Telling Ain't Training - Updated, Expanded, and Enhanced
Beyond Telling Ain't Training Fieldbook
Training Ain't Performance
Beyond Training Ain't Performance Fieldbook
Telling Ain't Training - Updated, Expanded, and Enhanced here
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an interview with Telling Ain't Training - Updated, Expanded and Enhanced
authors, Harold Stolovitch and Erica Keeps.
10 years, this best-selling book has been updated, expanded and enhanced
to give readers a fresh look at what works and what doesn't in the world
of training and learning. As with the original publication, this book
provides an entertaining and practical tour-de-force for every trainer
and performance improvement professional. It tackles the three universal
and persistent questions of the profession - how do learners learn, why
do learners learn, and how do you make sure the learning sticks. The authors
of this interactive and provocative volume provide solid answers to these
questions backed up by more than 80 years of combined real world experience
and academic study. Telling Ain't Training - Updated, Expanded and
Enhanced deliberately avoids the one-way communication of "telling"
trainers how to be more effective. Instead, it uses an interactive approach
which models the basic message of the book - that is, humans learn best
through active mental engagement. The authors expect the reader to "do"
something, not just read! Despite its fun and breezy tone, every concept
in the book is solidly backed up by research and includes an extensive
list of references and endnotes to guide readers wishing to dig more deeply
into individual topics of interest. This second edition adds a new section
that addresses technology and learning conceptually and provides rich
examples and pragmatic considerations. The ultimate goal of the book is
to offer the reader an opportunity to break through learning barriers,
to separate learning myth from research-based findings, and to dispel
counterproductive beliefs and practices that harm the instructional process.
An absolute must read for anyone interested, entering or already involved
in workplace learning.
for Telling Ain't Training - Updated, Expanded, and Enhanced:
is the newest edition of what is becoming a classic book in the learning
profession. Written in a conversational and witty manner, Telling Ain't
Training is chocked full of research-affirmed and application-proven techniques
you can put to use immediately."
- Dana and Jim Robinson, co-authors of Performance Consulting
first edition of Telling Ain't Training was a terrific contribution
to trainers and educators. The new edition adds even more exciting elements.
This amazing volume makes learning research so accessible, it is fun to
read. A must-have for anyone who cares about building learning and performance
effectively." - Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan, Resident
Mad Scientist, The Thiagi Group and best-selling author
and Erica, thanks so much for this rigorously written book. It is filled
with practical tips and information that definitely meets today's workforce
development needs. I would recommend it to all managers as a fundamental
guide for helping their teams deal with the realities of continuous change.
You have certainly changed my way of looking at learning. Congratulations!
Mission accomplished." - Marie-Pascale Gagnon, General Manager, People
& Organization Support - Canada, Rio Tinto
is a rare pleasure to have so much useful, research-based information
available in a broad, yet comprehensible, volume. Anyone interested in
improving both the effectiveness and efficiency of training, whether at
school or work, private industry or government, can do no better than
to have Telling Ain't Training at hand." - Steven J. Condly,
Research Psychologist, United States Military Academy at West Point
brilliantly accessible guide to developing training that works! This book
brings the best of current academic thought to the practitioner in a conversational,
practical and usable format. The "end notes" are a phenomenal
resource for anyone who wants to dig deeper. Simply superb." - Bonnie
Beresford, Vice President, Client Services, Capital Analytics
been recommending this book for years to my staff, my students, and friends
who work for non-profits. It's the most accurate and easy-to-read book
for anyone who wants to help someone learn. The new section on technology
is especially helpful for those of us involved in online learning. And
my doctoral students will love this updated version with over 300 references."
- Petti Van Rekom, Professor, Training and Performance Improvement, Capella
University, Director of Online Learning, Iowa Writers Online
is hard to improve on their original, wonderful, training guide, but Stolovitch
and Keeps have managed to do just that. This edition of Telling Ain't
Training identifies changes organizations must make to meet modern
workplace skill and knowledge improvement challenges. The Endnotes are
exceptional. What a treasure trove of scientific and professional resources
for additional research and reading! Telling Ain't Training is
an essential resource for trainers." - Connie Denicola, Instructor
Development Manager, National Center for Biomedical Research and Training
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its publication, Telling Aint Training and its enthusiastic
and entertaining authors have gained a popularity no one could have predicted.
