This is a slightly different entry, but is an update with information on my new book, "Learning and Performance: A Systemic Model for Analysing Needs and Evaluating Training ".
This is a practical guide for using systems thinking concepts such as boundary definitions, multiple perspectives and relationships in carrying out training needs analyses and programme evaluation.
It explains how to use techniques such as the Viable Systems Model and Soft Systems Methodology to explore areas of concern in organisational performance, in order to identify a holistic set of solutions which can improve performance. In the case of evaluating training, it uses these tools to provide a practical approach to evaluating both the learning and impact of training.
The book will be published by Routledge in late 2016 with an expected cover price of about £45. However, after some discussions with my publisher, we have decided to take pre-publication orders at the heavily discounted price of £20.00. That looks like a very good deal.
If you are interested, all you have to do to register a pre-publication order is click here to contact Jonathan at Routledge: firstname.lastname@example.org.