A group of people are looking at you. They are waiting to start learning. If you are dull you will bore them. If you go into too much detail you will lose them. If you donâ¬"t know your stuff you will lose their respect in seconds. What are you going to do? As a trainer you simply canâ¬"t afford to be less than brilliant. The effectiveness of your training skills is what sets you apart from other trainers. Tony Pont provides practical guidance and advice on all aspects of designing and delivering group training: everything from where to position the projector, through understating how people learn and how groups interact, to evaluating and improving your delivery. Developing Effective Training Skills is the complete guide to delivering training that will make people better.
Practical in tone, yet firmly based on sound theoretical foundations, the book clearly shows how evaluation can and should be applied before, during and after training Guidelines are suggested, methods described and practical, tried and tested, resources detailed. Structured to allow trainers to develop evaluation models that are ideally suited to their individual needs, this definitive handbook gives practical advice on all aspects of training evaluation, including knowledge tests and the use of ranking scales; behaviour observation and self-reporting; the use of questionnaires; interim evaluation; the evaluation of open and distance learning programmes; and cost and value effectiveness.
Staff development is a key management responsibility. Good people and good performance - and hence good development - are vital to success in a fast changing and competitive world. Improve Your Coaching and Training Skills contains practical guidelines to help you develop your staff. Ideal for busy managers who don't have human resources support, it will help you to boost staff effectiveness through coaching and training. Key content includes: why development matters, on-the-job coaching, mentoring, developing a formal training method, conducting a training session, and assessing on-going effectiveness. With tips on using exercises and role-plays in training, Improve Your Coaching and Training Skills is useful to those new to HR as well as hard-pressed managers. The commonsense advice it contains will help you to motivate your staff and maximize their effectiveness.
Effective planning is a key element for success in training and development. This very practical book written by one of the most respected experts in training shows how if the planning process is approached correctly, the chances of training hitting home and achieving the right results are vastly improved. Detailing all of the steps needed in the planning and design process to prepare a training and development program the book's emphasis is on direct training practices. As the author clearly shows however the same techniques can be readily applied more widely to such approaches as open learning, interactive video and computer-based training programs, and Internet training programs.
A Training Program to Develop Advanced Skills with Your Dog
Author: Viviane Theby
Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated
Dog University offers expert training techniques to teach your dog skills that help stimulate his mind, provide a source of fun to help relieve boredom, and make him a better companion. This interactive guide explains how dogs learn (an understanding of which is essential for skill building) and outlines training basics before delving into more advanced tasks like target training, signal control, directions, discrimination tasks, and behavior chains. Each complex concept is explained using easy-to-understand and fully-illustrated lesson plans. More than 300 vibrant color photographs highlight every step of each command. An exclusive at-a-glance star symbol system identifies each task as easy, medium, or difficult. The book even includes a preface by animal trainer Bob Bailey, a well-known pioneer of operant conditioning (the basis of reward-based training). With Dog University, discover the tools to teach your furry friend how to perform exciting and challenging activities while increasing the bond shared by dog and handler.
"In People Training Skills for Pet Professionals Niki Tudge has created the consummate guide for dog trainers and behavior consultants." Susan Nilson BA (Hons), DipCABT, PCBC-A "With theory explained, practical examples follow and the reader is left feeling inspired to teach well." Debra Millikan, PCBC-A, AABP - CABT, CAP2 Canine Behavioural School Inc., Australia "Niki is able to tie together her vast personal experience to being a better teacher and mentor through understanding the training of individuals." Robert Allen King, PhD, West Texas A&M University
For the newly trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, there are a wealth of challenges and difficulties faced, as they try and apply their new found skills in the outside world. These might include the stresses of working in isolation, and finding it difficult to widen their scope or bounce ideas of other CBT therapists; or the need for practical advice on setting up group therapy; the possible conflicts betweens ethical practice and theory; how to retain ones integrity as a therapist, while maintaing a viable business practice; dealing with diverse communities, or becoming a supervisor. The Oxford Guide to Surviving CBT Practice is the one-stop resource for the newly trained therapist. It offers practical guidance on a range of issues and challenges faced by the therapist. Written by people with vast experience of training and practising CBT, it draws on real life situations to help the reader hone and develop their skills, adjust to life as a therapist, and maintain a successful and satisfying career whilst helping others. With thousands of new CBT therapists being trained over the coming years, this book will be a constant companion for all those starting life as a therapist, one they will want to have to hand at all times.
