Tough Training Topics: A Presenter's Survival Guide
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Dr. Steve Albrecht, PHR, CPP, is an author, seminar leader, and HR consultant from San Diego, California. He is the managing director for Albrecht Training & Development, a training and consulting firm.




Chapter 1: What Makes Some Training Topics So Tough?

Chapter 2: The Trainer’s Mind: Getting Your Tools and Talents Ready to Teach.

Chapter 3: Tough Topics and Tough Crowds.

Chapter 4: Employee Orientation Programs.

Chapter 5: Sexual Harassment Programs for Employees and Supervisors.

Chapter 6: Workplace Violence Prevention Programs for Employees and Supervisors.

Chapter 7: Substance Abuse Awareness for Supervisors.

Chapter 8: Supervisory Training in Performance Evaluations, Coaching, Progressive Discipline, and Terminations.

Chapter 9: Conflict Resolution: Reaching Teams and Groups Under Stress.

Chapter 10: Teaching a Realistic Stress Management Program.

Chapter 11: Tips from the Training Trenches: Some Finer Points.


Room Set-Up Specifications.

Small-Group, Seminar-Style Room Preferences.

Pre-Training Worksheet.

Trainer’s Travel Checklist.


Training Resources.

About the Author.



"Albrecht's breakthrough book is overflowing with remarkable insights and genuine good humor. No trainer, however experienced, should be without it. Buy it!"
--Dick Grote, Grote Consulting Corporation, and author, Discipline Without Punishment and The Complete Guide to Performance Appraisal

"Steve gets it. He knows the connection between enjoyment and learning and has, in this work, tackled ways to lighten up tough topics while making those tough topics relevant. Buy this book and never be afraid to teach tough stuff again."
-- Lenn Millbower, The Learnertainment Trainer,, and author, Show Biz Training

"Like the ‘high-content, high-delivery’ platform style he encourages, Steve Albrecht's new book delivers plenty of practical advice and usable material in his characteristic open and friendly voice. He's 'been there'--you can take his word for it!"
--Pat Nickerson, president, EBI Inc., and business presenter