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Training and Development Manager  What They Do

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Training and Development Managers Career Video

Plans, directs, or coordinates the training and development activities and staff of an organization.

This career is part of the Management and Administration cluster Human Resource Management pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Prepares training budget for department or organization.
  • Evaluates instructor performance and the effectiveness of training programs, providing recommendations for improvement.
  • Analyzes training needs to develop new training programs or modifies and improves existing programs.
  • Conducts or arranges for ongoing technical training and personal development classes for staff members.
  • Plans, develops, and provides 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.
  • Conducts orientation sessions and arranges on-the-job training for new hires.
  • Confers with management and conducts surveys to identify training needs based on projected production processes, changes, and other factors.
  • Trains instructors and supervisors in techniques and skills for training and dealing with employees.
  • Develops and organizes training manuals, multimedia visual aids, and other educational materials.
  • Develops testing and evaluation procedures.

Insider Info

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Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly at a distance
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Apprenticeship Training Representative -- Plans, directs, or coordinates the training and development activities of apprentices.
  • Employee Development Director --
  • Human Resources Trainer --