Readers and audiences around the world have taken to heart the books
central admonition to be learner advocates who seek to transform
learners not merely transmit information. In packed conference rooms,
in sold-out Telling Aint Training mini-conferences and workshops,
and through the sale of thousands of copies of the book, Harold and Erica
have built a following of fans who have wanted more. The Beyond
Telling Aint Training Fieldbook is the answer to these many
requests to provide a practical guide to help individuals and their organizations
fully implement the powerful principles in Telling Aint Training.
Beyond Telling Aint Training provides readers with concrete
actions and support materials to help transform telling to training. You
will find useful worksheets, assessments, tools and advice that will enable
you and your organization to realize the true value of workplace learning.
Like the original book, readers will recognize the easy-to-read, breezy
writing style and icons designed to help in the learning journey. In addition,
the book contains a CD-ROM with all the worksheets and tools you need
to start transforming learning in your organization today!
a review of this publication originally published in T+D.
for Beyond Telling Ain't Training Fieldbook:
book is the perfect tool to help organizations fight inertia in their
"training" departments. Plant your dog-eared copy on a manager's
desk and roll up your sleeves. Better yet, buy them their own copy! Be
prepared to improve your performance." - Carol Goldsmith, Program
Manager for Global Learning Process Workforce Development, Hewlett-Packard.
and Erica always seem to know what tools I need to improve the skills
and knowledge of my training staff. My team has read their previous book.
Now they have additional tools and specific actions to be even more effective
trainers." - Petti Van Rekom, Ed.D, CPT, Regional Training and Development
Manager, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
consummate practioners have done it again. Stolovitch and Keeps offer
trainers, managers and designers a hard-hitting, practical guide for turning
ho-hum training into learner-centric, performance-based learning of which
you can be proud. Loaded with examples and tools you can use today."
- Bonnie Beresford, Senior Vice President, Training Technologies, BBDO
interested in improving the performance of their workforce now has a complete
set of tools to do so. Combining the highly entertaining and informative
Telling Ain't Training with the Beyond Telling Ain't Training Fieldbook
provides the HR professional with both the rationale and the means for
making significant, necessary changes in their organizations." -
Miki Lane, CPT, Senior Partner, MVM Communications.
Press - ISBN1562864023
Ain't Training has become a best-selling classic since its release.
Now, this wildly popular book has an equally whimsical, entertaining,
and solidly written companion book, Training Ain't Performance,
that takes on the subject of human performance. From its first chapter,
"Show me the Money," to its concluding chapter "Hit or
Myth: Separating Fact from Workplace Performance Fiction," readers
are gently guided toward an understanding of human performance improvement
and how to use it for real organizational value. Readers are not only
introduced to key performance concepts including why training is often
not the only answer, but also how to realistically transition from a "training
order taker to a performance consultant. In addition to this practical
advice, this book contains a "cornucopia" of performance interventions
along with help on the day-to-day work of a performance consultant plus
demonstrating ROI for performance interventions.
a review of this publication originally published in T+D.
a review of this publication originally published in The Canadian Learning
a two-part interview with the authors originally published in ASTD
for Training Ain't Performance:
and Keeps use a refreshing writing style to blend research and experience
in ways that make practical application leap off the pages. I highly recommend
Training Ain't Performance for trainers, HR professionals, front-line
managers and executives. It is a must read for anyone who wants to cut
through the fog of learning and performance to make a real difference
in their organization." - Marc J. Rosenberg, Ph.D., CPT, Consultant,
Marc Rosenberg and Associates, and author of E-Learning: Strategies
for Delivering Knowledge in the Digital Age.
a book that clearly explains what a performance improvement consultant
does! I have struggled with this for years. Harold and Erica have clearly
nailed it. This is even better than Telling Ain't Training - now
you get the full picture of what it takes to improve employee performance.
Read it and get to work!" - Petti Van Rekom, Ed.D, CPT, Regional
Training and Development Manager, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.
their highly readable and interactive style, Stolovitch and Keeps tackle
the concept of performance in the same way that they tackled concepts
about training in their best-seller Telling Ain't Training. Their
discussion of performance is the clearest and most understandable that
I've seen and, in the process, help trainers view themselves in the role
of performance consultants. Like Stolovitch and Keeps' other books, this
one, too, is destined to become another classic and best-seller."
