For anyone who teaches, trains, coaches, or mentors others, the adult learning process is a crucial element of success—of both individuals and their organizations. Yet many managers, supervisors, and executives take for granted that all learners learn the same way. That’s where this book comes in, serving as a practical primer on adult learning. You’ll find a thorough background on learning theory to help you consider key questions about adult learning challenges, such as:• How do adults learn? • What makes today’s adult learners special?• What’s the difference between training and learning?• Do younger and older learners have different needs?• How is the learning process affected by national culture, technology, and the learning climate in the workplace? • How can you facilitate the adult learning process?You’ll have a full range of tools to help you put effective adult learning processes in place, including flowcharts, diagrams, checklists, statistical charts, and exhibits. With this book, you can cultivate a climate that promotes lifelong education and helps people thrive in a knowledge-based environment while still accomplishing their ongoing goals. Whether you’re an HR professional, subject-matter expert, line manager, or CEO, Adult Learning Basics will help you leverage adult learning theory and practice to help your organization stay competitive in today’s fast-paced, information-driven business world.Table of ContentsAbout the Training Basics Series Preface 1. Understanding and Applying Adult Learning Theory2. Using Theory to Design More Effective Training3. Leveraging Adult Learner Differences4. Engaging Boomer, Gen X, and Gen Y Learners 5. Managing Cultural Differences in Learners 6. Making Learning Environment a Key to Success 7. Putting Technology to Work for Learners 8. Using Proven Facilitation Techniques to Drive Learning9. Reading the Future of Adult Learning: Seven Hopeful Predictions References Additional Resources IndexAuthor William J. Rothwell, Ph.D., SPHR currently heads up the number-two-ranked graduate program in learning and performance at Penn State. His earlier experience includes many years as training director in government and business, followed by consulting for organizations as varied as AccuWeather, Corning, General Motors, Motorola, U.S. Postal Service and The American Red Cross, among many others. Rothwell’s list of accomplishments—professional accreditations, dozens of awards, 64 books, plus involvement in 300 articles—is far too lengthy to list here. Suffice it to say that Rothwell effectively delivers the ideal combination of extensive expertise and easy-to-take writing style that makes Adult Learning Basics a sound foundation for developing your organization’s learning program.
Published by: ASTD Press | Publication date: 12/10/2008Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 167 pages
In a tumultuous global business environment, change is a constant. Organizations are effected by many factors from the local economy to global competition. To be successful they must do more than react to changes, they need to be proactive.Organization Development Fundamentals provides a starting point for those interested in learning more about taking this proactive approach. The authors explore the many facets of organization development and change management, including the theories, models, and steps necessary to complete the process. This is a perfect resource for professionals who are just starting out in the OD field or who want to brush-up on the basics.After reading this book, you will be able to:Define organization development and change management.Implement a change effort.Understand the competencies required of successful change agents.Recognize and solve ethical dilemmas related to change.
Published by: ATD Press | Publication date: 01/02/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 225 pages
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.
Published by: Kogan Page | Publication date: 08/03/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 264 pages
A comprehensive framework for effective real-world instructional design Mastering the Instructional Design Process provides step-by-step guidance on the design and development of an engaging, effective training program. The focus on core competencies of instructional system design helps you develop your skills in a way that's immediately applicable to real-world settings, and this newly updated fifth edition has been revised to reflect the new IBSTPI Competencies and Standards for Instructional Design. With a solid foundation of researched and validated standards, this invaluable guide provides useful insight and a flexible framework for approaching instructional design from a practical perspective. Coverage includes the full range of design considerations concerning the learners, objectives, setting, and more, and ancillaries include design templates, PowerPoint slides, lecture notes, and a test bank help you bring these competencies to the classroom. Instructional design is always evolving, and new trends are emerging to meet the ever-changing needs of learners and exploit the newest tools at our disposal. This book brings together the latest developments and the most effective best practices to give you a foolproof framework for successfully managing instructional design projects.
