An Experiential Learning Approach to Employee Training Systems

An Experiential Learning Approach to Employee Training Systems

An Experiential Learning Approach to Employee Training Systems

An Experiential Learning Approach to Employee Training Systems

Synopsis

Combining a systems perspective with an experiential learning approach, this volume is designed to help trainers and human resources managers more effectively manage training programs. It is a step-by-step guide to conducting key phases of any training program: pre-assessment, needs analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation. The author focuses throughout on the principles of good training program design as well as on training for the development of certain pivotal skills, competency levels, and individual differences.

Excerpt

What distinguishes successful employee training programs from unsuccessful ones? In many cases, the distinction can be found by critiquing the extent to which those responsible for designing training programs successfully use the key phases of any training endeavor: preassessment, training needs analysis, development, implementation, and evaluation. However, with the changing of times and the increased appreciation of the importance of human resources to an organization's ability to remain economically viable and respond to the demands of an ever-changing and global marketplace, no organization can afford not to manage its training programs appropriately.

This book has been designed to help human resource management specialists responsible for their organization's training programs to manage training programs more effectively. With this in mind this book emphasizes the importance of viewing training programs from a systems perspective and the value an experiential learning approach can provide in more effective training in organizations. Toward this end, the book provides a step-by-step guide through the use of important experiential learning concepts to the preassessment, needs analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation of training systems. The book is not intended to be completely prescriptive; however, it does present a systematic and practical experiential learning approach to the design of a training system.

The experiential learning training principles and procedures presented in this book have been thoroughly and extensively tested in a variety of . . .

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