Create your own training miracles! Discover training techniques that produce extraordinaryresults--training miracles! With the right tools and training,everyone has the ability to learn. And to be a successful trainer,you yourself need to continue learning. Explore emerging trAnds intraining such as globalization, competency-based training, andhigh-tech delivery of training. Each chapter introduces you to a different training method, andopens with a story to actually demonstrate how the techniqueworks. Learn all about: * Getting Training Results in the Workplace * Competency-Based Training * Self-Directed Learning * Using Icebreakers and Energizers to Warm Up Learners * Neurolinguistic Programming * The Power of Accelerative Learning * Successful Role-Playing Techniques * Designing and Using Classic Case Studies * Organizing Outdoor Learning Programs * Facilitation . . . and more! Select only the topics that interest you. Want to learn moreabout a particular training technique? Every chapter contains asummary and list of references for further reading andresearch. Discover cutting-edge, exciting techniques and create trainingprograms that produce amazing results!
Successful interaction with people lies at the core of successful training. If a trainer doesn't (or can't) communicate well, or fails to observe and understand fully the actions of colleagues, training will be ineffective. This lively book from one of the UK's leading experts on training offers a vital guide to developing and honing 'people skills' in training and staff development. Using People Skills in Training and Development gives guidance on analysing human behaviour and improving communication skills, the book also includes techniques for developing specific skills to match key areas for training-interviewing, inter-relating, team operation, coaching, mentoring, dealing with difficult staff, and so on. Practical in approach, yet firmly based on sound theoretical principles, the book offers easy to apply, step-by-step techniques that will help anyone ensure that their training messages are getting through loud and clear. Using People Skills in Training and Development will be of interest to trainers in the broadest sense- including teachers, lecturers and managers responsible for training.
This second edition of Peter Bramelyâ¬"s popular and practical book shows you how to build evaluation into every stage of the training process from design to delivery. New material covers linking training to employee effectiveness and performing cost-benefit analysis. An entirely new chapter shows you how to collate and present your findings in order to change what needs changing and raise awareness of the value your training is delivering to the organisation.
Want to turn your passion for fitness into a lucrative career? Each year, more than 5 million Americans use personal trainers to take their workouts to the next level—and this plain-English guide shows you how to get in on the action. Whether you want a part-time job at the gym or a full-time personal training business, you’ll find the practical, proven advice you need in this indispensable resource. Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies is for you if you want to become a certified personal trainer and start your own business—or if you’re a certified trainer looking to improve upon your existing practice. You get a thorough overview of what it takes to get certified and run a successful business, complete with expert tips that help you: Find your training niche Study for and pass certification exams Attract, keep, and motivate clients Interview, hire, and manage employees Update your training skills Expand your services This user-friendly guide offers unique coverage of personal trainer certification programs, including tips on selecting the right program and meeting the requirements. You’ll see how to develop your training identity as well as practice invaluable skills that will make you a great personal trainer. You also receive savvy guidance in: Choosing the best fitness equipment Creating a business plan, a record-keeping system, and a marketing campaign Performing fitness assessments Developing individualized exercise programs Advancing your clients to the next fitness level Managing legal issues and tax planning Offering additional services such as massage and nutrition consultation Training clients with special needs Complete with ten great starter exercises and a valuable list of professional organizations and resources, Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies gives you the tools you need to get the most out of this fun, fabulous career!
Essential Strategies to Promote Training and Development Within Your Organization
Author: Jessica Levant
Category: Business & Economics
At your fingertips is this valuable source of ideas, concepts, and step-by-step activities. Now you can effectively promote the HR training function within your organization. This unique guide shows you how to: * assess and tune up your department's image * promote HRD's added value to the business * appeal to diverse company groups * keep awareness high by staying visible * enhance relationships inside your organization * make sure administration doesn't tarnish your image * capitalize on work with external consultants * determine if the department should sell to a wider market In addition, you will find: * insightful case studies * easy-to-organize activities * a training image assessment survey * an inventory of training styles * a customer-focus checklist Overflowing with ideas, 'HRD Survival Skills' supplies your training and development teams with actual examples taken from diverse industries, sectors, and countries. Here's your blueprint to ensure that the services you provide are the right services for your in-house 'customers'.
One of the major tasks facing any manager is the challenge of maximizing staff performance. Developing Your Staff looks at a range of factors associated with this issue, such as motivation and development, assessing competencies, delegation, training and career implications.
Your Teacher Training Skills Handbook will support you throughout your teacher training course, helping you develop both the academic and practical teaching skills required to achieve QTS with confidence. Written in a conversational style and following the progress of a fictional trainee teacher, Alex, use this book to not only develop your own skills, but to think about how you can pass those skills on to your learners.
This volume is a jargon-free, hand-holding guide for those new to training or those wanting to develop their training skills. It covers everything from designing, delivering and evaluating training to advice on training as a career. Also included is an appendix of useful contacts and websites.