- Detect and solve human performance problems
- Analyze needs, learners, work settings, and work
- Establish performance objectives and measurements
- Deliver effective instruction in a variety of scenarios
Published by: Pfeiffer | Publication date: 12/24/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 402 pages
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO SECURE LINUX SYSTEMS, NETWORKS, APPLICATIONS, AND DATA–IN ONE BOOK From the basics to advanced techniques: no Linux security experience necessaryRealistic examples & step-by-step activities: practice hands-on without costly equipmentThe perfect introduction to Linux-based security for all students and IT professionals Linux distributions are widely used to support mission-critical applications and manage crucial data. But safeguarding modern Linux systems is complex, and many Linux books have inadequate or outdated security coverage. Linux Essentials for Cybersecurity is your complete solution. Leading Linux certification and security experts William “Bo” Rothwell and Dr. Denise Kinsey introduce Linux with the primary goal of enforcing and troubleshooting security. Their practical approach will help you protect systems, even if one or more layers are penetrated. First, you’ll learn how to install Linux to achieve optimal security upfront, even if you have no Linux experience. Next, you’ll master best practices for securely administering accounts, devices, services, processes, data, and networks. Then, you’ll master powerful tools and automated scripting techniques for footprinting, penetration testing, threat detection, logging, auditing, software management, and more. To help you earn certification and demonstrate skills, this guide covers many key topics on CompTIA Linux+ and LPIC-1 exams. Everything is organized clearly and logically for easy understanding, effective classroom use, and rapid on-the-job training. LEARN HOW TO:
- Review Linux operating system components from the standpoint of security
- Master key commands, tools, and skills for securing Linux systems
- Troubleshoot common Linux security problems, one step at a time
- Protect user and group accounts with Pluggable Authentication
- Modules (PAM), SELinux, passwords, and policies
- Safeguard files and directories with permissions and attributes
- Create, manage, and protect storage devices: both local and networked
- Automate system security 24/7 by writing and scheduling scripts
- Maintain network services, encrypt network connections, and secure network-accessible processes
- Examine which processes are running–and which may represent a threat
- Use system logs to pinpoint potential vulnerabilities
- Keep Linux up-to-date with Red Hat or Debian software management tools
- Modify boot processes to harden security
- Master advanced techniques for gathering system information
Published by: Pearson IT Certification | Publication date: 07/30/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 704 pages
This lab manual accompanies the textbook Linux Essentials for Cybersecurity, which teaches people how to use Linux systems and ensures that the Linux systems they work on are as secure as possible. To really become a Linux cybersecurity expert, you need practice. In this book, there are three different types of labs to practice your skills:
- Labs in which you are presented with a short problem that requires only a single operation to complete.
- Labs that are more complex but in which we provide you with a guide to perform each step, one at a time.
- Scenario labs in which you are asked to solve a problem entirely on your own. These labs are designed to pose a greater challenge.
