Title Learning and Development, 2/e
Subtitle A Practical Introduction
Author Rebecca Page-Tickell
ISBN 9780749483494
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 264
Book size 152 x 228 mm
Publishing year 2018
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“This book is a helpful resource for the L&D professional seeking to integrate L&D into broader HRM strategies to support recruitment, retention, reward and diversity.”

—Stephen Moreton, Head of Education & Development, Attend


In today’s complex, uncertain and ambiguous business environment, it is essential to develop a workforce’s capabilities, skills and competencies to ensure continued organizational success. Learning and Development is a practical guide to the fundamental principles of designing and delivering training and L&D programmes effectively in any size of organization. It demonstrates how to link learning to strategic business goals and explores both the benefits and complexities associated with L&D. Using a combination of practical diagnostic tools, scenarios and case studies, this essential introduction builds knowledge in areas including identifying L&D needs, selecting the most appropriate types of intervention and the processes of measurement and evaluation.

This updated second edition of Learning and Development covers the latest trends and developments in the field, such as e-learning, gamification and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), as well as new material on learning measurement and additional international case studies. Online resources include extended case studies, an annotated literature review and self-evaluation tools to support readers in understanding where they are and how to develop their capabilities.

The HR Fundamentals are a series of succinct, practical guides for students and those in the early stages of their HR careers. They are endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the UK professional body for HR and people development, which has over 145,000 members worldwide.


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PART ONE: Fundamentals of learning and development

Chapter 1: Defining learning and development • Introduction • What is ‘learning and development’? • Why is learning and development valuable? • A critical approach to learning and development • Organizational development through human resource development • Emerging developments • In conclusion

Chapter 2: The importance of learning and development • Introduction • Personal performance • National context of learning and development • Organizational context of learning and development • In conclusion

Chapter 3: Learning and development, organization and human resource management (HRM) strategy • Introduction • Broader business environment • Models of human resource management (HRM) strategy • The importance of international human resource development (HRD) • Stakeholders • The organization vision, values and mission • Organization capabilities • Learning organization • Definition of a new learning organization • High-performance organizations • Challenges for the learning and development function • In conclusion

Chapter 4: How learning and development works • Introduction • What is learning? • Individual differences in learning • Diagnosis of learning and development needs • Perspective of the learning and development practitioner • The range of learning and development interventions • Knowledge management • Psychological contract • Managing group development • In conclusion

PART TWO: In practice

Chapter 5: How do you do it? • Introduction • Identifying the need • Making the case • Sourcing interventions • Evaluation • Diagnostic questionnaires

Chapter 6: Planning and action • Introduction • Roles and responsibilities for learning and development • Identification of learning needs • Sources of expertise • Blended learning • Accelerated learning • Sample interventions in learning and development • Technological advances in learning interventions • Follow-up and bedding-in of new skills and behaviours • Diagnostic questionnaire: to identify strategic areas for people development with senior managers • Diagnostic questionnaire: to develop learning interventions

Chapter 7: Measurement • Introduction • How to evaluate learning and development • Evaluation at two key stages of the learning process • The impact of heuristics and biases on evaluation • Models of evaluation • Evaluation of leadership and management development • Evaluation of coaching • Utility of learning and development interventions • Diagnostic questionnaire

Chapter 8: Conclusion • Introduction • Ongoing approaches and trends for learning and development • Top tips for L&D professionals • Breaking tools and techniques for learning and development



About the Author:

Rebecca Page-Tickell is a senior lecturer in work-based learning at the University of East London. A principal practitioner with the Association for Business Psychology, she has expertise in self-managed learning, 70:20:10 delivery of L&D and providing coaching to senior managers and directors. Rebecca has held a number of senior L&D and HR management positions across a variety of industries and in multinational corporations. She also writes educational material for delivery face to face, online and in blended learning.

Target Audience:

This book is a helpful resource for the L&D professional seeking to integrate L&D into broader HRM strategies to support recruitment, retention, reward and diversity.

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