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.
The Value of Learning: Gauging the Business Impact of Organizational Learning Programs is an ASTD and the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) research report focused on how organizations measure the effectiveness of the learning programs and products they design and implement.
In today’s parlance, smart board is the new chalkboard and for the profession of training and development, this new, 2nd edition of the ASTD Handbook is the MUST-HAVE resource for every practitioner.
The State of the Industry report is ASTD’s definitive review of workplace learning and development trends. In the 2013 State of the Industry report, sponsored by Skillsoft and the CARA Group, Inc., 475 organizations representing a diverse sample of industries, sizes, and locations report on their commitment to learning and development.
Planning and Organizing Training Programs and Events
This Infoline covers the logistical aspects that go into making a training program successful and describes the essential knowledge, skills, and tools that organizers need to ensure a successful training event.
The Teach With Style methodology is a dynamic model built around four “instructor styles,” each supported by strategies and tactics that you can use in the classroom. This book will help you improve certain facilitation techniques and skills while enhancing your natural strengths, for a balanced, fresh approach to adult instruction that will accelerate your students’ learning.
This Infoline covers best practices for designing and facilitating software training. You’ll learn great tips for motivating your learners, increasing interactivity during training, and creating high-quality documentation that learners will use back on the job.
Long-time training authority Jean Barbazette shows accidental and intermediate trainers how to write a variety of training activities to create the best learning experience and make training stick. Features a wealth of tools including templates for every step of the writing process, sample activities, checklists to develop training activities, and a glossary.
Understand how the Experience API software standard can help your organization track and report unstructured, social, and informal learning consistently and reliably.
ASTD Competency Study introduces the new ASTD Competency Model and serves as an essential guide to the future of the profession.