Organizational Communication

Dr. Lee McGaan  

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Professional Organizations and Training Related Web Sites

      American Society for Training and Development - ASTD is the world's leading association of workplace learning and performance professionals, forming a world-class community of practice. ASTD's 70,000 members come from more than 100 countries and 15,000 organizations.

      Big Dog's Human Resource Development Page - links to a complete on-line manual on developing training programs!!

      THINQ helps corporations attain key business objectives with an enterprise-wide learning solution built to improve employee and organizational achievement.

      Loretta's Training Resource Page.  Lots of quick tips and resources here (icebreakers, games, ideas, etc.)  Primary focus is on computer training but much of the content is appropriate or adaptable to other types of training.

      Scott Simmerman's Square Wheels Resource Page.  A variety of free and commercial resources are linked here.

      PLAY FOR PERFORMANCE: Free Electronic Newsletter.  A newsletter from, an educational simulation and games company.  Each newsletter contains a game or activity that can be used in training to reinforce content and have fun.  Also check out the "Freebies and Goodies" link for lots of additional training activities.

      Suite101 - Training and Development site - an online resource for all levels of training and development professionals. Its aim is to help readers keep up-to-date on training trends and issues.

      Training and Development Community Center - A wide area of links and resources in T&D

      Work911 - a site with lots of free stuff relevant to training, especially on conflict, performance management, appraisal (feedback) meetings, superior-subordinate communication.  good links.

Commercial Training and Consulting Companies - A Few of Many

Check out Glenn Parker, one of Chet's favorite colleagues.  Parker's approach to training and consulting is much like Chet's.  His products and "freebies" are just the sort of thing Chet likes.

Tina Carey and Associates:  Organizational development consulting for business. Corporate and individual leadership development training, executive coaching services, a spiritual coaching program, articles on leadership and more.

Peak Communication Performance is a Houston-based company working worldwide to increase competencies and build skills in effective communication. Joe Sommerville, the owner of Peak CP and a former student of Professor McGaan's, offers consulting solutions, learning programs, and executive coaching with an international and cross-cultural flavor.

Training Systems -  offers customized training and HR consulting to all types of industries through the unlimited backgrounds and experiences of TS Associates - HR Consultants, Training Designers and Facilitators.  A somewhat clunky page design but lots of interesting stuff.

The Training Place - a company that provides corporations and trainers with solutions, consultations, and products for improved learning, esp. e-training.  This organization has an approach to training that is similar to MC Consulting's outlook.  Check it out.

Executive OnBoarding  Leadership transition and executive coaching services. Our services include executive retention, assimilation, HR software, executive alignment and leadership coaching.  A nice looking web site with some thoughts on costs of employee turnover and ways to avoid it.

      The Executive Communications Group - Offers counseling and private coaching for leaders and their senior teams. ECG guides teams in preparation for major communication events and strategic interactions. ECG also trains individuals and groups in communication skills, public speaking, and advanced strategic communication.

      The Communication Project Consulting - The Communication Project, Inc. is a consulting group focusing on research, development, presentation, and production services for training, organizational development, productivity, and customer-centered marketing initiatives

      LR Communication Systems - a training company focusing on writing and presentation skills training.

      Communication Strategies (writing and training)

      Concept Training Seminars - Concept Training Seminars, Inc. specializes in designing and conducting management and communication training programs, recruitment, and outsourcing of human resource projects. We develop custom strategies to complement your existing human resources initiatives

      Russell Martin and Associates -  Russell Martin focuses on leadership, especially in the IT sector with an approach to structuring client interactions that is much like Chet's.

      Langevin Learning Services (Training for Trainers)

      MGR & Associates  Human performance consulting, management and services. Our training programs for business include team building, customer service training, performance consulting services and more.

      eneration21 Learning Systems: Knowledge management and e-learning software, training systems and solutions. Knowledge and learning management tools for employee training, classroom based education and online information

Academic Sources Related to Communication Training

 Finding Information at the Hughes Library

McGaan's Suggestions on Researching Training Program Content

Training Books on Reserve at Hewes Library