Summary of Running Training Like A Business

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Relevant, high caliber professional training creates not only better employees, but a better business.


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David van Adelsberg and Edward A. Trolley are experts in developing innovative workplace learning solutions, in other words, training. Their book presents their program, "Running Training Like a Business." This book is enormously detailed, if jargon-heavy and somewhat bureaucratic in its language. It is filled with flow charts, graphs, and other visuals that will appeal to anyone who wants thorough strategies that can improve training programs. getAbstract recommends this book to executives who design, oversee, coordinate, or purchase employee training and education programs. One caveat: the reader does get some sense that, with this volume, the authors are also marketing their program to potential clients.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why continuous learning is crucial to business success;
  • Why training organizations can’t afford to be mediocre; and
  • Why you should run training as a business.


Transforming Training Programs
Businesses spend enormous amounts of money, time, and energy on training and development (T&D). Annually, U.S. corporations spend more than fifty-six billion dollars on training and development. Despite this investment, many businesses are not satisfied...
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About the Authors

David van Adelsberg, CEO of Forum Europe Ltd. and Executive Vice President of The Forum Corporation. He joined Forum in 1992 and teamed with Ed Trolley to form The Learning Alliance at DuPont. He has launched similar programs with other global organizations. Edward A. Trolley, Senior Vice President of The Forum Corporation, spent twenty-six years with DuPont, ultimately managing training and educational programs. While with DuPont, he conceived "Running Training Like a Business." He joined Forum in 1996.

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