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Leslie Allan has been assisting organizations improve their capability for well over 20 years. He has contributed in various roles as manager, consultant and trainer within a range of industries. For two decades, he led his own successful company developing tools and resources that enabled managers and professionals leverage their people, systems and processes.

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Regardless of where a reader is in planning or implementing a change process, or how comfortable they feel in leading change, there is something in Managing Change in the Workplace for them. This book is a solid, practical guide from beginning to middle to end for anyone embarking on a change initiative for the first time, wanting a refresher on the change process, or facing resistance to change and definitely worth a look. - Lisa Rosendahl, Human Resource Director, SPHR As a Training and Development professional of over 18 years myself, I have shelf after shelf of books and publications on practically every topic in the field. I must say that From Training to Enhanced Workplace Performance has earned prime real estate on my bookshelf within arm's reach as it is a resource I use on a daily basis. A must have for anyone in the profession, whether new to the field or experienced. - Amy Peters, Corporate Training Manager, Automated Packaging Systems, Inc. I am very happy with both the Training Evaluation Tool Kit and Writing Learning Outcomes. The concept/process is uncomplicated, hence I was able to immediately use them in developing and designing a training program as well as measuring the program's effectiveness. - Lorenzo I. Sales, Training and Development, Boehringer Ingelheim (Phil.), Inc. Leslie Allan's book, Managing Change in the Workplace: A Practical Guide, is such a gift to executives, leaders, managers and supervisors who want to initiate a change process in their organizations. It's a complete guide and true to its subtitle a very practical guide. It's a book that I'd recommend to a whole range of professionals and business leaders, not only to those people initiating a change management process. - Dr. Maree Harris, PhD., Director, People Empowered I am very happy with the products that I bought last year (Training Evaluation Toolkit and Writing Learning Outcomes). The concept/process is uncomplicated, hence I was able to immediately use them in developing and designing a training program as well as measuring the program's effectiveness. - Lorenzo I. Sales, Training and Development, Boehringer Ingelheim (Phil.), Inc. These template packs have been absolutely wonderful for me. They've enabled my training projects to be delivered on time and on budget. It has been great not worrying about the time involved in building documents, but instead to use my valuable time to populate these templates based on my product knowledge. - Billy Atta, Customer Education Specialist, Konica Minolta Pty Ltd After doing a post on change management a while back I got introduced to Leslie Allan's ebook titled, Managing Change in the Workplace: A Practical Guide. True to its title, it is indeed a practical guide. The author provides step-by-step actions to guide the reader through the change process. Although quite short (I love short books!), it is extremely comprehensive. - Nick McCormick, Principal, Be Good Ventures, LLC, Author of Lead Well and Prosper My team and I are using the template pack to set up training projects and our evaluation system. We are pleased with the resource and have found it very user friendly and adaptable. The Training design template has been very useful in communicating to our senior management on the progress and plans for training projects. - Rayla Smoot, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia If this is your first time evaluating training, then the Training Evaluation Tool Kit will give you the building blocks that you need to gather feedback, complete the assessment, analyse the results and record your findings. It is a one-stop tool box for evaluating your training programs, regardless of the size of your organisation. Would I buy it? Yes, for the templates and the explanation of Kirkpatrick's model alone. - Duane Davis, Author of Controlling Training I purchased the Training Management Template Pack for my organization. We are a new company and I have been charged with setting up the infrastructure of our training department. My team and I are using the template pack to set up training projects and our evaluation system. We are pleased with the resource and have found it very user friendly and adaptable. - Rayla Smoot, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia The Managing Change in the Workplace guide presented me with just what I needed. Using simple language, the guide laid out the issues relating to change in organizations in a logical and easy to understand sequence. To date, Managing Change in the Workplace is the best resource I have found anywhere to help me do my work. I would recommend the guide to anyone involved in change management without any reservations. - Cindy Emmanuel McLean, Change Management Consultant, Caribbean Centre for Development Administration As a Training and Development professional of over 18 years myself, I have shelf after shelf of books and publications on practically every topic in the field. I must say that From Training to Enhanced Workplace Performance has earned prime real estate on my bookshelf