Training Older Workers and Learners: Maximizing the Workplace Performance of an Aging Workforce
December 2006, Pfeiffer
PART 1: Make Way for the OWLS.
Chapter 1: The OWLS Are Here.
Chapter 2: OWLS as Workers.
Chapter 3: OWLS as Retirees—Or Not.
Chapter 4: OWLS as Learners.
Appendix 4.1: Competencies for Older Workplace Learners (William J. Rothwell).
PART 2: OWLS in Transition.
Chapter 5: OWLS in Search of Wisdom: Cognitive Development.
Chapter 6: OWLS in Search of Knowledge: Learning Styles and Challenges.
Chapter 7: OWLS in Search of Self: Psychosocial Transitions.
Chapter 8: OWLS in Search of Function: Physiological Development.
Chapter 9: OWLS in Search of Well-Being: Health, Wellness, and Leisure.
PART 3: Transforming OWLS.
Chapter 10: OWLS in Action: Sharing Experience and Motivation.
Chapter 11: OWLS on Teams: Collaborating to Learn.
Chapter 12: OWLS on the Job: Learning with the Workflow.
Chapter 13: Live OWLS: Learning in the Classroom.
Chapter 14: Virtual OWLS: Computerized, On the Web, At a Distance, Digitized.
Chapter 15: Collaborating with OWLS.
About the Authors.
About the Series Editors.
About the Advisory Board Members.
Joan Conway Dessinger is a senior consultant and founder of The Lake Group, a consulting firm that specializes in analyzing, designing, developing, and evaluating workplace learning and performance interventions.
—G. Joseph Vrazo, strategic human resource manager, Delphi Corporation
"An informative and practical overview of effectively utilizing
human capital across the generations."
—Scott Pitts, director of grant support services, Chippewa Valley Schools, Clinton Township, Michigan
"Moseley and Dessinger offer insights in this text that will
equip IT, HPT, and management professionals to utilize
older-learner-friendly training interventions and performance
—David W. Shall, marketing and sales vice president, Choctaw-Kaul Distribution Company
"The authors describe how best to maximize the abilities of
older workers and how to best change our view of work and
—Peter A. Lichtenberg, director and professor of psychology, psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences and physical medicine and rehabilitation, The Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University
"This book will be an asset to anyone interested in identifying
strategies and tactics necessary for maximizing their human
—Jeffrey G. Trzeciak, university librarian, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada