JULY 2011
Volume 10, Number 3

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September 22 & 23, 2011
ASTD Telling Ain't Training Mini-Conference, Atlanta, GA 

October 1, 2011
ISPI Los Angeles Chapter presentation, Los Angeles, CA 

October 18 & 19, 2011
ASTD Telling Ain't Training Mini-Conference, Arlington, VA

October 24 & 25, 2011
ASTD Telling Ain't Training Mini-Conference, Denver, CA 

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Long Awaited Second Edition Released!

Our second edition of Telling Ain't Training hit bookstores and Amazon.com in May and has been selling like wildfire! After 10 years, we updated, expanded and enhanced our best-selling book to give readers a fresh look at what works and what doesn't in the world of training and learning.

We launched the book at the ASTD International Conference in Orlando on May 22, and Harold was on hand to sign copies and lead a well-attended author chat.

Telling Ain't Training - Updated, Expanded and Enhanced deliberately avoids the one-way communication of "telling" trainers how to be more effective. Instead, it uses an interactive approach which models the basic message of the book - that is, humans learn best through active mental engagement. We expect the reader to "do" something, not just read! Despite its fun and breezy tone, every concept in the book is solidly backed up by research and includes an extensive list of references and endnotes to guide readers wishing to dig more deeply into individual topics of interest. This second edition adds a new section that addresses technology and learning conceptually and provides rich examples and pragmatic considerations. The ultimate goal of the book is to offer the reader an opportunity to break through learning barriers, to separate learning myth from research-based findings, and to dispel counterproductive beliefs and practices that harm the instructional process.

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Harold & Erica


Effective Learning Systems Models - Part V
By Harold D. Stolovitch and Erica J. Keeps

In this series of articles, we address whole learning systems, some of which are rarely used although they have demonstrated effectiveness. We're not certain why some beneficial systems aren't used more frequently, but our experience tells us that many people in the learning and performance world either don't know about them, don't know how to develop and implement them, or simply are fearful of rocking the boat.

We continue to address these learning systems (natural experience, experimental learning, structured on-the-job training [SOJT], learner-controlled instruction [LCI] and individual developmental plans) which have stood the test of time and have demonstrated effectiveness in this edition of the HSA e-Xpress. For each of these learning systems models, we have created an information chart that can familiarize you with them and help you try them out. In the April 2011 edition of the HSA e-Xpress, we presented learner-controlled instruction (click HERE to read it), in January 2011, we presented structured on-the-job training learning (click HERE to read it), in October 2010, we presented experiential learning (click HERE to read it), and in July 2010, we presented natural experience (click HERE to read it). In this edition, we offer individual development plan. READ ON...


We Train the People Who Train the People

Training trainers is our core business. Small companies, large corporations, military and government as well as non-profits turn to HSA LEARNING & PERFORMANCE SOLUTIONS to train not only their trainers but the master trainers who are responsible for training the organizations' trainers.

HSA offers a Master Train-the-Trainer program with licensing option. To learn more, click HERE.


2011 CSTD Conference & Trade Show

The CSTD Annual Conference is the largest gathering of training and development professionals in Canada. Bringing together Instructional Designers, Training Managers, eLearning Developers, Facilitators, Performance Consultants and other workplace learning professionals, this unique event provides unparalleled professional development and networking opportunities. Harold Stolovitch will be presenting "Facilitate Your Way to Learning Results" in the Thought Leader Series this year as well as organizing and conducting The Trading Post event with Erica Keeps. Click HERE for more information.


River Cruising with Erica and Harold - November 3-13

Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy an incredible river cruise in Portugal, Spain and the Duoro River Valley. Come aboard Uniworld's chic new boutique cruise ship, the Duoro Spirit. With a maximum of 128 passengers, you'll have plenty of time to meet new people while "hanging out" with Telling Ain't Training authors Harold Stolovitch and Erica Keeps. This 11-day journey starts at $2,899 per person. Book through Erica Keeps (ekeeps@hsa-lps.com or 310.286.2722) for special amenities and to be included in author chats and wine tastings. You don't have to be in our field to join in this incredible experience. Significant others and friends are not only welcome but will have a great time!

Learn more about cruise highlights and day-to-day itinerary by visiting uniworld.com and selecting Portugal, Spain and the Duoro River Valley. Don't delay as there are a limited number of cabins available on this sailing!


At HSA Learning & Performance Solutions LLC, we've seen a lot over the years.  We know the business of learning.  We know the role human performance plays in business success.  We know how to uncover and address needs, then create appropriate solutions.  We pride ourselves on helping organizations achieve high levels of performance - and success.  HSA is a leader in workplace learning and performance improvement.  Our proven learning and performance solutions have helped maximize employee performance at dozens of organizations throughout the world.  Our principals, Harold D. Stolovitch and Erica J. Keeps, share a common passion - developing people. Together they have devoted a combined total of over 80 years to make workplace learning and performance both enjoyable and effective. Their dedication to improving workplace learning and performance is reflected in the workshops they run internationally on training delivery, instructional design and performance consulting. Together, they are co-editors of the first two editions of the Handbook of Human Performance Technology and co-authors of the best-selling, award-winning series of books Telling Ain't Training, Training Ain't Performance, Beyond Telling Ain't Training Fieldbook and Beyond Training Ain't Performance Fieldbook published by ASTD Press. They are also co-authors of the Wiley/Pfeiffer Learning & Performance Toolkit Series.  To learn more, click HERE.

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