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Discusses the shift made by training and development personnel towards independent consulting. Abilities as trainers that block the effectiveness as consultants; Contrasting perspectives of trainers and consultants; Qualities of consultants that should be developed by trainers.
Discusses the role of the quality of management training and development on the shortage of managers in the U.S. business sector. Managers' assessment of the impact of courses and formal systems on their performance; Abundance of ineffective in-house training systems; Curriculum offered by internal training departments to supervisors, managers, executives and supervisory candidates.
Discusses a study on developing an appropriate organizational practice. Elimination of the need for much management training and training in functional management skills; Reduction of the need for some technical and professional training; Description of the organizational practice of the U.S. Commercial Service of the Department of Commerce.
Features the Management Planning and Performance Appraisal System of the U.S. Commercial Service of the Department of Commerce. History; Critical elements; Details of the performance appraisal system; Implementation of the system.
Reports that accounting and professional services firm, Arthur Andersen & Co. received the 1982 Outstanding Instructional Product Award from the National Society for Performance and Instruction. Company background; Services offered.
Focuses on the establishment of a human resources department program in a human resources consulting firm. Organizational change that occur when HRD programs are introduced to the field's own practitioners; Prediction of problems of social change in an organizational setting; Books published on the topic.
Comments on papers published in the 'Training and Development Journal.' Myths about leadership style training; Efficacy of teaching managers specific skills and knowledge associated with management; Assessment of the performance of business consultants.
Reviews books on training and development. 'You're the Boss!' by K.K. Wallace; 'It's About Time: A Practical Guide to Managing Your Most Important Resource,' by Stewart L. Stokes Jr.; 'The Challenge of Change,' by Bill Braddick and Denis Boyle.
Presents the views of training directors and human resources development managers on the demand for and effectiveness of independent consultants. Tasks entrusted by training directors and personnel managers to independent consultants; Selection of the consultants; Manner of assessing the effectiveness of the consultants.
Editorial. Comments on the meeting held by the American Society of Training & Development to address corporate management performance. Factors critical to the success of management education; Problems associated with the quality of management development; Role of business schools in shaping corporate culture.
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