The program planning process touches on all forms of organized learning for men and women, regardless of the institutional or program context. The ways in which that process applies to different settings, however, can vary greatly, so examples are provided from different fields of practice. The text will familiarize readers with the conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of program planning. It examines particular tools for the systematic design of learning activities for adults, and explores options for specific steps in planning education or training programs. The intended readers for this guide are those professionals, managers, educators, and trainers who attempt to understand and increase their skills and knowledge with respect to the training or educational design for adults.