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LSC: ASTD Training & Development – More Available Titles

2012 June 20
by Christina Manz

Texas residents can borrow directly from the Library Science Collection by e-mailing title (or topic) requests to and receive loaned books and DVDs by mail. Non-Texas residents can access the collection via interlibrary loan services.

Check out our virtual bookshelves, where we have a shelf dedicated to Technology & Training Titles, including these books from the ASDT (American Society for Training and Development). See other available ASTD titles in our collection highlighted here. 

Evidence-Based Training Methods: A Guide for Training Professionals (2010)
Author: Ruth Colvin Clark
“Thanks to a growing body of research evidence, we’ve learned a great deal in the last 20 years about which methods really work when training people. Yet many trainers are still using time-honored methods and assuming that they work — despite recent evidence to the contrary. Evidence-Based Training Methods summarizes the most up-to-date evidence we have about critical decisions faced by training professionals every day… Throughout the book, you’ll find quizzes, guidelines, charts, graphs, and cartoons to make your own learning experience an effective one. You’ll discover how to maximize learning through visuals and words, apply examples and practice to strengthen your instructional methods, and leverage learning architectures to organize your training content.”

ASTD’s Ultimate Train-the-Trainer: A Complete Guide to Training Success
Includes CD-ROM
(2009) Author: Elaine Biech
“Being asked to deliver a train-the-trainer workshop is an honor: It’s a recognition of your skills and competence as a trainer. But how do you live up to those expectations? ASTD’s Ultimate Train the Trainer provides the background needed to effectively train other trainers and a detailed instructional roadmap. If you need to deliver a train-the-trainer workshop, you’ll appreciate the organization of this book: from checklists for planning and preparing for the training session; to detailed, step-by-step instructions for learning activities that cover adult learning theory, assessment, training design and delivery, and evaluation; to participant handouts and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations that are ready for you to pick up and use immediately. All the materials you need are also made available on the included CD-ROM to make getting organized for your session fast and easy. Although the bulk of the book presents a complete three-day train-the-trainer workshop that covers all the phases of training, you will also find 19 single-topic presentation designs that range from 30 minutes to two hours. These allow you to target training for specific circumstances, for example, if you are training subject matter experts to train or enhancing trainer skills in a single topic area.”

Developing Great Managers: 20 “Power Hour” Conversations that Build Skill Fast 
Includes CD-ROM
 (2008) Author: Lisa Haneberg
“Let these 20 ‘Power Hour’ conversations help you build manager skills fast! ‘Power Hour’ conversations are high touch, low tech, and adaptable—a low-cost manager training solution with no licensing fees, expensive training materials, or fancy training facilities needed! They enable you to inspire lively and productive dialogues, build stronger relationships with managers, and ultimately create effective, sustainable results. Written with managers and management trainers in mind, Developing Great Managers offers a thorough explanation of the “Power Hour” methodology. You’ll also find practical, ready-to-use tools to help make the most of the “Power Hour” conversations, including trainer’s objectives, sample agendas, discussion questions, and trainee handouts (available in both the appendix and in the download).”

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