Published by: Pearson IT Certification | Publication date: 10/09/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 160 pages
Using this hands-on guide, learn how to:
- Perform operations on scalar values
- Use scalar, array and associative array variables
- Use flow control statements such as if, unless, while, until, for and foreach
- Use conditional expressions such as numeric and string comparison, regular expressions, file testing and Perl statements
- Create and use file handles to read and write directly to files
- Create format statements to make formatted output
- Use regular expressions to search for and replace sub-strings within a string
- Use Perl utilities such as split, join, index and substr
- Control the file system and processes from within a Perl script
- Create and use functions including handling the scope of variables
- Import existing modules into your Perl script
Published by: One Course Source | Publication date: 04/28/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 160 pages
CompTIA Linux+/LPIC-1 Portable Command Guide: All the commands for the CompTIA LX0-103 & LX0-104 and LPI 101-400 & 102-400 exams in one compact, portable resource
Here are all the CompTIA Linux+/LPIC-1 Linux commands you need in one condensed, portable resource. The CompTIA Linux+/LPIC-1 Portable Command Guide is filled with valuable, easy-to-access information and is portable enough to use wherever your work takes you. The guide summarizes all Linux+/LPIC-1 certification-level Linux commands, keywords, command arguments, and associated prompts, and provides tips and examples of how to apply them to real-world scenarios. Configuration examples throughout the book provide you with a better understanding of how these commands are used in real-world environments. This book reflects topics in today’s CompTIA LX0-103 & LX0-104 and LPI 101-400 & 102-400 exams. Use this quick reference resource to help you memorize commands and concepts as you work to pass any of these CompTIA or LPI certification exams. The book is organized into these parts: Exam LX0-103/LPI 101-400 Part I: System ArchitecturePart II: Linux Installation and Package ManagementPart III: GNU and Unix CommandsPart IV: Devices, Linux Filesystems, Filesystem Hierarchy Standard Exam LX0-104/LPI 102-400 Part V: Shells, Scripting, and Data ManagementPart VI: User Interfaces and DesktopsPart VII: Administrative TasksPart VIII: Essential System ServicesPart IX: Networking FundamentalsPart X: Securityuick, offline access to all CompTIA
- Linux+/LPI LPIC-1 commands for research and solutions
- Logical how-to topic groupings for a one-stop resource
- Great for review before your Linux+ or LPIC-1 certification exams
- Compact size makes it easy to carry with you, wherever you go
- “Create Your Own Journal” appendix with blank, lined pages allows you to personalize the book for your needs
- “What Do You Want to Do?” chart inside front cover helps you to quickly reference specific tasks
Published by: Pearson IT Certification | Publication date: 08/17/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 334 pages
Practicing Organization Development: Leading Transformation and Change (J-B O-D (Organizational Development))
Get on the cutting edge of organization development Practicing Organization Development: Leading Transformation and Change, Fourth Edition is your newly revised guide to successful organization development. This edition has been updated to explore the cutting edge of change management, leadership development, organizational transformation, and society benefit. These concepts are explored through emerging and increasingly accepted strengths-based approaches such as: appreciative inquiry, emotionally and socially intelligent leadership, positive organization development, and sustainable enterprises. This edition offers both theoretical concepts and guides to practical applications, providing you with the knowledge, techniques, and tools to put organizational development to effective use in the workplace. Organization development is an evolving field focused on understanding and positively impacting the human system processes of groups, teams, organizations, and individual leaders. Thorough organization development results in increased effectiveness, improved health, and overall success. This book shows how to attain positive change by: identifying contemporary themes in organization development, executing organization development approaches, as well as elevating and extending research agenda. This book also illustrates how to influence organizational stakeholders, and how to use this influence to enact key organization development practices. This new edition is enhanced by:
- Updated chapter-by-chapter lesson plans, sample syllabi, and workshop agendas
- Revised sample exercises, a test bank, and additional case studies
- Expanded online appendices that cover regional organization development concepts from around the globe, as well as overviews of additional special issues
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 10/05/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 473 pages
Organizations are under pressure to build and sustain competitive advantage with and through people. For that reason, managers continue to demand results from workers and look for as many ways as possible to increase productivity and decrease the costs of doing business. Human performance improvement (HPI) is a systematic approach to securing better performance from people. This book provides a thorough overview of the theory and practice of HPI, looking at the long-term action plan and specific interventions that can improve productivity and address performance problems. This new edition provides up-to-date references and sources, examines the manager’s role in HPI in more detail than previous editions, and explores how to build on human performance improvement strengths and opportunities. Written by a group of highly respected authors in the field, this book will show you how to discover and analyze performance gaps, plan for future improvements in human performance, and design and develop cost-effective interventions to close performance gaps.HPI is not a tool reserved exclusively for training and development practitioners, human resource specialists, or external consultants. Almost anyone can use it, including managers, supervisors, and even employees, making this book vital reading for anyone looking to improve human performance.
Published by: Routledge | Publication date: 01/31/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 254 pages