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1: TRAINING: AIMS, CONTEXTS, CHOICES, AND DYNAMICS What is Training? Culture and Other Contexts Choosing Goals, a Dominant Orientation and Best Modality Training Strategy Overview of the Training Process 2: TRAINING IN PROCESS: THE VISIBLE TIP Fine-tuning Objectives and Preparing the Partners Setting the Stage Six methods To Highlight Experience and Share Reflective Observations Four Methods for Heightening Understanding and Improving Planning Designing the Program Developing Group and the Climate Trainers and Training Styles Evaluating Training and Follow-on Support 3: TRAINING AND TRAINING SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT The Training System Training Centers and Like Institutions 4: THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF TRAINING Building Competence, Support, and the Profession Building Institutional Supports For Major Innovations and Developments

About the Author

Rolf P Lynton has had a long career in training and development. He has been associated with many institutions, mostly in India, and also in Indonesia, China, Europe, and the United States of America as a founder-dean, director, or long-term consultant. He has been John Hopkins University/USAID Senior Advisor, Chairman of the International Association of Applied Social Scientists, and has worked with the Ministries of Industry, and Health and Family Welfare in India. He is an emeritus member of the National Training Laboratory in the USA. He has authored many books and papers including Training for Organizational Transformation (co-authored with Udai Pareek, 2000) and Social Science in Actual Practice: Themes on My Blue Guitar (1998). Udai Pareek was the chairman of the Academy of Human Resource Development and of the Institute of Developmental Research and Statistics. He was a distinguished visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Health Management Research, and also vice-president of its management board. He was on the management/governing boards of JIM, NIMID, NIA, NAM, RSIHFW, EMI, etc. He was also the editor of the Journal of Health Management and consulting editor of the Journal of Applied Behavioural Science. He served as chairman of the governing boards of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the South Asian Association of Psychologists (SAAP), the National HRD Network and of the Indian Society of Applied Behavioural Science and also of the Scientific Advisory Committee of IIHMR. He was the only Asian to become fellow of the National Training Laboratories (NTL), USA, and the only fellow from Indian Society for the Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). He was fellow of the Indian Society of Extension Education. He served as US-aid HRD/OD Advisor to the Ministry of Health, Government of Indonesia; L&T Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; Director, School of Basic Sciences and Humanities, University of Udaipur; Director in CEET Institute; and Professor at IARI NIHAE. He was the first editor of Vikalpa and was on the editorial boards of Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization and Group Studies, Psychologia, etc. He authored and edited about 50 books and about 350 papers. He received several national awards, and has been cited in a large number of national and international reference books.


A useful guide for those involved in training, human resource development, organisational and institutional development and organisational behavior.

-- The Organiser

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