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For ideas on training techniques and the trainer's role

American Society of Training and Development, Training and Development Handbook, 3rd ed. (New York, McGraw-Hill, 1987). Considered by many to be the foundation text for trainers world-wide. Hundreds of pages covering every conceivable aspect of the training task.

Becker, Christine, So Now You're a Trainer: A Practical Guide for Practical Trainers (Washington, D.C., International City Management Association, 1979). A primer for new trainers covering ways to plan, schedule, and design training programmes.

Human Resource Development Annuals, 1972-1994 (San Diego, CA., Pfeiffer and Company). Unquestionably the most comprehensive and versatile collection of training resources ever assembled. A new annual comes out each year containing new lecturettes, structured experiences, and instruments. Expensive. Ideal for the trainer who wants it all and can afford it. Annuals available in loose-leaf and paperbound formats.

Margolis, Fredric H. and Bell, Chip R., Managing the Learning Process (Minneapolis, MN, Lakewood Publications, 1984). Basic; good stuff for trainers looking for step-by-step guidance on the conduct of training.

McLagan, Patricia A. Helping Others Learn: Designing Programs For Adults (Reading, MA., Addison-Wesley, 1978). A workbook for trainers on creating their own learning designs.

Newstrom, John W. and Scannell, Edward E., Games Trainers Play (New York, McGraw-Hill, 1980). Packed with over 100 games and exercises to help trainers break the ice with a new group. Recent series additions include More Games Trainers Play and Still More Games Trainers Play.

Pike, Robert W., Creative Training Techniques Handbook (Minneapolis, MN, Lakewood Publications, 1989). One of the best sources of information on how to give powerful presentations.

UNCHS (Habitat) publications on training programme design including Guide for Designing Effective Human Settlements Training Programmes, Manual for Training Needs Assessment in Human Settlements Organizations, and A Guide to National Training Needs Assessment for Human Settlements: A Competencybased Approach. (See p. 73 for annotations on these publications.)

2. For ideas on problem solving and creative thinking

Adams, James L., Conceptual Blockbusting (Reading, MA., Addison-Wesley, 1986).

de Bono, Edward, Lateral Thinking (New York, Harper-Colophon, 1973).

Delbecq, Andre L., Van de yen, Andrew, and Gustafson, David H. Group Techniques for Program Planning (Glenview, IL., Scott-Foresman and Co., 1975). The most complete discussion of the Nominal Group Technique available.

Koberg, Don and Bagnall, Jim, The Universal Traveler, (Los Altos, CA, New Horizons Ed., 1991). A compendium of creative ideas processes and problem solving techniques.

Oech, Roger von, A Whack On The Side Of The Head (New York, Warner Books, Inc., 1982).

Osborn, Alex F., Applied Imagination (New York, Scribner's, 1954). Basics on the development and use of brainstorming in an older book written by the creator of the technique.

Zemke, Ron, and Kramlinger, Tom, Figuring Things Out: A Trainers Guide to Needs and Task Analysis (Reading, MA., Addison-Wesley, 1987).

3. For more specialized needs of trainers

Anderson, Ronald H., Selecting and Developing Media for Instruction (2nd ea.) (New York, Van Nostrand, Reinhold, 1983).

Horn, R., and Cleaves, H., The Guide to Simulation Games for Education and Training, 4th ed. (Beverly Hills, CA., Sage Publications, 1980).

Maier, Norman R.F., Solem, A.R., and Maier, A.A., The Role Playing Technique: A Handbook for Management and Leadership Practice (San Diego, CA., University Associates, 1975).

Pfeiffer, William J., and Heslin, Richard, Instrumentation in Human Relations Training (San Diego, CA., University Associates, 1973).

Srinivasan, Lyra, Tools for Community Participation: A Manual for Training Trainers in Participatory Techniques (New York, PROWLWESS/UNDP, 1990).

UNCHS (Habitat) publication Guide for Managing Change for Urban Managers and Trainers. (See p. 73 for annotation.)

4. For trainers interested in case study material

International City Management Association, Managing Local Government: Cases in Decision Making (Washington, D.C., ICMA, 1990).

Meyer, Kenneth C., et. al., Practising Public Management: A Casebook (New York. St. Martin's Press. 1983).

5. For trainers who want to take advantage of UNCHS (Habitat) training publications

United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat), Guide for Designing Effective Human Settlements Training Programmes (Nairobi, UNCHS, 1991). A basic guide for trainers who want practical details on how to design and conduct training, including a detailed trainer's tool kit.

United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat), Guide for Managing Change for Urban Managers and Trainers (Nairobi, UNCHS, 1989). A book of concepts about managing the change process in government organizations with trainer notes on how to plan, implement, and manage the various training events.

United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat), Manual for Training Needs Assessment in Human Settlements Organizations (Nairobi, UNCHS, 1987). A systematic method for assessing organizational training needs following a unique step-by-step approach.

United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat), A Guide to National Training Needs Assessment for Human Settlements: A Competency-based Approach (Nairobi, UNCHS, 1992). A guide for building capacity within a developing country to assess, at a national level, the training needs of administrative, professional, and technical personnel concerned with human settlements.

United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat), Manual for Collaborative Organizational Assessment in Human Settlements Organizations (Nairobi, UNCHS, 1992). A step-by-step guide for analysing the effectiveness and efficiency of day-to-day performance in agencies and authorities responsible for providing public goods and services based on participatory management concepts and practices.