Helps executives understand why accreditation is critical for capturing today’s workers’ skills, for aiding in retention, and for strategic organization credibility
Provides tips and tools to assist managers, offering principles for quality program structure, delivery, and improvement
Builds a business case for accreditation, promoting it as proof of training value
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Table of contents (14 chapters)
Structure Responsibility and Control
About this book
Workplace and executive training is a multi-billion dollar industry and yet an enormous percentage of that budget is spent on programs that have never been rigorously examined to ensure that they are fit for purpose and deliver value for the money.
If you’re signing off on that budget, or asking your people to spend time on training programs, shouldn’t that concern you?
Training accreditation offers vital quality assurance, ensures global consistency of results and delivers accountability for learning and performance outcomes.
Apart from delivering better results and greater ROI, organizations can differentiate themselves from their competitors in the employment marketplace by offering accredited proprietary training. After all, digital natives, and indeed all of today’s most talented potential employees, expect (and increasingly demand) the high quality, engaging and transferable employee development that only accredited programs can deliver.
Aligning with the standards set by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) – today’s premier accreditation body for training programs – the authors offer principles for quality program structure, delivery, and improvement needed to achieve accreditation.
They share practices used by high quality training program managers today, covering business alignment and program administration along with the planning, design, delivery and evaluation of learning systems.
- organizational values
- mission statement
- employee education
- centralized training
- decentralized training
- corporate universities
- learning executive
- training audit
- continuing education units
- ADDIE Model
- Dick and Carey
- Successive Approximation Model
- needs assessment
- human resources development
Authors and Affiliations
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
William J. Rothwell
Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, USA
Sandra L. Williams
Rothwell & Associates, LLC, State College, USA
Aileen G. Zaballero
About the authors
William J. Rothwell is President of Rothwell & Associates. He is also a Professor of the Workforce Education and Development program, Department of Learning and Performance Systems, at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus. He has authored, co-authored, edited, or co-edited 300 books, book chapters, and articles—including 111 books.
Sandra L. Williams is Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of the Human Resource Development Program, Department of Literacy, Leadership and Development, at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, where she also serves as the Graduate Student Advisor in Human Resource Development. Her work is a unique blend of business consulting, training program development and current research in the human resource development field.
Aileen G. Zaballero is a senior partner of Rothwell & Associates and a dual-title Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Comparative International Education at The Pennsylvania State University. She is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) with more than twenty years of experience in the learning and development field.
Book Title: Increasing Learning & Development's Impact through Accreditation
Book Subtitle: How to drive-up training quality, employee satisfaction, and ROI
Authors: William J. Rothwell, Sandra L. Williams, Aileen G. Zaballero
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-14003-8Published: 10 March 2020
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-14006-9Published: 26 August 2021
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-14004-5Published: 09 March 2020
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXIX, 275
Number of Illustrations: 62 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour