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The Learning and Development Book: Change the Way You Think About L & D by Mary Stewart, Tricia Emerson

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FOREWORD

Here’s a test I used to evaluate the Learning and Development Book: As a researcher I believe in stratified random sampling. So I flipped to two random pages from each of the four sections. I reviewed the content to see if I could immediately apply the concepts, principles, and procedures to designing and delivering training. The answer was yes on all eight occasions. Conclusion: This is a practical book with ready-to-use (and self-contained) ideas.

Here’s the second test I performed: I flipped through the pages looking for any evaluation checklist. I am a great believer in authors walking the talk. So I applied the six-item checklist on page 15 to determine whether the book is “highly evolved.” It sure is. It fulfills a need, it ...

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