Managing a Training Program
Course Number: 897
The Managing a Training Program textbook covers analysis of training needs. It describes various kinds of training and lists important steps in administering training. Compares group management techniques to self-study. Discusses the training environment. Examines how to keep training records and how to evaluate training results.
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Chapter 1: Analyzing Your Training Needs
Topics: Reasons for training; Why people want to be trained; Your training attitude; What is training?; Kinds of training; Front-end analysis; Written performance objectives; Making sure training works
- Define training and state the main reason for training today.
- Explain the problems involved with trial-and-error learning.
- List three important steps in administering training.
- Explain why good communication is important in training.
- Name three distinct kinds of training.
- Explain the steps involved in a front-end analysis.
- Tell why it is important to write performance objectives.
Chapter 2: The Supervisor as Trainer
Topics: Training situations; Self-paced training; Group-paced training; The environment; Starting out; Keeping them with you; Supervised self-study; The level of training material; Developing your own training programs; Using commercially prepared training packages
- List the advantages, disadvantages, and applications of self-paced and group-paced training.
- Lists several important aspects of the training environment and tell why each is important.
- Explain several group management techniques.
- Name at least three advantages of supervised self-study.
- Explain the importance of determining the level of your training needs.
- Evaluate the suitability of commercially prepared training programs.
Chapter 3: Using Training Media
Topics: Introduction to training media; Lecture; Lecture with visual aids; Computer slide shows; Training with DVDs and videotapes; Manuals; Programmed instruction; Computer-based training
- List at least six factors that influence the usefulness of a training medium.
- Name several types of visual aids and explain how each can be used to improve a lecture.
- Explain how to put together a useful sample set.
- Trace the steps involved in the making of a computerized slide show.
- List several advantages of videotapes over films.
- List the advantages of DVDs over videotapes.
- Give the main reason programmed instruction is effective.
- Describe the usefulness of computers in training.
Chapter 4: Teaching and Evaluating Success
Topics: Twelve rules for adult learners; Before class starts; Ensuring you reach trainees; Points to keep in mind; Making training relatable; What these rules mean; Record keeping and data collection; Types of records to keep; Time standards; Evaluating training; Pretest/post-test; Writing tests; On-the-job observation; Questionnaires; Record keeping and evaluation
- List several reasons for keeping training records.
- Name the three types of training records that are important to keep.
- Explain how time standards are established and how they can be used to measure performance.
- Name three common training evaluation methods and explain the applications of each.
- Give examples of five types of written test questions and give advantages and disadvantages of each type.
- Tell why an on-the-job observation checklist is an important evaluative tool.
- Describe the purpose of a questionnaire.
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- Chapter 1: Analyzing Your Training Needs
- Chapter 2: The Supervisor as Trainer
- Chapter 3: Using Training Media
- Chapter 4: Teaching and Evaluating Success
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