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Highlights the 1977 Senior Trainers Symposium of the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD), held in Madison, Wisconsin. Opportunity for participants to meet and interact with leaders; Encouragement of attendees to look to the future of human resource development (HRD); Lack of specifications about the sessions being offered by the presenters; Experiments with innovative training programs.
Discusses the importance of opening an employee training session. Facilitation of the learning process in a training situation; Structured ice breaker experiences; Argument that the time taken for input from participants is the most necessary time allotment in the training process; Importance of budgeting time to make people feel they belong in the group.
Discusses the use of television by companies in training employees. Determination of how to use television effectively in order to attain training objectives; Misconception of equating a high-budget television production with success in training programs; Selection or criteria of a television presentation with regard to learning objectives; Role of the instruction in the viewing of a television program.
Discusses the use of courtroom drama films to teach grievance and arbitration procedures to managers. Development of a dramatic series to train managers at General Telephone Co. of Florida; Use of the dramatic format to provide familiar surroundings and establishing realistic conflict; Program's engagement of the viewer; Presentation of the training material with maximum impact.
Discusses the use of slide/tape programming in corporate training programs. Determination of the objectives of the program; Description of the intended audience; Creation of a content outline; Importance of the storyboard as an aid in the program's development; Reduction of all graphs, charts and titles to their simplest form so they can be easily read and understood.
Presents recommendations on selecting a producer for employee training films. Consideration of professional efficiency and professional excellence; Formation of a team to view and evaluate contenders' films; Ratings of producers on estimated production costs, timetable for completing production and quality of films.
Focuses on the 'Managing for Productivity' training package from Organizational Dynamics Inc. Videocassettes, workbooks and a facilitator's manual included in the package; Program's design to improve one's managerial skills and to serve as a catalyst for bringing together managers to focus their creative efforts toward improving the overall management of the organization; Course outline.
Reviews the book 'How to Prepare a Production Budget for Film and Video Tape,' 2nd edition, by Sylvia Costa.
Describes the author's experiences in training managers with the United Way of Saint Louis in Missouri. Author's role as a training consultant to the Loaned Executive Training Program for the 1975 to 1976 campaign; Reversal of the per capita participation trend; Ability of United Way division directors to understand the program and to do the training effectively.
Features audio-visual training materials. Inclusion of Bretford Manufacturing Co.'s overhead projector tables; Bell and Howell's Ringmaster Projector; Educational and Marketing Systems' Spectrasonic 35 rear-screen slide projection cabinet.
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