What Smart Trainers Know: The Secrets of Success from the World's Foremost Experts


Learn from the best of the best!

Written by highly regarded experts in the field--including Zane L. Berge, Jay A. Conger, Robert Hargrove, James M. Kouzes, Julie O'Mara, Barry Z. Posner, Fran Rees, William J. Rothwell, and Edgar H. Schein--What Smart Trainers Know offers you a comprehensive guide to the HRD profession's most critical issues. In thirty-five mini-chapters (each of which can be read in approximately fifteen minutes) the book provides a handy resource for new practitioners who want to develop a broad working knowledge of the field. The book also offers seasoned professionals the opportunity to examine the latest thinking from a wide range of noted experts.

Emphasizing practical applications of theory, this collection covers all the basic needs of HRD practitioners in five key categories:

• Strategic training and development

• Employee and organizational development

• Assessment and evaluation

• Training and development design

• Training and development methods

"Whether you're new to training or a seasoned pro, looking for theory or practical application or needing to be revitalized or reconfirmed, What Smart Trainers Know has been written by the best-of-the-best to deliver what you need."
--Elaine Biech, ebb associates inc., and author, The Business of Consulting

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • James C. Robinson
  • Dana Gaines Robinson
  • Joe Willmore
  • Patricia A. McLagan
  • Michael J. Marquardt
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • San Francisco
Publication year:
  • 2001


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