The Changing World of the Trainer

The Changing World of the Trainer

Author: Martyn Sloman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136359309

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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The ‘Changing World of the Trainer’ considers how the human resource development professional should undertake his or her role in today’s organization. It offers a new framework which reflects the business reality of the modern world. This practical work proceeds through a series of tools, checklists, questionnaires and instruments and presents an extensive series of illustrative case studies, drawn from organizations throughout the world. The book argues that the problems that trainers face are fundamentally the same. Their objective is to put a process in place to ensure that employees are able to acquire the knowledge and skill required by the organization. The acquisition of individual and collective knowledge and skills is not the primary purpose of the organization – skills are a means to the end of profitability and service delivery. Hence training is a derived or secondary activity. In the world economy a global model of human resource development is emerging. In one form or another, organizations are seeking to develop what are known as high performance working practices. What the customer requires drives business processes: staff must be recruited, retained and motivated. Effective learning, training and development is now essential. This does not mean the end of the traditional off-the-job training course. There are many occasions, and these are illustrated within the book, when a training course delivered by a subject-matter expert is an effective way of promoting the organization’s objectives through individual learning. However, it is increasingly evident that the range of interventions undertaken by the trainer extends far beyond the design and delivery of the training course. There has been a huge increase in coaching and in ways of promoting group learning. Action learning is undergoing a resurgence. Generally there has been a growth of non-directive forms of intervention; a shift in emphasis from instruction to the facilitation of the learning process. Many practitioners are proceeding effectively to redefine their roles in a variety of different ways. However, it is now time to offer a formal expression of the new training and learning role. Martyn Sloman is highly respected intermationally within the field of learning and development, with experience as a practitioner in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language

Author: Lana Al Mudhaffar

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 3659439762


Page: 88

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Business English is a new field in Iraq that has become increasingly popular after the tumultuous events of 2003. The immense changes in Iraq have produced an urgent need to develop both teaching and learning English language skills. These needs can be seen across the spectrum of Iraqi society and professions: government agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGO). English is gradually becoming a critical tool for anyone seeking to access the international business sector and the oil industry in particular. This book is focusing on the oil contract "license agreements" that were signed between Basra South Oil Company (SOC) and both British Petroleum (BP) and Chinese National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), this agreement was later named as the Rumaila Operation Organization (ROO). The book enables teachers, students, and administrators insights into the obstacles, views, and interviews of TESL process at the (ROO) in Basra/ Iraq.The book analysis contains survey questions, results, charts and tables, with detailed discussions of each result.