'The aim of this book is to provide both managers wishing to run ’in team’ exercises and those entering the training profession with a practical guide to delivering successful developmental events', says Martin Orridge in the Preface. He writes as an experienced trainer and consultant, producing a very human guide to the realities of running a training event. In a brief introductory section he explains the need for training and the benefits it can bring. Part 1 of the main text shows how to design a successful training session and Part 2 deals in detail with preparation and delivery. At the end is a collection of model documents and forms that can be used at various stages of the training cycle. The text includes tips, tools, checklists, examples and exercises throughout, together with real-life anecdotal ’cameos’ to help make the points memorable. Martin Orridge’s style is at all times practical and friendly. How to Deliver Training will be welcomed not only by professional trainers, but by all managers and team leaders concerned with staff development.
' … very clearly written … with a user-friendly approach for the deliverer of training courses a very readable, first level account of much of the training field. The various approaches and techniques are covered in simple, brief approaches, the principal concentration, in this case I believe rightly so, on the bases of training - training needs, learning and trainer qualities.' Training Officer 'The author's style of writing is practical and friendly, and the book will be of interest to professional trainers, managers and team leaders concerned with staff development.' European Foundation for Management Development '… this is a useful guide for new trainers and managers wishing to run their own staff training programmes.' Aslib Book Guide '… written with an authoritative voice by an author whose own record as a practitioner adds value and relevance. It is difficult to indicate in a short review just how much the author has packed into a relatively short space - it is an impressive achievement and offers a unique blend of distilled experience and theory' Journal of Documentation 'it is a good guide for people new to running a training event.' Journal of the Association of Staff Development, January 2000 'This training guide is a delight to read. … The author clearly is very knowledgeable in the area of learning and cognition. His expertise and advice regarding learning styles are extremely helpful … This volume is a worthwhile and valuable addition to any trainer's library. It will be a reference tool that will be consulted over and over again. If you train, you must own this title.' Electronic Library, Volume 18, Number 3, 2000
Contents: Introduction. Part 1 Designing a Successful Training Event: Identifying people development needs; How people learn; Event design; The excellent trainer. Part 2 Running a Successful Training Event: Before the event; During the event; Closing the event - and beyond; A compendium of forms and documents; Recommended reading; Index.