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This handbook, which was developed for federal managers, explains how low-cost and no-cost training methods developed in the private sector and the services and support available from federal human resource development (HRD) offices can be used to build a smarter and more productive work force. Presented in part 1 are the following: seven questions to help managers determine whether their workers are continuously learning and transforming themselves to solve new problems and achieve new goals; overview of the findings of the 1993 report of the Vice President's National Performance Review; and examples of the results of a commitment to workforce learning in the private sector. The following strategies for getting better results from training are discussed in part 2: eliminate barriers; set up individual and organizational learning strategies; get strategically aligned; and make a plan. The following ways of getting support for HRD activities are examined in part 3: look to employees for support; look to executive leaders for support; look to HRD offices for support; use outsourcing and collaboration; use the ideas of others; and keep an eye on the future. Endnotes and a list of quoted sources contain 53 citations. (MN)

Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Educational Resources, Employer Employee Relationship, Federal Government, Government Employees, Instructional Design, Job Performance, Labor Force Development, Learning Strategies, On the Job Training, Organizational Development, Partnerships in Education, Public Agencies, Strategic Planning, Training Methods

Author: Human Resource Development Council, Washington, DC.


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