Sustaining Distance Training details how seventeen leading organizations have moved from initial distance training programs to making distance training and education a part of the enterprise's profile-and using it to achieve their strategic objectives. Drawing on case examples of such organizations as SBC Communications, Daimler Chrysler, the U.S. Army, and First Union National Bank, this book describes integrating distance training into everyday operations, showing how it can be used to achieve organizational goals, set new competitive standards, and meet business challenges.
In this companion volume to Distance Training, Sustaining Distance Training presents practical steps for integrating distance training into the day-to-day operations of any organization. Berge shows organizations how to move beyond the initial phases of setting up a distance training program and make it a part of the strategic planning process, including infrastructure, budget, staffing, and policy planning. He explains how twenty of the world's leading organizations have mastered the basics of distance training and have taken their efforts to the next level where distance training becomes the most effective method for delivering the training your workforce needs to embrace emerging technologies in today's highly competitive, global economy.
"A compelling book that addresses the critical issues facing organizations involved in the dynamic world of distance learning including how to sustain and manage distance training in a rapidly evolving business environment. A must-read for all learning organizations." --Jolly T. Holden, chief learning strategist, Gilat-To-Home
"This volume is an excellent compilation of case studies that are rich in facts and lessons." --Mick Mortlock, dean, CIGNA Institute of Technology, and member, advisory board, Internet Learning Company
"I feel this book is an excellent pulse-check of corporate training and education at a distance. Dr. Berge has given us a window into the challenging and changing world of corporate training-the trials, successes, and faults of a wide range of organizations are clearly detailed, dissected, and summarized." --Myk Garn, chief academic officer, Kentucky Commonwealth Virtual University
Praise for the author's previous book, Distance Training. "Distance Training is a solid piece of work, one that will prove useful time and again for anyone with responsibilities for the design, development, delivery, and evaluation of distance learning initiatives in organizations." --Educational Technology Society Journal