Building Business Acumen for Trainers
As a training and development or human resource professional, do you have the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to become an indispensable strategic partner within your organization? Building Business Acumen for Trainers provides step-by-step practical advice on business practices guaranteed to win the support, respect, and attention of your organization. Written for both new and seasoned professionals, this essential resource will show how to put into practice the three critical areas of business acumen: Finance Skills, Partnering Skills, and Communication Skills.
Each section in the book highlights one of these three skills and can be used as a stand-alone reference. To help you succeed, the book is filled with case studies, thought-provoking interactive scenarios, templates, quizzes, questions for reflection, and self-paced exercises, all available on the accompanying CD.
"Some of the jewels of this book are that it explains the language of finance, it provides practical advice on how to communicate the case for investing in development initiatives, and it is full of guidance on how to collaborate with the business to determine the payback of investing in development solutions. This is one of those books every HR, HRD, and training professional should have."
--Judith A. Hale, author of Outsourcing Training and Development: Factors for Success
"For training professionals who want to earn a seat at the strategic planning table, nothing can help build corporate relevance better than applying the skills outlined in this book, which will show you how to turn training into business results."
--Marty Fisher, vice president, HR and Training, Abercrombie and Fitch