ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals

ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals is the definitive guide for learning professionals from the most trusted industry authority in the business. This 1000+ page case-bound book is a required desk reference for all learning professionals.

Packed full of key practices from adult learning theory, instructional design and delivery, measurement and evaluation, to human performance improvement and technology enabled learning. The Handbook brings together authors who represent the best practitioners in the field, authorities to present the most critical information to professionals like you. These luminaries of the workplace learning and performance (WLP) field include Bill Wiggenhorn, Geary Rummler, Robert Mager, Bill Byham, Elliot Masie, Donald Kirkpatrick, John Coné, Donnee Ramelli, and Tony Bingham. In addition, sidebars spread throughout the book introduce some of the most important contributors to the WLP field. Included in this volume is a complete glossary. Printed book includes a CD-ROM with supporting worksheets and tools.

ASTD Handbook may also be purchased by chapters from Fast Fundamentals: The BK Whitepaper Series.

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ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals is the definitive guide for learning professionals from the most trusted industry authority in the business. This 1000+ page case-bound book is a required desk reference for all learning professionals.

Packed full of key practices from adult learning theory, instructional design and delivery, measurement and evaluation, to human performance improvement and technology enabled learning. The Handbook brings together authors who represent the best practitioners in the field, authorities to present the most critical information to professionals like you. These luminaries of the workplace learning and performance (WLP) field include Bill Wiggenhorn, Geary Rummler, Robert Mager, Bill Byham, Elliot Masie, Donald Kirkpatrick, John Coné, Donnee Ramelli, and Tony Bingham. In addition, sidebars spread throughout the book introduce some of the most important contributors to the WLP field. Included in this volume is a complete glossary. Printed book includes a CD-ROM with supporting worksheets and tools.

ASTD Handbook may also be purchased by chapters from Fast Fundamentals: The BK Whitepaper Series.

Interested in licensing this title on your website? Contact [email protected] today! Or visit ASTD’s Content Licensing Webpage for more information.

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Meet the Author


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Elaine Biech is president of ebb associates inc, a strategic implementation, leadership development, and experiential learning consulting firm. She has been in the field over thirty years helping organizations work through large-scale change and helping teams increase productivity. She has presented at over 100 national and international conferences and has been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Management Update, Investors’ Business Daily, and Fortune Magazine. 

Elaine is the author and editor of over 60 books and was the editor for the prestigious Pfeiffer Annuals--both Consulting and Training--for 16 years. She was instrumental in compiling the CPLP Study Guides for ATD (formerly ASTD) and has designed six ATD Certificate Programs. Elaine designs customized learning and development efforts for private and public organizations. She has her BS from the University of Wisconsin-Superior in Business and Education Consulting, and her MS in Human Resource Development. 

A longtime volunteer for ATD, Elaine is active at the national and international levels, serving on the 1990 National Conference Design Committee, a member of the National ASTD Board of Directors and the Society’s Secretary from 1991-1994, initiating and chairing Consultants’ Day for seven years, and as the International Conference Design Chair in 2000. In addition to her work with ATD, she also served on the Instructional Systems Association (ISA) board of directors.

Elaine has been the recipient of numerous awards including the 1992 ASTD Torch Award, the 2004 ASTD Volunteer Staff Partnership Award, and the 2006 ASTD Gordon Bliss Memorial Award. She was the 1995 Wisconsin Women Entrepreneur’s Mentor Award recipient, and in 2012, the inaugural CPLP Fellow Program Honoree from the ASTD Certification Institute. In 2001 she received ISA’s highest award, the ISA Spirit Award and in 2012 was recognized as ISA’s Outstanding Contributor. She currently serves on the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) Board of Governors and is Berrett-Koehler’s Curator for Advances in Leadership and Management.

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Table of Contents



Foreword

Introduction

Section 1: Learning In The Workplace

Section 2: Assessing and Analyzing Needs

Section 3: Designing and Developing Effective Learning

Section 4: Face-to-Face Delivery – As Important as Ever

Section 5: Delivering Technology-Enabled Learning

Section 6: Measuring and Evaluating Impact

Section 7: Organizational Level Applications

Section 8: Managing the Learning and Performance Function

Section 9: The WLP Professional

Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Using the CD-ROM

About the Editor
About the American Society for Training & Development
Index

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Endorsements



“With the help of resources provided by ASTD, I am able to provide planning information and feedback to stakeholders participating in our training programs. ASTD concepts have enabled us to really involve stakeholders in their own learning process.”

— John Hoffer, GCSS Global Learning and Development Operations, Dell

“ASTD helps members stay current and connected regarding industry trends and best practices – locally as well as globally – and provides fantastic opportunities for members to interact with others in their field.”

— Jennifer Streetor, Human Resources Director, SRP-MIC

“ASTD provides many great professional resources and networking opportunities. It keeps me updated on the latest industry tools and trends.”

— Dave DeGrandpre, Resource Manager, Learning and Development, Vistaprint

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