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Cover of Principles of Talent Development v1.0
Published: 
September 2023
Page Count: 
384
ISBN (Digital): 
978-1-4533-9710-7

Principles of Talent Development

Version 1.0
By Derek Crews

Key Features

  • Over 90 embedded hyperlinks to videos and webpages enrich hybrid and online courses, engage students, and reinforce or augment many of the presented topics
  • In-depth discussion of learning science as applied to adult learners (andragogy) and the many impacts of recent research into cognitive neuroscience (Chapter 2: “The Science of Learning”). Every chapter also has a running feature called “The Science of Learning”
  • Fully integrated treatment of next generation e-learning strategies prepares students to immediately succeed as instructional designers or e-learning developers in even the most technologically advanced learning environments
  • Full alignment with the Association for Talent Development’s (ATD) “Talent Development and Capability Model” immediately supports contemporary and professional competencies
  • A balanced approach promotes employee engagement while achieving an organization’s goals for competitive advantage and profitability
  • Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including a surge in online training, virtual classrooms, and self-paced e-Learning delivery
  • Supportive learning structure includes:
    • “Learning Objectives” at the beginning of each chapter provide a general overview of the chapter
    • "Opening Case” with “Case Discussion Questions” in each chapter provide real-world context for the chapter to come
    • “Learning Objectives” at the start of each main section preview the material to come and prepare students to learn
    • “Key Terms” and marginal glossary help students understand and become comfortable with important vocabulary and phrases
    • “Key Takeaways” at the end of each main section reflect the corresponding Learning Objectives and summarize key ideas in bullet-point fashion. “Key Takeaways” enable the learner to pause and consolidate the information just read into a "chunk." This process enables the reader to better understand and retain the section’s content and its key concepts
    • “What Do You Think?” questions at the end of each main section prompt students to critically analyze situations in context
    • Running Features in Every Chapter
      • “Science of Learning” features demonstrate how adult learning principles specifically apply to the chapter
      • “Talent Talk” features provide insights into how theoretical principles apply in the real world through interviews with practicing professionals
      • “Employee Engagement” features describe effective strategies for increasing employee engagement through learning and development
    • End-of-Chapter Material
      • “Conclusion” concisely sums up the preceding chapter
      • “Theory-into-Practice (TIP) Exercises” provide ample opportunities to apply the material just learned
      • “Case Study” with “Case Discussion Questions” revisits key concepts from the chapter put into real-world contexts
      • “Resources” feature invites students to explore further and expand their knowledge
  • All supplements are written by the author to ensure an excellent match with the book’s content. The instructor’s manual includes suggested answer guidelines for all discussion questions and exercises

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Principles of Talent Development is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate courses called Principles of Talent Development, Training & Development, Professional Development & Training, Employee Development, Workforce Development, or similar titles in departments of business or business management in two- and four-year colleges and universities. May be appropriate for courses called Instructional Design in departments of adult education or courses on preparing instructional materials or training programs for adult learners in the work environment.

Principles of Talent Development describes the state-of-the-art knowledge and skills needed to successfully train and develop top-performing adult talent in contemporary work and learning situations. This book’s unique and timely focus on learning science also reflects the most recent advances in cognitive learning and next generation e-learning practices. Key themes of science and learning, employee engagement, and an explicit alignment with the Association for Talent Development’s (ATD) “Talent Development and Capability Model” immediately support contemporary and professional competencies. Its balanced perspective supports worker engagement and work-life balance while also achieving organizational goals of competitive advantage, productivity, and profitability. Plentiful real-world case studies, theory-into-practice exercises, and interviews with talent professionals model how to craft and when to apply best-practice training and development strategies to maximize learning and employee engagement.

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Instructor’s Manual

Instructor’s Manual

The Instructor’s Manual guides you through the main concepts of each chapter and important elements such as learning objectives, key terms, and key takeaways. Can include answers to chapter exercises, group activity suggestions, and discussion questions.

Instructor’s Manual

PowerPoint Lecture Notes

PowerPoint Lecture Notes

A PowerPoint presentation highlighting key learning objectives and the main concepts for each chapter are available for you to use in your classroom. You can either cut and paste sections or use the presentation as a whole.

PowerPoint Lecture Notes

Test Generator - powered by Cognero

Test Generator - powered by Cognero

FlatWorld has partnered with Cognero, a leading online assessment system, that allows you to create printable tests from FlatWorld provided content.

Test Bank Files for Import to Learning Management Systems

Test Bank Files for Import to Learning Management Systems

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Test Item File

Test Item File

Need assistance in supplementing your quizzes and tests? Our test-item files (in Word format) contain many multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and short-answer questions.

Sample Syllabi

Sample Syllabi

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Derek Crews Texas Woman's University

Derek Crews (EdD Nova Southeastern University) is Professor of Management in the College of Business at Texas Woman’s University. Derek’s certifications include Senior Certified Professional of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP); Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) of HRCI, Master Trainer; AchieveGlobal, and Master Trainer; Development Dimensions International. He is a past president of the North Texas Society for Human Resource Management and past vice-president for Membership; Texoma Human Resource Management Association. He is also a graduate of Harvard University’s Institute for Management and Leadership in Education. Prior to his academic career, Derek served in various managerial and supervisory roles, including vice-president, Finance and Administration for Texas Parcel Service. He has consulted and provided training with organizations including the Texas Workforce Commission, Workforce Texoma, Texas A&M University, Gwinnett Technical College, Black & Decker, Alcoa, Texas Instruments, Tyson Foods, and Walmart. Derek writes two books with FlatWorld, Mastering Human Resource Management and Principles of Talent Development. His scholarly publications include articles published in International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, International Journal of Human Resource Studies, International Journal of Business & Social Sciences, and Leadership & Organizational Management Journal. Derek can be reached at dcrews@twu.edu.

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