While designing and delivering workshops; practitioners and aspiring trainers feel the shortfall of conceptual content or the need to have the most essential concepts available in one source.
Training and Development: An Essential Guide for Students and Practitioners is one such source that gives you to the point concepts of T&D in an easy to understand language, balancing the theory and practical aspects.
Also T&D applications are best understood with a basic foundation in OD as a functional area and its application in the industry. Thus, the book begins with an overview on understanding OD and then takes on the complete training cycle in a sequence.
Most practitioners emphasize level-one of training evaluation, which is the immediate feedback after a session and other levels like learning & on job behavior, and results invariably get ignored. Thus, the book also covers the much needed inputs on training evaluation.
This book also offers sample of formats to be used such as preparing a training proposal, training calendar and how to identify training needs. Over thirty such ready-to-use formats are included.
It is therefore a ready reckoner for students and practitioners to apply it professionally at work.