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Transforming Training

A Guide to Creating a Flexible Learning Environment: The Rise of the Learning Architects

Kogan Page,

15 mins. de lectura
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¿De qué se trata?

You may think you're a trainer, but you're really a "learning architect," responsible for aligning education and strategy.

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This exhaustively detailed book reports on how to create a successful workplace learning program, and explains the challenges corporate trainers face. It provides a step-by-step plan to develop a learning environment flexible enough to meet the ever-changing needs of the company and the individuals within it. Some U.S. readers may need to familiarize themselves with U.K. abbreviations they may not have seen before, such as NVQ (National Vocational Qualifications) and CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development). A tendency toward dense jargon is outweighed by the book's numerous assets – a wide compilation of best practices, useful checklists, illustrative case histories, insightful suggestions and proven recommendations. getAbstract considers this book a valuable guide for anyone charged with planning, setting up and implementing a corporate training or learning program.


"The Learning Architect"

Corporate trainers – professionals who organize and administer business workshops and other educational and career enhancement sessions – have been going through some heady career changes in recent years. This is perhaps fitting because most did not begin their careers as educational specialists. Often, they migrated into training from positions in human resources, sales or management. But wherever they came from, they are positioned precisely where the action is in today's fast-moving business world. Nowadays, business downsizing and cutbacks mean greater responsibility for remaining employees; corporate trainers and their staff people (if they have them) bear the responsibility for quickly and efficiently teaching company workers the new skills they need to shoulder their increased burdens.

Since a company's profits are likely to suffer if its employees cannot do the work, corporate trainers are more important than ever. In their enhanced role, trainers develop "architecture," that is, the carefully planned and structured system that will best support proactive educational activities within the company. They are now "learning architects."

About the Authors

David Mackey and Siân Livsey are independent business trainers and coaches who have assisted numerous corporations in planning, organizing and implementing their workplace learning programs.

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