- Saul Carliner, Assistant Professor, Educational Technology, Concordia
book challenges the traditional approaches to training and improving performance
in the workplace. Through numerous practical exercises, examples and valuable
insights, it clearly explains how organizations can achieve the highest
return from their training investments." -
Dr. Sylvie Vanasse, Managing Consultant, BCS Learning & Development,
IBM Business Consulting Services.
and Harold have 'connected the dots' for us. Everything in this book is
practical, engaging, and, most importantly, will help you be successful!
You can't miss! They have captured the essence of training vs. performance
differentiation. Through a series of practical, step-by-step, engaging
cases, you learn the fundamentals of performance diagnosis and associated
solutions." - Charline Wells, CPT, Program Manager, Corporate Education,
Development and Training, Sandia National Laboratories.
Publication - ISBN1562863673
Training Ain't Performance Fieldbook provides a clear and concise
roadmap for anyone wishing to implement human performance principles in
their organization. It is a direct answer to fans of the 2004 best-selling,
award-winning book, Training Ain't Performance, who asked for implementation
guidance in the same whimsical, informative, and entertaining format as
the original book. There are useful worksheets and assessments, tools
and practical advice that will speed your organization toward realizing
the value of a performance approach. To make your job even easier, the
book includes a CD-ROM with all the needed worksheets and tools to get
you started today!
for Beyond Training Ain't Performance Fieldbook:
strengths of Beyond Training Ain't Performance lie in the authors'
clear conception of what it takes to be an external or internal performance
consultant. They lay out all of the necessary skills and provide many
examples of them put into action. They also realize that it is an individual
who will be reading this book and demonstrate how this individual can
take the knowledge and skills from the book to activate their team in
performance consultancy processes."- Miki Lane, CPT, Senior Partner,
is the book that is written especially for you, yet Stolovitch and Keeps
have crafted a volume that will convince you that it was so. For the learning
and performance improvement practitioner, Beyond Training Ain't Performance
will lift you up - and quickly - to a new level of professionalism
and confidence, giving you every tool and insight you need to be a success."
- Paul Flynn, Senior Manager, Performance Improvement, Retail Performance
Solutions, BBDO Detroit.
and Keeps provide a treasure chest filled with practical tools and templates
to transform your organization! Their engaging and personal style makes
it easy to translate complex performance improvement theories into an
actionable framework." - Alysa Parks, Director, Learning and Development,
fieldbook is a wonderful companion to Training Ain't Performance. The
examples and worksheets not only further illustrate concepts in the companion
book, but also provide performance improvement professionals with tools
they can use to effectively perform their jobs. As a practitioner, I found
the worksheets and templates for the various deliverables required in
performance consulting, as well as the chapter on working with clients,
to be especially useful. As an academic, I thought the summaries of the
various HPT models, such as Harless' PIP and Front-End Analysis, Rummler
and Brache's Nine Performance Variables, and Gilbert's Human Engineering
Model to be especially useful for students. I'll use this as a textbook
and keep a copy for my personal library." - Saul Carliner, Assistant
Professor, Graduate Program in Educational Technology, Concordia University.
and Erica have done it again. This book literally goes beyond Training
Ain't Performance by giving you practical tools, techniques and guidelines
that you can use to become better as a performance consultant. This is
a 'must have'book for anyone in Training and Development or Human Resources."
- Jim and Dana Robinson, Authors of Performance Consulting and Strategic
Business Partner books.
Training Ain't Performance is your roadmap to performance improvement,
Beyond Training Ain't Performance is your toolkit for getting there.
Harold Stolovitch and Erica Keeps provide a treasure of a book that enables
individual and organizational performance improvement strategies to be
successfully implemented in any size enterprise. Everyone, from training
and HR practitioners to frontline managers and executives will find this
rich array of proven approaches and resources to be immensely valuable
and extraordinarily practical." - Marc J. Rosenberg, Ph.D., CPT,
Author of Beyond E-Learning: Approaches and Technologies to Enhance
Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Performance.
Press - ISBN1562864076