- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: Association for Talent Development; 2 edition (June 16, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1562867016
- ISBN-13: 978-1562867010
- Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.8 x 10.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 78 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A must have...Telling Ain't Training is chock-full of interactive, practical ideas that are easily grasped and can be immediately applied. Don't create your next class without it! --Chuck O'Keefe, National Manager, Curricula and Operations, University of Toyota, School of Retail Professional Development
I have always listened carefully to what Harold and Erica have to say about teaching. Now, with their marvelous new book Telling Ain't Training, I have what I always knew I needed--a readily accessible Harold and Erica. This is a great book and it will change your perceptions about teaching. The authors present the results of learning research in convincing, fun, and interesting ways. --J. Kimball Dietrich, Associate Professor, Finance and Business Economics, University of Southern California
This practical, innovative, and well-researched book on how we all learn makes this book an invaluable tool for all learning and performance professionals! As a former Vice President of Training and Change Management, I would have made the book mandatory for all trainers, coaches, and managers, had it existed. Well done! --Michel Desjardins, Senior Vice President, BDC Consulting Group, Business Development Bank of Canada --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Harold D. Stolovitch, CPT, is a graduate of both McGill University in Canada and Indiana University in the United States where he completed a doctorate and postdoctoral work in instructional systems technology. With one foot solidly grounded in the academic world and the other in the workplace, he has conducted a large number of research studies and practical projects always aimed at achieving high learning and performance results.
In addition to creating countless instructional materials for a broad range of work settings, Stolovitch has authored more than 300 articles, research reports, book chapters, and books. He is a past president of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), former editor of thePerformance Improvement Journal, and editorial board member of several human resource and performance technology journals.
He has won numerous awards throughout his 40-year career, including the Thomas F. Gilbert Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement, ISPI's highest honor; Member-for-Life, the President's Award for Lifetime Achievements from the Canadian Society for Training and Development, their highest honor; and in 2004, he and his team won the ASTD Outstanding Research Award for their work on Incentives, Motivation, and Workplace Performance.
Stolovitch is an emeritus professor, Université de Montréal, where he headed the instructional and performance technology graduate programs and was the School of Educational Sciences associate dean of research. He is also a former Distinguished Visiting Scholar and clinical professor of human performance at work, University of Southern California. Stolovitch is a principal of HSA Learning & Performance Solutions LLC.
Erica J. Keeps, CPT, holds a master's degree in educational psychology from Wayne State University, Detroit, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, where she later became a faculty member in the Graduate Business School Executive Education Center.
Her 40-year professional career has included training management positions with J.L. Hudson Co. and Allied Supermarkets and senior-level learning and performance consultant positions with a wide variety of organizations. Keeps has not only produced and supervised the production of numerous instructional materials and performance management systems, but has also published extensively on improving workplace learning and performance. She has provided staff development for instructional designers, training administrators, and performance consultants. Keeps has been acknowledged by many learning and performance leaders as a caring mentor and major influence in their careers.
She is a former executive board member of the ISPI; a past president of the Michigan Chapter of ISPI; and a Member-for-Life of the Michigan, Montreal, and Los Angeles ISPI chapters. Among her many awards for outstanding contributions to instructional and performance technology is ISPI's Distinguished Service Award for her extensive leadership roles. Keeps is the managing director and a principal of HSA Learning & Performance Solutions LLC.
Top customer reviews
Post-training evaluations tell us a bit about our training delivery, but these do not always reflect our effectiveness in the training; in many cases, we are training people that know very little about the subject we are training about. So often times, our evaluations reflect how the training attendees "liked" our training; not necessarily how much they learned about our subject matter.
The most important lessons I learned from this book were:
1) Making certain that your training will improve workplace performance. This is a key to ensuring that your customers invite you back for future training sessions. If your trainees are able to "hit the road running" right after the training, your value as a trainer will be magnified many, many times...
2) Using the five-step model to retrofit existing training sessions - how to make your existing training program even more effective.
3) Repetition Techniques - how to improve your training for better retention.
4) How to create effective training "tests" - I've always struggled with the testing portion of the training and this chapter is key to providing the trainees with feedback on what they are learning.
5) A table listing the different types of training tools with the advantages and disadvantages of each type.
Any Instructor or Training of Adults will benefit from this book, whether you are just starting out as a Trainer or have many years experience. I am now able to understand why some of my students seem to "get it" while others never seem to grasp the concepts. I have learned some valuable new skills and will now make my training sessions more learner-focused.
Good overview, may use it as the basis for my own train the trainer course.
Reading this book does not make training or teaching any easier. Using the book as a guide, I recently spent 3 days designing a 2-hour workshop. In the end, it paid off because my audience was engaged and learned as a result.