Presents a contingency approach to training that takes into account the organization's overall objectives and strategy. A training model that proceeds from the initial needs analysis through the evaluation of a program's effectiveness is explained, and the relationships between training and organizational change is explored. An emphasis is placed on developing internal strategies which support the overall plan. Case examples are provided throughout. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Recognizing the increasing competitive advantage of human resource competencies and renewed focus on organizational training, this practical manual integrates academic and practitioner information in an easy-to-read format, helping readers understand the process of developing human resources, and providing a thorough analysis of training as it relates to organizational objectives and strategies. Placing training activities in the context of organizational strategy, it emphasizes the conceptual and practical value of developing training programs that effectively meet strategic and tactical needs, with practical examples provided for both large and small organizations. Comprehensive topical coverage includes Strategic Planning, Training and OD; Learning, Motivation and Performance; Training Design; Management Development, and much more. For directors or managers of training or human resource development, new trainers, and