From Training to Enhanced Workplace Performance
A comprehensive "how to" guide and toolkit for getting more workplace impact from your training programs.
Learn proven strategies and techniques for finding performance roadblocks, aligning training to real needs, developing strategic partnerships, transferring learning to the workplace and demonstrating bottom-line impact.
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Avoid Training Delivery Failures
Get help with these common issues:
- low levels of managerial support
- unmotivated and disengaged learners
- unclear linkages to your organization's strategy
- poor skills transfer to the workplace
- lack of demonstrable benefits
- proposals to cut future funding
Enhance Your Credibility
- Learn how to build "training to performance" partnerships with key stakeholders that focus on results.
- Discover the impediments to employees using learned skills on the job and how to overcome them.
Think and Act Strategically
Our guide helps you position training as a core business strategy through:
- developing powerful stakeholder partnerships
- identifying your organization's key workplace performance enhancers and inhibitors
- fashioning the right workplace environment for effective skills transfer
- adopting a structured approach to needs analysis, program development and implementation
- focusing on high impact activities before, during and after training
Two Resource Kits in One
As well as showing you how to design and deliver high impact training, you receive the complete Training Evaluation Toolkit (Chapters 8 to 14).
Comprehensive Training Evaluation Tools
The included training impact evaluation tools will help you:
- select the most appropriate evaluation method for your circumstances
- measure and report the impact of training programs in both financial and non-financial terms
- decide when it is useful and meaningful to isolate the impact of training using simple rules
Immediate Practical Application
Start using the comprehensive set of 20 reusable tools and templates straight away.
Each template is in the familiar Microsoft Word and Excel format and is fully customizable. Practical tools that you can use time and again include:
- wall charts and handy reckoners
- trainer and training participant forms
- plan proformas
- questionnaires and survey forms
- analysis worksheets
- reporting templates
Who Uses this Guide?
Anyone involved in designing, delivering, managing and evaluating training programs, including:
- Line Managers and Supervisors
- Change Managers and Leaders
- Program and Project Managers
- Technical and Non-technical Trainers
- Instructional Designers
- Training and Learning Managers
- Human Resource Managers
- Org Development Managers
- Performance Improvement Managers
- T&D Consultants
- Human Resource Consultants
Powerful Systems Approach
Use our unique PRACTICE Approach™ to:
- identify the eight key elements impacting employee performance following training
- design training programs that meet real organizational needs
- turn around employee cynicism about training and create lasting improvements
Easy to Use
Our training evaluation tools are especially designed for practitioners who:
- are not comfortable with financial calculations
- have limited technical expertise in evaluation methods
- are short on time
Practical Real-Life Examples
- Follow three organizations as they correct common employee training mistakes by successfully applying the lessons learned in this book.
- Learn from and emulate the real world examples included with the packaged templates.
- Use the ready-to-go templates for every phase of your improvement and evaluation activities.
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This section lists all of the items contained within the supplied From Training to Enhanced Workplace Performance zip file.
From Training to Enhanced Workplace Performance
Practical 245 page guide to improving and measuring the effectiveness of workplace training programs
Collection of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Adobe PDF tools, worksheets, forms and charts as listed below
- The PRACTICE Approach™ Chart
- Performance Diagnostic Flow Chart
- Training and Development Plan Form
- Personal Action Plan Form
- Skill Assessment Form - Individual
- Skill Assessment Form – Group
- Certificate of Completion
- Certificate of Completion (Mail Merge)
- Certificate of Completion Data Source
- Program Communication Plan Form
- Stakeholder Partnership Plan Form
- Training Evaluation Data Collect Plan
- Evaluation Report Communication Plan
- Training Transfer Checklist – Individual Employee Training
- Transfer of Training Checklist – Organizational Unit Program
- Training Participant Feedback Form
- Training Participant Feedback Spreadsheet
- Training Transfer Survey Form
- Training Transfer Interview Form
- Organizational Results Survey Form
- Level 4 Evaluation Worksheet
- Training ROI Survey Form
- Training ROI Worksheet
- Training Program Evaluation Report
Quick Start Guide
Two page handy reference guide for identifying the From Training to Enhanced Workplace Performance files and using them productively as quickly as possible
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"It's easy to see why users of this book have described it as a resource they use on a daily basis."Training & Development in Australia
June, 2009 (Vol 36, No 3)
"I find all the Business Performance products very useful and informative. In particular, the templates and text associated with the From Training to Enhanced Workplace Performance (2nd Edition) are extremely valuable. The articulation of Kirkpatrick's four levels of evaluation and the application of this model in a training system is clear and concise. The inclusion of the associated templates have assisted me in ensuring that training outputs are measured in an objective and effective manner. I highly recommend this product to anyone interested in '...applying the measuring stick to training...'"Graham Winter
Training Systems Consultant
"This book would be a welcome addition to the professional library of any L&D practitioner wanting to refresh their toolkit or evolve their personal practice."Megan Fraser
Principal Learning Strategist
Global Learning Synergy
"The persistent failure of training programs to create lasting changes in workplace performance costs organizations billions of dollars annually. The performance improvement process described in From Training to Enhanced Workplace Performance is on-target. It describes a practical systems approach that involves all the key players to get the job done. An essential reference."Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Performance Support Systems, Inc.
"Clearly Mr Allan's 20 plus years of professional experience in Training and Development comes through crystal clear as he identifies the real world challenges that Training and Development professionals experience in providing effective programs that enhance the organization's performance.
As a Training and Development professional of over 18 years myself, I have shelf after shelf of books and publications on practically every topic in the field. I must say that this book has earned prime real estate on my bookshelf within arms reach as it is a resource I use on a daily basis. A must have for anyone in the profession, whether new to the field or experienced."Amy Peters
Corporate Training Manager
Automated Packaging Systems, Inc.
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Leslie Allan has been assisting organizations improve their capability for over 20 years. He has contributed in various roles as manager, consultant and trainer within the manufacturing and service industries, both for public and private sector organizations. On the people side, Leslie has set up and managed training functions for leading multinationals. His achievements include reducing online learning costs by 80% and increasing employee course completions by 540%. Taking a strategic approach to investing training resources also led him to develop a best practice model for training functions.
Leslie's external and internal consulting roles have seen him lead successful projects in strategic planning, workplace communications, and quality and HR information systems. He is also a seasoned instructional designer and trainer, having taught a variety of programs in both vocational colleges and industry.
Leslie is a prolific writer on business issues, with many journal and web articles to his credit. He is also the author of five books on employee capability, training and change management. Leslie currently serves as Divisional Council Member for the Australian Institute of Training and Development and is a member of the Australian Institute of Management and the American Society for Quality. Leslie may be contacted by email at email@example.com