The First-Time Trainer (Paperback)

A Step-By-Step Quick Guide for Managers, Supervisors, and New Training Professionals

By Tom W. Goad

Thomas Nelson, 9780814415597, 211pp.

Publication Date: March 17, 2010

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Successful organizations depend on training to keep them viable...but in today's belt-tightening economy, managers are often asked to become expert training facilitators overnight. Faced with the challenges of diversity, a multi-generational workforce, and the many options made possible by technology and e-learning, even first-time trainers must be ready with the most up-to-the-minute techniques. Thoroughly revised, The First-Time Trainer is a concise, information-packed guide that will quickly transform readers into confident, effective trainers. Filled with real-world examples and dozens of field-tested tools, the book shows readers how to: Select media and delivery methods - Prepare and give effective presentations - Communicate with learners and get them involved - Ask the right kind of questions - Cope with behavior problems - Give and receive feedback - Put objectives to the test - And more Training is still the best way to make certain employees perform at their best. This user-friendly guide gets first-time facilitators training like pros in no time.

About the Author

TOM W. GOAD has thirty-five years of experience as a trainer and human resources development expert. He is widely published in the HR field, and is the author of the first edition of The First-Time Trainer (978-0-8144-7942-1).