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Training & Development Managers

Also called: Education and Development Manager, Education Director, Training Director, Training Manager

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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:
  • Analyze training needs to develop new training programs or modify and improve existing programs.
  • Evaluate instructor performance and the effectiveness of training programs, providing recommendations for improvement.
  • 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.


Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • customer service
  • management
Math and Science
  • psychology


Basic Skills
  • using the best training or teaching strategies for learning new things
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • teaching people how to do something
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


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


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Computer based training software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Captivate
  • Moodle
Presentation software
  • Caliban Mindwear HyperGASP
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology
Web page creation and editing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver Hot Technology
  • eXe


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

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