The goal of all professional development programs is to provide opportunities for professionals to learn core competencies that add value and increase productivity and effectiveness. Most of the adult learning that occurs in the business world falls under what is called non-formal setting. But learning can still be delivered in structured formats, such as classroom lecture and seminar, as well as self-directed, peer driven, and on-line, all of which are strategies of a model based on explicit knowledge transfer. One constant that the research continues to support is the value, need, and importance of traditional, foundational training that has a structure and set of predetermined objectives. 8 Elements for Facilitating Adult Learning is Volume 2b of Howatt HR Consulting’s Talent Management Series that promotes strategic considerations for developing effective structured and planned professional programs. Volume 2b explores core considerations for adult learning design and delivery. Each of the eight sections is designed to assist human resources professionals and development managers to facilitate discussion on what they are doing and may need to improve to effectively develop human capital. This text is a core resource for the Howatt HR 4-Day Adult Learning Train-the-Trainer course for preparing professionals to design and deliver professional development materials. William A. Howatt, PhD, EdD, Post Doc Behavioral Science UCLA School of Medicine, is CEO of Howatt HR Consulting Inc., a strategic human resources management company. Howatt HR Consulting focuses on assisting companies to gain a significant competitive edge by minimizing risk to talent equity. This is accomplished through defining, designing, and developing talent management solutions for removing potential talent equity risks and to filling gaps.
- Client William A. Howatt (Author)
- Date May 2, 2009
- Tags Elements