The ASTD Training and Development Handbook: A Guide to Human Resource Development (9780070133594): Robert Craig: Books. The standard reference in the field--now more timely than ever! The ASTD Training & Development Handbook This is the book that human resource development professionals have long turned to for the most up-to-date knowledge available in designing employee training and learning systems. sponsored by the American Society for Training and Development, the Handbook is a collection of the newest and best ideas from today's leading companies and top executives. This fourth Edition, 80 percent of which is new material, covers such areas of current interest as: creating the learning organization; Outsourcing; Electronic performance support systems; Interactive multimedia and development; Training for global operations; Benchmarking for best practices; And much more!