: Analyze performance gaps Create targeted performance objectives and connect them with the right measurement tools Determine the best instructional strategy and the appropriate media Build consensus with project blueprint meetings Evaluate the effectiveness of training and use the data to continually improve.

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