Summary of The Training Design Manual

The Complete Practical Guide to Creating Effective and Successful Training Programmes

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The Training Design Manual book summary
Training your employees can be fun. No, really.


8 Overall

10 Applicability

7 Innovation

6 Style


This book is truly a manual – it consists almost entirely of bullet points, flowcharts, diagrams and little drawings. If that isn't enough for you, it comes with a CD-ROM that provides additional templates and ideas. Tony Bray's focus is utterly practical; he is less interested in theories than in lists of activities. He loves mnemonics and games, some of which sound pretty silly – but will probably work. The book's style is friendly and workmanlike. In fact, Bray may completely overwhelm you with ideas to try. getAbstract recommends this book to human-resource managers and others who want to introduce employees to new information, processes or experiences, or to help them brush up on old ones.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to design a training program;
  • How to analyze your training needs;
  • What to include in a proposal for training;
  • What the various types of individual learning styles are; and
  • How to train trainers.


Six Steps to a Training Program
Corporations that operated internationally were the original users of the following six-step DESIGN program – but it is actually a good guide for organizations of any size and scope who wish to train employees: "Define the learning needs...
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About the Author

Tony Bray has designed many workshops and courses, and has published numerous articles about employee training.

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