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Learning and Development Publications

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.

Memory and Cognition in Learning

Recent studies in neuroscience, along with research in cognitive psychology and classic theories in adult education, put training professionals in the position to craft powerful learning experiences. “Memory and Cognition in Learning” reviews the current body of knowledge to explain how the brain responds to factors such as stress and emotion, and the role of both learner and trainer in the learning experience.

Revolutionize Learning & Development: Performance and Innovation Strategy for the Information Age

Revolutionize Learning & Development examines the steps required to shift corporate learning onto a more meaningful trajectory. Taking a new approach means aligning more closely to how people really think, learn, and work. The shift to a focus on performance and innovation meets the challenges resulting from increasing change and a need for organizations to be more agile.

Learning for Leadership

If you are tasked with developing effective leaders, "teaching" just isn't going to be enough!

Leaving ADDIE for SAM Field Guide

The Leaving ADDIE for SAM Field Guide provides the job aids, tools, and templates you need to put the SAM methodology in motion and take your ISD practice to new heights.

How to Develop Training Quality Standards

In times of financial turmoil, learning and development departments are often the first to face budget cuts. In order to prove the worth of our services, we must be able to show that our products and services are of high quality, and are the best option for an organization, both financially and strategically.