Training for Planned Change, 3e
Dimock Series on Groups

Hedley Dimock, Irene Devine    

Captus Press, ISBN 978-1-895712-74-2 (1995)
70 pages, 110 g, 6 X 9, $7.50 (US$7.50)

Provides an understanding of the training process needed to revitalize work groups and help organizations implement the new ways of working identified by their strategic planning. Topics covered include: combining organizational needs with participant development; revitalizing staff through participation in the training; designing training with sequence and continuity; examples of the major training activities; and evaluating the real outcomes of training.

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PART ONE Planning Training

  • An Orientation to Training
  • The Planning Committee
  • Establishing Goals for Training
  • Planning a Training Design
  • The Training Design
  • Selecting Training Activities
  • Conducting the Training Program
  • Evaluation and Replanning

PART TWO Training Methods

  • Lecture and Discussion Methods
  • The Case Method
  • Procedural Techniques Using the Case Method
  • Role Playing
  • The Lab Method
  • Structured Activities and Simulations
  • Self-Paced Techniques
  • Training Aids

PART THREE Evaluating Staff Training Programs

  • Why Evaluate?
  • What Can be Evaluated?
  • The Evaluation Process
  • Methods of Evaluation

PART FOUR Overview and Perspective

  • Case Study: YM-YWCA Mid-Management Training Program
  • Perspective


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Dr. Hedley Dimock is the Director of the Centre for Human Resource Development, an independent consulting and research organization located in Puslinch, Ontario. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Guelph, and has served on the faculties of eight other universities in Canada and the U.S., including McGill, Columbia, Toronto, and Concordia. Dr. Dimock has experience in recreational, educational, health service and community work settings and has worked with over 300 organizations across Canada. He has published extensively and five of his books have been published in Japanese.

With extensive experience in gender dynamics, Dr. Irene Devine joined Dr. Dimock to co-author the new editions of Making Workgroups Effective, Training for Planned Change and Managing Dynamic Groups, adding a fresh new dimension to the series. Dr. Devine is a member and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Business at Ryerson Polytechnic University and was formerly Associate Dean in the Faculty of Commerce and Administration at Concordia University. She has also consulted with a variety of private and public organizations in Canada and the U.S., has taught courses on gender dynamics in France, Austria, and India, and has published articles in the area of women in organizations.