For students in training and development courses.Blanchard/Thacker is written around a model that allows students to understand that training is a system with interconnected processes.Blanchard/Thacker is written around a model that allows students to understand that training is a system with interconnected processesQ. Do your students have a hard time connecting the theory with practical applications?Each chapter begins with a case that is followed throughout the chapter, allowing students to see how what they are learning applies to real business situations.Other Key Points of DistinctionQ. Do your students struggle with determining what the important concepts in each chapter are?As in good training, it is important to provide students with Learning Objectives. In Blanchard, learning objectives are identified at the beginning of the chapter (pg. x), so the students know what to focus on in their reading.Q. Do you cover the needs of HR professionals in small businesses?In many of the chapters in the book, there are sections that relate the concepts to small business (pg. x). Q. How do you cover diversity issues in your course?NEW! Chapter 10 covers cross cultural issues in training. Q. How do you address the changes computers have brought to training processes?NEW! Chapter 7 covers computer based e-learning and learning management systemsQ. Do you cover motivation in your course?NEW! Chapter 3 contains coverage on motivation to learn and how employees are motivated to transfer training into their job performance.