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The Art and Science of Training

The Art and Science of Training

The Art and Science of Training

  • By: Elaine Biech

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ISBN: 9789387925229

Bind: Paperback

Year: 2019

Pages: 300

Size: 6 x 9 Inch

Publisher: ATD Press

Published in India by: Viva Books

Exclusive Distributors: Viva Books

Sales Territory: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka






There are more similarities than differences between how artists and scientists work. Both ask countless questions. Both search in earnest for answers. Both are dedicated to reaching the best results. Not so different from today's trainers, are they?

Elaine Biech, one of the most highly regarded names in talent development, has set out to identify the perfect blend of content mastery and audience insight. The result is this highly informative book. The Art and Science of Training presents the science for learning and development, but it also emphasizes that training success lies in knowing what to do when things don't go as planned.

Discover how top facilitators always put learners first, even when faced with exceptions to the rulethe unwilling learner, the uninformed supervisor, the inappropriate delivery medium, or the unmanageable performance challenge. And learn why you must understand people, not only content, to ensure consistently exceptional learning experiences.

Science is both a body of knowledge and a process. Art is the expression of creativity and imagination. Where they intersect is the best way to help others learn and grow.



Target Audience:

Useful for Training Professionals.




Chapter 1: What Is the Science and Art of Training?

Chapter 2: How Do You Learn?

Chapter 3: How Do You Design So Others Can Learn?

Chapter 4: What About the 90% of Learning That Occurs Beyond the Classroom?

Chapter 5: What Can You Expect of Technology?

Chapter 6: How Do You Prepare for Your Delivery Role?

Chapter 7: How Do You Align Delivery to Your Learners' Needs?

Chapter 8: How Can You Address Training Challenges?

Chapter 9: How Can You Guarantee Transfer of Learning to the Workplace?

Chapter 10: How Do You Align Learning With Organizational Requirements?

Chapter 11: Why Bother With Assessment and Evaluation?

Chapter 12: Science or Art? How Do You Ensure You Are the Best?

Chapter 13: How Can Training Be Relevant in the Future?

About the Author


About the Author:

Elaine Biech, president of ebb associates inc, a strategic implementation, leadership development, and experiential learning consulting firm, has been in the field for more than 30 years helping organizations work through large-scale change. She has presented at dozens of national and international conferences and has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Management Update, Investor's Business Daily, and Fortune. She is the author and editor of more than 60 books, receiving national awards for two of them.

Among her extensive body of published work are many ATD titles, including the flagship publication, The ASTD Handbook: The Definitive Reference for Training and Development (2014). Other ATD titles include Change Management Training (2016), New Supervisor Training (2015), The Book of Road-Tested Activities (co-published with Pfeiffer, 2011), ASTD Leadership Handbook (2010), ASTD's Ultimate Train the Trainer (2009), 10 Steps to Successful Training (2009), ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals (2008), and Thriving Through Change: A Leader's Practical Guide to Change Mastery (2007).

Elaine specializes in helping leaders maximize their effectiveness. Customizing all of her work for individual clients, she conducts strategic planning sessions and implements corporate-wide systems, such as quality improvement, change management, reengineering of business processes, and mentoring programs. Elaine is a consummate training professional, facilitating training on a wide range of workplace and business topics. She is particularly adept at turning dysfunctional teams into productive ones. As a management consultant, trainer, and designer, she provides services globally to public and private sector organizations to prepare them for current challenges.

A long-time volunteer for ATD, she has served on the association's national board of directors, was the recipient of the 1992 ASTD Torch Award, the 2004 ASTD Volunteer Staff Partnership Award, the 2006 Gordon Bliss Memorial Award. In 2012, she was the inaugural CPLP Fellow Program Honoree from the ASTD Certification Institute. Elaine was instrumental in compiling and revising the CPLP study guides and has designed five ATD certificate programs. She was the 1995 Wisconsin Women Entrepreneur's Mentor Award recipient, has served on the Independent Consultants Association's Advisory Committee, and on the Instructional Systems Association board of directors. Elaine is currently a member of the Center for Creative Leadership's Board of Governors and is Berrett-Koehler's curator for Advances in Leadership and Management library.


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