ISBN 9780749451523,Workplace Learning & Development: elivering Competitive Advantage for your organisation

Workplace Learning & Development: elivering Competitive Advantage for your organisation


Kogan Page Ltd



Kogan Page Ltd

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9780749451523

ISBN-10 0749451521

Paper Back

Number of Pages 192 Pages
Language (English)

Business & management

Learning and development is essential to organizational success. Training courses were traditionally used as the key method of teaching, but increasingly the focus is shifting to individuals and managers adopting a more flexible approach to learning. Organizations are being held responsible for maximizing the skills, knowledge and behaviours available to them, ensuring that employees are not solely learning new skills, but are using their existing skills to maximum effect. Workplace Learning and Development guides managers and employees through the concept of workplace learning. It identifies the variety of flexible learning strategies and methods, explains how to select the right method for a specific situation, and illustrates how these methods can add value to overall performance. Real-life examples of workplace learning are included to allow readers to gain insight into how it works and more importantly, how they could use it to address their specific needs.

About The Author
Jackie Clifford is Training Manager for an independent training/HR consultancy.

Sara Thorpe is Head of Training and development for a financial-services organisation

Table of Contents
Setting the scene (Learning and development in context)
Analyzing development needs
Introduction to adult learning
Learning and development methods
Selecting the right methods
Development plans - theory into practice
Assessing the impact
Putting your learning into practice