Improving On-the-Job Training: How to Establish and Operate a Comprehensive OJT Program

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 22, 2004 - Business & Economics - 192 pages
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No matter what type of organization you work for—an elite Fortune 500 company or a start-up business operating on a shoestring—most of your workplace training will take place in real time and on the job. While most organizations appreciate the value of OJT, they often lack the staff, internal expertise, and other resources to conduct planned training or maintain a staff of training professionals.

This second edition of the best-selling book, Improving On-The-Job Training, provides professional trainers, HR managers, and line managers a hands-on resource for installing a low-cost, low tech approach to planned on-the-job training program that will improve real-time work performance throughout an entire organization. A comprehensive volume, Improving On-The-Job Training

  • Offers guidelines for establishing an OJT program.
  • Outlines the key management issues that should be addressed when starting up a program.
  • Describes effective methods of training the trainers and learners.
  • Shows how to identify the need for plan ned on-the-job-training.
  • Explains how to analyze work, worker, and workplace OJT.
  • Offers vital information for preparing and presenting on-the-job training.
  • Illustrates how to evaluate results of OJT.
  • Describes aids to planned on-the-job training.
  • Includes six valuable lessons about planned OJT programs.

Created to be a practical resource, the book contains in-house training on OJT, a glossary that defines key terms, and a list of references for future use. The book also includes a CD-ROM that contains the book’s worksheets and a train-the-trainer workshop with reproducible slides, a participant guide, and a leader guide.

  

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Contents

How to Establish and Operate a Comprehensive OJT Program Part One FOUNDATIONS OF OJT
1
How to Establish and Operate a Comprehensive OJT Program Part Two PREPARING AND DELIVERING OJT
43
How to Establish and Operate a Comprehensive OJT Program Part Three Reflections on OJT
141
How to Establish and Operate a Comprehensive OJT Program GLOSSARY
152
How to Establish and Operate a Comprehensive OJT Program REFERENCES
156
How to Establish and Operate a Comprehensive OJT Program ABOUT THE AUTHORS
167
How to Establish and Operate a Comprehensive OJT Program Index
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How to Establish and Operate a Comprehensive OJT Program How to Use the CDROM
177
How to Establish and Operate a Comprehensive OJT Program Pfeiffer Publications Guide
179
How to Establish and Operate a Comprehensive OJT Program Customer Care
185
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About the author (2004)

William J. Rothwell is professor in charge of workforce learning and performance in the Workforce Education and Development Program in the Department of Learning & Performance Systems, College of Education, The Pennsylvania State University. He is co-editor of Practicing Organization Development, and author of The Action Learning Guidebook, from Pfeiffer.

H.C. Kazanas is professor emeritus of education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and now resides in Naples, Florida.
Rothwell and Kazanas are the co-authors of Mastering the Instructional Design Process, 3rd edition from Pfeiffer.

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