Dr. Donald McCain authors new edition of Facilitation Basics in ATD Training Basic series

Dr. Donald McCain authors new edition of Facilitation Basics in ATD Training Basic series

Dr. Donald McCain, Dean of the Sandermoen School of Business and senior faculty member, has recently authored a new edition of his book Facilitation Basics. The book is designed as a practical how-to guide for those seeking to enhance their skills as a facilitator and create a supportive and effective learning environment.

The new version of Facilitation Basics is part of ATD’s Training Basics series and helps learners to augment facilitation skills in both face-to-face and online environments. With a specific emphasis on practical application, the book emphasizes ways in which learning can be directly transferred to the job of the reader.

More information can be found at https://www.td.org/Publications/Books/Facilitation-Basics-2

About Dr. Donald McCain

Donald V. McCain (Don), Ed.D., in addition to being Dean of the Sandermoen School of Business and senior faculty member, is also Principal of Performance Advantage Group, a consulting organization focused on improving organizational and individual performance.

Don has years of corporate and consulting experience in Human Resource Management (HRM) and HRD/OD, leadership, and marketing and sales training, with many clients being Fortune 50 and 100 companies such as Novartis, Meijer, Nortel, Glaxo Wellcome (now GlaxoSmithKline), Bridgestone/Firestone, American axle and Manufacturing, and AMA International, to mention a few.

He has worked with for-profit, non-profit and government organizations. In addition to his design, development, and evaluation of learning experiences, Don has done extensive work in leadership competencies and the development and implementation of professional certification programs. His work is international in scope.

Don has taught graduate and undergraduate courses for several universities (Vanderbilt, Belmont, Tennessee State University, and University of Phoenix) in various aspects of HRM, leadership, management, organization behaviour/theory, business ethics, marketing, and strategic planning. He has designed and facilitated three online global graduate MBA/EMBA courses in leadership, sustainability, and HRM, and also teaches corporate governance. He is a member of the Academic Board for the online, international MBA/EMBA program for the University of Fredericton.

Don is author or co-author of four books, a chapter in the ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals, a progressive case study for SHRM National, several articles, and has also made numerous national presentations. Most recently, his publication Evaluation Basics was translated into Japanese. Don holds an Ed.D. from Vanderbilt University in HRD/OD, an MBA from Middle Tennessee State University in HR and Marketing, an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a BBA from the University of Oklahoma with a double major in marketing and economics. He is married and has four children and six grandkids. Don and the family like canoeing, boating, fishing, camping, and buying/selling.