Introduction to the ASTD Handbook: The Definitive Reference for Training & Development

The ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals was published in 2008. Much has changed since then, and a new reference is due. The title of the second edition hints at something fresh and different: The Definitive Reference for Training and Development.

Compare the two handbooks and you will find similarities and differences. The intent of the first edition was to deliver all the basics of developing employees—assessment, design, development, implementation, evaluation—and to explore how to best manage the learning and performance function. The second edition expands on these same themes with a focus on the changes to the profession that have occurred ...

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