Seven Trends in Corporate Training and Development Strategies to Align Goals with Employee Needs

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  • Copyright: 5/6/2014
  • Publisher: Pearson FT Press
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Understand, anticipate, master, and leverage the seven powerful trends that are transforming workplace training and development! In Seven Trends in Corporate Training and Development, pioneering innovator Ibraiz Tarique offers actionable thought leadership on all seven trends, helping you address the new challenges they present, and leverage new opportunities they offer. Tarique focuses on strategic directions for training and development, while offering tangible and specific recommendations for addressing and anticipating all seven trends. His example-rich, best-practice coverage includes:


How and why the role of training and development professionals is changing

Impacts ranging from globalization and demographics to hybrid career paths

What future learning systems will look like

Leveraging emerging technologies and new approaches to collaboration

Measuring training ROI

Using training to develop new sources of talent

Helping employees discern fact from opinion

Applying powerful new insights into how adults learn

Teaching agility

Making person-centered learning work

Getting more value from informal learning

Using stretch assignments to strengthen critical thinking

Leveraging "new experts" within and beyond your organization


For all HR leaders and specialists with direct or indirect responsibility for organizational learning, including Directors of Learning and Development, Directors of Talent Management, Chief Learning Officers, HR Training Managers, and trainers

Author Biography

IBRAIZ TARIQUE (New York, NY) is Associate Professor of Human Resources Management and Director of Global HRM Programs at Pace University, New York City Campus. He designed Pace University's MS in Strategic Global HRM, the only such program in North America, and teaches HRM courses at four levels: Executive MBA, regular MBA, MS in HRM, and undergraduate HRM program. He teaches Human Resource Management, Strategic Human Resource Management, International Human Resource Management, Recruitment and Selection, Training and Development, Advanced Applications in Human Resource Management, and Organizational Behavior. He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management from Rutgers University, M.S in Human Resource Management from Rutgers University, and B.A (High Honors) in Economics from Rutgers University. With Dennis Briscoe and Randall Schuler, he co-authored International Human Resource Management, Fourth Edition; he is also co-author of the forthcoming Strategic Talent Management: Contemporary Issues in International Context.

Table of Contents

Part 1. The Changing Context

1. Forces Shaping the Training and Development Function

2. How Adults Learn and Develop

3. The Art of Knowledge Acquisition


Part 2. Emerging Trends in Training and Development Practices

4. (Trend 1) Learning Agility - What is It and Why is It Important?

5. (Trend 2) The Use of Technology Based Learning

6. (Trend 3) The Importance of Learner Control and Person Centered Learning

7. (Trend 4) The Emergence of Informal and Continuous Learning

8. (Trend 5) Development Through Teamwork

9. (Trend 6) Stretch Assignments and Development

10. (Trend 7) The New Experts


Part 3. Strategic Directions for Training and Development

11. Investment in Workforce Development

12. The Future Training and Development Professionals

13. Learning Systems of the Future

14. Conclusion


Understand the seven massive trends reshaping organizational learning: meet their new challenges, leverage their new opportunities, and build the learning systems and careers of the future.

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