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Conceptual vs Experiential Management Training

Harvey A. Hornstein | December 01, 1967 | TD Magazine Archive

Discusses an attempt to integrate the instrumented and T-group methods of laboratory training. Differences between instrumented and T-group training; Basic assumptions for laboratory design; Conduct of unstructured meetings to familiarize participants with the training program; Transition from interpersonal to group-level interaction.

Creative Opportunities for Trainers

William F. Glueck | December 01, 1967 | TD Magazine Archive

Describes the creative and rewarding positions that have become available to individuals with training and development backgrounds in some departments of organization in large corporations. Role played by the training specialist in organization departments; Types of projects organization development departments have been involved with.

General Skills Training Program

William A. Burcin | December 01, 1967 | TD Magazine Archive

Describes a skills training program implemented by the International Business Machines Corp.'s Space Systems Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Selection of candidates who did not meet the company's minimum employment requirements; Types of skills that were upgraded during the pre-training process; Indications of achievement level; Combination of classroom work and on-the-job training.

Educational Assistance Programs

Frederick H. Black Jr. | December 01, 1967 | TD Magazine Archive

Reports on the results of a survey of U.S. company practices related to educational assistance programs (EAP). Categories of personnel eligible for educational assistance; EAP administration; Types of educational facilities and institutes which qualify for EAP; Identification of reimbursable costs.

Conforming Employees A Challenge to Trainers

Huey B. Long | December 01, 1967 | TD Magazine Archive

Studies conforming judgment among a group of employees to determine the degree to which the employees conformed with other employees of different status. Differences between the conformity of employees under supraordinate pressure and peer pressure, between supraordinate and subordinate pressure, and between peer pressure and subordinate pressure; Characteristics of a conforming employee.

Language Training for International Businessmen

December 01, 1967 | TD Magazine Archive

Focuses on a language training program offered for international businessmen by the American Institute for Foreign Trade in Arizona. Program objective; Foreign languages taught at the institute; Teaching methodology used; Encouragement of businessmen's wives to participate in the program.

Training Traps that Tempt Training Directors

Jane Srygley Mouton | December 01, 1967 | TD Magazine Archive

Identifies pitfalls that industrial training directors should watch out for. Design of a management training package that lacks viability; Lack of follow-up and provision for planning for the future; Consequences of focusing attention on only those who 'need' development; Enlistment of the help of professional consultants; Definition of instructor qualifications.

Value Engineering Survey

December 01, 1967 | TD Magazine Archive

Cites a study conducted by the U.S. National Defense Education Institute, concerning value engineering programs. Corporate executives' recognition of value engineering as a management-level profession; Percentage of respondents who reported no connection between cost reduction functions and value engineering; Perception about value engineering's actual performance requirements.

Plant Maintenance Training

Joseph J. Seidel Jr. | December 01, 1967 | TD Magazine Archive

Describes a plant maintenance training program employed at Monsanto Co. Development of skills and knowledge profiles; Production of documented training materials; Demonstration-type instruction.

Management and Labor Speech Communication

Carl E. Larson | December 01, 1967 | TD Magazine Archive

Attempts to collate the findings from three studies of speech communication training and research. Research involvement in speech communication; Identification of needed research; Types of speech communication training offered; Perceptions about the importance of speech communication training; Speech communication instructors.

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