Training and Development Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the training and development activities and staff of an organization.

Median Annual Wage: $101,930

Education: Bachelor's degree (63%); Master's degree (21%); Associate's degree (8%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Director of Education; Education and Development Manager; Manager of Staff Training and Development; Training and Development Coordinator; Training Director; Training Manager; Development Manager; Director of Educational Services; Director of Staff Development; Learning Manager

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Training and Development Managers.

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  • Evaluate instructor performance and the effectiveness of training programs, providing recommendations for improvement.
  • Analyze training needs to develop new training programs or modify and improve existing programs.
  • Conduct or arrange for ongoing technical training and personal development classes for staff members.
  • 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.
  • Confer with management and conduct surveys to identify training needs based on projected production processes, changes, and other factors.
  • Conduct orientation sessions and arrange on-the-job training for new hires.
  • Train instructors and supervisors in techniques and skills for training and dealing with employees.
  • Develop and organize training manuals, multimedia visual aids, and other educational materials.
  • Develop testing and evaluation procedures.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Training and Development Managers.

  • 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.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Training and Development Managers.

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