The 2013 Pfeiffer Training Annual
The Leader in Resources for Training & HR Professionals for the Past Four Decades
- Experiential Learning Activities
For more than 40 years, The Pfeiffer Annuals have helped professionals in the workplace learning and performance field to stay ahead of their organizations′ needs.
The 2013 Pfeiffer Training Annual is no exception. It offers a hands–on guide to the latest thinking and approaches to training and development. To address the need for leadership development, the Annual presents a "Preparing Leaders for the Future" theme, with valuable information on such practical topics as improving learning and performance, exploring skills of successful leaders, the supervisor′s motivational tool kit, and much more.
ELAs are presented as complete, ready–to–use training designs. This year in the Editor′s Choice section Karl Albrecht shares his ideas for thinking more clearly, creatively, and cleverly and Lou Russell offers a real–world activity that helps participants see how they contribute to the stress and frustration of their work day.
Use the articles section for your own professional development or as a lecture resource within your training sessions. Must–haves in this section include articles by Catherine Rezak, Homer H. Johnson, and Leonard D. Goodstein.
With the depth and breadth of resources, the Annual content is entirely new each year, ensuring a steady stream of contemporary knowledge and tools. Use the Annual to stay on top of developments within the profession, dip into the content for a contribution that targets a specific performance need, or to develop a complete program, and learn how others in the field are tackling the ever–increasing challenges of developing a capable, productive workforce.
The 2013 Pfeiffer Consulting Annual
The Leader in Resources for Consultants for the Past Four Decades
- Experiential Learning Activities
For more than 40 years, The Pfeiffer Annuals have helped consultants, experts, and academics in the field to stay informed and ahead of the curve.
The 2013 Pfeiffer Consulting Annual is a toolkit of ideas, methods, techniques, and models that support your work as an internal or external organizational consultant. It addresses the broad range of topics that are of most interest to professionals in the field. The materials provide accessible means of interacting with a diverse variety of systems and processes from collaborative workflows and executive coaching to strategic planning and organizational development.
This Annual puts the focus on preparing leaders for the future. Leader preparation is a topic that permeates our organizations and pervades all that you do as professionals in the learning and consulting arena. Developing leaders for the future is no longer simply a matter of cultivating a pre–defined set of skills. The Pfeiffer Annuals can help you give new leaders all the tools they need to face an uncertain future.
Experiential Learning Activities (ELAs) cover a broad range of consulting topics. The activities are presented as ready–to–use designs for working with groups: facilitator instructions and all necessary handouts are included. ELAs showcasing the theme including: conflict assessment, making difficult decisions, setting important goals, and managing stress.
The Inventories, Questionnaires, and Surveys section contains tools to help respondents take an objective look at themselves or their organizations and determine how a particular theory applies to their situations. Don′t miss the assessing readiness for a mentoring partnership in this section.
The articles section presents the current thinking about workplace communications, leadership, and individual development. Beverly Kay, Hank Karp, Mohandas Nair, Vince Rogers, Rick Maurer, and Jeanette Goodstein contributed must–read articles. The article by Jo Lynn Feinstein highlights the topic of strategic leadership which is an essential issue for almost every organization.
Year after year, the Consulting Annual has provided thousands of professionals with up–to–date information and tools to make organizations more effective. Delve into this volume and you will understand why it is the most reliable source for practical, professional, performance–boosting tools and fresh ideas.
Elaine Biech is president and managing principal of ebb associates inc, an organizational development firm that helps organizations work through large–scale change. The recipient of ASTD′s highest honor, the Gordon M. Bliss award, Biech is the author and editor of over four dozen books, including The Book of Road–Tested Activities, Pfeiffer Annuals of Training and Consulting, 90 World–Class Activities by 90 World–Class Trainers, Training for Dummies, The Business of Consulting, and others, all published by Wiley.