ERIC Number: ED170534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
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Training and Development Specialists: Competencies for Performance and Markets for Employment in Northeast Ohio.
Poppenhagen, Brent W.; Jordan, Thomas S.
As a major step in an effort to provide programming to a broad population of training and development educators, a needs assessment was conducted among Northeast Ohio educators whose professional activities occur in health, government, nonprofit, and business organizations. Of 250 postsecondary education questionnaires, eighty were returned in a form usable for analysis. Major findings included (1) the identification, classification, and prioritization of twenty-four competencies relevant to training and development educators; (2) the need among 58% of business, government, health care, and nonprofit organizations for master's level preparation and among 76% for additional course work; and (3) the needs of business, government, health care, and nonprofit organizations for educational specialists prepared at baccalaureate (67% of respondents), graduate (62% of respondents), and nondegree (93% of respondents) levels. It was concluded that a significant need exists for degree and nondegree programming among training and development educators, that colleges of education already deliver instruction in the majority of training and development competencies, and that organizations with training and development operations represent a viable new market for educators. (The postsecondary education questionnaire is appended.) (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Degree Requirements, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Employment Qualifications, Job Skills, Needs Assessment, Performance Factors, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Questionnaires, Skill Development, Specialists, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cleveland State Univ., OH.
Identifiers: Ohio (Northeast)