Reading Selection (Choose one or all three):
101 Creative Problem Solving Techniques, by James M. Higgins. Training often involves solving problems. The book 101 Creative Problem Solving Techniques was recommended by John Bachmann the ASTD-Memphis speaker at our April meeting. This book is organized as 101 separate techniques and make it easy to pick and choose what will work in your situation.
The Lost Art of Listening has been recommended as one of the best books on listening that there is. Because those in training and development must listen to a wide audience in order to correctly diagnose the problem in order to design appropriate training and then because those in the training program will benefit from doing an effective job of listening during the training, this book will be helpful on several levels.
Taking People with You: The Only Way To Make BIG Things Happen by David Novak of Yum! Brands explores what it takes to really make change occur. In this book, he shares leadership strategies, as well as a sequential approach for making things happen.
There is no charge for this professional development event. Each person can order whatever he/she wants from the Amerigo’s menu. Come ready to enjoy good food, good camaraderie, and discussion of an interesting and useful book, but please register by July 30, so that we can make sure Amerigo’s provides ample space for us. Call Sheila Bentley (210-7053) if you have any questions.