Summary of Effective Training Strategies

A Comprehensive Guide to Maximizing Learning in Organizations

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Effective Training Strategies book summary
Training strategies can tell you how people learn, but only you can decide what your employees need to know, and how they can be inspired to take the whole thing seriously.


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James R. Davis and Adelaide B. Davis present a comprehensive guide to seven major training strategies, along with underlying learning theories, and examples of how different companies have used these approaches. The book draws on conversations with trainers and the results of research on learning from diverse fields - including psychology, sociology, philosophy, and communications. Its easy organization allows you to quickly extract its major principles, which are highlighted in bold-faced summaries, bullet-pointed lists, numbered rules, and final chapter summaries outlining major conclusions. If you want more depth, you can read the capsule descriptions of companies that have used the approach featured in a chapter. getabstract recommends this excellent guide to academicians, training professionals, and any managers charged with training new or existing employees.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to supercharge learning in your organization;
  • Why you must commit the entire company to learning; and
  • Which seven training strategies you have at your disposition.


The Importance of Learning
Because of the explosion of knowledge and the globalization of competition today, learning is more important than ever. To continue improving and to compete successfully, your entire organization needs to dedicate itself to learning. All of the individuals in...
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About the Authors

James R. Davis is a professor of higher education at the University of Denver. His books include Better Teaching, More Learning and Interdisciplinary Courses and Team Teaching. Adelaide B. Davis has served as a training analyst for COPASA, a public utilities company, and has taught human resource management.

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