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People Learning and Development

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Monica Affleck, Surrey, BC, Canada

Copyright Year: 2021

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Language: English

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Reviewed by Andrea Bearman, Director of Instructional Design and Development/Instructor, Trine University on 11/8/22

Affleck thoroughly covers many elements of people, learning, and their own educational development. read more

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Acknowledgement
  • Chapter 1: Strategic Role of Training and Development in Organizations
  • Chapter 2: How Do Adults Learn?
  • Chapter 3: Employee Motivation and Engagement
  • Chapter 4: Training Needs Analysis
  • Chapter 5: Training Design
  • Chapter 6: Training Delivery
  • Chapter 7: On-the-job training
  • Chapter 8: Off-the-job training
  • Chapter 9: Training Program Evaluations
  • Chapter 10: Transfer of Learning
  • Chapter 11: Employee Training and Technology
  • Chapter 12: Future of Learning
  • Chapter 13: Performance Management
  • Chapter 14: Coaching Performance
  • About the Editor
  • List of Contributors

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  • About the Book

    Are you interested in the topic of people learning and development or are tasked to implement learning and training opportunities in your workplace? We invite you to use this resource full of information and tools to help support people and organizations in their learning journey.

    Learning happens everywhere, and you will explore the different modes of learning on and off the job. But is a training program actually the right solution to address a performance issue in your organization? Learn how to conduct a needs analysis to help you decide what is in the best interest of the organization and people. Training and learning opportunities have to be properly designed to be effective and deliver the results you expect. Find out how adults learn and what motivates them to develop their skills. Discover how learning supports the performance management process and how to ensure that learning gets transferred into the workplace.

    The ultimate goal of training and development is to increase productivity, employee engagement, and to make a positive impact on the organization’s bottom line. So, evaluating training and development programs is critical to determine the company’s return on investment (ROI). You will find all of this and more in this resource to help you invest in and reap the benefits of talent development in your company.  Remember, this is an interactive resource. We invite you to answer the questions at the end of each chapter to test your knowledge.

    About the Contributors


    Hello, my name is Monica Affleck, and I am an instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, in Surrey, BC, Canada in the School of Business (HR degree program).

    The content of this resource was written entirely by 3rd year Human Resources students in the BBA program. It was a great project and learning opportunity for all of us and my appreciation goes to all the students who worked hard to make this a valuable resource for future students and anyone interested in people learning and development.

    If you would like to contact me regarding this resource, please feel free to e-mail me at

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