Training That Delivers Results

Instructional Design That Aligns with Business Goals

 Training That Delivers Results

Author: Dick Handshaw
Pub Date: May 2014
Print Edition: $34.95
Print ISBN: 9780814434031
Page Count: 224
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814434048

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As a professional instructional designer, you care about providing real answers to real business problems. But you may often feel like you’re expected to merely “deliver training” on a particular topic, with little strategic consideration given to the underlying gaps that need to be addressed in order to achieve results.

Training That Delivers Results reveals how you can dig deeper to connect learning solutions with strategic business goals—and become a more valued business partner in the process. The book offers a systematic yet flexible approach that will work effectively in almost any industry or with any subject matter. This results-oriented model enables you to:

• Analyze performance gaps

• Create targeted performance objectives and connect them with the right measurement tools

• Determine the best instructional strategy and the appropriate media

• Build consensus with project blueprint meetings

• Evaluate the effectiveness of training and use

the data to continually improve

Filled with tools, case studies, client stories, and examples of work products, this one-of-a-kind guide provides very practical strategies. It shows how to develop highly focused training solutions, how to measure their effectiveness, and most importantly, how to take a powerfully proactive approach to orga­nizational needs.

After delving deeply into Training That Delivers Results, you’ll be able to look squarely at long-standing business quandaries and provide a response that resolves the issue and takes your organization (and your career) to new heights of success.

Advance Praise for Training that Delivers Results

“Handshaw connects the dots in a step-by-step process to show you how to deliver results through an instructional design model. His approach will lead you toward delivering powerful learning and development programs. This is a must-read for everyone involved in learning and development, specifically for those who design, develop, and facilitate training, and those who manage learning organizations.”

Jack and Patti Phillips, cofounders of ROI Institute, authors of more than 75 books

“I wish the Handshaw model were available when I trained to be an instructional designer. It would have helped me—and my clients—immensely. Even after 40 years in the field, I still discovered several powerful pieces of practical advice in the book.”

Sivasailam “Thiagi” Thiagarajan, CEO, The Thiagi Group

“Finally! A resource for learning professionals that combines performance consulting, instructional design, and measurement into a practical 'how-to book.' This book is a must-read for learning organizations striving to align with business goals and show measurable results and performance outcomes.”

Beth Daniel, Learning Executive, Fortune 500 Company

DICK HANDSHAW, president of Handshaw, Inc., is a consultant, speaker, and pioneer in the field, with more than 35 years of experience as a learning and performance im­prove­ment professional.

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