The Changing World of the Trainer
Emerging Good PracticeBy
- Martyn Sloman, Martyn Sloman is Adviser - Learning, Training and Development at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Primary readership: Training/HRD practitioners, HR professionals, Organizational Development professionals. Secondary readership: Masters/Exec courses in HRM/HRD.
Published: March 2007
Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann
âThis book is a must for every trainer. Sloman in his clear focused style punches home the message that trainers require a new mind-set and skills that now require them to direct learning opportunities to achieve organizational goals. The shift from training to learning is a world-wide challenge and Slomanâs book is at the cutting edge of the shiftâ Philip Dewe, Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Department of Organizational Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London âThis book reasserts the global importance of workforce development but with a new twist â the need to look more closely at the dynamics of learning and thus rethink how we approach training. At a time when organizations and funding agencies are looking ever more carefully at the outcomes of investment in training, Martyn Slomanâs work provides timely and valuable support for the training professionâ. Dr Gary Willmott, Deputy Chief Executive, Singapore Workforce Development Agency âMartyn has applied rich case studies from around the world to his research on the corporate shift from training to learning. Not only does this book underscore the transfer of ownership from the trainer to the learner, but it provides abundant stories from global practitioners that are grounded in experience, reflective of cultural challenges â¦and utterly fascinatingâ. Lois Webster, CEO, LearnShare LLC, USA âThis study captures the essentials of the new role of the trainer, incorporating international case studies, Martyn Sloman highlights that across the cultures the role is not conceptually different. This book will help you develop your training career in todayâs changing worldâ. Dr Hong Zhang, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Glasgow University Business School; Visiting Professor of Nanchang University, China