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Training & Development Managers

Also called: Director of Education, Education and Development Manager, Manager of Staff Training and Development, Training and Development Coordinator

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What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate the training and development activities and staff of an organization.
On the job, you would:
  • Prepare training budget for department or organization.
  • 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.

Knowledge

Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • management
  • human resources (HR)
Math and Science
  • psychology

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • using the best training or teaching strategies for learning new things
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • come up with lots of ideas

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Computer based training software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Captivate
  • Moodle
Presentation software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Presenter
  • Magenta MultiMedia Tools Magenta II
Web page creation and editing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
  • eXe

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$95,400
per year, on average
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