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Learning Paths: Increase Profits by Reducing the Time It Takes Employees to Get Up-to-Speed

ISBN: 978-1-118-67372-0
320 pages
August 2004, Pfeiffer
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Learning Paths is a down-to-earth practical resource that is filled with illustrative examples, methods, techniques, strategies, processes, and tools for making company-wide, real-time training possible. Created to be flexible, the Learning Path approach can be customized to fit your organization no matter what its type or size. Learning Paths is divided into three sections:

The Learning Path Methodology: Walks the reader through the major steps and strategies needed for building Learning Paths. 

Doing the Right Training: Offers a wide-range of strategies, methods and techniques that can be targeted to the training within a Learning Path and tied to an organization’s particular business needs.

Do the Training Right: Shows how to ensure the training within a Learning Path is delivered in the most cost-effective manner and introduces methods for structuring training so that it transfers to the job easily and effectively.

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Author Information

Jim Williams is a training and development leader with more than twenty years experience creating and implementing training solutions to support organizational change and growth initiatives first at IBM and then at General Electric.
They can be reached at www.LearningPathConsultants.com.

Steve Rosenbaum is a consultant who has worked with America's leading companies including Disney, Dupont, Ceridian, GE Capital CarlsonWagonlit Travel, and Allina Health Systems to help them design, develop, and implement creative training solutions.

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"Learning Paths hits the bulls eye to become more accountable in the companies we work in." (OD/Leadership Network News; 1/3/2005)

"This is the first real critical look at training that I have seen in 20 years. Every HR leader needs to read this book."
--Allan H. Kennel, senior vice president of human resources, retired, GE

"If you want to make your strategy work, this is the formula for success. The process, systems and tools are practical and effective."
--Edward Robbins, director of performance learning, Ceridian-Lifeworks Services

"As an educator for the last 30 years, I was really impressed. Very innovative! I can’t wait to share it with the CEOs on our foundation board."
--Nick Maras, vice president of institutional advancement, Century College

"I've already started using many of the strategies in this book with my clients. It's a great methodology for any OD consultant."
--James Lynn, organizational psychologist, Lynn & Associates

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