Training and Development Managers plan, develop, and provide training and staff development programs, using knowledge of the effectiveness of methods such as classroom training, demonstrations, on-the-job training, meetings, conferences, and workshops. Analyze training needs to develop new training programs or modify and improve existing programs.
WHAT SKILLS & TRAINING ARE NEEDED?
- Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
- Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
- Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
- Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Training and Development Managers require a four-year bachelor’s degree, but some only require associates degree or specialized certification.
HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS IS A GOOD FIT FOR ME?
- You like to conduct opinion surveys or needs assessments.
- You like to evaluate training programs, instructors, or materials.
- You like to evaluate employee performance.
WHERE CAN I PURSUE ALIGNED TRAINING?
Compensation and Benefits Manager, Social and Community Services Managers, Human Resources Specialists, Training and Development Specialists