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The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning: How to Turn Training and Development into Business Results, 3rd Edition

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Get real results for your business - maximize your training and development programs

Corporate learning and development programs play an undeniable role in successful business endeavors, but only when they're done right. The significant revisions in the third edition of The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning add fresh, timely elements to a resource that has become known globally as a trusted guide for professionals determined to get the most of their companies' training and development programs. All-new examples, tools, guides, and insights combine to make an excellent, all-in-one resource for everyone from workplace professionals and HR managers to training development providers and businesses leaders looking to maximize the return on their enterprise's learning budget.

Infused with current research and recent case studies, this resource serves as a practical guide that recommends concrete actions for producing tangible results. Tools, guides, and checklists in every chapter ensure that readers walk away with meaningful strategies that can be implemented right away. The book includes:

  • A complete review of research drawn from thousands of insights, goals, and lessons learned

  • Specific strategies and actions that can be put into effect quickly for immediate results

  • A focus on ROI for business leaders wanting to make a clearer connection between dollars spent and new skills gained

  • Checklists in each chapter to help learning organizations perform quality audits of new and existing learning programs

  • The third edition of The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning contains so many new resources and so much thoroughly-revised content that even those who own previous editions will find its reinvigorated approach highly beneficial. Strengthen the link between your learning efforts and your business goals with this increasingly popular, globally recognized resource.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover Page
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. CONTENTS
    5. Dedication
    6. FOREWORD
    7. INTRODUCTION: THE SIX Ds
      1. Is Training Necessary Any More?
      2. When Is Training the Answer?
      3. Learning and the Moment of Truth
      4. Learning Scrap
      5. The Elephant in the Room
      6. A Multi-Faceted Challenge
      7. Introducing the 6Ds
      8. Define Business Outcomes
      9. Design the Complete Experience
      10. Deliver for Application
      11. Drive Learning Transfer
      12. Deploy Performance Support
      13. Document Results
      14. Summary
      15. Recommendations
    8. D1: DEFINE BUSINESS OUTCOMES
      1. It Is All About Performance
      2. Start with Why
      3. The End in Mind
      4. How to Define Business Outcomes
      5. Outcomes Planning Wheel
      6. Map the Journey
      7. Manage the Portfolio
      8. Summary
      9. Recommendations
    9. D2: DESIGN THE COMPLETE EXPERIENCE
      1. Learning Is Not an Event
      2. A Four-Phase Process
      3. Phase I: Preparation
      4. Phase II: Guided Learning
      5. Phase III: Transfer and Application
      6. Phase IV: Achievement
      7. Staple Yourself to the Learner
      8. Summary
      9. Recommendations
    10. D3: DELIVER FOR APPLICATION
      1. Learning as a Means
      2. How People Learn
      3. Additional Success Factors
      4. Motivate Learning
      5. Check the Process
      6. Summary
      7. Recommendations
    11. D4: DRIVE LEARNING TRANSFER
      1. Learning Transfer Defined
      2. Great Learning Is Not Enough
      3. Transfer Deserves Greater Attention
      4. What's the Problem?
      5. The Transfer Climate
      6. The Special Role of Managers
      7. Summary
      8. Recommendations
    12. D5: DEPLOY PERFORMANCE SUPPORT
      1. Power of Performance Support
      2. What Is Performance Support?
      3. Why It Works
      4. When Is Performance Support Most Valuable?
      5. Range of Performance Support
      6. Characteristics of Great Performance Support
      7. Build It in
      8. New Technologies, New Possibilities
      9. People
      10. Summary
      11. Recommendations
    13. D6: DOCUMENT RESULTS
      1. Why Document Results?
      2. Guiding Principles
      3. The Evaluation Challenge
      4. A Six-Step Process of Evaluation
      5. Summary
      6. Recommendations
    14. CODA
      1. The Journey So Far
      2. The Road Ahead
    15. AFTERWORD
    16. REFERENCES
    17. NAME INDEX
    18. SUBJECT INDEX
    19. ABOUT THE AUTHORS
      1. About the 6Ds Company