The IPD examination system provides a unique route into professional personnel practice. The "Management Studies" series has been designed for IPD students. Management Studies I provides practical introductory texts ideally suited to students on the Professional Management Foundation Programme while Management Studies 2 covers the core subject areas of the IPD Stage 2 syllabus. All these texts will prove equally useful for practising managers who wish to enhance their understanding of contemporary management techniques and methods. This text examines the British vocational education and training system in its international context, and goes on to consider training and development as a powerful strategic function, capable of making a major contribution to "the bottom line". Topics include: the creation of a "learning organisation"; design, delivery and evaluation of learning events; management development; career planning; the induction, basic training and continuous development of different occupational groups. The book includes a wide range of activities and real-life case studies.