Seven Trends in Corporate Training and Development: Strategies to Align Goals with Employee Needs

Book Description

Understand, anticipate, master, and leverage the seven powerful trends that are transforming workplace training and development! In Seven Trends in Corporate Training and Development, pioneering innovator Ibraiz Tarique offers actionable thought leadership on all seven trends, helping you address the new challenges they present, and leverage new opportunities they offer. Tarique focuses on strategic directions for training and development, while offering tangible and specific recommendations for addressing and anticipating all seven trends. His example-rich, best-practice coverage includes:

¿ How and why the role of training and development professionals is changing

¿ Impacts ranging from globalization and demographics to hybrid career paths

¿ What future learning systems will look like

¿ Leveraging emerging technologies and new approaches to collaboration

¿ Measuring training ROI

¿ Using training to develop new sources of talent

¿ Helping employees discern fact from opinion

¿ Applying powerful new insights into how adults learn

¿ Teaching agility

¿ Making person-centered learning work

¿ Getting more value from informal learning

¿ Using stretch assignments to strengthen critical thinking

¿ Leveraging "new experts" within and beyond your organization

For all HR leaders and specialists with direct or indirect responsibility for organizational learning, including Directors of Learning and Development, Directors of Talent Management, Chief Learning Officers, HR Training Managers, and trainers

Table of Contents

  1. About This eBook
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Praise for Seven Trends in Corporate Training and Development
  5. Dedication Page
  6. Contents-at-a-Glance
  7. Contents
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. About the Author
  10. Preface
  11. Part I: The Changing Context
    1. 1. Forces Shaping the Corporate Learning Function
      1. The Corporate Learning Function
      2. Globalization: Global Workplace and a Borderless Workforce
      3. Talent Management: A Surplus of Workers and a Shortage of Required Competencies
      4. Workforce Segmentation: Various Employee Groups
      5. Careers: Hybrid Careers and Fluid Jobs
      6. Learning Technologies: Continue to Evolve
      7. Summary
    2. 2. Adult Learning and Development
      1. Learning Perspectives and Theories: How Adults Learn
      2. Work Environment Characteristics
      3. Learner Characteristics
      4. Today’s Learner: Fragmented Learning
      5. Summary
    3. 3. The Art of Knowledge Acquisition
      1. Knowledge Economy and the Knowledge Workforce
      2. The Different Types and Levels of Knowledge
      3. Knowledge Search
      4. Information Overload
      5. Knowledge Transfer
      6. Summary
  12. Part II: Emerging Trends in Training and Development Practices
    1. 4. Technology-Based Learning (Trend 1)
      1. What Is Technology-Based Learning?
      2. Impact of Technology on Learning
      3. Mobile Learning
      4. Summary
    2. 5. Informal Learning (Trend 2)
      1. Different Types of Informal Learning
      2. Informal Learning Strategy
      3. Who Is Most Likely to Participate in Informal Learning?
      4. Summary
    3. 6. Customized Learning and Learner Control (Trend 3)
      1. What Is Customized Learning?
      2. Different Types of Instructional Design
      3. Individual Characteristics
      4. Learner Control
      5. Summary
    4. 7. Continuous Learning (Trend 4)
      1. What Is Continuous Learning?
      2. Reasons for Continuous Learning
      3. Strategies for Organizations
      4. Strategies for the Individual
      5. Summary
    5. 8. Learning and Development Through Teamwork (Trend 5)
      1. Different Types of Teams and How Teams Work
      2. Successful Teams and Effective Team Members
      3. The Importance of Collaborative Learning
      4. Summary
    6. 9. Extreme Development: Stretch Assignments and Learning Agility (Trend 6)
      1. What Is Development?
      2. What Is Extreme Development?
      3. The Importance of Stretch Assignments
      4. The Importance of Learning Agility
      5. Summary
    7. 10. The New Experts (Trend 7)
      1. What Is Expertise?
      2. Developing Expertise
      3. Experts and Reverse Knowledge Transfer
      4. Summary
  13. Part III: Strategic Directions for Training and Development
    1. 11. Investment in Workforce Learning and Development
      1. The Investment Perspective: Corporate Learning Strategy
      2. The Investment Perspective: A Dedicated Talent Management Function
      3. Evaluation of Investments in Workforce Learning and Development
      4. Summary
    2. 12. The Future of Training and Development
      1. Future of Leadership and Managerial Competencies
      2. Future of Forces Shaping the Corporate Learning Function
      3. Future of Adult Learning and Development
      4. Future of Knowledge Acquisition
      5. Future of Technology-Based Learning
      6. Future of Informal Learning
      7. Future of Customized Learning and Learner Control
      8. Future of Continuous Learning
      9. Future of Learning and Development through Teamwork
      10. Future of Extreme Development
      11. Future of the New Experts
      12. Future of Investments in Workforce Learning and Development
      13. Conclusion
  14. A. Case-Study Examples
    1. Globalization Technology and Global Leadership Development in Nissan Motor Company
    2. Coaching and Knowledge Transfer
    3. Developing Experts at FM Global
  15. Endnotes
  16. Index

Product Information

  • Title: Seven Trends in Corporate Training and Development: Strategies to Align Goals with Employee Needs
  • Author(s): Ibraiz Tarique
  • Release date: May 2014
  • Publisher(s): PH Professional Business
  • ISBN: 9780133138924