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The Training Design Manual

The Training Design Manual

The Complete Practical Guide to Creating Effective and Successful Training Programmes

Tony Bray


The Training Design Manual is a step-by-step approach to designing and implementing a training programme.

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About the book

This workbook and the accompanying online resources provide a one-stop reference manual to designing and delivering a successful training course.

Written in a practical and user-friendly style, The Training Design Manual provides both theory and practical exercises; guiding the reader through the total design process from start to finish. Theory and concepts are followed by practical application and a blend of text and graphics appeals to a wide range of learning styles. Accompanying online material includes design templates which the reader can use to record ideas as they progress through the book so that by the end, they will have a complete course design. Online supporting resources include dozens of activities, examples and templates.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 02: Designing top-down and bottom-up;
    • Chapter - 03: The training design project;
    • Chapter - 04: Formal learning needs analysis;
    • Chapter - 05: Team-based needs analysis;
    • Chapter - 06: Explore the learning options;
    • Chapter - 07: How people learn;
    • Chapter - 08: Develop your proposal;
    • Chapter - 09: Be a STAR designer;
    • Chapter - 10: Designing more complex activities;
    • Chapter - 11: Design each session in detail;
    • Chapter - 12: Blended learning;
    • Chapter - 13: Sights and sounds;
    • Chapter - 14: Design course materials;
    • Chapter - 15: Select and manage the venue;
    • Chapter - 16: Train the trainers;
    • Chapter - 17: Pilot the course;
    • Chapter - 18: Go live;
    • Chapter - 19: Review and re-launch;
    • Chapter - 20: The power of one per cent


Accompanied by promises of being a one stop reference manual for planning and designing a course.author Tony Bray is a man of his word. The author is to be applauded for covering a wide range of activities in a very accessible manner.
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Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749456252
  • Edition: 2
  • Published: 3rd July 2009
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 240x170
  • 320 pages

About the Author

Tony Bray runs Aquarius International, a training consultancy, having previously had a management career with British Telecom. He is the author of several training books including Trade Secrets of Using E-Learning in Training (Thoroughgood) and 13 trainer packs including Top Teambuilding and Training that Sticks (Fenman).

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