Training Design Basics, 2nd Edition

  • 3h 59m
  • Saul Carliner
  • Association for Talent Development
  • 2015

If you are designing a training program for the first time, this practical book is for you. Part of ATD’s Training Basics series, it zeroes in on how to design successful training for the face-to-face or virtual classroom. It also serves as a guide for developing self-study training programs, such as online tutorials and workbooks.

Internationally renowned workplace learning expert and educator Saul Carliner not only delves into the analysis and evaluation phases of training design—where most books stop—but also gives prominence to core competencies like materials development, marketing, and administration.

Updated to reflect changes in training practices, this second edition helps instructional designers hone key training skills. Major additions include guidance on live virtual and online tutorials, completely new training programs, and tips for how to adjust design practice when working under stringent conditions.

In this book you will learn:

  • Best practices for designing and developing training programs in the real world.
  • Tactics to successfully launch and run training programs you’ve designed.
  • How to adjust design practices along three tiers of effort in platinum, silver, and bronze scenarios.

About the Author

Saul Carliner is an associate professor of educational technology and Provost’s Fellow for digital learning at Concordia University in Montreal. Among his more than 200 publications are the international award-winning books, Designing E-Learning (ASTD 2006), Informal Learning Basics (ASTD 2012), and The e-Learning Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Online Learning (Pfeiffer 2008) with Patti Shank. He has received the 2014 Ken Rainey Award for Excellence in Research and the 2014 Jay Gould Award for Teaching from the Society for Technical Communication, and the 2014 Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching from his university. He is a fellow and past international president of the Society for Technical Communication, a past research fellow of ATD, and a past board member of the Canadian Society for Training and Development. A long-time community leader, Carliner has chaired a museum membership auxiliary, civic transit board, several allocations committees for community foundations, and served on boards of several arts, professional, and community organizations.

In this Book

  • The Basics of Designing Training Programs
  • The Basics of Planning a Training Project
  • The Basic Information Needed to Start a Project
  • The Basic Instructional Objective
  • The Basics of Organizing Training Programs
  • The Basics of Choosing an Instructional Strategy
  • The Basics of Developing Instructional Materials
  • The Basics of Preparing and Producing Instructional Materials
  • The Basic Quality Checks for Training Programs
  • The Basics of Administering Training Programs