within arm's reach as it is a resource I use on a daily basis. A must have for anyone in the profession, whether new to the field or experienced. - Amy Peters, Corporate Training Manager, Automated Packaging Systems, Inc. I am very happy with both the Training Evaluation Tool Kit and Writing Learning Outcomes. The concept/process is uncomplicated, hence I was able to immediately use them in developing and designing a training program as well as measuring the program's effectiveness. - Lorenzo I. Sales, Training and Development, Boehringer Ingelheim (Phil.), Inc. Leslie Allan's book, Managing Change in the Workplace: A Practical Guide, is such a gift to executives, leaders, managers and supervisors who want to initiate a change process in their organizations. It's a complete guide and true to its subtitle a very practical guide. It's a book that I'd recommend to a whole range of professionals and business leaders, not only to those people initiating a change management process. - Dr. Maree Harris, PhD., Director, People Empowered I found Training Evaluation Toolkit well-structured, focused and informative, while Allan's writing is straightforward and to the point. His list of subjects is pretty comprehensive. I found the forms to be practical, helpful and easy to use. Think of this toolkit as a step-by-step guide to measuring training programs. If you're a trainer, you'll definitely want to consider purchasing this toolkit. - Mayra Calvani What I like particularly well with Writing Learning Outcomes is the structure and method it offers. Writing learning outcomes will become much easier in the future, using Mr. Allan's three-step model. I like the way he goes into details that are relevant for writing learning outcomes, and the use of examples. It makes it clear to the reader what is supposed to happen in each step. - Kai Roer, Founder, Trainifique I've been in the Learning and Development field for 14 years and have yet to find a more comprehensive toolkit than the Training Projects Template Pack. I've used several of the templates to present a business case for training needs and all were impressed by the structure and layout. - Tanya Ladd, Corporate Trainer The templates and text associated with From Training to Enhanced Workplace Performance are extremely valuable. The articulation of Kirkpatrick's four levels of evaluation and the application of this model in a training system is clear and concise. I highly recommend this product to anyone interested in '...applying the measuring stick to training...' - Graham Winter, Training Systems Consultant Clearly Mr Allan's 20 plus years of professional experience in Training and Development comes through crystal clear as he identifies the real world challenges that professionals experience in providing effective programs that enhance the organization's performance. He even provides tools for measuring ROI; the measurement of training that continues to grow in importance to prove its own worth in many organizations. - Amy Peters, Corporate Training Manager, Automated Packaging Systems, Inc. The persistent failure of training programs to create lasting changes in workplace performance costs organizations billions of dollars annually. The performance improvement process described in From Training to Enhanced Workplace Performance is on-target. It describes a practical systems approach that involves all the key players to get the job done. An essential reference. - Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Performance Support Systems, Inc. The Training Evaluation Toolkit provides a complete and comprehensive vision of training and its evaluation. The tools featured in the package are well built, simple to use, easy to implement and really get the job done. The Toolkit allowed me to move to the next step of training evaluation. This toolkit really met my expectations and I highly recommend it to all potential customers. - Mary Gervais, HR Coordinator The Training Management Template Pack had just what I was looking for! From the Employee Performance Diagnostic Tool to the Training Needs Analysis Spreadsheet, this group of invaluable documents allows me to gather, diagnose and organize a plan quickly and efficiently. - Tanya Ladd, Corporate Trainer We are delighted with this programme. As our business is going through restructuring and have already implemented new operational systems, we have experienced considerable resistance from the staff. Using the steps and the structured approach helped us to analyse the situation. We appreciate your professional service and will definitely be using more of your interesting resources. - Margy Jackman, Synergy Seminars I looked at many different training evaluation resources and yours was the best by far. I found the Training Evaluation Toolkit very informative and useful. As a trainer and consultant, I want to increase my ability to be competitive and demonstrate effectiveness. The Toolkit did provide me with the information I needed. Thanks so much! - Dawn Rannie-White, Consultant, DCR Consulting I purchased Managing Change in the Workplace as this is something that our organization is going through – change! I found the tools very useful and the information helpful in that it was written in easy to understand – plain English. Your materials assisted us greatly in accomplishing that task. I recommend this particular product for any organization that knows they are going to experience changes to their culture. - Kellie Auld, CHRP Human Resources Advisor, BCLC