Incorporating the authors' experience in both industrialised and developing countries, with public and private organisations, with managers and administrators, farmers and teachers, rural development workers and members of cooperatives, this book is the most comprehensive work in the field of training and organizational development. The Third Edition, now published under this new title, is divided into two volumes. This volume addresses the needs of hands-on practitioners of training and programme developers who focus on the training process. The first section of this volume surveys the position training has in operating systems, with its tasks, available approaches and strategies, and their likely outcomes. The second section deals with establishing particular objectives, scans the range of methods to consider in reaching different objectives, and the staff, time and other specifications for each, and finally, programme designs. The last section is about managing programmes - developing group and climate, trainers and styles, building in post-training supports, and evaluating training to modify programmes in light of it. The volume ends with a chapter on action research. Every chapter has examples from the authorsAE actual practice, othersAE formulations, and relevant readings.
`The book is clearly written, in a relatively jargon-free style and provides a comprehensive treatise on the subject matter.... This is a good value text for the student and others wanting to fully examine all the issues of training in organizational transformation' - Richard Palmer, Industrial and Commercial Training
PrefacePART ONE: POSITION, TASK AND PROCESS: AN OVERVIEWTrainer - Consultant - Organizer Expanding RolesTraining and Learning Two-Way TransactionsGoals and a Map with DirectionsApproaches and StrategiesPART TWO: TRAINING IN PROCESS: THE VISIBLE TIPEstablishing Objectives and Preparing the PartnersTraining MethodsDesigning the ProgramPART THREE: ESSENTIAL INFRASTRUCTUREDeveloping the Group and the ClimateTrainers and Training StylesEvaluation and Follow-UpBuilding Competence, Support and the ProfessionIndex